Recipes

Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Diet in January; or, 30 Days of Good Stuff is Back (Again!)

Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Diet in January; or, 30 Days of Good Stuff is Back (Again!)

Damn it, I  freakin’ love Christmas. I love the music, I love the twinkly lights, I love time spent with friends and family… And I really, really love the food and drink. My Mum’s cooking is better than anyone else’s (sorry ’bout it – there’s […]

Meal Plan, Round 2: The Tricked Out Clean Eatin’ Ass Kickin’ Edition

Meal Plan, Round 2: The Tricked Out Clean Eatin’ Ass Kickin’ Edition

Due to very popular demand, I’m delighted to share a brand new version of the Meal Plan with y’all – hoorah! This follows me doing a whole bunch of studying on the personal training and nutrition front – with feedback from some of my current […]

Recipe: The Easiest Egg Muffins You’ll Ever Make

Recipe: The Easiest Egg Muffins You’ll Ever Make

I posted this photo on Twitter earlier, and had a few requests for the recipe – presumably because they just look SO DAMNED CUTE. They really are the easiest breakfast around (and I’m pretty sure the polka dot cases are at least 30% of the reason […]

Recipe: Harissa Topped Burger & Sweet Potato Fries

Recipe: Harissa Topped Burger & Sweet Potato Fries

I made this tonight – and it was so damned delicious, I had to write it up straight away. It was pretty thrown together, because frankly, I was ravenous – so the fact it turned out so tasty was something of a miracle. It’s a […]

Quick and Easy High Protein Breakfasts (for People as Lazy as Me)

Quick and Easy High Protein Breakfasts (for People as Lazy as Me)

These days, I’m really into protein-filled breakfasts. The lovely Tom Dyer at Ultimate City Fitness introduced me to the idea – and I have to say, I’m a fan. I find they keep me full for hours, and they feel a bit more indulgent than […]

Recipe: Spicy King Prawn Stir Fry

Recipe: Spicy King Prawn Stir Fry

Now, it’s probably a bit weird – but sometimes, on weekends, I’d happily eat prawns for breakfast. You know I’m a big seafood fan anyway – but seriously, I’d happily eat this meal any time of the day, any damn day of the week. I […]

Herbs, Spices & Tasty Stuff 101

Herbs, Spices & Tasty Stuff 101

In the lead up to January’s 30 Days of Good Stuff, you’ll notice a whole bunch of new recipes around these parts. However, a celebrity chef I am not – and it won’t take long for you to notice that there’s a lot of overlap in my recipes. […]

Recipe: Mexican Chicken, Grilled Peppers & Asparagus

Recipe: Mexican Chicken, Grilled Peppers & Asparagus

I’m not quite sure this qualifies as a recipe, really – because there’s hardly any cooking involved. However, it’s a solid, tasty and satisfying lunch that can be pretty much thrown together with hardly any cooking equipment – which makes it absolutely perfect when you’re […]

Recipe: Steak, Watermelon & Lentil Salad

Recipe: Steak, Watermelon & Lentil Salad

Okay, okay – I know this one sounds kinda weird, but trust me on this: it’s delicious. I mean, look at it: I mean… Dayum. The thing is, I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and I think quite often with steak you need […]

2014 is Going to Be Your Year; or, 30 More Days of Good Stuff

2014 is Going to Be Your Year; or, 30 More Days of Good Stuff

I love this time of year. Love it. I’m a huge fan of Christmas – cheesy movies, ridiculous music, amazing food and more than a few cups of mulled wine – plus, the whole ‘good will to all men’ thing? That works for me. So […]

The Meal Plan is Here!

The Meal Plan is Here!

I know, I know – I’ve kept you guys waiting on this one. But finally – I’ve finished the meal plan. Finally. It’s been a labour of love, but one that I hope you guys will find really helpful in getting healthy and happy – […]

Recipe: Stay-at-Home Chinese Takeaway

Recipe: Stay-at-Home Chinese Takeaway

Now, I’m not going to kid around here – this isn’t a particularly healthy recipe. That’s why, in the meal plan, it’s on a day where the rest of the food is a little more spread out. But you asked for Chinese food in the […]

Recipe: Bun-Free Burger & Roasted Veggies

Recipe: Bun-Free Burger & Roasted Veggies

Per person: 1 Medium Beef Burger 50g Iceberg Lettuce 30g Cucumber Medium Tomato 30g Mushrooms 1 Clove of Garlic 30g Courgette (or Zucchini, if you’re in the US!) 1/2 Red Onion 15g Red Chili Peppers 1 Bell Pepper Handful of Fresh Basil 1tsp Paprika (optional) […]

Recipe: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Recipe: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Check these out. They’re adapted from a recipe I found here – and I have to say, the first time I tried to make them I was totally sceptical. I mean… It’s cauliflower, for Pete’s sake. But once I’d made them… Well, wow. They’re just delicious. […]

Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

Per person: 150g Steak, Trimmed of Fat & Cut into Strips 1tsp Olive Oil 1 Medium Onion 1.5 Cloves of Garlic 1 Stalk of Celery 1 Small Green Chilli 50g Mushrooms 200ml Gravy, fairly thick 2tbsp Horseradish Sauce 75g White Rice (dry weight)   1. […]

5 Healthy Snacks (That Still Taste Good)

5 Healthy Snacks (That Still Taste Good)

I know I mentioned it briefly the other day, but the times they are a’changin’ in my life at the moment. That’s why things have been a little quiet around here lately, and why the meal plan is delayed – but I swear to God every […]

Where Do I Start? Part 3 – Nutrition

Where Do I Start? Part 3 – Nutrition

I’ve asked Matt to help me with this post, because he’s a nutritionist (who actually won the Contribution to Physical Activity award at the Worcester Sports Awards the other night for this very programme – woo!), so this is kind of his specialist subject. I can’t […]

Carbs, Glorious Carbs

Carbs, Glorious Carbs

Ahhhh, carbs. Apparently enemy of all things diet, they’re the current thing to ditch. I know this, because I tried it. Not for long, mind – it’s not much fun, it makes you feel pretty terrible, and it’s certainly no way to lose any weight […]

The Spaghetti Bolognese Ready Meal Challenge

The Spaghetti Bolognese Ready Meal Challenge

I don’t know about you guys, but I love a good spag bol. It’s been a staple of my diet since way back in my heady undergraduate days – although the “mince” we’d buy then was probably a tad suspect, and I’m not sure it […]

What Do You Want From The Meal Plan?

What Do You Want From The Meal Plan?

Wow. Just wow. I am completely, unspeakably overwhelmed to the huge response I’ve had to the article published yesterday on the Huffington Post about my weight loss story. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here – and I’d just like to take […]