Fennel & Apple Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 onion, minced 3 small shallots, minced 3 fennel bulbs, diced 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fennel seed 1 quart vegetable stock or low-sodium broth 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1⁄2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS 1. Gently sauté the onion and shallots in… Continue reading Fennel & Apple Soup

French Toast

Ingredients 4 large Eggs 1/2 cup Low-fat milk 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (or more if you love cinnamon) 8 slices Whole wheat bread Method 1. Put eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into shallow medium bowl. 2. Beat lightly with a wire whisk or fork. 3. Spray frying pan with vegetable oil… Continue reading French Toast

Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup All-purpose flour 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour 2 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg 1 large Egg 1/4 cup Canola oil 1/2 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Nonfat milk 2 cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen Method 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 2. Pull… Continue reading Blueberry Muffins

Banana Bread

Ingredients 1 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Sour cream 2 large Eggs 3 medium Bananas, very ripe 2 cups Flour 1/2 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp Baking powder Vegetable cooking spray 1/2 cup Walnuts (optional) Method 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Blend sugar and sour cream together in a large bowl with an… Continue reading Banana Bread

Simple Chicken Curry

Ingredients 500g/1lb 2oz skinless chicken breasts 1 onion, chopped 1 tbsp tomato puree/paste 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp low fat ‘butter’ spread 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger (or use 1 tsp of ground ginger) 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp turmeric 1⁄2 tsp chilli powder or 2 tbsp curry powder… Continue reading Simple Chicken Curry

Rustic Chicken Stew

Ingredients 2kg/41⁄2lb chicken pieces, skin removed 2 tbsp plain/all purpose flour 1 onion, chopped 1 red (bell) pepper, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 400g/14oz tins chopped tomatoes 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 handful pitted green olives 1 tsp anchovy paste 3 bay leaves 500ml/2 cups chicken stock Low cal cooking spray Salt & pepper… Continue reading Rustic Chicken Stew

Vanilla Cheesecake

Ingredients 1 lemon, zested 160g caster sugar 160ml sour cream 160ml double cream Splash of vanilla extract 475g cream cheese 1 dsp caster sugar 140g digestive biscuits Fruit to finish Strong coffee or espresso 85g butter Method 1) Melt the butter and sugar together in a saucepan over a gentle heat and then pour into… Continue reading Vanilla Cheesecake

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Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients For the coffee topping 3 tablespoons milk 25g (1 oz) Stork packet 1 teaspoon coffee extract 12 walnut halves to decorate 85g (3 oz) plain chocolate 225g (8 oz) soft brown sugar 1 tablespoon coffee extract 2 large eggs 85g (3 oz) plain flour, sieved with 25g (1 oz) cocoa and 1/2 teaspoon baking… Continue reading Chocolate Brownies

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ingredients Finely grated rind of 2 lemons Juice of 2 lemons, strained 115g (4 oz) caster sugar 2 tablespoons milk 3 medium eggs 1 teaspoon baking powder 175g (6 oz) Stork tub 175g (6 oz) caster sugar 175g (6 oz) self raising flour Method 1) Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing… Continue reading Lemon Drizzle Cake

White Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients 200g (7oz) white chocolate, chopped 115g (4oz) fresh raspberries 125g (4 1/2 oz) plain flour 2 medium eggs 115g (4oz) caster sugar 115g (4oz) Stork packet Method 1) Pre-heat your oven to 190°C, 170°C Fan, Gas 5. 2) Melt the Stork, add half the chocolate and stir until nice and smooth. 3) Whisk the… Continue reading White Chocolate Brownies