Chocolate Glazed Ribs

This glaze is absolutely divine! The kick of ginger combined with the sweet honey, salty soya and chocolate really works. Works well on chicken also.

8 ribs or pieces of chicken (try to source from a local butcher or a good meat counter)

Glaze

2 tbsp of finely chopped dark chocolate (70% or more cocoa)
3 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp runny honey
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 cloves of crushed garlic
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp olive oil

  • Add all the glaze ingredients together in a blender and mix until a thick paste is formed. If you do not have a blender simply ensure all the ingredients are as finely chopped/grated as possible and combine with a fork.
  • Place your meat in bowl and coat it evenly with the marinade – the easiest way is to get in there with your fingers!

  • Once coated, cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to marinade.  It can be left overnight if your meat is fresh.
  • When ready, place the marinated meat in a shallow oven proof dish and cook in a 200C hot oven for 45 minutes – turning half way through. Can also be cooked under the grill for 16-20 minutes, turning half way. Of course, once we return to warmer weather this is a great one for the BBQ!
  • Serve it up with a jacket potato or a large salad – or both!

Fruit, Yogurt and Nuts

Absolutely bursting with flavour, this is my favourite thing in the morning! I pretty much have it every day. Makes me happy to look at and the combination of the greek yogurt, honey and nuts is divine.

You can have the fruit with low-fat or fat-free yogurt but the best flavour, as well as what is best for you (in small quantities), is full fat greek yogurt. Remember, your body needs fat (so make it the good kind)!

Half a banana in slices
5 halved strawberries
Small handful of blueberries
1 kiwi sliced
5-6 almonds
5-6 walnuts
2 tbsp greek yogurt
Drizzle of runny honey
  • Place your fruit in a bowl, add the yogurt, sprinkle nuts on top and drizzle with honey….
  • You can use any combination of fruit – the above is just my standard plate!