Double beast burger

Beef, Burger book

There is not a single way I could promote this as healthy but I’ll try….

  1. It is made of lean beef
  2. It has salad 
  3. It’s fresh

Convinced? 


No, I would be either! This is a beast of a burger, 2 home made beef patties, lettuce, tomatoe, gherkins and a whole lot of cheese!!

Really simple parties, just beef mince, seasoning, egg yolk and chopped onion.


Delish 😊

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Pineapple custard

desserts, Fruit

Happy Wednesday foodie friends!!

If you need a little boost to get over this midweek hump, why not try this little tiddler of a dessert?

OK, it’s ridiculously simple and you would be forgiven for thinking…..boring, but give it a chance and I promise it will deliver!

All you need to do is:

  1. Place a couple of ladies fingers (sponge fingers) in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Layer on some pineapple pieces (tinned are fine) and even pour in a bit of the juice.
  3. Later with custard (homemade, tinned, low fat, full fat…its up to you!)
  4. Refrigerate until you ready to consume!


It offers you a sweet little pudding with different textures and tastes which combined, compliment each other really well. It’s also quite light and makes for s nice little summer treat.

Chops for a choppy night

Pork, Uncategorized

The wind was blasting last night and I enjoyed the cosyness of my PJs and slippers whilst listening to the howling gales!

It seemed rather appropriate on this blustery night that a hearty, body warming dinner should be on the menu and so that’s precisely what I did!

This dish of roast vegetables and a pork chop is humble, simply, hearty and tasty (not to mention easy)

Simply take your veg (I went for parsnips and Butternut squash) and roast for 15 minutes in olive oil and seasoning (I added oregano). Then depending on the size of your chops, place the pork chops on top of the veg, sprinkle in some chopped apple slices, and toast for a further 15 minutes. Done! (Add Gravy if you like) 

   
 
Yummy winter warming dish!

Jalapeño and corn dip delight

Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Everyone who reads my blog will have seen that each week I have a movie night and typically the food that accompanies this night is naughty, comforting, tasty and did I say naughty?

This week we had this dip. It’s a really great, simple dish but packs a flavor punch that will leave you dazed and elated!

  
All you need to do is:

  • Mix chopped jalapeño’s, one can of sweetcorn, one 250g tub of cream cheese, 200g of cheddar, 200g of monetary jack cheese, season and a tbsp of paprika
  • Place in the oven (200) for 20 minutes or until hot and gloopy!

For the chips (semi homemade)

  • Cut tortilla wraps into chip shapes, coat well in olive oil and  paprika (this can be any spice really or just salt) and place in a single layer on a baking tray
  • Bake at 180 for 5 minutes….watch them carefully as they burn quickly!

 
What you will then have is a bowl of spicy, cheesy amazingness and some sweet, crispy bites to transport the cheeseyness into your face!

Awesome guilt food at its best

Gammon: Not quite a friend

Cook book, Food, Pork, Uncategorized

I have never really liked Gammon. Salty, a weird texture that comes across as fatty, even if it isn’t. No it just hasn’t been for me.

  
But I strongly believe that taste buds evolve and so every now and again I keep reverting back to my less than favorite foods with the hope there will be a tingle of enjoyment. This has worked for me over the years, I now love wine, olives and am partial to celery, all of which at one point I couldn’t stand.

But back to Gammon. Last night I cooked orange and mustard gammon with a leek and pea cous cous. I won’t lie to you, I still don’t love gammon but it was definitely more enjoyable than previous experiences! I’m on my way 😉

   
   
I just need to keep at it with goats cheese now

Meatball Monday

Beef, Food

After a mammoth weekend (the good kind) today I feel about as energetic as a sloth may feel after a long walk and the consumption of a Sunday dinner…. Not energetic at all!

For that reason I nipped to Marks and Spencers and bought some meatballs and mini roasties. A simple 25 minutes roast and dinner was served. OK so this lacked afford on my side but come on, everyone needs a break once in a while?

As it happens, I didn’t love it. I’ll stick to cooking from fresh next time…

  

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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