Yes, yes, yes, I do love my noodles and I know I go on about them but whenever I make a noodle dish I am always thoroughly happy with the outcome!
Today, not only do I have noodles, but they encompass another love of mine……..Fruit in a savory dish!
Yet again, I have not been disappointed as this has been a complete delight to eat! Soft noodles against the bite of crunchy broccoli, a sweet sticky mango slice with a smack of hot chili, honestly guys and gals…..treat your self to this little wonder. Here is the recipe…
Chicken and Mango Noodles (With Broccoli)
- 2 x Chicken breast
- 2 x noodle portions (I used medium egg noodles)
- 1 large ripe Mango
- 300g Broccoli
- 1 x chilli
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- Chicken stock
Method (Super easy!)
- Boil the Noodles in the Stock and leave to simmer until soft
- Heat oil in a wok until bubbling hot and then add the Chicken breast to brown
- Add the Broccoli, and the chili and cook for a further few minutes
- Add the Mango, honey and soy sauce and cook for a further few minutes
- Then serve
I had annual leave yesterday and so Tuesday this week is the first day of my working week and being “back on it!”
In a complete effort to be super duper healthy I hit the gym for 90 minutes this morning and prepared a packed lunch of ultimate “Health” foods.
- Whey (Vanilla)
- Almond milk
- low fat Greek yogurt
- Pineapple juice
- Two hard boiled eggs
- Pineapple cottage cheese
OK, double Kale I here you say? Well, I had Kale speeding towards its sell by date and I hate waste!
I have to be really honest though, I was in no way looking forward to lunch. Feeling starving I really wanted something hearty and better than what I perceived my lunch to be but seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel really satisfied.
Tonight’s menu showcased lamb again! But this time British lamb leg was the cut of choice and boy was it a sensation.
The lamb steaks (seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper) were flash fried for 2 minutes each side leaving them pink and soft throughout and I served the steaks with a great summer salad and Rosemary roasties.
The salad consisted of pomegranate, walnuts, pistachios, shallots, Chilli, parsley, green olives, olive oil and Lemon juice and was a sheer delight. Texture and taste packed!
This dish far exceeded what you would expect from a Monday night at home, a pretty great start to the foodie week.
When Gav returned home a couple of weeks ago I made a salted popcorn panacotta to welcome him.
It took some effort and time but it really was worth it! It resulted in a creamy sweet dessert which really did behold the essence of popcorn. Completely delish!
Courtesy of BBC good food: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/salted-caramel-popcorn-pots
(I’d recommend you make it the day before!)
Gift…..I say that with sarcasm 😂.
Gav brought us these back from Utah, then ate them both!!!! Donkey X
Lamb is always hit or miss for me, this dish was a slight miss, the lamb was really strong which for me, was a tad over powering but if you like lamb then you have nothing to lose!
Mix lamb mince with grated Courgette and seasoning. Shape into burgers and griddle/grill until cooked (easy right?)
Whilst the lamb is cooking leave your plain couscous to soak up its water with a mix of seasoning, Chilli powder, paprika and Cumin (to taste).
Serve with tatziki and your good to go.
Healthy and quick, great for a midweek meal.
One day I will learn.
On occasions, rare occasions (I’m talking maybe 6 times a year) I will purchase a ready meal.
Yesterday was one of these occasions. Due to a busy weekend away I didn’t go food shopping and so instead, I nipped to Marks’s and purchased an Indian banquet.
So, so disappointed. It was bland and incredibly dry. I must make this my last ever ready meal purchase!
Favorite foodie post of the day!
In honor of all that is naughty and nice on a Friday, I’d like to share with you this amazing looking recipe from Nourish Jayne!
Source: Sticky date pudding – Buckwheat style.
Naught, Naughty, Naughty….the Friday Fiend has been released!
After a week of missed gym sessions, yummy but unhealthy food and far too much alcohol, what other way is there to end the week?
I’m blaming Gavs return home for all of this weakness but really I haven’t required too much persuasion!
And so…………..doughnuts it is! These are from Greggs, that famous high street staple. I’m not sure I have ever had a Greggs doughnut before but they are OK, not the best, not the worse, but they certainly hit my sweet tooth. Nom