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Chilli Tomato Prawns

Ingredients for 2 16 Raw deveined prawns 1 Clove of garlic 1/2 Onion cut in wedges 1 Teaspoonful of fresh ginger, cut in strips 3 Tomatoes, medium coarsely chopped Seasoning One tablespoon of tomato ketchup. Half teaspoonful Worcestershire sauce One … Continue reading

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Messy Pavlova

Serves 6 to 8. Ingredients 300ml double cream 1 tbl spoonful icing sugar 1 cup full fat Greek yoghurt 8 shop bought meringue nests, crushed coarsly 200ml lemon curd, best quality gives best result 4 passion fruits, pulp from 100g … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Tongue

Boxing Day Tongue isn’t really a recipe but more a method of preparation.  It is always a favourite on Boxing Day along with Spiced Beef and Auld Grannie’s Meatloaf.Both these recipes are on HeathersKitchen Ingredients 2 small salted (these need to be … Continue reading

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Jellied Chicken

Jellied Chicken is made from the left overs of a roast chicken. Method  Take the bits of meat from the carcass and place in a bowl.  Boil up the skin and bones with water (just covering the bones) and a … Continue reading

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Steaming Eggs?

I have recently read about steaming eggs instead of boiling them; it really works! Get the steamer boiling, put in your eggs and in 6 minutes you have perfect softly boiled eggs. For hard boiled give them 8 minutes. Easy. … Continue reading

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Monchique Chicken

Monchique Chicken recipe is named from an old, ancient hotel in the spa valley of Monchique in the Portugese Algarve. It is one of these really simple recipes that all the family love. The main herb used is Rosemary which … Continue reading

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Christmas Spiced Beef

NB,the butcher needs to keep this in the brine for 3 weeks so order early! Also remember this takes a couple of days to prepare and best kept for a week before serving. Ingredients 1.5 K  Boned salt silverside brisket … Continue reading

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John’s White Beans & Clams

This is a take on a number of very typical Portuguese dishes, such as Octopus Rice, White Beans and Shellfish, and Rice and Shellfish. Ingredients: 500 gm White Beans 1kg of Fresh Clams in Shells 600 gm Tinned Tomatoes 1 … Continue reading

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Chinese style Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Ingredients for 4 1 tin creamed sweetcorn 4 tin measures of chicken stock 1/2 tin measure frozen corn 1 chicken breast, poached and shredded Garnish 2 sliced spring onions Splash of sesame oil to taste, careful it is strong Method … Continue reading

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Katie’s Focaccia

Indredients 500g strong white flour 7g sachet fast action dried yeast 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp fine sea salt 300mls warm water 2 tablespoonfuls olive oil Another 2 tablespoonfuls of olive oil Method 1. Put flour, sugar, yeast and … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Tabbouleh

INGREDIENTS 1 Cauliflower 1 Red onion, chopped 4 Radishes, sliced 2 Large tomatoes, diced 2 Handfuls of chopped parsley 1 Handful of chopped mint leaves Juice of one lemon Salt, pepper and a splash of olive oil METHOD Process raw … Continue reading

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Practically Paella

Ingredients for 6 people 4 chicken thighs, chopped into thumb size pieces 1 cup of double podded broad bean (i.e. skin them) 12 shelled large prawns 1 cup scallops, small or chopped large Few slices of mild chorizo 1 sliced … Continue reading

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Cheesy courgette & ham bake

Ingredients 2 trimmed spring onions 4 tblspoons frozen peas 1 courgette, halved with ends cut off 4oz cooked ham 3oz feta cheese 4 eggs Method Oven on 180C/160C fan or gas 4. Snip up the spring onions, grate the courgette … Continue reading

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Maggi’s Salad

This salad is a real family favourite. I have called it Maggi”s Salad. I had the idea from a salad served in an American restaurant called Maggianos which is an absolutely fabulous Italian restaurant chain. Ingredients for 4 1 Romaine … Continue reading

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Steak Tartare

This is a distillation of several recipes, this is how we like it. Ingredients for two people 10 oz fillet beef 1 tbsp finely chopped shallots 1 tbsp chopped capers 1 tbsp chopped gherkins 1 teasp dijon mustard 1 teasp … Continue reading

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Porridge

I have added this recipe as it fits ideally in the 5/2 diet in that it is under 200 Kcal and is a healthy breakfast. Ingredients for 2 people One third cup of wheat bran Two thirds cup of jumbo … Continue reading

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Kedgeree

Ingredients for 2 people. Half a cup of basmati rice pre-cooked. One hard boiled egg, chopped. Tablespoonful of chopped onion. One smoked haddock cooked in microwave for 2 minutes. Curry powder to taste, about a level teaspoonful. Half a cup … Continue reading

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Masala Omelette

>Discovered in India but adapted to home. Ingredients for one person, two eggs, finely sliced coriander stalks, diced hot red chilli to taste. Mix all together and fry in lightly oiled non stick pan. Serve on a morning roll. (In … Continue reading

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Great Idea Club Sandwich

It’s the idea, not the content of the sandwich. I saw this in the Rocket Cafe in Morningside and it really works well. After toasting only two slices of bread, they have cut one of the slices as if they … Continue reading

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Katie’s Strawberry Milk Shake

You will need a large handful of raspberries a large handful of strawberries a squirt of strawberry dessert sauce 200ml of milk 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream Method 1. Put all your ingredients into a blender. 2. Blend until … Continue reading

