I’ve Finally Conquered Lean in 15

You may recall I recently blogged about my Lean in 15 Failure, despite being tasty, it didn’t quite work out as the recipe suggested. Since then, I’ve been using the Lean in 15 Recipe Book to inspire flavourful and light dinners. What was a failure is now truly a success, especially as I only learnt…

Morning Muffins

I’ve been at it again, in an effort for breakfast to be simple and on-the-go for James & I – breakfast muffins. This recipe makes 12 small perfect Muffins. Ingredients: 2 Eggs, beaten 150 ml Low Fat Yogurt 1 Banana, sliced 100g of Blueberries 4 tbsp of honey 1 tbsp of vanilla 200g Wholemeal Flour 50g…

Spicy Squash Soup

In the aftermath of Halloween, the markets in Brussels were full of vendors trying to flog unwanted pumpkin and squash. The veg “du jour” for October is apparently over and out by November but certainly still in good health. With a chill in the air and the unfortunate occurrence of a cold, I decided to…

Winter Salad

Inspired by Autumn’s arrival and the delicious goats cheese salad I enjoyed at De Haan, I attempted to recreate something similar. I toasted a red onion, bacon bits, a red pepper and some cherry tomatoes. Once out of the pan, I placed the sliced goats cheese on top of the sizzling goods so that the cheese…

Lean in 15 Fail

Our friend rants and raves about Mr Lean in 15 and has made some pretty tasty dishes from his collection of books. Inspired, we attempted to make his sweet potato fritters. The slight issue was that I looked up two different recipes from Mr Lean in 15 so I adapted the ingredients a little. Simply…

Jamie’s Bombay Chicken (sort of)

I just can’t help myself these days can I? Faced with the eternal question – what to have for dinner – and in a desperate bid not to have to decide, I *perhaps stupidly* asked James to pick anything he wanted and I would make it. I quickly regretted the idea when I saw him…

Summer Salad

What a glorious week it has been. My first experience of + 30 ºC in Brussels and I hear the heatwave is treating most of us in Northern Europe to a summer *finally*. The hot-weather always throws me on what to eat as always I crave the more heavier dishes in life – pasta and pizza…

Baked Eggs

What more do you want than something yummy at the weekend – especially when you’re feeling a little jaded? Ok, maybe not too jaded as you’ll need to get out of bed, maybe even pop to the shops and there will be some prep involved. I wanted to share with you this delicious recipe that I…

Summer lunchspiration

It’s always rush rush rush when back home. I am sure many other expats feel the same way. You try and jam-in as much as possible. When returning for a wedding over a weekend there is even less time. Therefore, it is important to maximise the time you do have. Last weekend, for us, that…

Little bites

I thought I would break up some of the sailing post to show-off. I recently discovered Pinterest and I am a big fan. It’s so informative, I’ve been able to plan my whole weekend trip to Amsterdam just from Pinterest. Ok I’m addicted. Anyway, I’ve started picking up some cooking tips and ideas too –…

Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Like many European Cities (not London, but Paris for instance), many places in Brussels shut during the summer whether for one week or one month. Last Friday, my colleagues and I found ourselves with nowhere to go at lunch. All our regular haunts were shut. In a moment of unity, we all headed to the local…

Chilli Pots

Returning to Brussels after our holiday and the first thing I fancied, other than sleeping-off the jet lag, was some home cooked food. After work, I hurried to make it to the supermarket, a feat as it closes at 8pm, to pick up some bits and bobs, here is what I made, following a recipe that…