The hubbie and I recently ate the most gorgeous Korean food at our local food market and, after being reminded of the wonderful flavour combinations from the area, I thought it was about time I added another recipe to my Korean collection. Continue reading
When asking what recipes you would like to see me create, Mac and Cheese is without fail, always the most requested so I thought it was about time I got around to creating a healthier version of it.
(Pre Flex Points)
I love cooking from scratch and turning a fridge/cupboard full of ingredients into a new, healthy and delicious tasting meal but like most people, I am often a bit pushed for time when it comes to mid-week dinners.
Stir fries are my hubbie and I’s go to quick and easy meal. Usually on the plate in under 15 minutes, stir fries are the perfect way to fill up with veggies whilst enjoying a flavour packed meal. I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up my stir fries so this week I decided to go a little Malaysian. The stir fry sauce here is tasty and so easy to prepare, as simple as popping everything in a bowl and giving a little mix. I’ve used powdered peanut butter instead of the normal stuff as 1 tbsp of the normal stuff is 3sp and the powdered stuff is only 1sp for 2 tbsp! It is a little pricey to buy (mine was £4) but it lasts a lot longer than the regular stuff and is such a great points saving. Best of all, to prepare you simply mix with water and you end up with the same textured peanut butter as you would from a normal jar! Most supermarkets sell it now next to the normal stuff.
My Hubbie LOVES chicken wings so when we went to Mexico last year and one of the bars pretty much had them on tap, he was in his element. One of his favourite sauces to have them lathered in was the lovely, spicy Buffalo sauce and so as soon as we got home I tracked down a bottle of the lovely stuff. It was much easier to find than I was anticipating as I found most big supermarkets sell it (I’ve seen it in Tesco and Sainsbury’s).
So I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and write a little bit about the fabulous Bloggers Event I was invited to and attended at Betty’s Cookery School last week. Betty’s is one of those places where its reputation precedes itself. Every time I go to a town with one, there is a queue out the door and round the corner to get in, so you can imagine how excited I was to be invited to a day where these guys were going to teach me some new skills and dishes!
I’m not a massive fan of the traditional Sunday dinner. I have nothing against them, I just think they are rather a lot of hassle for what you get at the end. That said, me and the hubbie do enjoy something meaty and warming come a Sunday so this recipe is the perfect option. The dish really has the wow factor, its both low in points, quick and easy to make and delicious.
A great big Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a delightful Christmas and New Year and that, however much you did or didn’t indulge, you are back on plan when reading this!
So as many of you will have seen in my various postings on social media, I am over the moon to have found out that my little blog has made it through to the public vote stage of the UK Blog Awards (Food and Drink Category). Eeeeeek!!!
I really fancied a different risotto this week and this one really hit the spot. It’s a lovely big bowl of goodness and really filling too. Sometimes risotto can be a bit time consuming to prepare but as you don’t have to actually cook any meat, this recipe is speedy and fuss free!