Panzanella is a popular Tuscan salad made from stale bread tossed with tomatoes, onions, cucumber, fresh herbs and lashings of olive oil. Leave it to those thrifty Italians to come up with such a delicious combination! The bread is soaked in cold water then torn up and tossed with the other ingredients to make this […]

Vietnamese Chicken Lemongrass Meatballs with Quick Pickled Vegetables and Sriracha Dressing

Flavorful, tender meatballs are served over a bed of rice or noodles, with crunchy salad, sweet and tangy pickled vegetables and a drizzle of creamy spicy dressing over the top. The inspiration for this dish came from a recipe by fellow Blogger (Pinch of Yum) but I’ve tweaked it up a little to suit our […]

Oriental Spiced Chicken Skewers over Vietnamese Mint Salad

As a welcome addition to your Summer salad repertoire, try this Asian inspired minty salad with fresh, nutty and aromatic flavors of the Orient. The salad packs a flavorful combination of toasted sesame, chili, garlic, Thai fish sauce and lime juice and is served with tender marinated chicken skewers. If that’s not enough, it’s then […]

Pot Roast Chicken with balsamic and sweet onion gravy

This produces the most succulent, fall off the bone chicken and is foolproof as well as easy.  Plus you get the most delicious gravy from the cooking stock.   I’ve adapted this recipe from one of my favorite English chef’s, Phil Vickery, from his cookbook, Seriously Good Gluten Free Cooking.   I should mention that you won’t get a crispy, brown skin with this method.  If you enjoy […]

Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms with Spicy Sauted Slaw and only 200 calories !

  Well it had to happen didn’t it?  After all the indulgences of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, the waistband is feeling ever so snug and desperate measures are needed.  I just can’t face going on the usual diet again (no names mentioned) and endlessly counting calories and points everyday, so this plan really caught my interest.  I’m […]

Chicken Hurry Curry

  Truth is I am nursing a broken arm right now (silly, unfortunate accident – nothing dramatic) so dinners have to be simplified over the next few weeks until I’m back with a full force.  With the help of my Sous Chef (hubby!) who does the  vegetable peeling, chopping and moving my heavy enameled cast iron pans from stove to […]