Chocolate Mango Madness

Chocolate, desserts, Fruit, Toast-it

So This happened.

Brioche! Nutella! Mango! Chocolate Ice Cream!

Literally toasted Brioche, slathered in Nutella and then loaded with sliced Mango and Chocolate Ice Cream!

Om.

choc

Tapenade on rye

Lunch, Vegetarian

Lunch today was simplicity made heavenly. An olive and pepper tapenade on rye crisp reads. A salty, moorish treat.

Really simple to do, simply roast some sweet peppers and then blitz with mixed olives. Any one can make this and for my blending needs, I used the nutribullet.

A great lunch which I throughly looked forward to.

  

Spanish style pasta

Good food: 101 hot and spicy dishes, Pasta, Uncategorized

Chorizo is delicious isn’t it? 

I wanted a tasty dinner to end my working week but by the time Friday hits me I need a dinner which quite frankly doesn’t take too much effort. So, I found this easy and fast pasta recipie which has chorizo in and thought, perfect!

Cooking this simply entailed frying and boiling, it could not have been more simple but the outcome was deceptive! A spicy, moorish hug in a bowl. 

   
   

Lamb to make you love

Caribbean food made easy: with Levi Roots, Lamb, Uncategorized

Lamb, when cooked right, can be one of my most enjoyed meats yet all too often, lamb for me is just too lamby.

Not on this dish though, this lamb was ridiculously brilliant, outstanding! It was moist, soft and full of a sweet flavor which paired with the fruity tangy pomegranate and onion salad was a match worthy of a Sunday! 

I also added some of my granddads home made gooseberry and mint jelly which was a brilliant addition, of course you can’t do that but I’m sure there is something comparable available!!

Well worth the pay out for the leg joint, I don’t believe you would get the same cook on a smaller joint such as a chop. Worth the time also!

   
A great bonus too…. I’ve been eating lamb wraps for two days!!

   
Well…. 😊

Jerk! (Chicken)

chicken, Uncategorized

Tom Kerridge made another appearance in my house over the weekend. OK, so it wasn’t actually Tom in the flesh, but his new recipie book did feature in my food adventures, to be specific, the Jerk Chicken.

It’s not the 1st time I’ve noshed on this spicy poultry but Toms tip of oven cooking with a steam element (from a water bath under the chicken) is NOT to be ignored! Honestly, I cooked the chicken pieces for 45 minutes. I thought to my self “this is going to be dryer than the Sahara itself” but to my surprise and delight, it was as moist as moist can be!  

A simple dish with a fiery flourish…go for it. (Not sexy to eat though, unless sexy to you is carnivorous finger lickers)

   
   

Cannelloni Canbehealthy

Cook book, Food, Uncategorized, Weight watchers: Around the world

It’s Monday folks.

For me, Monday requires a healthy dinner to kick start the week but I’m typically still yearning for the weekend past and so although healthy, it must hold lots of appeal. (Else wise my stomach may lead me astray)

“Appeal” to me today presented itself in the form of “comfort” and what offers more comfort than pasta? 

I rustled up a Cannelloni dish from a supremely old weight watchers book. Typically I’d consider it a little boring but it was hearty, with a deep tomato sauce and best of all, it was healthy. I am going to bed satisfied and carbed up for the mornings gym session!

   
    
   

The return of MOVIE NIGHT!

Food

For anyone who has read my blog before you may have seen that mid week I have a Movie Night. For me, Movie Night is an excuse to stray away from healthy eating and to have a little splurge on the dark side!

Last night however, the meal wasn’t too unhealthy but it still felt naughty enough to be indulgent.

  

Chilli and home made nacho chips

This was a hodge podge recipe really, made up of things I had to hand.

  • I fried some onion, Chilli and Tomato. 
  • Made a base using beef stock, chili powder and paprika and let this summer for 30 minutes
  • Added the onion mix to the stock along with kidney beans, a dash of ketchup, bbq sauce, worstershire sauce and Quarn mince. I let this simmer for 40 minutes to infuse
  • Boiled some rice
  • Cut plain white wraps into triangles, coated in olive oil and Paprika and baked on 180 for 10 minutes
  • Served! (With sour cream)

Firstly, this could have been made quicker but depth of flavor may not have been as strong.

Secondly, Quarn mince is great! Gav didn’t even know it wasn’t beef.

Third, these home made chips are amazing. Crisp, flavor full and lower cals/fat than bag bought.

A tasty night indeed!

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.