If you love salad as much as I do you’ll love this post something nice and healthy to incorporate into your meals. Salad hold so much nutrition and are really beneficial to the bodies health. From salads such as lettuce, carrot and cucumber your getting a good source of vitamin A and dietary fibre.
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all been keeping well! I’ve been using a lot of tinned tomatoes recently but I was really missing the really flavoursome shop brought pasta sauces. Tinned foods are very easy to accumulate and we had quite a few in the house that are often used in pasta dishes but because I was using spelt pasta I wanted a really good, rich sauce that would compliment the plainness of the spelt pasta.
Anyway, I came up with a great tomato sauce recipe that is easy to prepare, can be frozen for future use and could go well with many different cuisines. I think this sauce would also be perfect for the base of a tomato soup and overall it requires minimal effort to make. The image below is the chunky sauce before it was blended, but I would suggest leaving the sauce to cool before blending and then you’ll have a smooth consistency for a pizza base.
Recipe: Homemade Tomato Sauce
1 tbsp oil
1 small onion – roughly chopped
2 garlic – crushed
1 tin chopped tomatoes (500g)
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat, after a few minutes add the onions and garlic, cover with a lid and leave to soften for 2 minutes.
Next, add the tinned tomatoes stirring well. You can also wash out the tin to get out all the sauce.
Add the brown sugar, salt and herbs then cover with a lid and leave to simmer on a gentle heat for 7 minutes until soft.
Leave to cool before blending for a smoother consistency.
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day today. Today’s recipe is kebabs, I was seeing them on a lot of foods videos so I thought why not make them. I think the origin of kebab skewers are mostly from the Middle East (with other varieties around the world) and a lot of the recipes I found for inspiration were full of flavour and spices.
I had quite high hopes for these kebabs but when I was making them it was slightly stressful because I was cooking other things at the same time and when I was squashing the meat onto the skewers it was almost falling off but it all turned out okay in the end.
Minced Beef Kebab Recipe (makes 6)
500g minced beef
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chilli
1 tsp basil
Oil – for frying
Place the meat into a large bowl and sprinkle in all of the seasonings, then use your hands to combine everything together and leave to marinate for a few hours.
Soak 6 six skewers in water.
Heat a little oil in a pan and then equally divide the meat into 6 and squash each piece around a skewer.
Place into the hot pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5.
Once there is colour on the kebab, put it on a tray and into the oven for 10 minutes.
Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and making the most out of the lovely weather, if you are in the UK. I recently made some oaty muffins which I thought would be great as breakfast muffins because they are filling, healthy and tasty. Sometimes it can get quite repetitive eating cereal, toast or smoothies in the morning so its nice to have something different that still has the same breakfast element from the oats, egg, milk and cinnamon. This recipe was something I created and the outcome was really good, the only adjustment you might want to make would be adding a little more sugar if you have a sweet tooth but other than that it tastes pretty good.
Oaty Muffins (makes 6 large muffins)
100g plain flour
65g soft brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and put 6 muffin cases on a baking tray.
In a bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together. Then in a separate bowl whisk all of the wet ingredients together then pour into the flour mixture stirring until everything is combined.
Evenly spoon the mixture into the cases and sprinkle some extra oats on top.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and leave to cool completely before eating.
I thought I would post to highlight this time we are currently living in. There is a lot of injustice going on all around the world towards Black people and it really is time for a change. It’s so upsetting to know that these murder’s are still going on right before our eyes and there is almost nothing that can be done to stop it. When you research Black history, (you often see a lot of negative things) but there has been so so many positive, amazing achievements that we are never taught in school. Not much has really changed in terms of racism it’s just all over social media. It is important to remember that this is not a normal thing to do, a person should not be targeted just because of the colour of their their skin.
Please don’t be ignorant towards racism, do your research, educate yourself and start having conversations with all races.