All posts tagged: chicken

The Easter Feast

The best thing about an extended weekend is having enough time to cook big. So, for my first day of Easter cooking, I went for more dishes than can fit on our dinner table at once. The focaccia I made the night before tasted like something out of a deli frequented by the cast of Made In Chelsea with some balsamic and olive oil, set on the table with olives, sundried tomatoes and all kindsa cured meats. What better way to warm up for a huge meal? Of the dishes pictured in the image at the top of this post, you can find the recipe for the fritters here and the coleslaw here. Chicken, Pomegranate & Cous Cous Salad Serves 5 (with adequate leftovers) 1 cooked chicken breast 250g cous cous 300ml boiling water 1 pomegranate’s worth of seeds 250g feta Dressing of your choice (chilli oil, honey, lime and salt is a dream – shake it up in a jar) Follow the pack instructions for making the magic happen with your cous cous, mine required being immersed …

River Cottage Canteen & Deli

This weekend I was in North Devon for a wedding. If by some miraculous coincidence you happen to live in that part of the country and are on the hunt for a wedding venue, take a look at Tunnels Beaches, it’s one of the most beautiful places I ever did see. My Mum and I are not the kind of girls to take a trip all the way along to the West Country without making some noteworthy pitstops, and luckily for us, Axminster (the home of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage Canteen & Deli) is on the route home. We’d seen the place on TV (probably Countryfile) and thought it looked beautiful, unsurprisingly it more than lived up to high expectations.. It’s gorgeous, light and spacious. The service was quick and very friendly and the food indescribable in its deliciousness. Everything was organic, locally sourced and put together by some kind of culinary genius. I had a Marinated Chicken Salad that brought a whole new meaning to the word marinated, if I could get my hands …

Thyme and Lime Roasted Chicken with Baked Sweet Potato

As far as I’m concerned, sweet potato is one of the most under rated staple foods in this country. Compared with your average potato, they contain less calories and carbohydrates, and are packed with antioxidants that are linked to disease prevention. And what do they have to do with metabolism boosters week? I hear you ask, well, Skinny Gene Project says “The lower carbohydrate content and the bonus fiber  content keeps your blood sugar stable, while satisfying your appetite on less calories. The combination of these two factors (low calorie and added fiber) helps keep your body at a healthy weight and your metabolism functioning at its best.” They also taste way better, and whatever potato can do, sweet potato can do better. Which leads me to today’s recipe, this is a winner on so many levels. I’ve added extra heat to the chicken and the yoghurt dressing because it’s now widely known that spicy foods can considerably increase your metabolism. I will add here that really, I should have included some greens in this meal, but …