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Chicken, Orange and Mustard Pasta

This is a really tasty mid week supper or lunch dish, the combination of orange with wholegrain mustard really works! It’s also pretty low calorie! Ingredients (serves 6) 400g pasta, Farfalle (Bows) looks pretty 1 onion, chopped small 3 large

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Detox Food Lists

These food lists are a companion to the Detox Yourself post and will help you choose at a glance which foods to eat and which to avoid. The detox diet is also an ideal one to follow if you are

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Kale Chips

I’ve been reading about these tasty snacks for a while now but have been a bit slow to jump on the bandwagon. Today I made my first batch of kale chips ¬†and was instantly a fan, in fact my small

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How To Lose Weight

Every day we are bombarded by the media with new ways to lose weight. Obviously, it is not an easy thing to do, otherwise we would not be so obsessed with the latest “diet” and I would not be writing

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Crushed Potatoes

The modern version of “Mashed Potatoes”, Crushed Potatoes are easier to make and much healthier! What a result! So simple but so good. This the perfect side dish to my lovely Roast Chicken. Ingredients (serves 4-6) 1 kg Potatoes (

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Greek Salad

This has to be one of the simplest salads you can make but that doesn’t mean it’s short on flavour! Sometimes less is more…. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 green lettuce or a combination of leaves, roughly 400 g, or 1

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Tortiglioni with Smoked Salmon and Broccoli

I love pasta and smoked salmon as a really “quick fix” meal when the kids have activities and we need to be in and out of the house quickly! Fresh pasta makes this dish very quick indeed. Ingredients (serves 5-6)

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10 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

I love my coffee and a day is not complete without it, but I often feel guilty because over the years we have heard so many times that it is bad for you. However, this is all about to change,

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One Dish Dinners

“One Dish” always makes me sit up and pay attention. When it comes to cooking weekday family meals, the easier the better! All these dishes are healthy (calories listed) and easy, win win! These one dish dinners came from the

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The Hairy Dieter’s Roasted Cod Recipe

On the menu tonight is The Hairy Dieter’s Roasted Cod recipe. A really tasty and low calorie meal. If you want to add more calories you could serve some potatoes, mashed, new or chips- they all work! My kids loved

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