Roasted Cod Fishcakes

First of all let me tell you these didn’t start out as fishcakes! There’s no point in pretending. They were supposed to be whole cod fillets, roasted with garlic but here’s what happened . . . . . I bought some fresh cod fillets from my local fishmonger. They came with the skin on, plus…

Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

If you’re at a loss what to do with your chicken breasts (let’s face it, who doesn’t?) why not try this grub-tastic recipe using paleo guacamole? It’s super-easy and tastes delicious! Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 4 chicken breasts Guacamole (see recipe here – but only use half the…

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…

Paleo – Day 1

So here I am; day one and raring to go! I’ve already done my food shop – see here. It’s a good idea to pick a start date and get everything organised, especially if you go out to work. Who wants to be rushing round spending hours preparing everything? Paleo meals are quite straightforward so…

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…

Spicy Aromatic Chicken

I think this is my new favourite! As the title suggests, the ingredients create the most wonderful aroma whilst the chicken is cooking. This is very easy to make and it’s all cooked in one pot. In fact I adapted this dish from my ‘One Pot’ cook book by Marks & Spencer. Good old M&S!…

Gluten-Free Mediterranean Chicken

This is a wonderful dish that I adapted from a recipe by Stephanie Kirkos, a gluten-free cookery expert. In her recipe she uses corn starch, which is the American name for corn flour, whereas I used polenta. Please refer to the end of this post for information on cornstarch, corn flour and cornmeal/polenta. This is…

Leek, Cucumber and Emmenthal Flan

The ingredients in this flan are so unusual. There’s the crispness of the water chestnuts, the softness of the leeks, and the sweetness of the pineapple. Mix them all together and they work quite brilliantly. This dish is perfect for the weekend, served at lunch or supper time with a large salad. I hadn’t used…

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…

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…