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…

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…

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…

Creamy chicken and lentil curry

I love lentils and I’m always thinking of different ways to cook with them. From plain lentils with olive oil, vinegar and a squeeze of lemon, to lentil bolognese- they are so versatile. Ingredients: 200g lentils (green and red) 2 chicken breasts 1 medium white onion Tsp olive oil Salt and pepper 1 tsp ground…

Vegetarian bolognese

A hearty vegetable alternative. Ingredients: 200g brown lentils 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 large white onion, finely chopped 1 courgette, finely chopped 1 aubergine, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp dried oregano, 2 tsp dried basil Salt & pepper Beef stock cube Fresh basil (optional) Boil the lentils until tender and…

Experimenting with Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs in a homemade tomato sauce On the bus returning home from work earlier on this week I thought “hmm chicken meatballs?”. Sure regular meatballs would be simpler to make, but I had all of the ingredients anyway so I figured I may as well give it a go. For the chicken meatballs 400g of…