I've found myself sofa bound the last few days due to being unfit in ways I couldn't imagine and subsequently presenting myself with a grade II gastrocnemius tear. I say gastrocnemius rather than 'calf' not just because I'm a tosser, but also as it sounds mildly foodie. In my state of reclined recuperation I've learned … Continue reading Slow Carb Curry
I thought that watching George Bush Jr get a second term across the pond would be the weirdest, daftest and most baffling political decision I would bear witness to. And then, there was Brexit. It is obviously too late now to complain or campaign as the masses have spoken and landed the UK in some … Continue reading Not in my name, and not on my plate.
There’s been far too much talk of weight loss and high fibre and firming up flabby bits of late so it is time we went back to some full on indulgence in these pages. Duck & Waffle is about full on indulgence. You will find Dan Doherty’s baby perched atop the Heron Tower in Bishopsgate, … Continue reading Duck & Waffle
Invented on the hop for an impromptu BBQ with cupboard basics and the dregs of the fridge contents the day before Morrissons Day! I enjoy chickpeas for diet friendly bulk, they are filling with reasonable protein and fibre content. They are also a nice summer feed for the non carnivores and just that bit tastier … Continue reading Chickpea Salad
Gardener's Rescue- a quick filler in a break from battling the weeds when I'm also on damage control from some mass over indulgence yesterday. Really refreshing on a warm day, jazz apple gives it a pleasingly sharp zing. Boomboom Smoothie No 9 <250 calories Up to 5g protein Up to 5g fibre 5tbspns low fat … Continue reading Smoothie #9
I can't imagine that I would have ever believed that the day would come to pass that I would find the lack of the need to buy lettuce so utterly thrilling. I never really bought much of it anyway, it goes soggy in the lunch box and never tastes of much, not to mention the … Continue reading Grow Your Own- The Salad Days
I should be writing this on the eve of my 12 week-end-of-the-road-NHS-weight-loss-plan-weigh-in but for numerous reasons that little nugget of joy has been bumped to next week. Instead I write to you from my sofa on the eve of just another Thursday, about five kilos lighter than I was at the start of this conversation … Continue reading The Skinny Thing- Facing The Slip Ups.