Category Archives: starters

Hot butterbean salad

Listed are the ingredients I used for tonight’s dinner, utilising some Sunday roast dinner leftovers! Serves 1-2 2 tbsp cooking oil 1 medium onion, finely diced ½ tsp each cumin seeds and crushed black peppercorns ¼ tsp dill seeds or … Continue reading

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Cheesy leek and potato bake

Nothing unusual about this dish, it is offered to give vegetarian readers some alternative meal ideas. Serves 2 4-6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1-2 small leeks or 1 large leek, cleaned and sliced 30g butter pinch each of salt, … Continue reading

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Celeriac Soup

A delicious soup that’s good for everyone, including dieters!  The whole pan full, if made in the same way as described below, should be under 200 calories.  It’s also suitable for vegetarians and vegans and might be suitable for people … Continue reading

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Potted beef

Ingredients Butter for greasing 450g lean braising steak, trimmed and cubed Pinch of ground ginger 100ml beef stock (shopping list note – Knorr beef stock pots are safe) 75g butter Salt and pepper Extra melted butter for sealing.   Set … Continue reading

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Liver pate

Ingredients Fat for greasing 75g butter 100g lean rindless bacon rashers, chopped (I personally find most unsmoked bacon to be perfectly safe but if you are unsure go to a butcher rather than a supermarket and get a high quality, … Continue reading

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Vegetable broth

Serves 4-6   Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, peeled 1 potato, peeled 1 leek, cleaned and sliced 2 carrots, peeled ¼ small swede (turnip), peeled Handful of chopped kale or spring greens 150g of broth soup mix (mixed … Continue reading

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