Avoiding the ‘C’ Words

Ah, the start of a new month, reinvention (as my new found friend the Reinvention Tour will agree) is always so tempting at the start of a new month…

As a bride to be, the usual concerns of being able to squeeze into a size smaller than usual wedding dress – so reinvent self as non-drinker of tummy-bloating wine, non-eater of too many ‘c’ words (crisps, chocolate, cheese and blasted diet coke – ssh! Stop talking about them, the temptation). Is resistance easier when the month date is in single figures? Discuss…

So, I’ve created the perfect recipe for a virtuous start to the month. Packed full of superfoods, healthy oils, vitamins, minerals and so many other good things it should probably be knighted, this dish promises… Och, it promises nothing. I just fancied sharing it.


It’s the Mother Theresa of food goodness…

Salmon and broccoli super skin dinner (serves 2)

2 salmon fillets

1 lemon

One and a half heads of broccoli

1 avocado

2 cloves garlic

2tbsp chopped parsley

Salt and pepper, butter

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly oil sheets of foil, season the salmon with salt and pepper, dot lightly with butter and wrap in the foil to make parcels. Place in the oven for around 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the broccoli into even-sized floets and steam for four to five minutes. Puree the avocado with the juice of the lemon, the garlic cloves, parsley and a little salt and pepper. Mix with the steamed broccoli.

Serve the broccoli with the salmon and some salad leaves on the side.