Turmeric Lentil & Lemon Soup Lens culinaris – Lentil

The humble lentil, it always reminds me of Neil out of the The Young Ones which will only make sense to a certain age group. I hope that we have progressed from Mike, Vyvyan, Neil and Rick’s kitchen onto incorporating more lentils into our diet. As a head and neck cancer patient I was (asContinue reading “Turmeric Lentil & Lemon Soup Lens culinaris – Lentil”

Are you thick? My morning smoothies and using a spoon.

My morning smoothie has become a ritual, and I have gone from disliking smoothies to actually missing them if I can’t access a blender or ingredients. I have got this one down to exactly how I like it with just the right amount of sweetness and protein. It sits around the IDDSI level 2 orContinue reading “Are you thick? My morning smoothies and using a spoon.”

You say Sformato I say …

The beautiful thing about dysphagia is that it makes you experiment with food and sustenance. Dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort in swallowing – to put it mildly) means you have to get creative about how you nourish your body and you are limited by what you can swallow without choking, coughing or aspirating. Enter Sformato aContinue reading “You say Sformato I say …”

Japanese Dashi Stock/Broth

When living in Saigon, I was fortunate enough to reside in the Japanese quarter in a residence called Bon Bon. Wandering the streets provided all number of Japanese eateries and the food was delicious, highly nutritious and affordable. My lovely friend Mandy Hall provided some fermenting inspiration this week and so I made a tripContinue reading “Japanese Dashi Stock/Broth”

Date & Apple Slice

I needed something to go with my cup of tea over the weekend and I had apples and dates to use up in the refridgerator. I searched for a recipe and the one I found on a “reputable” food site had the worst recipe I had ever encountered. Most of the afternoon was spent correctingContinue reading “Date & Apple Slice”

Banana Icecream (1 ingredient)

I have been asked about an “icecream” for dysphagia. I found (via trial and error) that I could not tolerate cheaper icecream. It made me cough and aspirate quite badly. The dearer the icecream the better it went down … funny that, bit like Champagne (sparkling wine for you Australian’s) and perfume.  Ingredients 2 largeContinue reading “Banana Icecream (1 ingredient)”

Mushroom sauce a show stealer…

Mushroom is a fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground, on soil, or on its food source. It makes a wonderful healthy sauce packed full of Vitamin B, copper, potassium, magnesium and zinc to name a few.

Avgolemono – Greek Chicken Soup with Rice – Soup Hug.

There is something womb like about hot ladled chicken broth and when you add free range eggs, lemon juice and rice it wraps you in its arms with the gentlest of hugs. Here’s how to get your soup to hug you.

That’s Amore – Pizza with zucchini & sopressa salami

When I was recuperating after surgery and before radiotherapy and chemotherapy all I wanted was three things: a cup of tea, a lamb burger with beetroot relish and pizza. I made these pizzas before my HNC prognosis so I have modified them a little to suit eating difficulties you might have now. Please note thatContinue reading “That’s Amore – Pizza with zucchini & sopressa salami”

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