One of my lovely friends got me a Good Food Magazine subscription for Christmas. Now I have a terrible habit of absolutely loving reading recipe books and magazines, but never actually making anything out of them as I tend to just go off and do my own thing so I decided that I would try and make a least one thing out of each monthly edition. The January edition was full of tray bakes and, having had a read through the mag, I decided the Harissa Cauliflower Pilaf was the most up my street. Now whilst I committed to making something out of the edition, I knew it wouldn’t be too the letter and so, having made this a few times now, I can confirm my version is actually rather different to the original.
Whilst I was pregnant, one of the things I wasn’t supposed to eat was goat’s cheese. Goat’s cheese is one of my favourite cheeses and 9 months without its creamy delight was hard going so I knew one of the first recipes I would write once I could have it again would include it! I also love the combo of lamb, harissa and goat’s cheese and so, after a bit of experimentation, I came up with this lovely salad which works perfectly as both a healthy, filling evening meal as well as for left overs for lunch the next day.
I’m always trying to come up with new, quick and easy weekday and ‘on the go’ lunches using up the contents of my fridge. A few weeks ago, being once again in this dilemma, I threw together this recipe and was more than pleasantly surprised with the results. For only 7sp you get a lovely, filling dish packed with flavour and punch. It’s the perfect dish to whip up if you’ve got back on the wagon post Christmas/New year and want healthy and flavour all in one!
I love that lean lamb mince is now readily available in supermarkets (at one time I used to have to hunt it down and stock up!!). Its a lovely flavour alternative to regular beef mince and can be used in lots of different ways to make a quick and easy evening meal. This one I created very quickly when trying to use up some of the ingredients I had in the house already.
My hubby is a massive fan of all things lamb and all things spicy so tonight I decided the come up with a new recipe which combined both. The result was delicious. As you can see from the picture, the dish is bursting with colour and as a result, flavour. The tagine itself is only 6sp per person and I served this with a drizzle of fat free Greek yoghurt (0sp each) and a pitta for an extra 4sp per person. This meant the whole dish was 10sp and it was lovely and filling. If you have a very hungry other half you could even serve this with a little rice but in my view, the addition of chickpeas and a pitta are filling enough!
The ingredient list might look lengthy but most of the ingredients are store cupboard essentials. Plus the actual method is very quick and easy indeed!
I’ve always got some lean pork mince in the freezer and this week I fancied trying something new with it. These meatballs were just what we fancied. Easy to throw together and lovely and informal to eat, they are the perfect quick tea. If you want to make this even quicker, pop the meatball mix together, roll and chill the night before and its ready to cook the next day!
Always keen to share the different ways people choose to keep themselves fit and healthy, tonight’s Skinny Kitchen Takeover comes to you courtesy of one lady who has some great ideas when it comes to both cooking and exercising. Check out Hannah’s Skinny Kitchen Takeover below where she shares with you her tips on batch cooking and Crossfitting as well as one of her favourite healthy recipes. So without further ado…
Having some ‘normal’ healthy food between Christmas and New Year is something I always crave but, given the manic few days I’ve usually had, I can never be bothered to faff around too much. That’s why this recipe is a perfect one to whack out in the post Christmas/ pre New Year period. The meatballs themselves are the exact same meatballs I used in my Lamb Kofta Meatball Kebab recipe so if you made this and made extras, this one will be nice and easy to whip up! If you don’t have them pre made or can’t be bothered to rustle them up from scratch, feel free to use any pre made meatballs that you might get in the supermarket.
My other half loves a kebab. I mean LOVES a kebab. So, always keen to try and convince him to go for the healthy homemade option rather than the crusty and uber calorific shop bought version, I thought I would try a different take on one this week.
When presented with the idea of making a three course meatless meal on Good Friday, I knew I was going to have to get creative in the kitchen and after doing a little research I came across this lovely little recipe online. I made a few of my own amendments to make it both lower in points and to make sure it was packed full of flavour and the result was incredible. The smell of the dish was to die for a my sister, who has always been dubious about trying salmon, absolutely loved it.