Chilli Con Carne: an update

CHILLI CON CARNE Ingredients 500g mince beef Half tin of chopped tomatoes Half tin of kidney beans 150g/ a handful of small white mushrooms 1 red pepper 2 medium sized red onion 3 cloves garlic 2 OXO beef stock cubes 2 heaped tsp ground cumin, 2 tsp smoked paprika Chilli powder Salt and pepper Using…

Zesty Greek style chicken and rice with roasted vegetables

I absolutely loved making this dish, in fact, I made every night this week (excluding the weekend, which was reserved for pizza). I think so many dishes, even something as simple as chicken and rice, can be elevated to exciting heights with a bit of Mediterranean infusion. Call me biased. Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil…

Γεμιστά – Stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes

Γεμιστα Stuffed peppers and tomatoes One of my favourite dishes to eat when I’m in Greece is γεμιστά, pronounced yemista (stuffed vegetables). Typically in Greece they serve peppers and tomatoes with a side of roasted potatoes. They’re delicious hot or cold. Read on for some good tasting yemista! You will need the following ingredients: 4…

I conquered my fear and made Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne So I finally conquered my fear of mince meat. I used to be repulsed by the smell of it and coupled with not having the confidence to cook with it, it prevented me from cooking so many dishes, like chilli con carne, bolognese, lasagne, meatballs (but not burgers?). Moving on, I made a…

IKEA multigrain bread baking mix

BRÖDMIX FLERKORN: A REVIEW If you’ve been longing to bake a multigrain loaf (but you just can’t be arsed) then look no further. IKEAs BRÖDMIX FLERKORN is super easy to make and you literally just add water! The packet costs £2.45/€3.60 and according to instructions should take roughly 1 hr 45 mins total in prep and baking time….

Salmon tagliatelle with sundried tomato-caper sauce

Salmon tagliatelle with a creamy sundried tomato and caper sauce Salmon– a regular in my freezer. So when I have cream to hand, this is my go-to dish. Its build of textures and flavours are mouthwateringly delicious. Quick and easy to prepare, you can have this on the table in 25 minutes. Ingredients: 1 salmon fillet…

Two healthy quick and easy meals

Two healthy quick and easy meals Roast Vegetable Tray Bake After I return home from work and/or the gym, the last thing I want to do is stand in a hot kitchen all evening preparing dinner. This is why tray bakes are one of my favourite go-tos. On a tray with olive oil add: 2…

Jamie Oliver’s sweet potato chilli

To make Jamie Oliver’s sweet potato chilli it costed around £2.52, versus his version costing £4.57. This was based on ASDA smart price ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes £0.40 4 small red and yellow peppers £0.65 1 white onion £0.10 2 cloves garlic £0.01 2 tins of kidney beans £0.60 2 tins of tomatoes £0.58 A…

Tabbouleh, rice and bean bowl

Tabbouleh, quinoa, rice and cannellini bowl I’m one of those people on Instagram who follows every type of food page you can imagine, and I often come across those posts of healthy food perfectly and symmetrically placed in their little bowls. Though they do look mouth-watering and absolutely stunning, it’s taken me until now to…

Puttanesca

For anyone who’s never had Puttanesca, you must try it. I did twist my face at the thought of pasta with anchovies but I spoke to a few people at work who swear by it. I decided to give it a go. Ingredients: Pasta Handful of olives and capers 3 anchovies 2 garlic cloves Tsp…