All posts tagged: dinner

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 …

Save-me-from-Domino’s Stir Fry

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that yesterday I travelled all the way from North Devon back to Brighton, if that’s not a familiar sounding journey to you I’ll simplify it by saying it’s hours and hours and hours of driving. And if you’re a regular person, you’ll know that coming home after being on the road for hours and hours and hours of driving makes it extremely difficult to resist the urge to hunt online for Dominos codes that will get you carbs as far as the eye can see for around £20. Being the born-again healthy cook that I am, I soldiered on and rustled up this stir fry. The key to surviving the struggle of not logging on to just-eat or calling your favourite Chinese is always having something in the cupboard that can be transformed in to a quick dinner. Luckily, I was armed with Amoy Ribbon Rice Noodles and Mum’s allotment purple sprouting broccoli. So with little more than a flash in a pan, I had dinner ready …

Three Chilli Salmon and Stir-Fried Broccoli with Cucumber & Mango Salad

This looks amazing, this tastes amazing, this is amazing. And I shall tell you for why, the oil found in salmon has been shown to cut leptin levels and help your body process foods more effectively and of course it’s full of our good friend omega 3, also salmon when cooked to perfection (which this is, of course) is pretty much unbeatable.  I should probably explain the three chilli concept, in this dish I used fresh and organic chillis, chilli flakes, and chilli oil – as I’ve mentioned this week, hot and spicy ingredients are great for picking up the pace of your metabolism. The water content in cucumber (similar to melon) is what makes it a metabolism winner, and mango just adds inexplicable deliciousness to the whole vibe. Overall, I’ve done a pretty stand up job of making this entire meal metabolism conscious so give it a try! Serves 3 – with leftovers for lunch 3 salmon fillets 2 tbsps grated ginger 2 chillis 2 cloves garlic 200g mango handful chilli flakes few drizzles chilli oil 1 …