All too often we forget one of the most basic rules of the kitchen – keep it simple.
When you keep it simple and just use good quality ingredients, the flavours really have a chance to shine through.
This recipe is a great example of the philosophy.
A good quality piece of steak, cooked to perfection and adorned with some seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs is always going to be tasty.
Do you ever have nights when someone asks ‘what’s for dinner?’ and you feel like saying ‘I have no idea!’
Those days are over now that you have this recipe – it’s saved me many times!
So long as you have eggs, cheese, and some veggies in the house you’ve got a meal.
This is a favourite in our house when we feel like something a bit different for dinner.
These dumplings are a low calorie treat that can be tailored any which way you like.
You could try making them as per the recipe below, or even
The options are endless!
You can generally find gow gee wrappers near the fresh pasta at the supermarket; or in any Asian supermarket.
They are a cheap and cheerful way to spice up a mid-week dinner.
If you thought that kebabs were restricted to chicken and beef, think again! While we usually think about chooks and cows when it comes to meat on a skewer, this recipe throws caution to the wind and welcomes heart healthy, weight loss friendly salmon to the stage for a delicious BBQ (or grill) recipe with a twist.
We all know how important a healthy breakfast is for general well being and weight loss but with the cooler months coming, you may find that your get up and go has got up and gone! We’re drawn to cool foods in the warm months, to keep our bodies hydrated while the colder months have us reaching for richer, warming foods that comfort and restore.
We’ve been going on a bit of a Mexican kick these past few weeks at my place.
And here is yet another tasty Mexican inspired meal idea that you can easily serve up for a Friday night dinner in next to no time.
Tweak it if you need to – you may consider leaving out the chilli so that the kids can eat it too; or you could swap the prawns for some cooked chicken.
We like to use the wholegrain tortillas rather than the white ones – they are better for you and have a nice flavour too.
There are not too many foods that can double as breakfast OR a dessert, but this is definitely one of them.
Poaching pears gives them a super soft bite, and the flavours from the poaching liquid are given time to infuse into the pear flesh. Poaching is a great cooking method when you are trying to lose weight, as you get all the flavour without the need to use any oils or butter for cooking in.
There are so many reasons why pears are good for you.
If you love your daily cup of tea, why not consider thinking outside the teacup and using tea in your cooking?
Tea has a very subtle flavour when paired with food, and with so many varieties to choose from you will be sure to find one that matches perfectly with your recipe.
You can really use tea in so many ways in your cooking. Wherever you are using water, consider substituting a well-matched tea. It offers great flavour while adding next to no calories. Great news if you are trying to lose weight.
Instead of reaching for the processed burgers in the frozen section of the supermarket, check out this super easy (and very healthy) recipe to make your own chicken burgers.
Fresh herbs are a great way to add some serious flavour to your cooking. Not only do they taste great, they also have many health benefits for weight loss and for your body in general.
Tofu isn’t as bland and tasteless as everyone thinks it is.
In fact, when you add the right flavours and cook it the right way, it can be absolutely mouth-watering!
It’s great for low-cal diets, and packed with soy protein, calcium and iron…truly one the healthiest food available in the market today.
Not only that, tofu is a perfect substitute for high-calorie cheeses or even fatty meat like pork. The best part about tofu is that it easily takes on the flavour of any spices or ingredients you cook it with, and it’s soft, silky texture makes it absolutely easy to eat!