Angostura and lime chicken

Caribbean food made easy: with Levi Roots, chicken

Friday night comes and I just want yummy, slightly naughty, fast food. But, I don’t want a takeaway as quite frankly, those available to me are less than satisfying. So, I ponder through my recipe collection for something that ticks all the boxes.

I tell you ladies and gents, this dish does tick all the boxes!!

This requires the minimal prep of mixing up the marinade and leaving the coated chicken for 40 minutes to soak up all of the flavors. Then it’s simply a matter of baking, cooking some rice and chopping up a quick salad. Easy and no requirement for me to be stood in the kitchen for hours.

As far as levels of yummyness go, I really can not explain what a taste sensation this turned out to be. The chicken was sweet, sticky and wonderfully moist and the salad offered a sweet and zingy side.

This dish would be brilliant in a summer bbq.

   
    
 

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The most naughty dessert I have EVER made!

Baking, Chocolate, Food, Foodie, Pinterest

You can not underestimate this dessert, it’s a mammoth monster of calories and deliciousness which is a very dangerous pairing.

The base is simply crushed Oreos and butter. 

The middle layer is a mixture of peanut butter and more butter.

The topping is a lashing of melted chocolate and even more butter!

Yes it’s dangerous but wow is it divine to eat. I wouldn’t recommend you try this!

  

Asian crispy beef salad

Beef, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's superfoods

If you want healthy, tasty and creative food, this dish is for you!

This recipe contains great ingredients and different techniques which make for a great tasting, interesting dinner.

I’ve never made “crispy” beef before but it was so easy to do and it’s so effective and it really added an extra element to make this dish shine.

I loved the citrusy sauce that coated the salad and the textures made it a joy to eat.

   
 

No waste!

Vegetarian

My wonderful grandad stocks me up with a bounty of veg from his allotment each time I see him, it’s great!

I can’t always work the veg into my recipes but I absolutely hate wasting food and so I usually try and get creative.

I had a huge red cabbage slowly starting to look sadder and sadder in my fridge and so tonight I’ve turned it into a stewed red cabbage side which I’ll freeze and bring out to add to dishes when the time calls!

The recipe I used can be found here:http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/5052/chinese-braised-red-cabbage

Say no to food waste people!
  
  

Protein cookies

Baking, Chocolate, Foodie

Today I have been prepping for the week which included making his and hers protein cookies for an extra post gym protein hit!

These cookies are really simple and easy to do and consist mainly of whey powder and peanut butter. They are delish!

I like little nibbles like this, they taste great and I know when I eat them, I’m giving my body what it needs.

For the recipe go to: http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2014/10/chocolate-protein-cookies/

  

The BEST Sprout dish you will ever eat

Cook book, Food, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's comfort food, Spicy, Vegetarian

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort food cookbook is one that I particularly enjoy but for quite some time I’ve flicked past the quesadilla recipe which features sprouts as the main ingredient. Sprouts. It’s really never appealed to me on any level.

Alas, Christmas came and went and I found I had a small stockpile of raw sprouts left and so it seemed fate was telling me that this recipe needed to be tried.

As I was cooking I genuinely wished we were having a different dish, I quite honestly couldn’t imagine an enjoyable taste and my stomach yearned for something higher scoring on the naughty scale. But something wonderful happened, as I started to cook the sprout mixture in the butter the most amazing smell took over the kitchen and I knew I had been wrong!

Wow. Seriously, wow. This quesadilla was the tastiest I had ever eaten. The mixture retained the strong savory, earthy sprout taste but engaged with a buttery creamy flavor which was out of this world. Mixed in with some fresh spicy sauce we really did have a winning dish and I will be making this for any lucky guests.

It just shows…don’t judge the sprout.

  

Diablo burger

Beef, Cook book, Hamburger gourmet, Spicy

I LOVE a good burger and I often buy Gav burger cook books as he LOVES them more than me (however I tend to book them so I guess really I’m buying myself the cook book!)

The most recent recipe tried from the Hamburger Gourmet cookbook was the Diablo burger, a hot and spicy beef burger. 

 
It was lush! For those of you who read my blog you will know I am partial to a spicy kick and this delivered. 

Salmon with more salmon

Fish, Starters

This was the starter I made for my Christmas Day lunch. It’s a salmon mouse in a smoked salmon parcel with caviar, advacado, horse radish cream and beetroot. It’s a really simple dish with a powerful taste.

  

The mouse was made with Creme Fraiche, smoked salmon, capers, anchovies and lemon juice. It’s simply all whizzed together and placed in ramekins lined with smoked. This is then left in the fridge to cool.

It’s a perfect starter, not to heavy and perfectly fresh.

Passion fruit eaton mess

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I was recently invited to a friends dinner party and offered to make the desserts.

I pondered over what to make for days, I knew she was making a lasagne and so I wanted to take something that was tasty but not too heavy.

In the end I opted for an Eaton Mess. I figured it to be sweet and delicious but slightly in the lighter side due to the fluffy meringues and refreshing fruit.

I decided to use passion fruit because I simply love the taste and for an extra drop of sweetness I added a drizzle of toffee sauce.

It was heavenly 

  

Whisky cream & jelly with toasted oat crumble & tea sorbet

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I made this for our Christmas Day dessert, it’s a recipe courtesy of Tom Kerridge.

As you would expect from Mr K the recipe was suitably complex and required quite a bit of prep but the final result was well worth the work.

A creamy, crunchy, alcohol laced, texturally delightful wonder!

  
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/whisky-cream-jelly-toasted-oat-crumble-tea-sorbet