Naughtiness needed

Vegetarian

No excuses here.

This is some high calorie, high taste, deep fried mother macaroni!

Take macaroni cheese. Roll it in a ball. Coat it in bread crumbs. Fry it.

Immense. Naughty. Tasty.

It was so good, despite the fat content I ate the left overs the next day……with a salad to ease my guilt.

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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.

   
 

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. 

Singapore street food: Fruitful! 

Fish

It’s been about a month since my break in Singapore and I’m not yet tired of looking at my snaps! I found these pics of us enjoying the street food from the outer edge of the marina…

   
    
 
I can’t recal exactly what we had now but I’m readonably sure mine was pineapple fried rice (the pineapple bowl is a giveaway right?), we were at a fish counter where they killed and cooked the seafood of your choice in front of you. I could quite stomach that and so opted for fish less! Gav however braved the prawns!

Tom Kerridge: The Hand and Flowers, Marlow

Duck, Food, Food general, Foodie

Two days ago it was my 30th birthday and I was lucky enough to visit Tom Kerridge’s 2 Mitchillin star restaurant,¬†The Hand and Flowers in Marlow.

For the starter I opted for the Duck liver parfait with orange chutney and toasted brioche and Gav went for the Salt bake swede and haggis tart with crispy lamb, chantilly de cherve and wiltshire truffle.

The duck was without a doubt the bast starter I have ever had! It was amazingly creamy with such a delicate taste, I could have eaten it all night and left amazingly satisfied.

Mains

I enjoyed the Essex lamb bun with sweet breads and salsa verde and Gav went for the Half beer roasted chicken with caramelized cauliflower, sweet garlic puree, oak gravy and a mushroom crunch.

We ordered chips also….big mistake, we had no room for chips!

To wash it all down we drank a bottle of Pheasants tears with was dry and unfiltered. It has a light amber, pink color and a deep smokey taste, I will certainly be looking for this to add to my stock.

A great night with a relaxed atmosphere.

Protein POWER

Breakfast, Vegetarian

Often my post consist of healthy recipes but this is a lean, mean, protein punch post!

I’ve been having this (or a variation of this) every day for weeks now. So amazingly tasty, thick and filling. A must haveif your   working out.

  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 banana or half an avocado 
  • 4 tbsp of low fat yoghurt
  • Almond milk to crest desired consistency 
  • A blast of crushed ice (helps to thicken)

Seriously tasty.

My variation include adding frozen berries / peanut butter / flavored yoghurt / coffee

  

Puerto Rican chicken and Rice

Caribbean food made easy: with Levi Roots, chicken, Cook book, Food, Foodie, Spicy

After 3 alcohol free nights, yes 3!!!! (Well done me, I know), I treat myself and Gav last-night to a spicy dish out of the Levi Roots cookbook…..along with a bottle of Chardonnay.

This recipe has minimal preparation but requires a good hour cooking time (not 40 minutes as the book suggests).

Regardless of the slowish cook, defiantly try this dish!

The rice resulted in a almost risotto like texture and held so much fiery flavor, it was just stunning. The chicken thighs, despite the hour cook, were supremely moist and just soaked up so much juice, the whole dish was a true flavor sensation. A great, great dinner!

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