Slow Carb Curry

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 […]

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Smoothie #9

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 […]

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Grow Your Own- The Salad Days

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 […]

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BBQ Bananas

As the late May Bank Holiday draws to a close I’m sitting back to enjoy the plethora of expected instagram shots of late night pub selfies, painful sunburn shots and of course BBQ updates. BBQ season is officially open and personally I’m thrilled to see so many people throwing themselves into the annual outdoor cooking […]

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Smoothie #7

In The Pink. I must confess to a slow start this morning but when Carlsberg make hangovers they are swiftly defeated, with this soothing sugar hit. Not one for the low carbers. Boomboom Smoothie No 7 Around 400 calories Up to 10g protein Up to 12g fibre 1 medium banana 1 small green apple 5 […]

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Smoothie #6

The Punisher. Oh it’s not that bad. I really don’t believe in ‘detox’ ingredients but I do believe in a rest on the dairy and animal fats once in a while, especially when trying to lose weight in a holiday week. This is a real tummy filler with more than a days worth of vitamin […]

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Smoothie #4

Back to Basics- an easy, fruity pick me up. Cinnamon is a great way to add depth and illusion of sweetness without piling on any more sugars- a great spice if you are trying to wean off a sweet tooth. Boomboom Smoothie No 4 Around 250 calories up to 7g protein Up to 8g fibre […]

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Smoothie #3

The Restorer, quickly developed to combat The Bonk after a long hike without enough breakfast. Huge vitamin C hit and about half a days vitamin A too. Ginger and lime keep it from being sickly. Boomboom Smoothie No.3 Serves 1 Around 250 calories Up to 11g protein up to 6g fibre 1/4 banana 250g mango […]

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Skinny Thing Food Hero- Fennel

Fennel- member of the carrot family that doubles as a pretty, bee friendly garden addition and yummy culinary additive. As expected for a bulbous vegetable, fennel is low calorie and fat negligible packing roughly 40% dietary fibre by weight. A 100g serving will get you about a third of your vitamin B requirements for the […]

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Salsa Salad

Salsa: Spanish language term for ‘sauce’, wildly overused in cookery terminology to describe all manner of hot and cold dips, drizzles, sides and accompaniments. see also: hip-wiggle heavy dance discipline dependent on black silk shirts and excessive amounts of hair gel. Like many a child of the 90s my first experience of salsa was of the […]

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