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Diet-conscious Salad Dressings

I love salad but only if it has dressing! All my life I used vinaigrette made with olive oil – and 1 tablespoon (about 15ml) has 120 calories. Similarly mayonnaise – always home made with oil. Commercial low-calorie mayonnaise is, to my taste, disgusting – but I found that it makes a wonderful base for […]

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Frustrations of an Angel Investor – Introduction

In the last two or three years, I’ve been fortunate to have some money to invest, and was quickly attracted to becoming an “Angel”. In my twenties, I was a reluctant entrepreneur – there was a terrible recession and few good jobs to be had, and, faced with redundancy and a young family, went into […]

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Frustrations of an Angel Investor 1: 80% of new businesses fail, so why take the risk?

Why do investors keep pumping in money when most start-ups fail?  To an extent, it’s blind faith, but a lot can be attributed to the EIS tax avoidance system. This was perfectly illustrated in a recent presentation I attended. This isn’t exactly what was said, but I think it’s a fair illustration: An investor puts […]

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Roast Stuffed Monkfish

INGREDIENTS   Quantities are approximate and per person 120-150g monkfish tail, cut from the wide end 40g Quark (if you can’t find it, substitute another soft white cheese such as ricotta) Generous teaspoon of chopped fresh herbs – I use parsley and dill Grated rind of ¼ lemon 1 thin slice Serrano or Parma ham […]

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Beef Stroganoff

The Diet Keys here are reducing the fat used and substituting a small quantity of yogurt for the usual soured cream. Compared to recipes I checked online, this version has at least 100 fewer calories per portion as a result. It’s not as creamy, of course, but quite acceptable INGREDIENTS Quantities are approximate and per […]

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Welcome to my world

This is my new blog site, where I’ll be adding some of my recipes, travel experiences and anything else that occurs to me and that friends sometimes ask me to write up. I’m a bit concerned about it, because perhaps it’s presumptious of me to think that anyone may be interested. But I’m just doing […]