The Best Christmas Cake Ever!

I have adapted this from a Delia Smith recipe – messed about with the quantities and added a few things of my own – prunes, macadamia’s and an extra quantity of glace cherries. It is rich, moist and very moreish! Try and make it a few weeks ahead so that you can keep adding brandy…

Sweet Apricot and Almond Pudding

The apricots in this recipe can be substituted with tinned peaches, cherries or pears if you prefer. It’s a lovely light pudding and guilt free – 142 kcals and 4.5g fat per serving. Serves 6 1 x 411g tin apricot halves in fruit juice, drained 10g or 1/2 oz flaked almonds 3 medium eggs 40g…

Nannie’s Lemon Cake

Thank you very much to my lovely 90 year old Nannie for this yummy recipe! 6oz or 150g sifted self raising flour 6oz or 150g caster sugar 4oz or 100g butter softened 2 medium eggs grated rind of 1 lemon 4 tablespoons milk For the icing: 4oz or 100g icing sugar juice of half a…

Chocolate and Guinness Cake

This is soooooooooo gorgeous! I just made it for my husband for his birthday and he was extremely happy! It is a Delia Smith recipe – love her! 2 oz (50 g) cocoa powder 7 fl oz (200 ml) Guinness 4 oz (110 g) very soft butter 10 oz (275 g) dark soft brown sugar…

Tuna and Tomato Rice

This is adapted from a recipe in ‘101 Low Fat Feasts’ – an excellent BBC Good Food book. This is a great weeknight meal – made all in one pot and with ingredients that you’ll most likely have in the cupboard. Plus it’s in low fat and calories 6g fat and 345 kcals per serving….

Quick and Easy Tzatziki

This is so easy to make there’s really no need to buy ready made – honest! Ideal served with low fat pitta chips and lamb kofta kebabs. 250ml or 1/2 pint low fat greek yogurt 1 clove garlic crushed 1/3 cucumber washed and grated on largest side of grater salt Put the yogurt into a…

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

I have adapted this from a Jamie Oliver recipe from his ‘At Home with Jamie’ book. These are great on the barbie served with flatbread/pitta bread, salad and chilli sauce or homemade tzatziki. Serves 4 500g minced lamb 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 1 level tablespoon ground chilli 1 level tablespoon ground cumin salt and…

Roasted Onion, Rocket and Pecorino Salad

This is adapted from an Ainsley Harriot recipe from his brilliant ‘Low Fat Meals in Minutes’ book. This salad is just so delicious and perfect as a light starter for a dinner party as it so easy to make and looks very impressive. Use parmesan if you can’t find pecorino. Serves 4 12 button onions…

Veg and Chickpea Curry

This is adapted from a Rosemary Conley recipe from her wonderful ‘Low Fat Cookbook’. This is so filling and full of flavour you’d never think it was low fat! Great served with the Quick and Easy Flatbreads or basmati rice if you prefer. SERVES 4 2 carrots chopped 1 large potato peeled and chopped 1/2…

Quick and Easy Flatbread

This is adapted from Ainsley Harriott’s ‘All New Meals in Minutes’ which has some excellent low fat recipes in it. This flatbread is a perfect partner¬†for my veg and chickpea curry….oooh it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it! Makes 4 breads 4¬†tablespoons low fat natural yogurt 1 egg lightly beaten 225g or 8oz…