Fitness Myths Debunked

Sit down and get ready for me to learn you some things, because I’m about to debunk some classic fitness myths. (Apart from the whole women lifting weights = bulk. In which case, I’ve done an entire blog on this. Read it here:   Let’s get started: Myth 1: Crunches = abs Fact: THIS […]


Grilled Chicken and Rice Salad

Makes: 4 servings Start to Finish: 30 mins Carb Grams Per Serving: 29 Ingredients 1 recipe Thyme Vinaigrette 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs 1 cup loose-pack frozen French-cut green beans 2 cups cooked brown rice and wild rice blend, chilled 1 14 – ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1 […]


Baked Pears with Almond Crunch

Makes: 4 servings Prep: 10 mins Bake: 20 mins Carb Grams Per Serving: 24 Ingredients 2 medium ripe pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cored 1/2 cup sweet white wine (such as sauterne) 1/2 cup slightly crushed amaretti cookies 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Vanilla ice cream (optional) Directions Place pear halves, […]


Mushroom and Asparagus Fettuccine

Makes: 4 servings Start to Finish: 25 mins Carb Grams Per Serving: 69 Ingredients 8 ounces dried fettuccine or linguine 8 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces 3 cups sliced fresh shiitake or crimini mushrooms 1 medium leek, thinly sliced, or 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil […]


Chicken and Pot Pie

Serves: 2 pies Olive oil spray 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 100 grams chicken thigh fillets 1/2 leek sliced 1/2 stalk celery finely diced 2/3 cup corn kernels fresh or tinned 2 tsp corn flour 1 cup liquid chicken stock salt reduced 100 mls reduced-fat milk of choice 1/2 sheet reduced-fat puff pastry Instructions […]


Healthy Apple Crumble Slice

Ingredients for the base 12 Digestive biscuits 2 tbsp coconut oil melted 1 tbsp honey water only a small amount needed if the mix is crumbly   Ingredients for the apple mixture 3 green apples finely diced 2 tbsp coconut oil melted 1 tbsp corn flour mixed with a little water to make a runny […]

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How the wheels fell off my own wagon, and why I feel like a downright hypocrite.

THE WHEELS ARE OFF – AND HOW I INTEND TO FIX THEM! It’s almost 12 months ago to the date that my body was in it’s best shape it had ever been. I had knuckled down and committed myself to a goal – and I damned well got it. Was it easy – NO (but […]


Gypsy Eggs

0:10 Prep 0:35 Cook 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 slices Prosciutto cut into strips 1 chorizo, thinly sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 300ml chicken stock 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 cup (120g) frozen peas, thawed 4 eggs 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley […]


Lentil and cauliflower dahl

0:20 Prep 0:35 Cook 4 Servings Ingredients   2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons medium-hot Indian curry paste 1 cup (200g) dried red lentils 3 cups (750ml) vegetable liquid stock 2 tablespoons tomato paste 500g cauliflower, cut into small florets 1 cup (120g) frozen peas, […]


Green Chicken Jungle Curry

0:15 Prep 0:20 Cook 8 Servings   Ingredients   2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1kg chicken thigh fillets, excess fat trimmed, halved crossways 250ml (1 cup) water 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 bunch snake beans, ends trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths 1 x 125g pkt baby corn 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh Thai basil leaves Green […]