Friday, December 30, 2016

Butternut and Red Bell Pepper Soup.

Dear Reader,

I'm not supposed to eat butternut because it is full of starch and sugar, but you know what? It is winter and there is nothing like butternut to give you that warm, cosy, comfort food feeling. So, I cheated, but not like a crazy person. I ate it with a side of ham, and didn't eat bread with it, so I hope that balanced things out. Otherwise, we'll call it a cheat meal. :)

Butternut and Red Bell Pepper Soup! (Serves 4)


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Chicken and Chorizo Wraps

Dear Reader,

This is an easy recipe, which might take about an hour, which is longer than my usual recipes because I like to cater for busy people. What is time consuming about this recipe is just wrapping the filling in rice paper. Otherwise, you can ditch the rice paper and wrap in in tortillas, but that adds more calories. It is up to you.

Chicken and Chorizo Wraps


Friday, December 16, 2016

Dinner Ideas

Dear Reader,

There is no recipe needed for this. I am just giving you a dinner idea if you are stuck. All you need is cauliflower, carrots and some lamb. Pan fry the lamb, boil or steam cauliflower and carrots (separately), and then, blend cauliflower into a mash. Season everything with salt and pepper and you are ready to go. You can go wild, but this is the template.

This was my dinner this evening. I patted some crushed pepper corns and a little coriander seeds with salt to the lamb before frying in ghee. Then cook in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes after browning on all sides, depending on how you like your meat (rare, medium or well done)

And the gravy?

You can use a gravy of your choice.

Ciao

Tanya


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Easy and Creamy Hummus!

Dear Reader,

After my return from holidays last week, I became unwell, having my ass handed to me by the flu. This whole week, the only thing I had the energy of cooking, aside from scrambled eggs, has been hummus, mainly because it reminds me of my last meal with my friend before flying back to Switzerland.

This recipe is easy and delicious, and we put the right amount of oil so as not to fatten us, but just enough to make it creamy and satiating. You can have hummus with any type of bread, or alone. It is just delicious, but since I have had some really awful, watery and bland hummuses, I must say that mine is very good. I'm really not blowing my own horn. Try it and see for yourself.

I substituted the traditional lemons with Apple Cider Vinegar because we are trying to keep the acidity of out gut low for optimum health and weight loss as apple cider vinegar actually assists with digestion and alkalizing your digestive tract.