Garlic & Chilli Prawns

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

Summer Minestrone and a quick stir fry

Image of a strawberry plant

You can tell it’s Wimbledon Fortnight.  I’m not sure what the weather is like on Centre Court but where I live it has been alternating between blazing sunshine and torrential downpours.

But the sunshine and showers mean that everything in the vegetable garden is growing like the clappers, which is ideal because I’m trying to eat lighter food (code for dieting). Continue reading