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My beautiful companion ‘Shai’

My beautiful companion 'Shai'

My dog brings me calm and peace, friendship and protection…a truly amazing rescue dog with bags of character and unconditional love whom I would not be without.


Interesting article about Jenny Craig diets

Do you use Jenny Craig products?…then read this article. An ex-employee of the Jenny Craig company gives a honest opinion on the unhealthy products they promote.

English: Jenny Craig, Inc. logo

English: Jenny Craig, Inc. logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Paprika baked chicken, giant cous cous salad and broccoli



Chicken breast, place in some foil and drizzle a little olive oil on then about a 1/4 tsp of paprika,  dried oregano and season, fold the foil around the chicken loosely. Bake on 190C for about 25 min depending on the size of the breast.

Giant Cous Cous, can be purchased from most supermarkets these days, follow the instructions using a frying pan, when it has absorbed the water remove and place in a bowl and add: half the juice of a lemon, chopped tomato, and your choice of fresh herbs, I used; tarragon, mint, coriander and parsley, chop them up together and add to the cous cous with seasoning and a little olive oil and mix well.

Finally your choice of vegetables.

A delicious, nutritious and satisfying meal that took about 35 minutes.



Goats Cheese and Fig Salad



Tuna Rice Salad



Rice (white or brown)

Carrott – grated


Rocket – salad leaves and any other leaves


Cherry tomatoes



Cook the rice and leave to stand to cool and dry, add all other ingredients and mix. Make sure the rest of the ingredients are also dry as this salad can easily become wet and soggy, it has a much nicer consistency cold and dry with a little salad dressing if you wish.