Who doesn’t love guacamole. It basically a combination of all my favourite foods/flavours, avocado, lime, chilli and mexico. You can whip up this guacamole so quickly and whack it as an accompaniment to most dishes to up the flavour. I add a fresh chilli for some real heat but if you don’t like it too hot (or don’t have any chillies handy) it is just as good with a large pinch of chilli flakes. I keep everything nice and chunky so its got a good bite but if you prefer it smooth mash the avocado well and chop everything a bit smaller.
I’m always being asked to create more vegetarian recipes so this week when I knew I had some halloumi and flatbreads kicking about in the cupboards, I thought it was best to get inventing.
Before we went to Sri Lanka I couldn’t have imagined eating curry every day and still enjoying it. Whilst I love a good curry, it’s not something I would usually want on repeat every day.
The curries I tried in Sri Lanka completely changed my opinion. There, curry is something completely different. Less saucy and smaller portions, I was blown away with the vast selection and varieties of curries to choose from, so much so that I ended up having it nearly every night.
This was the lovely starter that I made on my meat free Good Friday three course meal challenge. It’s something that I’ve had a few times in Italian restaurants and it’s always really satisfying. Making a light version seemed like a great way to start off my meat free 3 course meal however if you did fancy a bit of meat, pop a slice of prosciutto on top of the pesto.
I have salad most days for lunch at work so to make sure I don’t get bored, I like to change it up every now and then. As I’ve mentioned before, I often bring in my ingredients on the Monday and make my salads fresh every lunchtime, but there are just some days when I don’t remember to bring everything in from home. This is my go to salad for one of those days.
Falafel is something that me and a few of my friends at work absolutely love but usually they are rather high in points so you end up with a measly lonely falafel and absolutely no satisfaction. Because of this I decided today to try adapt a recipe (original here) into a low point falafel recipe that would taste just as good and the result was amazing! This falafel can be served in a wrap with salad and extras (serving suggestions below and recipe here) or as part of a normal salad with lots of vegetables and leaves. It would also be great with my harissa roasted vegetable salad!
My lovely auntie informed me of this amazing recipe from the Facebook page recipe binder yesterday and whilst I usually like to create or adapt recipes (as you will see from all my other posts haha) this one was rather delicious as it was. I only made a few of my own amendments and this was mostly during the cooking and portioning process.
It was so quick to make, so tasty and for so little points! My OH really didn’t believe that they were WW friendly. Make sure your oven is hot when you pop your bhajis in as you don’t want them to go soggy. To store pop into a box on top of some strong kitchen roll (to soak up any excess liquid created when cooling). According to the recipe builder 1 bjahi is 1sp, 2 bhajis is 1sp, 4 is 2sp and 8 is 4sp.
In my quest to try out some new lunch ideas I thought I would give bulgur wheat a go. I made this recipe the night before and left it in the fridge overnight and it was absolutely delicious! Really easy to put together and the bulgur wheat makes a nice change to cous cous!
I love a good pizza and one of my favourite toppings is a lovely little bit of goat’s cheese so when I found out about the ‘hole in the middle’ pizza at Pizza Express for only 14pp I was delighted. Having finished however I was left a little disappointed as the ‘hole’ was just that bit too big and the toppings to0 sparse and I just didn’t feel full enough to give it 14 of my daily points. Looking at it however, made me realise that it would most likely be rather easy to make at home for less points, without a hole and more flavour so I gave it a whirl and it really was!