Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight Without Dieting?

Intermittent Fasting is not so much a diet as it is a lifestyle choice. Instead of cutting out carbs or keeping track of ‘points’, intermittent fasting is just a structured way of eating your meals, and it has many health benefits. Basically, intermittent fasting is a regimented way of eating the meals you need. You…

Cooking for a Living

Thinking of beginning a career in the catering industry? Great! Cooking for a living can be a rewarding experience, but it isn’t for the faint hearted.  Cooking for a few people around the dinner table is stressful enough, imagine cooking for 250 hungry, critical guests all in a few hours. It’s difficult, it will test…

Beer Can Chicken

Ah, the Ausies. A people that truly know how to take shit to the next level. We have regular Grass Snakes, they have Death Adders. We have Newts, they have 20ft Crocodiles. We have roast chicken, they have a chicken with a can of beer stuffed up it’s arse. Ingredients: 1 Whole Chicken 1 Can…

Tuscan Tomato Salad

A refreshing, hearty Italian salad, perfect accompaniment to a pasta dish. Check out my Roasted Red Pepper Penne Pasta or my Silky Spaghetti Carbonara recipes. Ingredients: 750g Mixed Tomatoes (try to get different colours) A Few Handfuls of Crusty Bread 6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar Small Hanful of Basil Leaves…

Oozy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The perfect accompaniment to BBQ’d meat, Mac ‘n’ Cheese has become a classic. This take on the southern classic is quick, easy and delicious! Ingredients: 250g Macaroni 250ml Whole Milk 50g Flour 50g Salted Butter 50g Grated Cheddar 25g Grated mozzarella Salt & Pepper to taste Method: First, bring a pan of salted water to…

BBQ Chicken Tacos

Nothing says ‘party’ like a crunchy taco, stuffed with juicy chicken, sour cream, jalapeños and cheddar cheese!  Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts 50ml BBQ sauce 8 Corn Taco Shells 1 Tsp Ground Cumin 1 Tsp Mild Chilli Powder 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika Salt & Pepper to taste Toppings (salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese.. go wild) Method:…

Easy Chocolate Truffles

Who doesn’t love silky chocolate truffles? They’re a guaranteed crowd pleaser and they’re so easy to make! Ingredients: 250g Chocolate (70%+ cocoa) 250ml Whipping Cream 40g Butter Truffle Toppings (cocoa powder, nuts) Method: Add the cream and butter to a saucepan and bring the cream to a simmer. Whilst the cream heats up, break your…

Roasted Red Pepper Penne

Pasta is one of the easiest things to cook in a rush or after work. It’s ready in 15 minutes, and with a few tricks of the trade, your pasta dishes can be restaurant standard in the comfort of your own home. Ingredients: 200g of jarred Roasted Red Peppers Roughly Sliced 1 Red Onion Finely…

Is North Korea Really A Threat?

Korea was first divided during the Cold War, with the Soviet backed North of the country separating themselves from the United States led South. The Kim dynasty, or the Mount Paektu Bloodline, began in 1948 with Kim Il-sung, grandfather of Kim Jong-un. In 1950, just 2 years after becoming supreme leader of the North, Kim…

Stuffed Banoffee Muffins

Ingredients: 250g Self Raising Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1 Egg 3 Tablespoons Milk 5 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 120g Golden Caster Sugar 3 Drops English Toffee Essence 3 Ripe Bananas 150g Clotted Cream Fudge Method: Preheat your oven to 170°C, or gas mark 4. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases. Cut 50g of…

The 5 Most Anticipated Games of 2017

The next few years look set to be the most exciting in video gaming history. With Virtual Reality headsets changing how we game, the Nintendo Switch changing where we game, and the sheer amount of content changing what we play, it seems the quality of video games is going to continue to sky-rocket. With that in…