Tag: nutritious

Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

This is the perfect one pan dinner. It does take some time to make though, so plan ahead. Its a comforting bowl of cheesey goodness, great for a vegetarian diet or even just a meat free meal. The chickpeas help to bulk up both the carbohydrate 

Boiled Egg & Crab Salad in an Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Boiled Egg & Crab Salad in an Avocado Yogurt Dressing

I still had some seafood sticks left over from the frittata I made earlier this week, so I decided to use them up in a salad. I also had some eggs and an avocado and as all these ingredients work well together, I decided to 

Making Pesto

Making Pesto

Since getting my Vitamix, one of the things I’ve regularly enjoyed making is pesto. Pesto is a typically green sauce, originating from Genoa in Italy. It traditionally contains pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, basil and olive oil. In the past, all the ingredients were crushed 

Bacon, Sprout and Chestnut Stir-Fry

Bacon, Sprout and Chestnut Stir-Fry

This was a quick throw together meal that I made as I didn’t have the time to make what I planned at the beginning of the week. So I made it up as I went along and was very pleasantly surprised by the end result. 

Salmon with Griddled Avocado & Barley Salad

Salmon with Griddled Avocado & Barley Salad

This makes for an incredibly filling and nutritious meal. Griddling the avocado makes it go gooey inside and adds a lovely creaminess to the dish, while the barley, sweet corn and peas keep the texture interesting. You can ramp up the spice rating if you 

Stir-Fried Turnip, Cabbage & Mushrooms

Stir-Fried Turnip, Cabbage & Mushrooms

The star of this dish is the stir-fried vegetables. The protein and carbohydrate sources can be switched around to suit your likes and requirements. Bare in mind though that the vegetables are quite dry, so you may need to add some moisture or flavouring to 

Ingredient of the Week: Chard

Ingredient of the Week: Chard

Chard is a fairly new vegetable to my repitoire. Its not so readily available in supermarkets, however my Dad has been growing it on his allotment this year, so I’ve had the opportunity to try it and start cooking with it. This has meant that 

Ingredient of the Week: Broad Beans

Ingredient of the Week: Broad Beans

Broad beans are a member of the legume family like chickpeas, lentils and peanuts. They are sometimes called fava beans. They are a fairly hardy vegetable, meaning that they can be successfully grown in many different environments, but they are at their best fresh from the 

Jamaican Chicken & Mango Curry

Jamaican Chicken & Mango Curry

I’m becoming obsessed with cooking chicken and mango together. The enzymes found in mango help to break down proteins and so result in the chicken being wonderfully tender and moist. Its surprising how many different meals I can sneak it in to. When making this, 

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

There is so much I love about this extremely healthy and nutritious salad. For a start, it is ready in 20 minutes. It also contains some of the healthiest foods that I enjoy to eat and packs a whole lot of flavour. As a bonus, it 

Cabbage & Radish Stir-Fry with Mackerel

Cabbage & Radish Stir-Fry with Mackerel

Generally I eat radish raw, sliced up and added to salads. I wasn’t aware until recently that you can also cook them. They have been on special offer lately in Tesco, so i’ve been looking for inspiration on what to do with them. I came 

Ingredient of the Week: Asparagus

Ingredient of the Week: Asparagus

Asparagus is not something I eat very much of, but it is in season at the moment, which has inspired me to increase my intake. The season for British asparagus runs from the end of April until the beginning of July. This variety is green