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!

A rare night of not cooking..

italian

Last night I rang Gav…. I said “can’t be bothered to cook, go get some wine, pick up some food too” (with maybe a few pleasantries slotted in also)

He came home with wine (2 bottles) and a pizza and garlic bread combo from the Co op. Normally I’m not a fan of ready made pizza but the Kashmiri pizza from the co op is my guilty pleasure. Nom! Only problem was, I had to share!!

  

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.

  

Movie night naughty night

Pinterest, Vegetarian

Me and Gav like to break up the working week with a naughty movie night. It’s really just an excuse to pick a movie, have a tipple and eat guilty food. Last night we watched The Babadook, it was not good, but the food was yummy and picked by Gav for a change.

We had grilled Gouda and mushroom sandwiches:

   
 
Courtesy of Pinterest!

A completely greasy, naughty dish but so indulging and delicious. However, today I can still feel the grease sitting on my stomach and so I think it will be a while before I revisit grilled cheese!!

The Gardeners cottage

Cake, Food

This cafe really is a quaint as the name suggests.

Situated in the court yard area in Tatton park, Knutsford (Cheshire, UK) this cafe is wonderful after a lovely romp round the grounds!

It has a cute outdoors area and despite being three floors in capacity, inside still feels cosy and eclectic.

Myself and my friend enjoyed the Gardeners afternoon tea which consisted of two tastes of sandwiches, a pot of tea of your choice and s cake or scone. It was greatly delicious and so large I couldn’t finish it. For £10 you could get better value.

  
The menu also features breakfast and lunch, a large tea selection and alcohol. 

I would really recommend this cute cafe.

Simply health

Fish

Tonights dinner is quite simply about health. Still tasty? Of course, but it’s focus was to provide me with a nutritious protein filled plate of which I could both enjoy and benefit from.

  

  • Cooked smoked salmon
  • Baked cherry tomatoes 
  • Cottage cheese
  • Chili beetroot 
  • Sweet chili sauce

A delicious guilt free dish!

Fat Tuna

Fish, Gridling

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! 

  • Tuna steak
  • Carrot
  • Cabbage
  • Soy sauce
  • Plum sauce
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning

Really simple, just:

  1. Shred the carrot and cabbage. Pop it in a hot wok with the soy sauce and plum sauce.
  2. Whilst that’s frying, cover the tuna in oil and lemon. Pop it on a griddle pan for 2-3 minutes each side.
  3. Serve with a smidge of seasoning

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!

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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Pistachio nut crusted halibut

Cook book, Fish, Food, Foodie, Gridling

I haven’t cooked with halibut much before but last-night I gave it ago with this recipe from the Griddling cook book.

I found the fish so meaty and tasty, it was an absolute joy. The nut crust only enhanced the fish’s almost creamy taste and served on a bed on roasted vegetables ensured the halibut really was the main feature.

A beautiful dish which not only made for a great meal but sparked my delight for halibut!

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Brandy? Pork? Cream? All good for a Tuesday!

Cook book, Food, Foodie, Pork, Toast-it

I LOVE the Toast-it cookbook!!! 💗

This is a little gem of a recipe book. They are all meals which can fill the need of a light dinner (providing you don’t use a whole loaf of course!!!) but are tasty and creative!

Tuesday night I made this creamy pork dish on walnut bread.

It was incredibly tasty but I’m glad I only made two slices each as the sauce was very rich indeed. The cream and the brandy held the overriding taste. This was a slightly naughty midweek dinner as it involved a tub of cream, but a little naughtiness is a necessity!!

I’d defiantly recommend this, it takes but a few minutes to make and doesn’t require many ingredients!

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