All posts tagged: healthy

Tangy Red Cabbage

The slow carb diet (which I’m currently following, read up here if you didn’t know) recommends repeating meals a fair bit. I haven’t read the science bit behind this yet, although I plan to, but I trust Tim Ferriss so that’s what I’ve been doing. But repeating meals kind of sucks unless you’ve got some kickass dinner components to come home to every night. While I was planning my meals this weekend I thought about the red cabbage recipe my Grandmother used to make that I always adored. So I dropped her a text to ask for the recipe, and she said it was in the Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook. It’s about as vintage as vintage gets, check out Mary Berry looking all young and composed in the picture of  the inside cover to the left. The original recipe contains apple and sugar, both of which are no-nos for slow carbers. It also calls for bacon, which is a yes as far as the diet is concerned but I didn’t much fancy that combo. So …

Salmon Three Ways

We should be eating more fish, fish is good. If you want to learn more about why oily fish is the answer to many of life’s woes, Fish is the Dish have some great information resources here.  This week, I’m staying away from home and in typical Cate fashion I forgot to pack my camera. So in the absence of high quality photography, here are three quick recipes I knocked up over the past week and posted to Instagram. Supermodel Salmon Salad – Serves 1 1/2 cucumberfew strips smoked salmon50g fennel juice of half a lemon Peel the cucumber as you usually would, then discard the skin and keep on peelin’ on into a bowl until you hit the impossible to peel centre. Slice the fennel as finely as possible and add to the shaved cucumber, then top with the smoked salmon and squeeze the lemon juice over the whole bowl.    Smoked Salmon and Avocado Omelette – Serves 1 2 eggs, beatenfew strips smoked salmonhalf an avocado, mashedfew sprigs fresh dilldrizzle of olive oil Heat …

Rebel Kitchen’s Kick Ass Mission

For those that don’t already know, I’m Rebel Kitchen’s blogger of the month for August. (Enter my celebratory Twitter competition here!) I first came across the good people at Rebel Kitchen while researching my eBook and already recognised them as a brand who were fighting the good fight against bad ingredients, so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to represent them this month. To give you an idea of just how great these guys are, here’s an excerpt from their mission statement: “Yeah, we’re hard-wired to like salt, sweet and fat because in nature we didn’t get much of it and had to work hard to find it. But mother nature didn’t plan on big corporations processing food within an inch of it’s life , lacing it with too much sugar, salt, fat, additives and preservatives, where the lists of ingredients are so long and so hard to pronounce that they are no longer even food.” I don’t know about you but I couldn’t have said that better myself, and it sums up …