Kitchen surprise: Breaded chicken wraps

chicken, Food, Foodie

I raided the kitchen and whipped up this tasty, slightly naughty dinner last night. I’d treat myself to a tipple of wine and so didn’t want to be in the kitchen an age, but I was hungry and needed substance!

Breaded chicken wraps with rocket and sundried tomato salad

 

Super easy:

  • Cut a chicken breast in to slices, coat in flour, egg and breadcrumbs (I mixed paprika in with my bread crumbs) then gently fry
  • Fry onions and peppers 
  • Place the chicken, onions and peppers in your wraps and pop under the grill to toast
  • Mix up your salad: I used rocket, sundried tomatoes, olive oil, lemon and seasoning
  • Serve!

Really easy. Relatively quick. A taste of slight guilt food for a Friday night!

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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.

  

Cauliflower wowzer!!

Pinterest, Vegetarian

Ive had this little gem saved on my Pinterest for an age now. 

I came home tonight with no dinner planned and few ingredients to use but alas, I had a cauliflower. I think I bought it subliminally in order to make this recipe!

I have to say, I wanted to be naughty but I went for this and WOW I am so glad I did! What a truly delish dish. Granted, it may be better as a side, a snack or party nibbles but these salt and pepper florets are moorish xnd healthy. A winner!

Really simple, really quick, really cheap and really tasty. A veg that packs a punch and totally great served with a sweet chili sauce.
   
 

Spicy salmon hodgepodge 

Fish, Food, Foodie, Spicy, Uncategorized

I’ve had a mammoth day today and tonight my dinner needed to be healthy but comforting. I had no meal planned as such and so went with what available ingredients I had in the fridge.

The result was a chili Salmon fillet laid on a bed of crushed potatoes, a sprinkle of sweetcorn and a drizzle of sweet chili sauce (which Gav brought me from Utah!)

It was just what I needed. A seriously flavorful salmon, a sweet hot kick from the sauce and a slight essence of “stodge” to wrap me in the comfort I desired ☺️ Low cal, low fat to boot!!

  

Blooming love noodles!!!!

chicken, Chinese, Cook book, Foodie, Good food: 101 hot and spicy dishes

Monday night equated to noodles. Chicken and veg Chinese style to be specific.

Such an easy recipe ( I know I always say that but it was!) but with such a flavor some outcome! I actually made a change to the recipie, I had some Chinese plum sauce that needed using and so instead of teriyak, I used that. A great sweet flavor resulted!

Once upon a time I thought the only way to add flavor to noodles was by the sauce that you slather on them. I now thank the day I discovered you could boil them in stock!!!

I halved the recipe but I still got a good three portions from it meaning I’m having super tasty lunches this week!

I would really recommend this dish to my fellow noodle lovers. 

   
 

Thai Salmon tastiness 

Fish, Weight watchers: Time to eat

Thursday night required a healthy dinner and I opted for a fish dish.

This meal could be dubbed a “one pot dish”, it really was as simple as throwing it all in a pot and leaving it in the oven for 20 minutes.

Then end result was much better than expected. The salmon soaked up all the ginger and coconut flavor and the whole dish was drowned in a delicate creamy coconut sauce. It left me feeling like I had enjoyed a “take away meal” but with the benefit of it being low cal, low fat.

Defiantly a dish quick and easy enough to repeat!

   
 

Frozen delight!!!!!!

Desert, Frozen treats, Fruit

First post in a while……I’m sorry.

It’s been a weird few weeks but a positive part has been the purchase of my very 1st, much coveted, ice cream maker!!!!



I made this frozen yoghurt from:

  • Blueberries
  • Fat free Greek yoghurt
  • Sugar to sweeten

Easy peasy and amazingly, deliciously smooth. Nom.

Watch this space for the many new recipes I plan to try……eek

Eat your veg!

Five-a-Day, Food, Vegetarian

In an effort to eat more vegetables this week (I’m being a little slack whilst Gavs away!) I dove into the “Five-a-Day” cook book and cooked up these tasty little patties.

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These were a simple matter of cooking through the veg, blending, shaping and grilling. A very easy dish to make mid week.

I did find them slightly bland despite adding my own seasoning and topping with parmesan but I think these are easily adaptable and I’m going to try them again with some different ingredients, possibly courgette and asparagus (oh and topped with a poached egg, nom). I think these would be a really great summer dish served with a salad and a crisp glass of wine of course!

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Easy prep breakfast pot!

Breakfast, Foodie, Pinterest

This week I have been enjoying these darling little breakfast pots, the idea is courtesy of a lovely Pinterest pinner!

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Basically the core recipe is:

  • Porridge oats
  • Almond Milk
  • Greek Yoghurt

Then you can mix up the flavours……………………A couple of my favourites to date is honey, blueberry and of course, peanut butter!

All you need to do is mix everything together, pop it in the fridge overnight and in the morning you have a creamy, tasty delight!

Healthy, easy, quick and delish!

I suppose the mason jar is optional but I think to cute not to do.

A PLAICE for mushrooms

Easy Everyday Fast recipe book, Fish, Food

(I’ve never had quite this many mushrooms in one dish)

This weeks fish dish comes from the fast and easy recipe book, a favorite for midweek cooking!

I can’t say I have had much plaice before and honestly I don’t think I’ll have too much in the future based on this. Don’t get me wrong, the dish as a whole was very tasty indeed but the fish alone I found quite bland and boring.

It was most defiantly the Parmesan sprinkling really made this dish, it elevated it to a level which without, it wouldn’t have reached.

In respect if sides, as it was simply fish and mushrooms I added some mustard mash which gave it a better portion size. Not too over whelming but without this addition I would certainly have been left hungry.

A good mid weeker overall but I would recommend a fish substitution…some chunky cod would have worked nicely.

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