Peanut butter Chocolate truffles

Chocolate, desserts, Vegetarian

If you want an easy peasy little sweet to make, this is the one for you!

Simply do the following:

  1. Mix 250g cream cheese with 50g of peanut butter (or more if you fancy a stronger peanut taste) 2 tbsp powdered sugar and 50g chocolate chips.
  2. Spoon out the mixture and roll into bite size balls. Place these in the fridge to chill
  3. Melt 300g dark chocolate. When melted, cover the balls in chocolate. That’s it! But you can decorate them if you so desire…..I did.

They are quite decedent, very creamy and sweet. My top to you would be to make them slightly smaller tun your tempted to do.

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Whisky burger

Beef, Hamburger gourmet

Last night I made a whisky burger and there was no mistaking the whisky. Boy did it pack a punch!

I used the Hamburger gourmet book and it stated to use bourbon but as Gav isn’t too fond of that type of whisky I used a really peaty Scottish whisky called Smokehead. It was flipping amazing, really powerful and smoky.

It’s a really straightforward pattie, literally just 125g mince, doused in whisky and shaped. Griddle it for 2 minutes each side and it’s done. It was served in a brioche bun with rocket and a simple cheese sauce (chedder, water, chopped pepper)

A great Saturday night plate of food.

Cheaters never prosper

Food

Last night we made it home from London and knowing I would be zonked I decided to do a very rare thing for my household….. I ordered ready made food! šŸ˜±

This tapas selection came from Tesco and despite it offering a tasty and varied sounding selection, it was wholly disappointing. Everything tasted pretty much the same and has this underlying synthetic taste.

The best part was the ciabatta which I personally toasted and drizzled with truffle oil and fig balsamic.

Lesson learnt, cheaters never prosper.


*Dont be fooled by its alluring look! 

Salmon and Asparagus Supreme

Cook book, Fish, Weight watchers seasonal recipes

And supreme indeed it is

What a delightful dish, a total all rounder! It’s filling, nutritious, creamy, fresh, tasty and even a little cheesy.

What is it? Well it’s pretty much just salmon fillets cooked with leeks, courgettes and asparagus in a creamy, but low fat, bachamel sauce. I could of easily eaten this on its own but I did add some couscous. It really was beautiful in taste, the soft salmon against the slightly sweet sauce was a heavenly melt in the mouth affair. 

It’s also a very easy dish to make, pretty much a one pot deal, in the oven, 25 minutes, bish, bosh, done!





*Recipe courtesy of the Weight Watchers Seasonal cook book (I don’t follow weight watchers, it’s an old book but contains some good, low fat material)

Trout, an ugly name but a beautiful taste!

Fish

Tonight’s dinner called for high protein (Minday night boot camp) with great taste (Just because Monday needs help to be good!) and so this tasty trout dish was on the menu.

Not only is it healthy and tasty but from start to finish it takes 25 minutes to prep and cook.


Simply….

  1. Mix 20g butter with 1 crushed garlic cloves, 2 chopped shallots, 1 small bunch of chopped parsley and 1 tsp of Dijon mustard.
  2. Score the skin of 2 trouts and rub the buttery mixture in
  3. Peel 2 bulbs of chicory and lay on two individual baking sheets, place the fish on top of the chicory and fold the parchment into a parcel. Cook the fish parcel for 15-20 minutes in the fm oven at 180
  4. Meanwhile boil some broccoli florets
  5. Fry 2 slices of streaky bacon in 5g butter. When nearly done, add 20g pistachio nuts
  6. If desired, cook 100g couscous and season with salt, pepper and ginger
  7. When it’s all cooked, serve and enjoy 

*serves 2

If you are not overly familiar with Trout it’s a really delicate fish with a very light and fresh taste. It’s easy to over flavour but this dish offers a beautiful mix of bitter chicory, fresh fish and creamy nuts.

Healthy tiramisuĀ 

desserts, Easy Everyday Fast recipe book

I haven’t made anything sweet in a while so I dived into the recipe collection and pulled out this little whippet.

  
Tiramisu but made with quark and yoghurt rather than the heavier alternatives such as cream or mascarpone.

  
I haven’t eaten it yet but I tasted throughout the making process and it’s a really light version. Just sweet enough with the coffee kick from the coffee and liqueur.

  

A dish too darn good not to share!

Vegetarian

I always like to produce at one vegetarian dish each week, its good for our Eco system, my body and my purse!And generally, I like a good veggi dish but this was out of this world!

Its aĀ ExoticĀ butter beanĀ and butternut squash stew and it offers sweet creamy tastes which are so good, I was actually disappointed to have finished.

Simply sweat aĀ chopped onionĀ in a large pan then add a tbsp of demarera sugarĀ and the butter nut squash (I used spiralised squash). Then add a 400ml can of coconut milk, some chopped chiliĀ flakesĀ and about 300ml of vegetable stock.Ā Simmer for 20 minutes and then add theĀ butter beansĀ and cook for a further 10 minutes.

To serve, dish the stew up with some rice and lay on a sprinkling of chili flakes, coriander and pistachios.

Sweet, creamy and with a delicate heat smoldering in the back ground.

Cutest food day ever!!

Food

Aww man, seriously…..how cute are these snack pots?
  
I’m not really supposed to be spending mulah at the moment but I saw these yesterday (in the sale too!) and I couldn’t resist. Last night, in a terribly uncool way, I had great fun filling them with today’s breakfast and lunch!

  
Overnight maple and toffee oats for after the gym, and for lunch, rye crisp breads with cream cheese, tomatoes and relish.

A healthy day ready for a somewhat naughty movie night tonight!

Tuesday Trim

Breakfast, Vegetarian

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.

Breakfast Smoothie

  • Bananas
  • Whey (Vanilla)
  • Kale
  • Almond milk
  • low fat Greek yogurt
  • Pineapple juice

 Lunch

  • Two hard boiled eggs
  • Kale
  • 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.

Healthy Nom!

 

Some days I cheat….

Fish

Although I love to be in the kitchen, sometimes time doesn’t always pan out and today was one of those days.

So, to boots I went and a meal deal I got!

I love this little sushi salad, it’s a regular go to and although it looks small it’s decieving and filling!

The juice….it takes some getting used to. 

  
The boots meal deals are really very good value and tasty.