Recipes

Goat’s Cheese & Roasted Veg Salad

Now the sun is out why not try this lovely summery salad. Perfect for eating outside with a glass of wine.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

125g soft goat’s cheese

1 yellow courgette (green will work too!)

1 red pepper

1 red onion

1/4 of an ice-berg lettuce

10-20 plum tomatoes

1 chunk of cucumber

2 steamed beetroots

2 tablespoon of caramelised red onion chutney

1 teaspoon of oil

Salt & Pepper

Salad dressing of your choice

Method:

  1. Chop up the courgette, onion and pepper. Place them on a baking tray and mix through the oil. Roast at 180 degrees C for 30-35 minutes.
  2. Chop up the lettuce and place it into bowls. Also chop the cucumber, tomatoes and beetroots and add them to the bowl.
  3. Drizzle with your choice of dressing (or just a little olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar).
  4. Add the roasted vegetables when they’re ready (I like to add them warm).
  5. Dot the goat’s cheese around the bowl and then add small patches of caramelised onion chutney.
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

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Chickpea and Green Bean Salad

Serves 4 (2 if pretty hungry!)

I got back from climbing earlier and I just needed something tasty and quick which wouldn’t make me feel like I had undone all the good of exercising. This was it…

Ingredients:

250g Green beans

Half a red onion

1/4 jar of partially drained sun-dried tomatoes

1 can of chickpeas

1 can of cannellini beans

200g spinach

2 teaspoons of smoked paprika

1/4 of a lemon

1 clove of garlic

Caper berries in brine

salt and pepper

Optional – corn tortillas

Method:

  1. If you want to add crispy tortillas to this recipe just pop them in the oven on about 200 degrees C to crisp up. Remember to take them out when they are crispy! (takes between 5-10 minutes depending on whether the oven is preheated and how strong it is).
  2. Chop the red onion finely and take the tops off the green beans. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes coarsely.
  3. Steam the green beans for a few minutes to your personal preference. I like to keep them with a bit of crunch!
  4. Drain and wash the chickpeas and Cannellini beans, then pour into a microwaveable bowl. Add the chopped red onion and sun-dried tomatoes (with the oil they come in). Add a crushed clove of garlic. Squeeze in the 1/4 lemon. Mix the paprika through
  5. Cover the mixture with the spinach. Microwave for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Mix thoroughly and serve topped with a couple of caper berries and the crispy tortillas 🙂 Enjoy!
Recipes

Date and Macadamia Truffles

Really fast and tasty. Someone in yoga class asked me if I was going to try and say they’re healthy… well they’re better than eating a processed chocolate bar 🙂

Makes about 20 truffles.

Ingredients:

50g Macadamia nuts

225g Soft pitted dates

100g dark chocolate (you can use milk, but the sweetness of the dates goes well with dark)

Method:

  1. Cut the dates roughly into halves or quarters.
  2. In a food processor blitz the Macadamia nuts, if you like a crunch of nuts keep them slightly bigger, if not blitz them more finely.
  3. Add the dates and blitz in pulses until it forms a sticky dough
  4. Roll the dough into roughly 20 small balls and put in the fridge
  5. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over boiled water.
  6. Roll the date balls in the chocolate and put on a board or tray covered in baking parchment. Pop them in the fridge for two hours.

 

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Butternut Squash Noodles with Ginger and Soy Sauce

Fast, easy, healthy and tasty? Yes.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

300-500g Spiral Butternut Squash Noodles

2 Pak Choi

1 Red Onion

1 Red Pepper

1 Large Courgette

1 Thumb Sized Chunk of Ginger

2 Cloves of Garlic

1 or 2 Tablespoon/s Soy Sauce

Chilli Sauce

1 Bunch of Coriander

1 Teaspoon of Oil

Method:

  1. Slice the red onion into semi-circles, the courgette into circles, the pepper into thin strips and separate the Pak Choi leaves. Chop the ginger and garlic finely. Also finely chop the coriander and set aside.
  2. Microwaves the butternut squash noodles for 3 minutes.
  3. Fry in the oil the onion, garlic, ginger courgette and pepper until softening. Add the Pak Choi.
  4. Add the soy sauce and 3/4 of the chopped coriander.
  5. Mix the noodles into the frying veggies.
  6. Add as much chilli sauce as suits you.
  7. Put into a bowl and top with the remaining coriander.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipes

Egg and Veggie Bowl

Serves 2

This is a variation on Shakshouka which is delicious, very quick and easy. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner to fit around your schedule. It takes less than half an hour to make.

 

Ingredients:

1 courgette

1 sweet pointed pepper

1 red onion

4 small tomatoes

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon mixed herbs

1 teaspoon oil

4 eggs

salt & pepper

coriander to garnish

Optional: buttered toast or pitta bread

Method:

  1. Cut courgette, onion and pepper into small squares. Fry in oil until soft and then add tomato. Also add about 100ml of water. Continues to cook down until tomatoes soften and fall apart.
  2. Crack the eggs and put them directly on top of the vegetable mix. Cover with a lid and leave until eggs are cooked (time will vary depending on how runny you like the yolks).
  3. Serve in a bowl and top with lots of salt, pepper and a sprinkle of coriander.
  4. Enjoy