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Katie’s Omelette

You will need 1 egg a splash of milk a pinch of salt pepper toppings such as ham and cheese Method 1. Whisk the egg with the milk, salt and pepper. 2. Heat your nonstick pan with a little oil. … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Salad Rolls

This is a great addition to my 200 Kcal 5:2 recipes even though we can buy it at a well known Princes Street store.  Add an apple and that’s it up to the 200 Kcal mark. It has a lot … Continue reading

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Anna’s Carbonara for 6

Ingredients Whole packet of spagetti, about 500g 150ml of double cream 3 medium eggs 50ml of milk 250g chopped smoked bacon 150g freshly grated parmesan Method 1. Fry bacon in a splash of oil and set aside. 2. Whip eggs, … Continue reading

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Smoked Haddock with Poached Egg & Spinach

Ingredients for 2 10oz / 300g smoked haddock 1 poached egg A pile of boiled and drained spinach   Method Microwave the haddock, check microwave instruction.  Poach the eggs and boil the spinach but take time to drain.  

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Mexican Soup for 2

Ingredients 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin chicken stock using tomato tin to measure 1/2 cup each of carrot, turnip, onion, courgette & mushroom all chopped 1/2 tin red kidney beans 1/2 teaspoonful of cumin Chilli flakes to taste, some … Continue reading

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Beans and an Apple

Ingredients for 2 1 tin baked beans 415g 1 medium size of your favourite apple. Method Open the tin of beans. Chop half the apple and mix in with the beans. Keep the other half of the apple for your … Continue reading

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Baked Mushroom with Boursin & Tomato for 2

Ingredients 4 large “field” mushrooms 1 tub Boursin Light 2 medium tomatoes Method Spray mushrooms lightly with oil, divide and spread the Boursin on the mushrooms. Slice tomato and put on top. Salt, pepper and fan oven at 180C for … Continue reading

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Simple Chicken Salad for 2

Ingredients & Method This is really so basic it is hardly worth writing. Fill a bowl with (almost) non-calorific salad vegies like romaine lettice, tomato, cucumber, courgette, grated carrot, celery, beetroot if you like it; the list goes on for … Continue reading

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Two Egg Omelette with Mushrooms

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Hunter’s Chicken for 2

Ingredients 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 small onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 4 sliced button mushrooms 1 teaspoonful of olive oil 2 tablespoonfuls of chopped fresh rosemary 2 small chicken breasts Method Fry the onion, garlic and mushroom in … Continue reading

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Indian Chickpea & Vegetable Curry Soup for 2

2 teaspoonfuls of vegetable oil 1 chopped onion 1 teaspoonful of grated ginger 1 chopped garlic clove 2 teaspoonfuls of garam masala Chilli flakes to taste 3/4 pint chicken stock 1 large chopped carrot 1/2 of a 14oz tin of … Continue reading

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Chicken with Vietnamese Coleslaw for 2

Photo of Tandoori Chicken with Vietnamese Coleslaw Ingredients for 2 7 oz cooked chicken breast 1 hot red chilli, chopped 1 garlic clove, grated 1 small carrot, grated 1/2 red onion, sliced Cabbage, enough for 2, finely sliced 2 teaspoonfuls … Continue reading

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Fish Stew for 2

Ingredients for 2 12oz/360g Fish.  Any mix of white fish, prawns and mussels 1 onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, sliced 1 teaspoonful (5ml) olive oil 1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 6 sliced black olives 1/2 teaspoonful dried oregano   … Continue reading

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Fabulous Red Cabbage from Birgit

Ingredients:  1kg (or 1) Red Cabbage – Finely Sliced on a Mandolin (This is Very Important for Texture) 4 Cloves 1 Tbsp Goosefat 2 Shallots – Finely Chopped 1 Apple – Diced Finely 300ml Red Wine 250gm Cranberries Castor Sugar … Continue reading

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Heather’s Bankok Chicken

For 4 people 8 chicken thighs. MARINADE 150ml sweet chilli sauce, 50mi fish sauce, juice of two limes 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 tsp chopped red chilli, 1 tbsp chopped mint, 1 tbsp chopped coriander. METHOD Mix all ingredients together … Continue reading

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The Mushroom Burger

This is my favourite burger.  A simple morning roll, buttered.  Brush a large Portobella mushroom with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.  Add a small amount of blue cheese, I use St Agur, and eat.  Great!  

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Scallops Bacon & Blackpudding

This is really just an assembly job and is on my site only as a reminder of how great a dish it is.  Scallops seared, streaky bacon grilled, blackpudding fried, peas purieed and mashed tatties.  This is a great main … Continue reading

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Cheats Cheese Souffle

Ingredients   for six 100gm parmesan cheese 40gm plain flour 250ml milk salt, pepper, grated nutmeg 30gm butter 3 egg yolks 2 egg whites stiffly beaten 350ml double cream METHOD  Put the milk, flour,seasoning and butter in a non stick pan … Continue reading

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Moroccan Rice Chicken & Chickpea Casserole

Ingredients (serves 4) 1/2 cup brown rice           1-1/2 cups chicken stock 1 tin drained chickpeas 1/2 jar Belazu rose harisa 1/2 each red, green pepper 1 sliced onion 2 big breasts chicken Kalamata olives Chopped … Continue reading

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Mexican Tomato Soup

1 jar passata 2 jars chicken stock 1 onion sliced 1 carrot peeled and sliced 1 clove garlic 2 teaspoons mild chilli powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 cup red lentils Soften onion, garlic and carrot  … Continue reading

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