Lemon Marinade

Marinade makes it better

This is my go to marinade for chicken at the minute.  To free up some time on the weekends I have been bulk buying meat, preparing and then freezing the meat. Chicken has been the primary meat over the last few weeks but it can get boring quickly.  Enter this amazing marinade.

Avocado tuna melts

Do we have tuna?

That is usually the response to the question what do you want for lunch? I won't go into how much when people answer a question with a question. Let's focus on the recurring request for tuna every weekend. Every week it is the same request for a tuna cheese melt. I don’t have any issues with providing tuna for lunch; I get bored with the leftover tuna in the fridge and no desire to eat it.

Working with Avocado

Everyone knows it

Probably the most recognisable fruit and by far the most versatile. You can find it in guacamole, salsas, brownies, cookies, smoothies and salads. The perfect avocado is a little food gift that I find great joy is opening. Knowing how to liberate the beautiful flesh from the stone and skin is now always an easy job. That is why I have put together a quick guide on how to work with avocado and how to make something pretty out of it too.

Peppermint mocha bites

Not for the kids

These balls are not one you want to feed to the kids. You might want to feed them to some kids, but not your own.  These peppermint mocha balls are like little truffles that are like eating a peppermint mocha.

Bacon Cake Slices

Who wants bacon?

Bacon can make everything better, really it can. I love bacon, and for some reason, the mix of banana and bacon works really well. Add some chocolate into the mix, and you have a winner.

Bacon cake slices, they may not sound good but trust me they are amazing.

Products we love - April 2019

Products we love this April

It has been another funny month. The month has flown by, we all managed to get sick, again, and limped into the Easter weekend. I think we have been burning the candle at both ends (and the middle) so a long weekend and a few extra days off will do us a world of good.

Tom Kha Kai

Tom Kha Kai or Tom Kha Gai

This classic soup has quintessential Thai ingredients. The chicken and coconut soup is rich and flavourful. There are many variations to the soup, but a few constants, coconut milk, lemongrass, chillies and ginger are usually the base of the soup. A little fish sauce, mushrooms, coriander and kaffir lime leaves can be added for a bit more depth and flavour. I've put together this recipe as a basic and easy base that you can add to depending on what you have in the pantry.

Carrot Cake Bars

Carrot Cake Bars– Primal, Paleo, Clean Eating and Kid friendly

Alternative to Easter eggs

I don't like chocolate, I never have. I was that kid who had Easter eggs left months after Easter was over. The prospect of chocolate floating around isn't that appealing, so I wanted to make something that was Easter themed that I actually want to eat.

Courgette Crust Pizza

Courgette Crust Pizza - Primal, Paleo, Kid Friendly and Clean Eating

Fancy a slice?

Yes, Yes I do, but I won't be eating any of the tasty pizza available from your local pizzeria. I think I'll go for the low carb, tummy friendly option of courgette pizza crust. There is nothing better than getting a sneaky treat without having to deal with that horrible bloated and sick feeling.

Clean Fish Pie

We all need a little comfort

It has been a sh*t week, seriously, it has been one of those weeks when lots of things went wrong. That means lots of late nights at work, no family time and a lot of hugs needed. When the going gets tough, I want comfort food.

How to stir-fry

Here is another quick, easy and practical post to add to your kitchen skill toolbox.

What is stir fry?

Stir fry (stir-fry) is what can only be described as a quick, easy and tasty way to get dinner on the table.

Stir-frying is a Chinese cooking method that has been around for approximately 1,500 years. It is basically using high heat to quickly cook meat and vegetables using oil in a wok or large pan. No fancy skills, tools or knowledge needed.

Products we love - March 2019

I have been so bad keeping up with my blog over the last few weeks. It feels like the months are flying by with hardly a second to catch my breath.

It has been a big month. Another birthday has been and gone, same for Jaime, managed to catch a cold which turned into a sinus and throat infections and been so busy at work I feel like the weeks are all blending into one.

I have managed to find time to waffle on about the things I have loved this month

Ranch impasta salad

Simple meals don't have to be boring

I have been on a mission this year to make simple but tasty meals. The aim was to create recipes that can be prepared and cooked quickly on a busy weeknight.

We all struggle to make healthy and tasty meals while keeping on top of everything else in life.

This recipe is healthy, delicious and easy to make recipes that you can cook on a single tray in the oven. The preparation takes no more than 20 minutes, that is all of the slicing, dicing and mixing.

Each meal is portioned to feed four adults.

Chicken Rollatini

Italian Classic – not really

Rollatini, otherwise known as Involtini is an Italian style dish. It is usually made with slices of aubergine, dusted with flour, covered with cheeses and seasoning then rolled up and baked. It isn't new to use chicken in place of the aubergine, but it is totally up my street. This recipe uses my nut free pesto to a fresh flavour and a little crunch.

Banana Cappuccino

Banana Cappuccino – Primal, Paleo, Clean Eating and Kid friendly

Over this now

I have been drinking protein shakes for breakfast for a while now, and I am total over boring vanilla protein shakes.

I have been struggling to eat enough over the last few weeks.  I have been looking for a way to get more calories in the morning so doing something different seemed like an excellent idea.