Crispy Thai Pork Salad

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Back in 2016 the idea that I would be actively looking forward to making a salad would have seemed ridiculous, but here we are in 2018 – I guess that’s called progress.  It helps that this salad is so packed full of flavour it’s easy to forget that it’s healthy.  This recipe is in two parts – the crispy thai pork, and the pickled red onions.  If you want to plan ahead make the pickled red onion in advance and then the rest should come together in under 30 minutes. Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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It’s January, it’s cold, and i’m trying to get back on track with healthy eating.  In my mind those three things mean one thing – soups and stews!  On a cold night there’s nothing better than a big bowl of something warm and comforting.  So today I made a big batch of butternut squash soup that tastes great, but has the added benefit of also being healthy (it’s syn-free on Slimming World). Continue reading

My New Paris

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Before this week i’d visited Paris twice, both very short trips, but long enough that I thought I had a good understanding of the city.  I’d done the Eiffel Tower, climed the Arc de Triomphe and wandered along the Seine.  In essence i’d visited the traditional Paris, the city that exists in film and in old photographs.   Continue reading