I’ll just have a salad

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. If you’ve seen my previous posts you’ll know I’ve posted quite a few salad recipes before because they are healthy, easy to make and look really colourful. Every since I was a kid we have always had salad along with our Sunday dinner and naturally I’ve always enjoyed making it. No cooking is required just the basic skills of peeling, grating and slicing. Over the years I’ve changed the way I prepare it and my current favourite is to grate and cut the salads fairly small then mix everything together. Posting earlier because it’s so warm outside and this is a great side for your dinner, especially in this UK summer heat.

Side Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Lettuce – shredded

Carrot – grated

Raddish – grated

Method

  • Take out the amount you want of each salad, depending on how many people are eating.
  • Wash everything thoroughly and prepare everything, I like to leave the lettuce to dry on a paper towel.
  • Add everything to a bowl and serve alongside your favourite meal.

Remember salads are supposed to be healthy and by adding oils, dressings, croutons and other food item makes it less nutritious overall.

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Seasoned Potato Chips

Hi everyone welcome back to my blog. Today’s recipe features a very versatile vegetable….POTATOES!! You can have it fried, mashed, baked, boiled, wedges or chips, needless to say your options are endless. These chips are filling, full of flavour and go really well as a side to most dishes.

Seasoned Potato Chips recipe (makes 5 potions)

Ingredients

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 onion powder

1 tsp dried oregano

Pinch of chilli

1 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

5 large potatoes – peeled and cut into chip shapes

Oil – to drizzle potatoes

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and place a large tray into the oven.
  • Mix all of the dry seasonings together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Peel, chop and wash the potatoes. Cut them into chip shapes and place into the oven tray, drizzling with oil but not too much.
  • Next sprinkle oven the combined seasonings, mix everything together and cook in the oven for about an hour until cooked through.

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Fork Biscuits

Hello everyone, I hope your day is going well. I was looking for something simple to make and I found this recipe, originally from Mary Berry. I love a basic recipe that’s easy to make, and this one only has 3 ingredients!! All you need is butter, sugar and self-raising flour, once baked they are soft, light and not too sweet.

Fork Biscuits (makes 16)

Ingredients

100g butter

50g caster sugar

150g self-raising flour

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Beat the butter alone until soft then mix in the sugar. Add the flour and mix until it forms a dough (you can use your hands for this part).
  • Form the dough into a long log shape and use a knife to cut 16 equal biscuits.
  • Take each piece of dough, flatten in your hand to make a circle and place on the baking tray.
  • When you are finished, press a fork into each one and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Leave to cool on a baking tray.

Let me know if you try this recipe in the comments below.

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Recipe from here

Tasty Oat Muffins

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)

Ingredients

100g plain flour

80g oats

65g soft brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1 egg

75ml milk

75ml oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • 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.

What type of muffins do you eat for breakfast?

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White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well. Today’s recipe is something a little different and more on the healthy side. They are slightly dense but not sweet at all and the white chocolate chunks compliment this very well. They also look very pretty and would make for a perfect insta photo.

I will say that I thought of this idea before I actually checked the kitchen for ingredients and as you can see I didn’t have many raspberries left but there was just enough for the top. If you really like raspberries you could add some to the mixture for a more fruity flavour. I even think that these would be great for a healthy midday snack because they aren’t too sweet and are quite filling.

White chocolate & Raspberry Cupcakes (makes 6)

Ingredients

150g plain flour

1/2 tbsp baking powder

50g caster sugar

50g butter – melted

1 egg

80ml milk

Handful of raspberries

30g white chocolate chunks

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and place 6 muffin cases on a baking tray.
  • Melt the butter and set aside. Put all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  • Whisk the butter, egg and milk together, add to the flour mixture along with half of the white chocolate chunks and mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin cases and sprinkle the raspberries and white chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes then leave to cool on a wire rack before eating.

What are your favourite muffin toppings?

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