Healthy Asian Glazed Grilled Tuna for the 5:2 Diet:

Tuna in a mirin, soy and yuzu glaze

Glazed Tuna Steak – Healthy 5:2 Diet Recipe: A few weeks ago I was sent a little bottle of  Yutaka Yuzu to try.  For those who don’t know, Yuzu is a citrus fruit – related to lime – that is used a lot in Japanese cookery, often in the form of Ponzu – a soy […]

Healthy Burgers? 5:2 Diet and Healthy Portobello Mushroom Burger

portabello mushroom burger ready to eat

Healthy Portobello Mushroom Burger: OK, I fibbed just a bit.  You probably CAN’T quite have your burger like this on a 5:2 diet fast day.  The bread roll adds a wopping 150 calories.  But, it’s just as delicious (though not quite as photogenic) without the bread, or with just the base, like a burger open […]

Two Steps Forward, One Back – 5:2 Diet Again – Cod with Shrimps

Cod with Brown Shrimp 5-2 Diet Recipe

Back on the 5:2 Diet – Summer Cod with Shrimps and a Vegetable Medley: Having hit my target weight at the end of 2013 with the 5:2 diet, I’ve lapsed. This year so far I’ve been to Puglia (lots of fabulous burratta – literally buttered  cheese and pasta), to Costa Barcelona (sounds healthy till you […]

Back to the 5:2 Diet – Spicy Prawn Wraps

Chilli Prawn Wrap 5-2 diet

Dieting, Moving House and Spicy Prawn Wraps: I’m moving.  Or rather I hope I’m moving.  Life is just a little chaotic at the moment and to add to the chaos, I thought I’d be sorted out by now so I agreed to go on a couple of rather amazing press trips.   So, my normal […]

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 and this low calorie watercress soup is a great addition to any diet recipe collection.  The stalks in particular have a lovely peppery taste, though they can be just a little stringy.  Some recipes suggest using just the […]

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

skrei cooked_edited-1

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 […]

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