Watercress Soup With Quail Eggs for the #5:2Diet

5:2 Diet Recipe Watercress soup with quail egg

A Simple and Elegant Watercress Soup for the 5:2 Diet: Watercress is a brilliant ingredient for soups.  The stalks in particular have a lovely peppery taste, though they can be just a little stringy.  Some recipes suggest using just the leaves, but as a bunch of watercress can cost almost £2.00, throwing away the bit […]

Virgin Mary Soup – Sorted Food for the 5:2 Diet

virgin mary soup

Sorted Food with Lea & Perrins – Virgin Mary Soup: My Father enjoyed cooking.  Only a few dishes…curry, tomato soup, mince and tatties, fried breakfast and chips.  Occasionally, inspired by one of the TV chefs of the time (Graham Kerr otherwise known as the Galloping Gourmet was a particular favourite), he’d try to be creative […]

Cod with Lemon and Garlic Scapes – a simple way with Skrei

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Skrei – Norwegian Cod – with Lemon and Garlic – a 5:2 Diet Recipe I enjoy cooking with fish – it is healthy, fresh, simple to prepare and generally low in calories.  So, I was curious to try Skrei – a line caught cod from the Lofoten Islands reknown for its unique texture and flavour. […]

Simple 5:2 Diet Tomato Sauce -with Non-Diet Sausages;)

Wild Boar and Apple Sausage with Tomato Sauce and Polenta

A Simple 5:2 Diet Friendly Recipe for Tomato Sauce – Served with Sausages and Polenta: Do you find that your 5:2 diet cookery spills over into the dishes you make for non-fast days?  I know I am far more conscious of the ratio of oils and fats, protein and carbohydrate than I was and that […]

Another 5:2 Diet Fast Day – Another Soup Recipe

Sweet Potato and Celeriac Soup with Pancetta

Celeriac and Sweet Potato Soup – a 5:2 Diet recipe: You know, I keep promising I won’t make more 5:2 diet recipe soups.  And then, I try to work out what I want to eat on my 5:2 diet fast days – and I keep coming back to soup.  Luckily there are an infinite number […]

More Cooking with Quorn for the 5:2 Diet #Vegetarian #LowCal

quorn stuffed peppers - 5:2 diet

Spicy Moroccan Style Mince Two Ways for a 5:2 Diet Fast: While in many ways living alone makes it easier to follow something like the 5:2 diet, cooking small quantities of food can be a challenge.  I am not keen on resorting to ready meals.  Partly because I enjoy the process of cooking and partly […]

Cooking with Quorn for the 5:2 Diet – #Vegetarian Pasta Bolognese

Quorn Bolognese for the 5-2 Diet

Pasta Bolognese – a 5:2 Diet Recipe with Quorn: I first came across meat substitutes when I was a kid.  My mum used to add dried soy mince to our regular mince and dried soy meat to casseroles.  Although we were a seemingly well off professional family, my brothers were both sent to boarding school […]

Sams Brasserie and Bar 5:2 Diet Menu and Celery with Split Pea Soup Recipe

Sams Bar Brasserie Mussels - 5-2 diet menu

Dining in and out on the 5:2 Diet – Sam’s Brasserie Menu and a simple but substantial 5:2 diet recipe for Celery and Pea Soup: I love dining out.  And, for the most part one of the advantages of the 5:2 diet is that I don’t have to worry about counting calories when I am […]

5:2 Diet Recipe – Thai Fishcakes

Thai Fishcakes for the 5:2 diet

A 5:2 Diet Recipe For Fast Days and Feast Days: It’s been a while since I have posted a fish recipe.  That’s partly because I wrote a lot of 5:2 diet recipes using fish last year and ran out of steam a little and partly because over Christmas I’ve been busy using up leftovers.  I […]

A 5:2 Diet Recipe To Fill You Up – Spinach and Lentil Soup

Spinach soup with lentils

Healthy, Filling 5:2 Diet Recipe – Spinach and Lentil Soup: Yes I know I keep making soup.  Particularly in winter I find it one of the best ways to manage a 5:2 diet fast day.  And, I’ve learnt a new trick thanks to Diana, the nutritionist on the Revival Boot Camp.  One of her recommendations […]

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