Plant based deliciousness and so quick to get on the table.Read More
Making a bean or veggie burger is really easy EXCEPT for one thing, they are delicate and can break easily when cooking them. The easy way round this is to freeze them and bake from frozen. If you are prepping for the same day, even 20 mins in the freezer will be your friend.
These are hot and zingy, full of flavor and really great for you full of fiber vitamins and minerals. Serve with a dressed green salad, ( I have been upping my fiber by eating one every day with dinner) some crunchy pumpkin seeds and a side of hummus to dip. Full on plant based deliciousness for the whole family.
1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped into chunks
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks.
1 tin of chickpeas net weight 240g
1 large tbsp chopped garlic
2tbsp chili in oil
tsp each cumin coriander and celery salt
2tbsp chopped fresh chives
2tbso chopped coriander
3tbsp sesame seeds
Steam or boil the sweet potato and carrot under tender then cool
Add it to a blender with the chickpeas, garlic, chili and spices and blitz, don’t turn it to baby food, you still want a little texture.
Tip it out into a bowl and add the chopped herbs and mix. Form into 6 patties, gently dip in the sesame seeds and place on a lined baking tray . Open freeze for at least 20 minutes, if not longer.
Bake from frozen at 170C for 20 minutes and serve with a dressed green salad and some hummus to dip.
A really quick and easy family friendly dinner. You can use gluten free pasta if you wish.Read More
Quick to make and so delicious- almost like emptying the contents of your fridge into a pancake !
1 shallot sliced
1 red chili thinly sliced - omit seeds if you wish
6 large eggs
150gr cooked prawn tails, cut in half
5 inner leaves of savoy cabbage, destalked and julienned
3 thinly sliced spring onions
1tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper
Turn the grill on to a high heat
Heat 1/2 tbsp oil and cook shallot and chili over a high heat until browning but not burnt
Meanwhile whisk eggs and flour together and stir in the cabbage, prawns, spring onion, soy and season
well. Pour over the shallot mix, turn down to medium heat, spread the prawns and veg so they are well distributed.
Cook until the bottom is set then transfer to the grill for another 3 minutes or so until the top is also cooked.
Lift out, cut in segments and serve with some sweet chili sauce
This is another delicious recipe for family friendly food which can be batch cooked ahead and frozen. The chipotle in adobo sauce is widely available in most supermarkets and has a delicious flavour without being too hot for anyone not too fond of spicy heat.
Braised Chicken in a Chipotle Sauce
½ tbsp water
2 white onions sliced
3 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
1 tsp celery salt
1tsp each ground cumin and sweet paprika
1tbsp tomato paste
2tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce
500ml tomato passata
6 cubes of frozen spinach
6 chicken breasts skin off
Heat the oil, add the onion and garlic and sweat until softened
Add the cumin, paprika celery salt and tomato paste and stir well to combine and cook out for a minute or 2 – add a splash of water if needed
Tip in the tomato passata, water and chipotle in adobo sauce and stir well.
Add the chicken breasts and ensure they are covered with enough liquid – top up with water or stock if needed.
Cook for 15 minutes over a medium heat then stir in the cream and the frozen spinach and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes more until the chicken is cooked and the spinach has defrosted and will stir through the sauce.
Serve a chicken breast and sauce with a sprinkle of chopped herbs and rice of choice.
Beef Goulash with Sour Cream
This was a very popular dish in our house growing up, minus the sour cream. It can be made with braising steak, minced steak or the humble kidney bean. There is a delicious kick from the paprika which partners with the richness of the sour cream. Perfect winter warming family food and a versatile recipe too.
3oz chopped chorizo or streaky bacon
1 large white onion chopped
2 red peppers chopped and deseeded
4 carrots peeled and chopped
750g minced meat or braising steak
3 garlic cloves crushed
2tbsp tomato paste
1lr beef stock
100ml red wine
1heaped tsp each of sweet and hot paprika
2 bay leaves
1tbsp red wine vinegar
1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
Fresh chopped parsley and sour cream to serve
Heat the oil and brown the meat and then remove and set aside.
Add a little more oil and add the chorizo, onions, peppers, garlic, carrots and cook until softening – add a little water if needed.
Tip in the tomato paste, the paprika and salt and stir to combine. Add the red wine and cook for a few minutes over a high heat then add the stock and the vinegar. Return the beef to the pan and bring to a simmer then cook for about 45 minutes for mince or about 2hrs for braising steak. Add the sweet potato for the last 30 minutes and continue to cook until it is tender.
Ladle into bowls and sprinkle over the parsley and a dollop of sour cream and serve.
Versatile and Tasty, what more could you want?Read More
Chocolate and Orange is such a winner, these are flavoured with lots of orange juice and zest and make a perfect sweet treat with a protein boost. You can use your own favourite brand or use a vegan protein if you wish.
120g desiccated coconut
30g chocolate flavoured protein powder
11/2 cups of oats
1tbsp of coconut oil melted
Blend everything until a thick dough forms,
Roll into bite sized balls and chill
Coat in 150g melted dark chocolate
Store in an airtight tin for up to a week
quick and easy, make a big batch and freeze half. You can make more substantial by serving with rice or potatoes if you have a really hungry gang.Read More
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easy delicious and is delicious the next day so make extra for work.Read More
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This is an easy one pot meal for the whole family. Nutritious, delicious and chock full of vegetables and chicken to warm you on these winter nights and keep you filled.
Winter Minestrone Bowl with Chicken
1 tbsp oil
1 stick of celery sliced
2 white onions sliced
2 carrots diced
2 cloves of garlic peeled and mashed
1 tin chopped tomatoes 240g net weight
1 Bouquet garni
1 good quality veg or chicken stock made up to 500ml
6oz dried pasta like small macheroni or similar
4 chicken breasts off the bone
Heat the oil, toss in the veg, garlic, and 50ml water and cook over a medium heat until the veg start to tenderise.
Add the stock mix, tomatoes, bouquet garni amd mix well to combined then add the chicken breasts and cook over a medium heat until the chicken is almost done, about 10 minutes. Remove and fork apart.
Add the pasta to the sauce and cook for the instructed time and 2 minutes before it is done, add back the chicken and complete the cooking.
Divide across 4 bowls, toss with some parmesan and chopped fresh parsley to finish.
Quick easy delicious and versatile. This is a perfect winter dish which can be whipped up in no time. You could substitute with chicken, just cook for longer and instead of the noodles, could add leftover cooked rice into the bowl before ladling out the broth. Nutritious, Delicious, Easily made, Healthy food which all the family can eat.
4 pieces of fish of choice, bones and skin removed
250g Sweet Potato peeled and cut into sticks
100g Broccoli cleaned and cut into small florets
2 tbsp miso paste
500 ml hot water
1 veg stock cube
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
4 portions of soba noodles or noodles of choice
2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs to finish
Pour the water into a wide cooking pot, Add the miso paste, honey, vinegar, puree, stock cube and stir over a medium heat until everything is combined. Add the veg, noodles and fish (last so it stays on the top) and cook over a medium heat for about 7 minutes until everything is cooked. Spoon the broth over the fish from time to time to ensure the top cooks.
Divide the fish and broth into 4 bowls, sprinkle generously with chopped herbs and serve.
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