Like all beans, red kidney beans are a power-house of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. They are an excellent source of protein, which helps keep energy levels steady as well as maintaining and repairing cells. One average serving of red kidney beans provides one third of the recommended daily intake of fibre. Fibre curbs hunger for… Continue reading Friday focus: Red Kidney Beans
There are a few dishes that never fail to remind me of France and Soupe à L’oignon (Onion Soup) is one of them. But if I decide to make some onion soup at home, it has to be for a solo meal as my son has declared that onions are evil (don’t ask me why!)… Continue reading Friday focus: Onions
Leaves falling from the trees, an explosion of colours, early nights, crisp cold days… Autumn is my favourite season, and the produce that can be found at this time of the year is delicious. It is the time of squashes, marrows, chestnuts, berries… So when I found those figs in my local supermarkets,… Continue reading Friday focus: Figs
Maybe, I have been feeling a little homesick lately but I’ve been looking through my French recipes books and folders more often than usual. This has prompted discussions with my son as to what were my favourite dishes as I was growing up. I was lucky to have a mum who went to “l’école… Continue reading Remembered flavours – Home Sweet France: Quiche Savoyarde
I posted a photo of this Light Chocolate Cake that I baked on Thursday on another blog and I’ve had such great feedback, that I decided to share the recipe with my notes attached to it. I am a huge fan of Harry Eastwood and Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache is one of my favourite… Continue reading Light Chocolate Cake from Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache by Harry Eastwood.
1) It’s a busy day: you only have 5 minutes to make and eat (hoover up!) your meal or you’ve been food shopping whilst hungry, you’re going home and if you don’t get any food NOW, you’re going to take a bite out of the cat! For such times, when you have nothing prepared in… Continue reading Quick meals, badly-behaved meals… And a toad!
**Disclaimer: the content below is for information only. Please make sure to contact your general practitioner if you are worried about your health or are planning to change your diet.** We all know the importance of eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables, but did you know that the different colours of our vegetables… Continue reading The goodness of colours.