Piri Piri Prawns

Image of raw prawns

This packs a big punch for such a quick and easy dish and is blissfully low in fat. Yes, Mrs Portly is once again trying to be Mrs A-Little-Less-Portly and these whiskery little chaps are the dieter’s friend.

If the weather is good enough to fire up the barbecue, its smoky flavours will be an added bonus, but you can just as easily cook these spicy prawn skewers on a griddle or under the grill. Continue reading

Garlic Chilli Prawns

Image of garlic chilli prawns with stir-fried veg

Anyone who follows me on Instagram or Facebook will probably have noticed I post a lot of pictures of pies. Fish pies, turkey and ham pies, chicken and mushroom pies, steak pies, game pies, cheese and potato pies. This is because nine time out of ten when I suggest a meal, Him Outdoors says: ‘Can you make it into a pie?’

But an old friend has asked me to front a conference in a few months’ time and surveying what the moths have left of my working wardrobe I realise that hardly anything in it fits me any more. This is clearly a result of the Pie Diet. I am therefore trying to eat lighter food Continue reading