Domestic Goddess my arse!

These are the recipes I'm good at... quick, simple, out of the store-cupboard and onto the plate fare. I never spend more than 30 minutes faffing in the kitchen. So there.

This will be my recipe & homemadey remedy diary.

If you have those 'OMG! It's lunchtime and all I've got is a parsnip and a packet of boil in the bag rice.' moments, then you're a kindred spirit and you know that bad planning is often the mother of great food. So welcome to fast slurpy soups and 'really?' salads made from what's left in the fridge.

Never, ever believe there isn't something wonderful to make from the last 3 ingredients in your kitchen. Unless those ingredients really are fairy liquid, eggshells and dead flies.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

5:2 Broccoli & Miso Soup | under 50 calories

Yoo Hoo! I am in week 2 of my Fast Diet Campaign and flying along with the vip and vim only a new assault on fat mountain can supply. I have devised a few corking recipes to keep me happy and well fed on the 500 calorie days.

If you are experimenting with the more relaxed approach to calories and working with 800 - this could give you some serious calorie clout for supper or you can add some protein to up the calorie value of the dish. I'll give you some ideas at the end.

This soup is simple and fast - which could be a lifesaver by lunchtime!

Your Foody Weapons 

400g Broccoli raw (head of small broccoli and some of the stalk)
Handful of spinach raw
1 cup of celery
50g light miso paste
1L boiled water
2 desert spoons lime juice (you can use juice and zest of one fresh lime)
1 scant teaspoon of lazy chilli (more or fresh if you like a bit of spice)

Do This | stand by for delicious off

  • Chop the broccoli, put it in the microwave with a little water for 3 mins.
  • Boil the kettle and pour 2/3L over two generous teaspoons of miso paste
  • Put the broccoli, miso stock and celery into powerful blender. Whizz!
  • Add lime juice and chilli to taste and whiz again
  • Add rest of water to make a bright green, well blended, awesome unthick soup.
Serves 4 | 43 calories per serve*

Extra Yummy | Calorie Boosts for individual bowls

50g  Greek Yoghurt 48 calories* (float it or mix it - a son gôut).
100g Chorizo 90 calories*
2 tablespoons hummus 70 calories* (stir this in to thicken the soup)


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