Green is the new black

Vegetarian

This may be the greenest drink I have ever consumed. But green is good right? Green comes from grene rooting to the words grass and grow and its synonymous with spring and vitality! Green is good.

This drink is undoubtedly good…..
1/2 cucumber

1/2 courgette

Handful of kale

Handful of spinach 

A celery stalk

Bunch of parsley

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp maca seeds

Good, but not the tastiest! ­čśŐ

A dish too darn good not to share!

Vegetarian

I always like to produce at one vegetarian dish each week, its good for our Eco system, my body and my purse!And generally, I like a good veggi dish but this was out of this world!

Its a Exotic butter bean and butternut squash stew and it offers sweet creamy tastes which are so good, I was actually disappointed to have finished.

Simply sweat a chopped onion in a large pan then add a tbsp of demarera sugar and the butter nut squash (I used spiralised squash). Then add a 400ml can of coconut milk, some chopped chili flakes and about 300ml of vegetable stock. Simmer for 20 minutes and then add the butter beans and cook for a further 10 minutes.

To serve, dish the stew up with some rice and lay on a sprinkling of chili flakes, coriander and pistachios.

Sweet, creamy and with a delicate heat smoldering in the back ground.

Tuesday Trim

Breakfast, Vegetarian

I had annual leave yesterday and so Tuesday this week is the first day of my working week and being “back on it!”

In a complete effort to be super duper healthy I hit the gym for 90 minutes this morning and prepared a packed lunch of ultimate “Health” foods.

Breakfast Smoothie

  • Bananas
  • Whey (Vanilla)
  • Kale
  • Almond milk
  • low fat Greek yogurt
  • Pineapple juice

 Lunch

  • Two hard boiled eggs
  • Kale
  • Pineapple cottage cheese

 
OK, double Kale I here you say? Well, I had Kale speeding towards its sell by date and I hate waste!

I have to be really honest though, I was in no way looking forward to lunch. Feeling starving I really wanted something hearty and better than what I perceived my lunch to be but seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel really satisfied.

Healthy Nom!

 

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!

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 Ôś║´ŞĆ 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!!!!

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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