Paleo Chilli Con Carne

This is comfort food at its best. It’s quick to make, and tastes far superior when you use quality grass-fed meat. The kidney beans are of course, replaced with carrots and mushrooms, but you can include whatever vegetables you prefer. Serves 5 Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 20-30 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp ghee 500g…

Paleo – Day 2

Had another great nights sleep. Not quite as long as yesterday, but absolutely no headaches, and I slept for over 7 hours which is good for me. I also drank 2½ litres of water. I had brunch around 11am with my daughter who was eager to try the baked avocado. You can find the recipe…

Smoky Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

This dish is a firm family favourite. In fact we love it SO much, that we’d be happy to substitute the turkey dinner for this on Christmas Day. Let’s just say that it’s SO good, that you’ll want to make it every weekend! I should mention that this recipe is adapted from a book called…

Mixed Bean Bourguignon

An excellent vegetarian version of Boeuf Bourguignon, adapted from a recipe from ‘The Everyday Wheat-free & Gluten-free Cookbook’. Use whatever tinned beans you have in your cupboard. I use organic products if they’re available. In this recipe I used organic flageolet beans by Biona (£1.75) and organic potato flour by Sussex Wholefoods (£1.99 for 1kg…

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is a traditional dish, popular in the American South, and usually associated with squirrel meat. However, squirrel meat is not so easy to come by in Manchester, so I used chicken instead! It’s believed this dish was invented in the early 19th century by a plantation cook named Danny Mears. I’ve adapted this…

Home Baked Beans and Sweet Potato Wedges

Once you’ve devoured the sweet flavours of these home baked beans, you’ll forget all about the ready-made tinned variety. They are complete polar opposites; the Belgravia and Brixton of baked beans no less! 🙂 This dish is perfect for serving up at the weekend, either at lunch or supper time. Make a big batch and…

Vegetable Goulash

A Hungarian goulash is neither a soup nor a stew, it’s somewhere in between. The ingredients in an authentic goulash include beef cooked with onions, paprika, tomatoes and some green pepper. Potato and noodles are also added according to some recipes. This is a vegetarian version of a goulash, and when you see all the…

Lentil & Rice Casserole

I know I always say it, but this really is one of my favourites! And if you’re a meat-eater, don’t let the lack of meat put you off – this is blimmin’ delicious and will fill you up! It’s full of good stuff that will nourish your body. The chilli powder gives plenty of warmth,…