Test Valley trout ceviche

Test Valley trout ceviche

This recipe features as part of the December edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. My favourite Christmas starters are light, fresh and zingy. They rouse your appetite without filling you up. This recipe takes the iconic ingredients 

More late summer fast diet recipes

More late summer fast diet recipes

The end of the summer seems to have whizzed by – apologies for the lack of recipe posts! We’re still fasting and the recipes had been jotted down and photos taken, but they didn’t quite reach the laptop. If you fancy a few new recipes 

New Forest Show 2013

New Forest Show 2013

I had a great time at the New Forest Show yesterday – brilliant to catch up with the stallholders and the lovely backstage team. Here are the recipes!

Fast Diet recipes – day 14

Fast Diet recipes – day 14

Breakfast: Gooseberry breakfast pots (196 calories) Lunch: Asian omelette rolls (193 calories) Dinner: Konnyaku ‘spaghetti’ with chorizo sauce (151 calories) = 540 calories Due to some bad diary scheduling, this is our third fast day in a row, but it’s not quite as bad as 

Fast Diet recipes – Day 13

Fast Diet recipes – Day 13

Breakfast: Gooseberry breakfast pots (196 calories) Lunch: Butterbean, tomato and caper salad (140 calories) Dinner: Konnyaku noodle pho (198 calories) = 534 calories I have just been introduced to ‘miracle noodles’: fasting suddenly seems a whole lot easier!

Fast Diet recipes – Day 12

Fast Diet recipes – Day 12

Breakfast: Gooseberry breakfast pots (196 calories) Lunch: Butterbean tomato and caper salad (133 calories) Dinner: Szechuan pork in lettuce wraps (182 calories) = 511 calories Since returning from France our eating-out diary has gone a bit crazy. More often than not we’re having to do 

Fast Diet recipes – Day 11

Fast Diet recipes – Day 11

Breakfast: Gooseberry breakfast pots (196 calories) Lunch: Broad bean, pea and parmesan salad (200 calories) Dinner: Szechuan pork in lettuce wraps (182 calories) = 578 calories Fasting on a Friday can make you feel a bit hard-done-by, so it’s all the more important to make 

Fast Diet recipes – day 10

Fast Diet recipes – day 10

Breakfast: Poached eggs with chilli and soy (175 calories) Lunch: Green bean, courgette and samphire salad (177 calories) Dinner: Chicken meatball broth (198 calories) = 550 calories Add 150 g fresh strawberries (50 cal) to make it up to a 600 man calorie day. Due 

Fast diet recipes – day 9

Fast diet recipes – day 9

Breakfast: Strawberry breakfast pots (170 calories) Lunch: Spiced parsnip soup (151 calories) Dinner: Garlic and herb roasted tomatoes (178 calories) = 499 calories For a man’s 600 calorie day, add: Snack: 12 g (about 27) wasabi peas (48 calories) Dessert: Strawberry, ginger and lime sorbet 

Fast Diet recipes – day 8

Fast Diet recipes – day 8

Breakfast: Apricot and ginger porridge (201 calories) Lunch: Asian omelette rolls (193 calories) Dinner: Vegetable stir fry (160 calories) = 554 calories (plus mandarin jelly for Justin – 39 calories) Today was the last fast day before a much-anticipated trip to France to see my