PHD-UK

99% perfect

This is only a 50g bar, but thin, crisp and delicious. Melt it slowly on the tongue, no sweetness, just pure chocolate bliss!

Bitter green salad

This packs a punch, minced raw kale, carrot, pea shoots drizzled with olive oil and Himalayan salt, cherry tomatoes, with a dollop of cottage cheese.

Followed by duck eggs gently fried in butter, sprinkled with grated 100% cacao. I never get tired of this, one of my favourite treats.

Artisan dairy stuff
Delighted to find some decent locally produced fermented food whilst on my travels in Spain.

Artisan dairy stuff

Delighted to find some decent locally produced fermented food whilst on my travels in Spain.

Chorizo chicken
Following the Spanish theme. Chucked onions, garlic, tomatoes, chorizo and chicken pieces in the oven with plenty of seasoning. Served with buttered potatoes.

Chorizo chicken

Following the Spanish theme. Chucked onions, garlic, tomatoes, chorizo and chicken pieces in the oven with plenty of seasoning. Served with buttered potatoes.

Tapas!

Lots of great things to try. Chose the spicy tomato octopus, local cured ham, Manchego (sheep) cheese and lamb’s liver with veg. All delicious.

A little something I knocked up
Local Spanish chorizo and olives, boiled eggs mashed with butter.

A little something I knocked up

Local Spanish chorizo and olives, boiled eggs mashed with butter.

The misleading Spanish menu description

'Marinated anchovies' turned out to be deep fried, I suspect with a light coating of flour - not strictly PHD and probably the first time this year that wheat has passed my lips - but these were hot and delicious (the fish, not my lips). However, 'scrambled eggs' revealed itself to be locally cured ham, fried eggs and sliced potatoes which were a perfect combination. My Omega-6s have gone a little off-track today, but it's holiday time!

Perfect lunch
Avocado stuffed with creamed black olives, goats cheese and salad all drizzled in olive oil. Absolutely delicious high fat meal.

Perfect lunch

Avocado stuffed with creamed black olives, goats cheese and salad all drizzled in olive oil. Absolutely delicious high fat meal.

Special green tea pot

Purchased green tea from the hippy market in Sant Joan. Perfect for the iron teapot with integral fine mesh filter. Kept topped up with boiling water, refreshing on a hot day.

Spanish fare
Yes, the Perfect Health Diet can be followed wherever you roam.
Delighted to find some artisan products in the Balearics: fermented kefir loaded with bacteria for a healthy gut. And farm eggs sold in a bag - not the ideal packaging!

Spanish fare

Yes, the Perfect Health Diet can be followed wherever you roam.

Delighted to find some artisan products in the Balearics: fermented kefir loaded with bacteria for a healthy gut. And farm eggs sold in a bag - not the ideal packaging!

Lamb’s liver and chorizo
Chorizo adds a great smoky flavour to the liver, fried in red palm oil with green pepper.

Lamb’s liver and chorizo

Chorizo adds a great smoky flavour to the liver, fried in red palm oil with green pepper.

Stir fry chicken thigh

Soaked some arame seaweed and a few rice noodles in boiling water. Served with a medley of stir fried vegetables and sliced chicken thighs with lots of ginger, garlic and organic wheat free soy sauce.

Beef short ribs

A new one on me. From Waitrose, they are pretty good with their ‘forgotten cuts’ range and this is one of them which we rarely see in the supermarket.

Decent quality fatty meat with a fair amount of marrow, ideal PHD food. Tried doing it in the slow cooker with some fragrant star anise, seaweed, sweet potato, rice vinegar and other goodies. Cooked all day and it produced a good fatty broth with an interesting combination of flavours, ideal for serving in a bowl with some vintage basmati rice.

That classic British dish

Liver and bacon. Local raised lamb liver and bacon from the same supplier. The fat from the bacon added great flavour to the liver. Served with a homemade coleslaw sprinkled with balsamic vinegar. Delicious combination. Small jacket potato on the side.