Greek-Style Meatballs

As mentioned in previous posts, the key to grub-tastic food is to use quality ingredients. For meat always choose grass-fed organic if your budget allows. The taste is unbeatable! For these greek-style meatballs, I bought lamb mince from my local butcher, although you could use beef mince if you prefer. Serves 4. Prep time: 15 minutes….

Garlic King Prawns with Courgette Noodles

At last, I get to use my new spirilizer! It certainly made very light work of these courgette noodles. This grub-tastic meal is perfect for summer and it’s made in a jiffy! I used two fresh chilli peppers, one red and one green, although they didn’t add the amount of heat I was expecting, which…

Chorizo & Roasted Potato Salad

My family gave this dish 10/10 so I’m pretty confident you’re going to love it too! The sweet potatoes soak up so much flavour which contrasts beautifully with the peppery rocket leaves. It really is grub-tastic! Serves 4. Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking: 20 minutes. Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes (or 4 small) rocket salad…

Dried Fuit & Nut Balls

These yummy little dried fruit and nut balls are packed full of nutrients and fibre. Great for your lunch box or for taking on a picnic. Use whatever dried fruit and nuts you have in your store cupboard, but I recommend using Medjool dates and dried apricots as their gooey texture holds the ingredients together…

Plantain and Sausage Hash

The key to getting this recipe perfect is by using quality sausage meat. And by that, I mean a trip to your local butcher’s shop. You can use whatever sausages you like, Italian, pork and black pudding, or as I’ve used here, Moroccan spiced sausages. My local butcher, Axons of Didsbury, have a wall full of…

Balsamic Chicken

If you think you can’t eat healthily because you haven’t got the time to cook from scratch – then think again! This is incredibly easy and provides you with so much nourishment in return. My family absolutely love this dish, so go on, give it a try! Ideally, the chicken thighs need to marinate for…

Bank Holiday Weekend

It’s the bank holiday weekend and the weather’s been so kind. Saturday I met friends in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. And by pure chance we came across a little bar called ‘Terrace’ and decided to go in and check it out. So pleased we did! As the name suggests, they have a lovely roof-top terrace where…

Paleo – Weight Loss

I really wasn’t planning on posting again this weekend! So I’m really sorry if you’ve been bombarded with lots of posts over the last few days. It’s been pretty full-on I must say! Another reason I wasn’t going to post today, is because I’m meeting up with friends in Manchester’s Northern Quarter this afternoon, and…

Paleo- Day 8

I’ve had quite an easy day of it today. I decided to eat the remaining plantain for lunch, along with an organic salad including a variety of different leaves and some red pepper. I also sliced up half a non-organic avocado, and drizzled over some organic virgin olive oil with a little rock salt and…

Roast Leg of Lamb & Vegetables

Leg of lamb is one of my favourite things in the world to eat. It’s so easy and doesn’t take long to cook either. I came across a lovely recipe for roasted leg of lamb on the wonderful Enjoying This Journey, a couple of days ago and decided to do something similar. I happened to…

Paleo – Day 7

Hurrah! I’ve done a full 7 days following paleo – mostly! I did have a few glasses of red wine the other night, when a friend of ours stayed over. I’m not feeling too bad about that; after all, this is a lifestyle thing, not a fad diet that’s impossible to stick to. Any how,…

All About Crockery

You’ve got to love a bit of crockery! It makes nice food look even nicer. Although some of these plates and bowls are so beautiful that I think they should be on display somewhere. They are little works of art in their own right! I mentioned in previous posts (see here and here) that I’d…