Month: October 2012

Chicken, avocado & fig salad with cinnamon rice

Chicken, avocado & fig salad with cinnamon rice

Chicken, avocado and fig salad with cinnamon rice This is a firm family favourite with delicious and satisfying flavours which will thrill your tastebuds as well as keep you full and satisfied for a long time. The cinnamon rice is adapted from a Tott family […]

Tasty chicken stock

Tasty chicken stock

An absolute kitchen essential in my book. Once you know how to make a great chicken stock, you have a delicious base for all your soups and sauces. When you want to save the pennies too, it makes your chicken stretch out to another meal. […]

Butternut squash & feta salad

Butternut squash & feta salad

Butternut Squash & Feta Salad

Serves 4

If you need a healthy, easy, yummy lunch which you can wow your friends with, this one fits the bill. I was served this by my friend who’s a bit of a culinary whizz a couple of weeks ago. It’s delicious, nutritious, fat burning and will keep you full well into the afternoon.

1 butternut squash, deseeded and cut into 1″ squares
200g feta cheese
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsps Pumpkin seeds
2 tbsps Sunflower seeds
1 tbsp Flaxseeds
Generous handful of fresh thyme
1 packet rocket/babyspinach mix
4 warmed pitta breads, cut in half
1 tub houmous

Dressing:
Mix 2 tbsp hemp oil with 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method:
Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Put the coconut oil in a tray, and place in oven until oil has melted. Add the buttenut squash, stirring until all the pieces are coated. Roast for 25-30 minutes until lightly caramelised.  Towards the end of cooking, warm the pittas in the oven, or toast in the toaster if you prefer.
In a small frying pan over a medium heat, toast the seeds and then set aside.

Divide the rocket mix into bowls, add a sprinkle of thyme, 1/4 of the seeds, and dressing to each bowl, and toss gently.

To serve:
Crumble the feta over the salad mix, add the butternut squash and serve with a warmed pitta and houmous. Enjoy!

3 quick, easy, sustaining breakfasts

3 quick, easy, sustaining breakfasts

Morning folks, so this morning, I thought I’d share my top 3 quick, sustaining breakfasts with you. 1. Scrambled egg & avocado wrap. Prep/cook time: 5 minutes. When you need a quick, delicious breakfast, this recipe will certainly fit the bill and help you start […]

Salmon with ginger & thyme butternut squash, green beans & broccoli

Salmon with ginger & thyme butternut squash, green beans & broccoli

As my husband will testify, I have become more and more interested in the food we eat, and how it can affect our health. A few months ago, I began to experiment with ‘eating clean’ – that is, to eliminate pretty much all processed foods […]