This recipe did me 4 meals.
I had some left over chicken after the kievs so I thought I'd adapt a great recipe for rabbit from the Gü ch0colate book I've got (thanks again glorious housemates). That recipe is amazing - Elena and I have done it before but the problem was that it can be a tad difficult to get hold of rabbit (I'll blog it at some point). So I was wondering whether it would be possible to use chicken instead. It works great. Especially if you roast some veg to go with it.
This recipe did me 4 meals.
So I made this a while ago with Elena but didn't blog it because I didn't really know what I was doing. I've now had a play around with the recipe and I think it's good. Chicken Kiev is one of those things I think people often buy from the shop ready made but it works out cheaper to just make it yourself if you buy a big pack of chicken and then do other stuff with it later in the week.
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I don't actually like courgette that much. But I enjoyed this. I feel like if you are vegetarian or just quite au fait with courgettes in general you'll like this. Don't use too big a courgette otherwise you'll overdose on it. And that's not good. The one in the video is probably the biggest you want it to be. Otherwise it's just too much courgette. Fact.
First time with a spiraliser. Think it's pretty funky. So healthy.
Life enhancing lunch. Super easy and just gloriously good.
Scrambled egg. It's a classic. Normally found in a pan. Today, we are doing it in a mug. In a microwave. I was sceptical when I first heard about it but I can confirm it tastes and looks like egg once it's done. So do it. Check out the Nigella video.
I only discovered the delights of fajitas the other day and I am now a total convert. They're super easy to make and taste wonderful. Just buy the spices and they'll last for decades. My problem is I eat way too much of it all in one go but if you can resist I reckon this will do you three meals..ish.
So here we are. Meat-free Monday. This was actually really good. It's lovely and rich and super healthy. There's that famous "fact" about celery - it is meant to burn more calories than it gives you or something. So if you're trying to be a bit healthier, then this is definitely a good one. And, as I say, it isn't just eating a lettuce leaf. You can eat healthy and well without becoming a rabbit. #profound.
The recipe came from a beautiful blog called Sprouted Kitchen. Go check it out!
Does about 4 meals. I've frozen some. Wine is pretty key in this one so grab something nice. Check out Barking Booze for some suggestions.
So I had this out in Hong Kong over the summer and they had it for sale in the grocery so I got some. It's gorgeous. Takes no time to cook and is super delish. You just need some garlic so this about as it gets. Trick is to keep the heat low when frying the garlic.
Probably a side or could be a green quick bite if you are trying to be super healthy...
So I said that for my New Year resolution I was going to be more vegetarian because, as has been duly noted by Ravi and Chloe, I am really not great at it. This was a lovely little supper that was actually surprisingly filling. And you feel gorgeously healthy afterwards. Very easy, very nice. Give it a go.
So this is a lovely healthy little meal. Tilda very kindly sent me some rice to try and I must say I have rather enjoyed it. This stuff has Quinoa in it. Quinoa is super healthy but it still tastes great. I think it's fair to say we all kind of go a bit mad over Christmas in terms of how much food we eat but something like this is great because it really fills you up, it's very easy and yet it's not bad for you at all.
The cashew nuts a great because they kind of give a cheeky bit of texture to it all. Well worth it. I used Tesco Value so they cost hardly anything. Go grab some.
Give it a go! Check out the video too.
This is a lovely little snack (or lunch) and very healthy. Tastes lovely too. The feta is a great little addition. Give it a go. Basically you're looking to get a nice balance between spinach and egg. Too much of either is nasty. If you want to make a big one, could add in two eggs I reckon. Haven't tried it though...
This is very similar to the Veggie Lentil Bolognese recipe from the other day only without wine and more meat (sorry Rav and Chloe). However, I really liked this. Bacon in anything is, frankly, a winner. Give it a go. Very easy. The recipe does about 4 meals. Freeze them.
Lentils are great because they're very filling. Thoroughly recommend.
Ross and I have been meaning to have a curry sesh for a while. We finally got around to doing it the other day. Ross is seriously hot on his food so this is definitely worth a go. Don't be intimidated by the long list of spices; go to the covered market in Durham and you can get them all for, if I remember correctly, £1.85. That's just insane. And you'll have plenty left to do more stuff with.
We were drinking rosé with it. Beer is the classic curry drink but I got chatting to someone over the summer and they suggested that rosé works well with it - can confirm it's very pleasant.
I love duck. When I saw that it was in the 2 for £7 or 3 for £10 deal in Tesco I couldn't refuse. That means this is the same price as chicken really. So do it. This is about as easy as it gets. Takes about half an hour so you don't even have to slave over a hot stove for hours. Enjoy.
I'm living with two and a half vegetarians (Cora is kind of sitting on the fence and has a cheeky bacon sarnie every now and again). This means that I am often encouraged to eat more vegetarian stuff. I've given in and here is a rather nice Nigel Slater recipe. I added wine and I think this makes it much better. It's actually really filling and great on a cold winter night.
Give it a shot. If you haven't got carrots but do have bacon then try this recipe.
Omelettes seem to frighten people. I don't really know why. This recipe works for me and you can basically add anything to it. Today I added ham and cheese. Trick (as I mention in the video) is to use strong cheese and nice ham (ideally). Also season well. Pepper is your friend.
I was walking back from rowing this afternoon with Sophie and we got talking about food and cooking. I admitted I had a courgette left over from my escapades with a ratatouille. I didn't know what to do with it. Sophie suggested, among other things, a courgette frittata. It's superb. And I feel sooo healthy.
This evening we all sat down and had a lovely meal. Hamish is busy trying to get sorted for university and so I had quite a good day today. As some of you will know from our Snapchat feed, I was trying out some Giovanni Rana pasta tonight after their people reached out and suggested we give it a go. We also cooked a very easy tomato sauce with it. Check out the recipe and our verdict below!
Apparently my grandmother gave this recipe to my mum but she couldn't really remember. All very strange. However, this was a lovely supper; suggest having lots of vegetables and rice with it.
Chaps. This evening we had beef stroganoff. This recipe comes from the "Children's World Cookbook" and it is very nice. The thing you have to watch here is getting the meat nice and tender. If it's tough, it's horrible. So be careful! I have always thought that beef stroganoff is one of those really tricky recipes to do; it really isn't. Well worth it. Only other thing to consider is try and buy nice meat from the supermarket as my parents assure me that this makes a difference... Anyhow, hope you enjoy!
This is based on a Nigel Slater recipe and is delish. He used broccoli but to be honest I'm not a fan so I used green beans instead. It's a great little supper with real flavour that can be done very quickly. Super stuff.
I did an avocado and tomato quiche a while back and so I thought I'd try a meaty version. This is really nice. Be sure to add a good pinch of salt. Great summer meal and pretty healthy!
This recipe is based on one from BBC Good Food and is a rather lovely little lunch. The recipe below does one fairly hungry person. It is fabulously healthy and very easy. Give it a go.
I met up with some old school friends the other day and James was revelling in his recent success with homemade burgers. It only seemed right that I give it a go, so here is the attempt. I can report that they were fantastic! Based on a Jamie Oliver recipe. Hardly any effort and much nicer as you know exactly what has gone in it.
Ahhh roast pork. Nothing like it. Smells amazing, tastes amazing, is amazing. The crackling crackles so well you'll probably want to wear headphones.
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