Lighter baking

Really desperate for a home-baked cake? Feeling guilty about the likely calorie overload? Well you can have your cake and eat it! No fancy recipes with hard-to-find ingredients either. The thing that most recipe books won’t tell you is that you CAN make substitutions without ruining the taste of the results. I find that you can get […]

Home Baking is Easy

What could be nicer than the smell of freshly baked cake? Especially if you’ve baked it yourself! Well, fear not, fellow cake-lovers – home baking really is easy. And the results are delicious! As with anything, you get out what you put in, so it’s best to use decent ingredients if you want scrumptious results. […]

Volume eating

Have been watching an interesting TV programme about why we’re all getting fatter (The Men Who Made Us Fat, BBC2). Of course it showed plenty of people stuffing food into their mouths with both hands – obviously they didn’t want to waste time bothering with cutlery. Now, is it just me, or is watching people […]

Healthy recipes for weight loss

Almost always, healthy recipes for weight loss are the ones you cook yourself. Yes, it is possible to get healthy foods from take-away outlets, cafes and restaurants – but is their idea of ‘healthy’ the same as yours? As in so many things, knowledge is power. So knowing what you put into your recipes gives […]

Foods to eat to lose weight

OK, Christmas is over and you can return your stockings and pillowcases to their normal uses. The New Year isn’t so new and somehow you have gained some unwanted pounds. How did that happen? We’ve all been there – or are still there – so don’t panic, there are lots of foods to eat to […]

Cook Yourself Thin

Can you really cook yourself thin? Well I think so, or I wouldn’t be writing this blog! If you cook what you’re going to eat – and I do mean cook, not just heat up – it follows that you know what’s in it, so you can cook smart to lose weight. Lots of people […]