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This recipe provides a beautiful array of healthy ingredients that will really nourish the body. Not only that but it also tastes good too! The recipe does require a little effort, so probably something you’ll want to make on the weekend for a hearty lunch. I enjoyed making this dish and it kept me feeling full long after eating. Quinoa is a great source of many minerals compared with other grains. It is also a complete protein source which means it contains all of the 9 essential amino acids, this is necessary for the body because protein is the building blocks of tissue in the body.
Another thing to add is that this recipe is gluten free.
Recipe: Quinoa with corn, kale and walnuts (serves 1)
20g walnuts, roasted and crushed
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 small onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Sprinkle of salt and chilli flakes
1 lemon, zested
30g kale, roughly chopped
Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions and set aside. In the meantime, roast the walnuts for 5 minutes in the oven on gas mark 5 and leave to cool down before crushing.
Whilst the quinoa is cooking, start preparing the onion, garlic, lemon, kale and corn.
Heat the oil in a pan and once hot add the onion, garlic, salt, chilli and zest. Cook for 3-4 minutes until soft.
Add the kale and corn, cooking until the kale has wilted slightly. No more than 5 minutes.
Stir in the roasted walnuts and cooked quinoa. Cook for a further 3 minutes and serve.
This is a great recipe where everything gets cooked together and all the flavours can marinade into one. I used a frozen piece of fish which works so well with this recipe because the fish retains a lot of moisture keeping it succulent and juicy. An oven parcel is a really versatile dish because you can pretty much add whatever type of fish or vegetables you like and the end result will be delicious.
Recipe: Fish and potato oven parcel (serves 1)
2 small potatoes
1/2 tsp creamed coconut
1/2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
Sprinkle of salt and chilli
1 fillet of fish
Vegetables: corn, peas, kale
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and prepare equal sheets of baking paper and foil, roughly 20cm x 60cm.
Wash the potatoes well and slice 0.7cm thick. Place in a pan of water and bring to the boil for 5 minutes and drain.
In the meantime, melt the creamed coconut in the microwave for 30 seconds, mix with the oil, soy sauce, curry paste, salt and chilli in a bowl.
Tip the potatoes onto the baking paper and foil. Cover the curry paste mix over the fish and place on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle over the vegetables and bring the edges together to form a parcel.
Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until everything is fully cooked.
Leave to rest for a few minutes before opening and be careful of the steam.
Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today’s post is one of my favourites…PIZZA!!
I always love making pizza and usually I would make a dough using yeast leaving it to rise, but occasionally I will use the recipe below for a quicker meal. Homemade pizza always tastes so good because you can add all your favourite toppings and make it just how you like. Today I added red Leicester cheese which is an English cheese similar to cheddar but has a distinctive orange colour.
Recipe: Red Leicester Cheese Pizza (makes 1 tray)
175g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp oil
Toppings: tomato sauce, spring onion, red Leicester cheese, kale, sweetcorn
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly oil an oven tray,
To make the dough, weigh the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and gradually pour in the oil and water mixing with one hand until it forms a dough.
Knead for 5 minutes and roll out until 1cm thickness, then place onto the oven tray.
Spread the tomato sauce then add the onion, corn, kale and cheese.
Place in the oven for 30 minutes until the dough is cooked and serve.
Today’s post is all about pizza and this recipe feature’s broccoli and onion. Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables because it is quite versatile and can be eaten with most things. It tasted so good on this pizza and had a slight bite. Pizza is such a great meal to make because once you’ve made the base you can customize the toppings depending on everybody’s taste.
Recipe: Broccoli and Onion Pizza (makes 2 trays)
Ingredients for pizza base
500ml strong bread flour
Pinch of salt
7g dried yeast
3g dried oregano
3g dried basil
2 tbsp oil
285ml warm water
First thing is to make the base, add the flour, herbs, salt and yeast to a large bowl and gently pour in the warm water and oil mixing with the other hands.
Bring together to form a soft dough and knead for 5-10 minutes.
Leave to rise in a bowl for at least an hour.
Once risen, preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly oil 2 oven trays.
Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and thank you to my new followers 🙂
I’m always looking for ways to add more vegetables to my meals, and the addition of kale and corn to the rice was such a good idea. The crisp, sweetness of the corn and earthy taste of the kale gave the rice so much more flavour. Also, sweetcorn is a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre, whilst kale is a good source of vitamin C and A both providing the body with nutrients. This recipe makes a great side dish and can accompany many meals. The measurements below are only a rough guide depending on how many people you make this for.
Recipe: Rice with kale and sweetcorn (serves 4)
Rice for 4 people
Large handful of kale
1 tsp butter
Wash the rice thoroughly until the water runs almost clear.
Place the rice in a pot and pour in enough water the same depth of the rice.
Wash the kale and add to the pot along with the sweetcorn and butter.
Allow the rice to reach a gentle simmer, then keep the heat low and let the rice finish cooking until fluffy.
Check the rice and stir everything until gently combined.