All posts tagged: chives

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Wensleydale and Chives

I love comfort food, and as the weather grows colder, my yearning for all things baked and roasted grows stronger. Autumn is just all about the orange vegetables, I can’t get enough of them as soon as the clock strikes September, and this recipe is a great way to get one in your life. Feed this to a vegetarian as a main meal component (think this instead of a chicken breast) or get it down you for lunch. Wensleydale and chives is a killer combination, and mixed with the sensation that is sweet potato you’re in for a treat. Serves 3  3 sweet potatoes 150g wensleydale cheese Large handful fresh chives Salt and pepper to season 1 tbsp grated pecorino or parmesan (optional) Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6 (conversions here) Prick your sweet potatoes with a fork, a few holes each side will do. Place them straight on to the top shelf of your oven, no baking tray necessary, bake them for 45 minutes to an hour. Each oven varies, you’ll know they’re done …

Roast Squash and Feta Quinoa

As a kid, I despised butternut squash. I don’t know what it was about it, I just wouldn’t go near it. Over the years my taste buds have grown up (probably more than I have) and I’ve learned to love it. This is pretty good news when it comes to health benefits, the guys over at wholeliving.com say: “Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems.”   1 butternut squash, diced 160g quinoa 150g feta 2 tbsp olive oil juice of 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely handful pumpkin seeds a few snips of chives Heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 (conversions here) and put the butternut squash in a roasting dish. Drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with a teaspoon of salt then shake the dish to coat all the pieces. Roast on the top …