All posts tagged: cate in the kitchen

Chilli Chicken Soup

It’s cold season, people are coughing and sniffling in office blocks nationwide. It’s gross. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been victim to the pathetic symptoms of the common cold and attempting to self cure with ginger tea and hot honey and lemon; which by the way are both awesome things to be drinking when you’re all bunged up. Despite many attempts by The Chilli Geeks, I will not be coerced into drinking shots of chilli – but I knew I had to get the hot stuff down me somehow because its a world renowned cold-curer. ¬†Another classic home comfort for those burdened with the lurgy is chicken soup, so what better way to give my immune system a boost than turn chicken soup into a bowl of fire? Try this at home if you’re not afraid to let your mouth burn a little – or reduce the chilli content, it’s totally your call. PS – This recipe is Slow Carb Diet friendly. Serves 2 100g leftover roast chicken 80g shelled edamame beans 4 …

Broccoli and Pear Pasta Bake

Yesterday was cheat day, more commonly known as Faturday by the slow carb diet community. Last week, I hadn’t planned for my cheat day and found myself feeling kind of unsatisfied by the end of it all. So I put due care and attention into the carb festival we experienced yesterday and came out the other end wholly pleased with myself. This recipe is not pro healthy balanced diet, but it has a welcome place in the slow carb diet. It’s exactly the spike in carbohydrates that the body needs to reset and continue losing weight the following week (which I think is the whole point of cheat day, but I’m still yet to read the whole book). The bake¬†was inspired by a pasta combo often served at my office canteen, but I’ve poshed it up a bit to ensure optimum decadence. It’ll serve four very greedy people or six sensible portion lovers. 500g cavatappi 50g butter 50g plain flour 600ml whole milk 150g blue cheese (Saint Agur is perfect) 200g extra mature cheddar, grated …

Autumn Bucket List

I think it’s nice at the start of a new season to put some focus on what you’re doing with the spare minutes of your life. As Ferris Bueller once said, “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and take a look around once in a while, you might miss it”. I’ve made a lot of decisions using the WWFBD (what would Ferris Bueller do) method and it’s served me well enough. So I’ve taken some time to compile a list of everything I’d like to get stuck into during Autumn. I’m avoiding the word “goals” because this list isn’t about freaking me out or replicating an office-like personal development plan, it’s about building up a few things to look forward to over the coming months. Do more yoga image credit: Matthew Ragan I love yoga, or perhaps I should say I love the idea of yoga.. My boyfriend bought me Yoga For You about a month ago and I found reading the history and mantras behind the practice completely fascinating. I did asanas …