Hi guys, here is a little doozie from good old Jamie Oliver, this one is courtesy of his superfood book.
It’s healthy, tasty, so very fresh tasting and delicious! Try it!
Summer nights call for light scrumptious dishes and this meets the brief. This tomato and rocket flan throws fresh, vibrant flavours at you and treats you to a naughty pastry punch.
You can of course make your own pastry but in this case I didn’t…..hands slapped!
So all you need to do is:
Summer is here, we have the reddened skin and smily faces to prove it, and one thing I love more than anything in summer, is the light tasty meals that keep us content. We don’t need steaming hot bowls of soup or the comfort of stodge, it’d s great time to feel healthy!
This dish is a summer doozy, it’s the epitome of simple and its fresh zingy taste makes it a great lunch or dinner for a high temp day.
Beautiful, refreshing and light!
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:
Tonight’s menu showcased lamb again! But this time British lamb leg was the cut of choice and boy was it a sensation.
The lamb steaks (seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper) were flash fried for 2 minutes each side leaving them pink and soft throughout and I served the steaks with a great summer salad and Rosemary roasties.
The salad consisted of pomegranate, walnuts, pistachios, shallots, Chilli, parsley, green olives, olive oil and Lemon juice and was a sheer delight. Texture and taste packed!
This dish far exceeded what you would expect from a Monday night at home, a pretty great start to the foodie week.
As I am alone this week I look on the opportunity to eat meat free, healthy dishes with out complaint from the Jones over the lack of meat.
I’ve looked over this recipe for samosas for some time now, passing it off as a starter and trying to keep it in mind for when the need for an Indian stater arises. But as I looked over it at the weekend I thought why not make it as a main with salad? And do that’s what I did!
It’s a rather hearty dish really, lots of veg with a dose of seasoning. I halved the recipe but still ended up with mixture to freeze…no bad thing.
It was great tasting and really nice, different lunch to take to work. Easy, cheap, different, what’s not to like?
Friday night comes and I just want yummy, slightly naughty, fast food. But, I don’t want a takeaway as quite frankly, those available to me are less than satisfying. So, I ponder through my recipe collection for something that ticks all the boxes.
I tell you ladies and gents, this dish does tick all the boxes!!
This requires the minimal prep of mixing up the marinade and leaving the coated chicken for 40 minutes to soak up all of the flavors. Then it’s simply a matter of baking, cooking some rice and chopping up a quick salad. Easy and no requirement for me to be stood in the kitchen for hours.
As far as levels of yummyness go, I really can not explain what a taste sensation this turned out to be. The chicken was sweet, sticky and wonderfully moist and the salad offered a sweet and zingy side.
This dish would be brilliant in a summer bbq.
Last night I pulled out the old Matt Dawson cook book (rugby pro turned mssterchef contestant) and through s process of picking one of the few recipes I hadn’t yet tried, chose this!
Duck and melon I thought? Hmmm. I mean I like fruit with meat but this seemed odd. Also, I don’t love rocket….overall one would wonder why I even bothered with it!
Well, I loved it and that is why I try new things! Turns out there is a time and a place for Rockett and the duck/melon combo worked well.
A delightful tasty, different salad for a Monday night. Go for it.
I rarely eat Tuna steaks. My partner doesn’t like canned tuna and so is fearful of the whole tuna scene!
But he is away and so last night I hashed up this unexpected delight!
Really simple, just:
My Tuna was soo fat that it didn’t cook right through but actually that was really rather nice. Despite the chubby Tuna it resulted in being a quite refreshing dish with a subtle sweet taste. Healthy to boot!
Dare I say it?
Well I just did. I’ve heard a lot of mixed views over fruit mixed with meat, I understand some people can’t stand the idea. Weird. I love fruit in a savory dish!!!
In an attempt to make a high protein lunch I made a chicken salad which included pineapple cottage cheese! It was rather marvelous, the sweet fruity punch with my tender moist chicken…a meal I’ll surely be repeating this week.
It simply consisted of:
– chicken breast (cooked in oregano)
– pineapple cottage cheese
– spicy chillies
High protein. Low fat. Just a shame I missed my morning gym session. Whoops!