BANANA SPLIT – PHASE 1

INGREDIENTS 1 banana, peeled, cut lengthways 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream 3 pecans, chopped Homemade chocolate sauce (Makes 2/3 cup) 100g dark chocolate, broken into squares 1/4 cup thickened cream 1 tablespoon Kahlua, optional DIRECTIONS To make chocolate sauce: Place chocolate and cream in a microwave safe jug. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) power for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon or until smooth. Stir in Kahlua, if desired. Place banana slices on a plate. Top with scoops of ice-cream. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve. By Jessica Arroyo

CHICKEN TAGINE – PHASE 2

INGREDIENTS 100 grams chicken breast 1 brown onion diced 1 tspn cumin 1 tspn coriander 1/2 tspn cinnamon Canned organic tomatoes 100ml water 1 tblspn stevia Fresh coriander Slender noodles DIRECTIONS Cook onion for 5 minutes. Add spices. Stir together. Add chicken. Cook for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and water. Bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add stevia and fresh coriander. Serve. Makes 1 serving By Alissa Walsh

EASY LAMB SHANKS – PHASE 1

INGREDIENTS 8 Lamb Shanks, french-trimmed with end of bone exposed Salt and Pepper Oil, for cooking 4 cloves Garlic, crushed 2 medium Onions, finely diced 3 medium Carrots, finely diced 2 sticks Celery, finely diced 1 cup Red Wine 400 g can Tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup Tomato Paste 1 tbsp Lemon Zest 1 cup Chicken Stock, hot 1 tbsp Thyme, finely chopped DIRECTIONS Salt and pepper lamb shanks, then brown in a heavy-based pan in small amount of oil. Remove and set aside. Fry off garlic and onions, carrots and celery. Add red wine, canned tomatoes, tomato paste and lemon zest. Return shanks to pan. Pour on enough hot stock to just cover shanks. Add thyme. Bring to the...

BACON AND EGG TARTLETS – PHASE 1

INGREDIENTS 1 quantity short crust pastry 1/2 cup (50g) finely grated Parmesan 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 200g bacon, cut into 3mm strips width ways 100g English spinach leaves, washed 2 tablespoons thin cream 6 eggs 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika DIRECTIONS Step 1 Make 1 quantity short crust pastry adding parmesan to the flour and butter in step 1. Step 2 Heat oil in a medium non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring, for 5-6 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towel. Step 3 Cook spinach in salted boiling water for 20 seconds or until it wilts. Refresh in iced water. Drain, then wrap in a clean tea towel and...

CLASSIC BACON AND EGGS ON TURKISH TOAST – PHASE 1

INGREDIENTS Eggs (2-3) Lean bacon (I used weight watchers) 2-3 roma tomato sliced Turkish bread DIRECTIONS Fry up some bacon and keep warm. Mean time, fry eggs till cooked but egg has not set. Toast bread. Arrange bread with tomato, bacon and egg. Squeeze some bbq sauce over it. Dig in! Serves 1 - By Jess Arroyo