Sunday, August 27, 2017

Spiced chicken with Puy Lentils

Ingredients

4 medium chicken breasts
175g puy lentils, soaked in cold water for 1-2 hours then drained
2 tbsp tomato puree
1/2 pint chicken stock
Handful finely chopped chives
3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely grated
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp medium curry powder
1 tsp paprika

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/ gas 4
Stir all the spices, chives, garlic, and tomato puree into the chicken stock.
Place the chicken breasts in an oven-proof dish.
Add the lentils.
Pour over the stock mixture.
Cook for approx 45 mins.

Serve with rice or flat-bread
Serves four






Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Green superseed raw crackers

Ingredients

1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tbsp chlorella powder
1 tbsp spirulina powder
1/2  tsp fine sea salt
1 cup water

Method

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well.  Allow to stand for approx 20 mins to allow the water to soak up so you have a thick gelatinous paste. Spread the mixture on dehydrator sheets or on squares of greaseproof paper. I save the paper trimmings from lining cake tins for this.  Dehydrate for 12 hours at 40C. Peel of the paper/remove from sheets, turn over, and dehydrate a further 12 hours.









Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easy Vegan Moussaka GF

Ingredients

1 medium onion - peeled and finely chopped
4 cloves garlic - peeled and chopped
I small Aubergine thinly sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup green lentils, soaked overnight and rinsed
2 cans chopped tomatoes
3 tsp cinnamon
4 bay leaves
3 tsp oregano
Salt and black pepper
3 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 jar (480g) Tesco Freefrom white lasagne sauce

Method


Put the olive oil in a large pan and saute the onion, garlic and aubergine until softened.  Add the lentils,  chopped tomatoes and seasonings. Simmer for approx 30 mins.  Meanwhile parboil the potatoes for 5 mins then allow to cool and drain.
Layer the lentil mixture, potatoes, and white sauce in an oven-proof dish and cook at 180C / gas 6 for approx 20 mins until the top is beginning to brown.

Serves 4


Saturday, January 14, 2017

5 spice cookies - GF DF Refined sugar free

I made these totally by mistake, having picked up the Chinese 5 spice instead of the mixed spice by mistake. We were pleasantly surprised!

Ingredients

60g ground almonds
50g rice flour
2 tso Chinese 5 spice
1/2 tsp bicarb
90g coconut oil
150g Sukrin Gold (sugar substitute)
1egg beaten
2 tbsp almond milk
150g gluten free oats
75g sultanas
50g chopped walnuts

Mix all ingredients together and leave to chill in the fridge for an hour.
Preheat oven to 180C / gas 4 and grease and flour (gf flour) a large baking sheet or line with greaseproof paper.
Place mixture in spoonfulls onto the sheet and press down lightly.

Bake for approx 12 mins till golden brown and cool on a rack.



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Slow Cooked Goulash stew (GF)

Ingredients

220g braising steak
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, deseeded and diced
100g button mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp smoked paprika
400g can of chopped tomatoes
100ml of water

Method

Put all ingrdients in slow cooker and cook on low for 7 hours
I like mine served with hasselback potatoes and steamed red cabbage.
Serves 2