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Banana Cake (GI)

a low GI dessert

Baked Samos Pastry

Yummy pastry for baked samosas. Can be stuffed with a vegetable mixture or made into pastry bases. I like baking it separately in order to cut serving size if I'm having a low energy day.

Tofu Brownies

First time trying recipe...looks like a pretty standard brownie recipe...lets see

Spinach and Artichoke Melt Sandwhiches

I've not included the bread, so you can use your favourite or what ever you have to hand.

Lentil Spaghetti

Great to have in freezer for a quick satisfying supper.

Cranberry Apple Fruit Jelly (UK)

great use for left over cranberry sauce

Coconut Quinoa Banana Bread

A variation of
onut-quinoa-banana-bread-vegan/ recipe

Slow cooker coq au vin

adapted from:

Asian peanut Coleslaw

I don't remember where I originally found the recipe. This has become a summer staple. Serve with burgers for a cookout or toss with some leftover chicken for a summer evening supper.

Mexican Tortilla Whole wheat using Uk ingredients

Inspired by

Roasted Mango and White fish

Inspired by:

Duck with prunes, cinammon and honey

Adapted from: Largely I reduced the serving size...not much of an adaption I grant you...

Pappardelle with rabbit ragot

I was inspired by :
BR>I made some changes to take the down the fat and calorie count.

Squidgy Chocolate Cherry Brownies (with Prunes)

This is a really clever recipe for chocolate brownies, which uses blended stewed prunes and contains no butter, so works out relatively low in fat and calories.

found at:

Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce with B12 infusion

Inspired by Norma MacMillan's recipe published in Reader's Digest.
I've adapted the quantities to reduce calories and used techniques from Heston Blumenthal to maximise flavour.
Its a hearty meal with 100% of your daily Vit B12 requirements. This is a large recipe for a crowd or for batch freezing.

Candied Peppered Cashews

In total the recipe makes 500g of candied nuts; or 25 - 20g servings. Not a huge amount but a little somthing sweet and crunchy to go with coffee instead of a cookie over the holidays. Healthier for you too than cookies.

I was inspired by the epicurious recipe Black Pepper Amonds:

Tuna Horseradish balls

based on bedwards37883 recipe but using tuna instead of salmon. yum. I make them into balls and eat like falafel

Veg Heavy Luxury Fish Pie

Based on Charlie's Luxury Fish Pie
Submitted by: CHARLIEMORA. I've made a couple of changes to accommodate what I had and to increase the veg.

Celeriac oven chips

I think these might be a good substitute for fries.

Sweet and sour red lentils

By Madhur Jaffrey

This is the closest thing I've found to Dhansak from my local takeaway - minus all the ghee mind.
this can be used as a base for all sorts of veg. I like it with seafood too.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Squash & chorizo stew

Found at:

A low-fat quick casserole that's great on a cold day and easy to make for a crowd or just one. Freezes well too.

Pastry with Pumpkin

Vegan pastry...A little chewy rather than flaky, but makes pretty darn good pasties, calzones or pot pies. ...Just change the seasoning...And its fantastic on the calorie and nutrition count. I found the idea by Hidy_lady on:

Zucchini in Lemony crumbs baked

Adapated from Gourmet magazine Sept 2009

Baked courgette flowers (zucchini)

found at:

Incredible! (1 rating)
Thomasina Miers's summer tacos with courgette and corn

I've made a few changes to Ms. Mier's recipe published on:

Tuna Empanada with Butternut Squash Pastry

I've borrowed from 2 different recipes on two different websites:
ting.html - has what appears to be a wonderfully authentic Spanish empanada
While the pastry was insprired by hidy_lady at:
Instead of doing one family sized empanda like the spanish would, I've made 12 individual portions South American style to help me with portion control.
These will take some time so make them on the weekend for weekday lunches.
You can make both the pastry and filling a day ahead.

Pumpkin Zucchini Raisin Bread

Inspired by perfectly4given's excellent recipe but using real sugar and eggs. I prefer to use whole foods.
Over ripe pears work well as a substitute for the applesauce and roasted butternut squash in place of pumpkin (this recipe is calculated with applesauce and pumpkin).

Olive and Feta Tart with Anchovies, Garlic and Lemon Thyme

Based on a waitrose recipe but modified for lower calories and fat.

Linguine with Uncooked Tomato, Arugula, and Olive Sauce

Very Good (1 rating)
Roasted Tomatoes Chillies and Capers on GI (lentil) pasta

From: Inspired by but made it my own changed the pasta

Asian Orange Chili Chicken Salad

Great way to use left over roast chicken for a summer supper.

Mackerel, beetroot and potato salad with horseradish dressing

Found at:

Very Good (1 rating)
chocolate beet cake

Originally found at:
I've made several alterations though

Lasagne Verdi (Homemade Spinach Pasta)

Found at:

Spinach Lasagne Rolls

Found at:
BR>I've use homemade spinach lasagne noodles, so have not included the pasta in the nutiritional information for this recipe.

Very Good (7 ratings)
summer chickpea Salad

Great for lunches or as a simple summer supper. You could replace some of the basil for oregano and turn it into a greek delight.

Very Good (1 rating)
Minted salmon & pea fish cakes

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne with Pine Nuts

Very Good (1 rating)
Sesame-soy Chicken Livers on Crunchy Herb Salad

Tapioca Brulee

adapted from Epicurious

Incredible! (3 ratings)
Feta and Olive Turkey Burgers

Turkey salad with cabbage

Farfalle with Broccoli and Anchovies

Borcht with meatballs

Incredible! (1 rating)
Spaghetti Alle Vongole

Veggie Shephard's pie with sweet pot mash

The secret to this shepherd's pie’s filling is to choose big carrots so they don’t lose their texture when cooked. BBC good food

Smoked Mackerel Pate

Waitrose 8 servings

Marrow and Ginger Jam

Apparently a British classic, which tastes like honey. Just tried it myself for the very first time today. UKTV food. Makes 4 cups for 64 1-tbsp servings.

Swiss Chard Pie

A French classic recipie with a few changes. While the crust is delicious, I can never manage to handle it so have taken to just pressing it into the pie form for the base and crumbling it on the top.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Salad Paysanne

French classic. A warm bacon vinegrette served over crispy greens. Pretty enough for a dinner party or great as a main with crusty bread for a summer supper.

Very Good (1 rating)
Zesty baked banana

quick desert, lovely served over yogurt or ice cream

Beet and Feta Salad

excellent lunch salad
originally from ediets

basil and lemon chickpeas with mackerel

Maple-pepper salmon bites

epicurious suggests these for hors d'oevre. We marinate up several filets and serve with salad for dinner

Spicy Sesame Noodle Salad

I love this Salad for BBQ or Potlucks. We'll also use it with a Chicken breast to replace dinner. Great flavours.
Originally from epicurious, but I've changed several ingredients and insist that you use Glass noodles also known as bean thread vermicelli or Sai Fun for the GI benefits.

Chicken in Lime and Paprika Rub

Use a ready made salsa to speed things up. Broccoli is a favoriate accomaniment with nice fresh bread for us with this meal.

Thai pumpkin soup with basil cream

Hears an idea to use left over butternut squash. Simply skip step one, if using left overs.


Use what ever you have on hand, fresh or frozen berries, apple, orange or cranberry juice. Quick and Simple

Grilled Pizza Crust

Make ahead and freeze for quick suppers.

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Make ahead and Freeze
Making my own convenience food. Cook and freeze meals.