This simple, yet delicious dish serves 2-4. Great to eat as leftovers – not so great to freeze due to courgettes and peppers it has become a firm favourite in our house especially when we’re in the mood for being indulgent! Prep time is around […]
Salsas are a great way to bring many meals to life with masses of flavour – sometimes they’re great in a pile on top of a dish, sometimes on the side, or even sprinkled all over so that you taste it with every delicious mouthful. There are a million different salsas made and eaten in Mexico – this just one, and a very satisfying and easy to make one it is, too!
You can make this as spicy or mild as you like by varying the amount of chilli.
4 tomatoes, skinned if you have time and finely chopped
small-medium red onion, finely chopped
3 tbsps fresh, chopped coriander
Chilli, finely chopped (about 1/4-1/3 chilli)- I tend to use habanero or scotch bonnets in my kitchen – and if I don’t have any in the fridge “Lazy Chilli” does the job
Juice of 1/2 lime
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and put in the fridge for an hour or two.
Bring to room temperature before serving, and eat as much as you like – whilst being high on flavour, this is an accompaniement which is very low on fat! Great with burgers, salads, fish, and meats.
Today, I’ve been trying to figure out a simple bean burger recipe without breadcrumbs, which maintains a nice firm texture, and all the magnificent flavours mexican cooking brings. The recipe which follows hits the mark, I reckon! I like my burgers pretty spicy, so you […]
When the weather turns cold, sometimes there’s simply nothing better than a hearty soup to see you through the day. But rather than fill up with one containing pasta which may leave you feeling bloated, a couple of tweaks provides you with an equally delicious, clean version of it which you can turn to whenever you fancy a warm comforting meal!
Dessert spoon coconut oil
1 medium red onion
1 clove garlic
1 medium carrot, diced in half cm-ish squares
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
4 skinned, chopped tomatoes (to skin, cover in boiling water until skin ‘cracks’ & feels loose, then peel) 1/2 tin cannelini beans
1 bay leaf
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1/2 mug quinoa, rinsed
1.2L vegetable stock / bouillon
Salt & pepper to taste
Generous handful of spinach, finely chopped
1 level tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
Method: Soften the onions, garlic, carrot, pepper and celery, thyme and bay leaf. When the veg are tender, add the tomatoes, beans, rinsed quinoa and 1L stock and cook on a medium heat for around 15-20 mins (until the quinoa is tender, but not overdone). Add more stock if required.
When cooked, remove from the heat, and remove the bay leaf. To serve: Season with salt & pepper and stir in the spinach & fresh basil.
Add a few parmesan shavings if you fancy.
I’m afraid I haven’t had a chance to photograph this one yet, but it is a very delicious, nutritious and sustaining meal, great eaten alone or with friends and family. Ingredients to serve 2: Salmon fillets x 2 Packet of Parma or serrano ham 200g […]
I’m a mum who wants my children to benefit from a healthy diet to enable them to be healthy and strong. So it’s always a stinger when my eldest refuses point blank to eat anything that resemble a vegetable. He just doesn’t ‘do’ them. ‘Yuk’ […]
Evening! I can’t resist posting this on a cold, blustery night when warming the cockles is the order of the day.
If you don’t want to load up on calories or send your blood sugar into overdrive, but need a soothing, warming, delicious drink, pop a spoonful of cocoa powder (organic, ideally but not essential – and NOT one of the ready-made ‘hot-chocolate’ drinks) into a mug. Pour boiled water into the mug, then sweeten with Agave nectar if you need to.
Sip and enjoy your antioxidant-packed, low cal, yet satisfyingly chocolatey drink. It’s particularly good when you’re flagging mid-afternoon and craving something sweet but are seeking a healthier alternative!
Staying hydrated in the winter months can be tough, and there’s nothing better than a warming drink to brighten your spirits. This ginger infusion will provide a boost to your body through hydration and is a great way to start your day (after your pint of […]