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Halloumi with roasted veg, quinoa and harissa yoghurt

This recipe is currently on regular rotation in our house at the moment, for a number of reasons. Firstly, it suits the recent weather here, which is amazingly warm for Manchester! Secondly, it’s healthy. Finally, Kieran is obsessed with hallou...
by Full as an Egg on Jul 24, 2016

Kefta tagine with cauliflower & saffron salad

More meatballs. I know. I need to just rename this blog to ‘Full as a meatball’ and be done with it.   I promise you, this recipe is interesting though. This is a really easy tagine to make that uses regular store cupboard ingre...
by Full as an Egg on Jun 8, 2016

Spare ribs with rum barbecue sauce

We live near a large oriental supermarket that sells huge racks of ribs at reasonable prices, so when I was in there one day grabbing supplies, I bought one and shoved it in the freezer, thinking that I would bring it out on a sunny day.  W...
by Full as an Egg on May 7, 2016

Vietnamese chocolate and coffee pots

As a type 1 diabetic, I’m always on the lookout for low carb desserts that don’t contain a load of chemical sweeteners. So this recipe is like the holy grail. At 6g of carb per portion (and 55cals for those who care), it means that I don&...
by Full as an Egg on Apr 24, 2016

Cod with chorizo and goat’s cheese

OK, so fish and goat’s cheese is not the most common combination. In fact, when I first saw this recipe, I turned my nose up in horror. However, since the recipe was by Glynn Purnell, who I regard as an all round awesome chef, I thought I’...
by Full as an Egg on Apr 2, 2016

Game Terrine

I had this recipe sat in my folder of dishes to try for ages so I just decided to bite the bullet and give it a go. This is my first terrine and I think it turned out quite well. It all held together and it tasted pretty good! It takes quite a bit of...
by Full as an Egg on Feb 6, 2016

Fish pie with a potato crust

Fish pie is a fairly classic recipe in the UK. It is a mixed variety of fish and shellfish in a white sauce, with a mashed potato topping. I have a recipe in my head that I’ve used since I was young and my mum taught me how to make fish pie, bu...
by Full as an Egg on Jan 31, 2016

Spinach, ricotta and pesto lasagne

We all love lasagne and this is a great variation, especially if you’re trying to eat less meat or are having vegetarians over for dinner. You can also prepare this ahead of time and freeze it before baking, which makes this a great prepare-ahe...
by Full as an Egg on Dec 18, 2015

Chicken with creamy sweetcorn, green beans and spring onions

This is a great little recipe for two that is made within an hour. The sauce complements the chicken really well and the chicken itself came out super moist. I had skinless chicken breasts so I used those, but I do think this would be better with the...
by Full as an Egg on Nov 25, 2015

Chicken with creamy sweetcorn, green beans and spring onions

This is a great little recipe for two that is made within an hour. The sauce complements the chicken really well and the chicken itself came out super moist. I had skinless chicken breasts so I used those, but I do think this would be better with the...
by Full as an Egg on Nov 25, 2015

Coffee panna cotta

This dessert is usually made with a bucket load of cream and a spade full of sugar, so when I saw this recipe with less fat and sugar I thought I’d give it a try. A good panna cotta should have plenty of wobbly movement, but retain its structur...
by Full as an Egg on Nov 18, 2015

Coffee panna cotta

This dessert is usually made with a bucket load of cream and a spade full of sugar, so when I saw this recipe with less fat and sugar I thought I’d give it a try. A good panna cotta should have plenty of wobbly movement, but retain its structur...
by Full as an Egg on Nov 18, 2015

Low carb espresso, chocolate & chilli cake with coffee cream

This is another recipe I’ve adapted to make it more low carb and diabetes friendly. I used a mix of splenda and sukrin gold sweetener in this cake, which is great as it replaces brown sugar weight for weight, so no extra maths. It is however, q...
by Full as an Egg on Oct 7, 2015

Reduced Carb Queen of ‘Dots’ Cake

This is a celebration cake – or a cake to make when you have a weekend free and fancy a project. This is actually a lot easier than it looks, but definitely has the wow factor and tastes delicious. This is actually supposed to be a ‘Queen...
by Full as an Egg on Sep 12, 2015

Low Carb Espresso Tart with Hazelnut Pastry and Cream

This is one of the first baking recipes I tried after my type1 diabetes diagnosis and it turned out really well. Sure, it’s not the sweetest dessert in the world, but it really gave me confidence that I could pull off the low sugar dessert thin...
by Full as an Egg on Sep 8, 2015

Coconut Crusted Lime Chicken

This is another quick, easy midweek meal that’s more interesting than your usual chicken dish. This is quite a versatile recipe that can be served in many ways. The serving suggestion with the recipe was to serve with mango chutney and rice, bu...
by Full as an Egg on Aug 21, 2015

Low Carb Tiramisu Semifreddo

Since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes back in March, I’ve been trying to create sugar free, or low carb desserts by replacing sugar with sweetener. I’ve had mixed success with this, mainly because I really can’t bear the chemic...
by Full as an Egg on Aug 20, 2015

Greek Chicken Gyro Kebab

Who doesn’t love a kebab? Juicy pieces of marinated chicken, with fresh salad all wrapped up in fresh, warm pitta. Well, at least that’s how it should be. All too often what you actually get from Manchester takeaways is day old meat, alre...
by Full as an Egg on Aug 19, 2015

Beef koftas with herb couscous

Regular readers are already aware of my love for harissa and couscous, so the fact that I’ve made this recipe should be a surprise to no one. These koftas are made with beef, rather than the usual lamb, which makes the dish cheaper but no les...
by Full as an Egg on Jul 12, 2015

Beefy Melanzane Parmigiana

This is a good dish to have on a Sunday evening, if you fancy a change from a roast dinner. Unlike a roast dinner, there’s very little prep and there aren’t 3000 dishes to wash afterwards, so definitely one to make if you’re short o...
by Full as an Egg on May 31, 2015


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