Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Greek Meze

On a warm summer's day these will remind you of holidays in the Med; Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Israel, wherever. They are delicious and lovely to make for snacks, lunch with a Greek salad and to share with friends.

Bikini body, week 3....the Ball and bacon butties

The first goal was to wear my lovely pale green Ghost gown for Dinton Ball which took place last Saturday, 10 May. End of week 2 and 5 lbs lighter plus a good couple of inches gone too.

Low Carb Pizza - cauliflower base

This pizza base is made from cauliflower, so it's low carb and suitable for anyone with a gluten or wheat allergy. It is surprisingly filling and tastes really good, don't expect a crispy base as it remains soft and easier to eat with a knife and fork than your fingers.

Giving up sugar and reducing carbs - week 2

Cutting down on carbs and sugar has had an interesting and very welcome side effect on my children. I've also lost 5 lbs in two weeks and not felt hungry

Chocolate Banana Muffins - low sugar version

These are my classic chocolate banana muffins but with the sugar removed, they're still sweet, use 50% wholemeal flour and my children didn't notice, at all, let's just hope they don't read this.

How to get in shape - give up sugar and reduce carbs

How am I going to win back my body and look great in a bikini this summer? I loaded up with olives, manchego cheese and almonds and I didn't touch a crisp or chocolate, I luxuriated in my one gin and slimline and felt brilliant.

Bikini Body - giving up sugar

I refuse to hit 50 with lumpy legs and found I couldn't get into my jeans, or I could, but I couldn't walk or breath, not good. How do I get my body into the shape I want? Train hard and give up sugar?

Warm chicken salad with matcha pesto dressing

The dressing is delicious with either fresh pesto or a jar of pesto and the extra healthy bit is the matcha green tea powder, I like Tea Pigs.

Tarragon Chicken

This is a firm family favourite, easy to make and it is delicious warmed up second day if there are any leftovers.