All posts tagged: roast

Marmite Roast Potatoes

It’s no secret now that I’m a die hard Marmite fan. Cheese and Marmite Pasta is still one of my most popular recipes to date, and one of the only recipes that I return to time and time again when I’m pushed for time and in need of comfort. In fact, it’s the first meal I ever made for Tom – and the first meal he ever made for me. We are Marmite people, through and through, so it was only ever a matter of time before Marmite found it’s way into our biggest autumn/winter ritual: the Sunday roast. These actually weren’t my idea. My friend and fellow Marmite, carb and roast lover, Rhiannon recently said “you have to try drizzling Marmite on your roast potatoes” and blew my tiny mind. How had I never considered this before? Why had I been on this planet for 22 years and never put Marmite and potatoes together? Thank you, Rhiannon, I owe you a debt of eternal gratitude, for you have changed roast dinners forever and opened …

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 …

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 …