Chicken Satay

chicken

Healthy and delicious midweek meals are not difficult when you put your mind to it.

This simple meal was completely satisfying on all levels. Tasty, filling, healthy, cheap and quick!

All you need to do is:

  • Coat the chicken in yoghurt, tikka sauce And lemon juice, then leave to marinate for as much time as you have
  • Chop up a salad of cucumber, tomatoes, green pepper, red onion and drizzle with a little good quality olive oil
  • Grill the marinated chicken for 5 minutes on each side
  • Griddle wraps to accompany the dish
  • Mix a little natural yoghurt with tikka sauce for a nice dip (spice it up with chilli sauce if you fancy!)

Easy!

Guilty pleasure too terrible to tell….but I will!

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Lambrini for those of you who don’t know, is a cheap, fizzy, low alcohol content wine which is sadly associated with underage teens trying to get tiddly!

However, it’s light, refreshing and easy to drink and every now and again, me and Gav treat ourselves! 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

  

Bella Italia: Not too crappy

Restaurant

   
About to see Deadpool!!! 😃 And as per our typical pre cinema routine we rock up at a local eatery, eat, drink and then watch! Today we went for Bella Italia!

  
We started with some seriously nommy cheesy garlic bread. This one was a  caramelized onion option and it was fought over by us both! It’s was super sweet, but super amazeballs! 

  Gav followed the starter with a beef and red wine pasta dish, I didn’t try it but have it on good authority that it was “nice”.

   

We of course shared some wine!!

   

I opted for pasta with shredded duck and a sweet Chinese sauce. It’s an odd combo I know, but I really enjoyed it.

 
And we shared some deep fried Courgette. I’ve never had these before but I sure as will again!

Overall, a decent meal and for £40….no complaints!

Noodles return….with Prawns!

Chinese, Food, Food general, Foodie, prawn

Despite my love affair with noodles it’s a while since I’ve made up a batch, but tonight changed that.

Prawn Noodles was the dinner choice for tonight, with a Chinese influence:

   

  1. Place the Noodles in boiling water and add 1tbsp Soy sauce, 1tsp Chinese five spice and leave to soften.
  2. Meanwhile fry thinly sliced carrot, onion and chili in a wok
  3. When softened slightly add some chopped kale and the prawns
  4. Finally season and mix the prawn mixture into the noodles 



In total this dish took 20 minutes max and was ram packed full of full of taste. Tuesday night I challenge you to give me better food! Not likely! 😉

Let me know your thoughts……

Chilli Beef Couscous

Beef

Get home.

Starving.

Feeling zonked.

Dinner in under 10 minutes? Yes indeed!

  

  1. Boil the kettle
  2. Mix couscous with Chilli powder, paprika, salt and pepper
  3. Add the boiling water, cover and leave to soak up the moisture 
  4. Fry red onion, Chilli, tomato and Beef strips in olive oil for 5 minutes
  5. Serve the Couscous and Beef mixture with a sprinkle of Corrinder 

Boom! 10 minutes down and a healthy, flavorful tea ready to devour!

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!

Tatton park gardeners cottage 

Cake, Food, Food general, Foodie

As a belated birthday treat I met a friend at the Gardeners cottage at Tatton Park, Knutsford.

We enjoyed a scrummy afternoon tea and a much needed catch up.

For the second time now we each had the Gardeners tea: £10 for a choice of two bloomers, cake/scone and tea/coffee. For the second time, neither of us finished it due to the portion size. This place really is great value and top notch quality.

If ever you are around the area you should treat yourself to to a visit, not only is it great value and tasty, but the surroundings are truly beautiful.

  

Tuna Nicoise pasta salad lunch

Cook book, Food, Food general, Foodie, Kitchen, Lunch

With the aim of keeping healthy and not forking out for lunch at work I made a whole batch of this pasta salad last night.

The verdict: a little dry, I normally prefer a saucy pasta but I think with a dash of extra seasoning it won’t be a bad lunch for the rest of the week.

As you might expect it was rather easy to prepare, it really just took a little boiling and chopping, then hey presto, complete!

This recipe is courtesy of the 101 pasta dishes by good food.

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