Right from the off on this blog, I knew that I not only wanted to feature recipes which I had found, but also ones from like-minded food lovers. The recipes have to tickle my tastebuds but, for me, sharing ideas is what it’s all about and what fuels my passion for writing this blog. First up is a recipe from Cherlouise, a friend from my college days, and I have to say, her berry muffins look a pretty good (as it were)!
One thing that makes me very happy is when I find a low fat dessert that doesn’t taste like you are missing out… and this my fellow foodies is one such recipe! Fruity, light, and cakey with a delicious creamy ‘underbelly’ is definitely a winning combination in my book. These individual pots are easy to put together once you have all the ingredients measured out and can even be made in advance.
Day two of our weekend in Wales and another winning recipe from the Hairy Dieters cookbook for dinner. This one is so easy and tasty that I defy anyone to argue about the fact it is low fat. The crispy crumb adds texture and flavour and lifts the humble, and often bland, chicken breast to another level. This recipe is easily adapted for larger or smaller numbers, or tweaked for different palettes – how about swapping the parmesan for monterey jack cheese and adding a handful of chopped jalapeños for a Mexican vibe?
My father-in-law has had a rough time over the last month and, following 3 long weeks in hospital, he’s been discharged with strict instructions for a low fat diet. To give them a bit of culinary inspiration, I bought them the Hairy Dieters cookbook and tonight we rustled up the chicken & mushroom risotto. It was delicious! Full of flavour, wonderfully creamy and, what’s more, kind on the hips.
The clocks went forward over the Easter weekend and whilst Mother Nature has been a little confused whether it is Winter or Spring, I’ve really started craving fresh light meals. Perhaps its the psychological effect of the lighter evenings or just a inevitable backlash after months of stodgy comfort food but, whatever it is, I need some fresh vibrant flavours and I need them now!
I’ve had this recipe from ’The Homesick Texan’ on my ‘wishlist’ for quite some time and I’m glad to say it didn’t disappoint. I’ll be honest, it’s hard to write about ‘cheesy balls’ with a totally straight face, but these retro orbs appear to be big business over the water. Whilst in America they are favoured for Thanksgiving & Christmas, I see no reason why these can’t enjoyed as alternative to our traditional after-dinner cheese and biscuits. They certainly didn’t hang around very long when I made them tonight!
This meal is so quick and easy and oozes mexican flavours. I served this with rice but, for a lighter meal, it’s great as it is. The recipe for the spicy seasoning is more than you will need for this dish. Put the extra in an airtight container and use it to add some smoky flavour to chicken, fish or potato wedges.
New Year, new resolution, and it’s time to kick start my blog (and my backside) into touch. The blog has been neglected for far too long, and as for my backside…. that’s another story but it’s definitely time to work of some off the Christmas excesses. Quick, healthy and ultra tasty, this super side dish pretty much ticks all the boxes. Its simple ingredients make it a good all-year round dish but it’d also be perfect for using up a glut of homegrown beans in the summer.
My first attempt at a savoury tarte tatin and, overall, I was pretty pleased with it. There wasn’t quite as much juice as I expected from the onions but this would probably solved by cooking them for slightly less time. Made as a French dish for a Eurovision party it certainly didn’t hang around for very long but, would be great as something a bit different for a weekend lunch. To make it easier, you could always use ready-made puff pastry for the base.
These little pancakes are quick and filling and perfect for a midweek meal. What’s more the beauty of them is that you can use pretty much anything in your fridge/storecupboard to create them so you can really mix up the flavours.