White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello Everyone, I hope your New Year is going well.

Today I’m sharing a tasty white chocolate chip cookie recipe, as you’ll know, I always love adding extra ingredients like oats or walnuts for an added crunch and nutrition and they both compliment these cookies so well. They are not too sweet and can be eaten slightly warm with ice-cream or custard for a delicious dessert.

Recipe: white chocolate chip cookies (makes 16)

Ingredients

100g butter

110g soft brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

150g self raising flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp white chocolate chips

1 tbsp oats

1 tbsp walnuts, chopped

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together then add the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder into the bowl and gently fold in. Next add the chocolate chips, oats and walnuts, combining well.
  • Equally spoon the cookie mixture onto the trays and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Leave to cool down before eating.

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Quinoa and Red Lentils with Brussels Sprouts

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well, thanks for stopping by today.

I’m still enjoying quinoa and here’s another very similar recipe. The ingredients below are a rough guide to follow for a portion of one but you could always add more or less depending on what you like. This is honestly one of my favourite meals to make and it never gets old, there’s so much going on from the flavours and textures that it just tastes so delicious. The quinoa and lentils go quite soft, the Brussels sprouts have a slight bite whilst the pumpkin seeds are crunchy.

Recipe: Quinoa and red lentils with Brussels sprouts (Serves 1)

Ingredients

30g quinoa

20g red lentils, soaked

150ml vegetable stock

Pinch of turmeric

Pinch of chilli

5 Brussels spouts, shredded

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted

1 tbsp desiccated coconut

2 inch spring onion, sliced

1 inch red pepper

1/2 tin tuna

Method

  • Wash the quinoa and soaked lentils then add 150ml of vegetable stock and leave on a gentle simmer for 15 minutes until fully cooked. Stir in the turmeric and chilli.
  • In the meantime, prepare the other ingredients and set aside in a bowl.
  • Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry pan, gently saute the Brussels sprouts in the same pan for a few minutes.
  • Once everything is cooked, mix in the pan to combine and serve.

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Kale fried dumplings

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well.

I’m sure I’ve shared something similar before but these kale fried dumplings taste so good, they are a twist of the classic fried dumpling with the addition of kale which provides a delicious earthy taste. This is a super simple recipe to make, it is a great side dish and perfect for dipping into curries and sauces. These dumplings aren’t normally weighed, you just get the right dough consistency to shape into round shapes and fry until golden brown. It all depends on how many you are making but a good sized handful should be enough. Although it’s a small amount, the addition of kale provides so many nutrients that help to maintain a healthy body.

Ingredients

Self-raising flour

Salt

Kale

Water

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Healthy Pasta Meal

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well.

A quick post for you today, something a little healthy for the new year. This meal could be a great lunch or dinner when you want to keep things simple but still tasty. It’s pretty simple to make this and you can always switch it up depending on what your favourite vegetables, salads or seeds are. For me, meals are all about vibrant colours, textures and appearance and this meal covers it all.

Ingredients

Pasta

Pumpkin seeds

Pasta sauce

Sweetcorn

Kale

Carrot

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Simple Homemade Smoothie

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well and you all thoroughly enjoyed the Festive Season. Things are now feeling a bit more normal and I’m kind of excited for the New Year. I still have a few more days off work so I’m just keeping up with the extra things that usually slip my mind.

It might seem a little early for a Spring/Summer smoothie recipe but I think it’s well needed after a long December of chocolates and pure indulgent! I think this December I ate way too much sweet things compared to other years and my body is really craving a lot more fruit. This is a super simple recipe that takes little time to make, using only oranges and a mixed selection of berries. This is great because it tastes amazing and counts towards 2 of your 5 a day, I think using frozen berries makes it a little more refreshing but you could always use fresh berries.

Recipe: Homemade smoothie (serves 1)

Ingredients

1 Orange

A handful of frozen mixed berries

Method

  • Set aside some berries in a blender.
  • Juice the the orange and pour over the berries, pulse the mixture until smooth then serve.

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