Minced Beef Keema Curry with Savoy Cabbage

An old friend of mine called Noreen used to make something like this many years ago when I visited her in Norwich. She always made it spicy hot and it knocked your socks off if you weren’t careful!! Having found a beautiful Savoy cabbage on my weekly shop, I fancied making something using minced beef and this lovely green vegetable.

Smoked Salmon Pate

Perfect as a starter or canapé, especially in the festive season, I have made this tried and tested recipe for many years. Make a low fat version using fat free cottage cheese, making it virtually syn free or serve it as a starter for your guests at any time of year. It’s great to serve as a starter with melba toast or on crostini, or why not serve small portions on fancy crackers or cucumber wafers as canapés?

Butternut Squash Waffles and Noodle Nests

Discover 2 tasty breakfast recipes using butternut squash waffles and noodles. Layered stacks with mushrooms and spinach, topped with a poached egg, and tasty nests of noodles filled with tomato sauce, smoked paprika, basil and a baked egg.

Kiran’s Red Lentil Dahl

This dahl has to be the most delicious, low fat, nutritious curry dish you ever tried! It’s packed full of flavour, it’s great as an accompaniment or served on its own with rice and cool yoghurt, it’s perfect to freeze and I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t like it. Perfect for 5:2 meals and Slimming World Syn free!

Banana Loaf Cake

A wholesome, moist cake which is a firm family favourite in our house. I usually make it when I have too many over ripe bananas or I find them being sold off in my local supermarket. This keeps well in an airtight container, and is good for many occasions, like picnics, afternoon teas or sports days, matches and events.

Spiced Parsnip & Apple Soup

This spicy autumnal soup combines parsnips, apples and lentils in a warming low fat meal which can be made ahead and even frozen. The addition of red lentils adds texture to the soup making it substantial yet still low fat.

Chicken and Chorizo Tray Bake

A great mid-week family supper which is super easy to make, using fresh colourful vegetables, chicken breast and chorizo.

Chunky Minestrone Soup

This chunky, yet healthy soup is simple to make and great to freeze for when you want something quick and easy. Packed full of vegetables, beans and rice noodles, it’s gluten free and low fat.

Pea, Pancetta and Mushroom Orzotto

This firm family favourite uses an ingenious rice shaped pasta called 'Orzo'. It is really a cheats risotto. Little grains of pasta which look like rice, are added to the pan with all the stock or hot water, so there is no need to keep on adding ladles of liquid again...

Every Way with Eggs for Breakfast

Don't you just love eggs? I do! I have recently acquired an addiction to preparing them in every conceivable way, presenting them to see how many different combinations there could be! I love the challenge of creating something tasty and beautiful looking, aiming for...

Teriyaki Salmon with Noodles

Make this quick and tasty ‘Syn Free’ recipe. By marinating the salmon in soy sauce, it adds great flavour and creates a great family favourite meal.

Mushroom and Prawn Stroganoff

This delicious recipe is based on a weekly favourite of mine, mostly eaten on a day when I am fasting (following the 5:2 diet) and not eating more than 500 calories in the day.