After having a healthy week I felt more than motivated to hunt out an alternative to the cheese and carb’ filled meals which the lovely Miss K and I frequently pull together for each other. In the end I managed to conjure up quite an eclectic feast which left us both stuffed and satisfied.
I followed (to a degree) two pretty simple recipes for falafel and tzatziki. I went for the ease of a throw-it-all-together meal with the help of a few chapatis (which I’d warmed in the oven), some fresh salad leaves and a dollop of sweet chilli sauce making the whole thing a pleasure to eat.
I do enjoy good falafel, but I had no idea just how easy it was to make until now! Something can definitely be said for knowing what goes into your food and how satisfying even the healthiest of meals can be when you’ve made them from scratch. The only change I’d make next time I rustle up this beauty would be to leave my falafel mix a little more chunky so it has a bit of bite…
[I added chopped fresh coriander instead of parsley]
[I added one teaspoon of paprika instead of dried coriander]
[I added one teaspoon of chilli powder instead of a half]
Posted in A bit of home cooking, Food and friends, Through my lens
Tagged Chickpea, Cucumber, Easy, Falafel, Food, Healthy, Quick, Recipe, simple recipes, Tzatziki, Vegetarian, Yoghurt
Sunday comes, revision is relentless as ever, time to get t’oven on!
I stumbled over this quick and simple recipe a couple of days ago. It instantly got bumped to the top of my ‘to-try’ list, a decision which I will never regret…although I have learnt that patience is most definitely a virtue after having consumed most of the batch before it was fully cooled and then realising that it tastes even better when fully refrigerated!
Still, I’m happy to take that as an excuse to whip up another batch of these tangy lemony-fresh snack sized treats in the near future, without neglecting cooling time…the ultimate test of my patience!
Posted in A bit of home cooking, Through my lens
Tagged Curd, Easy, Lemon, Lemonade, Pink, Quick, Raspberry, Recipe, Shortbread, Summer
Having stumbling across this blackberry cobbler recipe I was over-come with inspiration (and the desire for baked goodness), I therefore came up with the following creation. Agreed, it wasn’t very adventurous, but it was so easy to throw together and definitely hit the spot!
1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
2. Combine with the egg, soured cream and vanilla extract.
3. Sift in the self-raising flour and beat well creating a smooth batter.
4a. Lay your fruit of choice (in my instance, cherries) across the bottom of a medium-sized dish and sprinkle with sugar.
4b. Carefully cover the fruit in batter, dust with sugar and a sprinkling of flaked almonds.
5. Bake at 200°C [30mins] until a knife is removed clean. Warm through your custard, serve up and indulge.
N.B. With the addition of a chopped banana, I managed to justify the left overs for brunch the following day (yes, straight from the dish)…not all that classy, but very satisfying!
1cup Sugar [plus some for sprinkling]
1cup Soured Cream
1cup Self-raising flour
1tsp Vanilla extract
1handful Almonds [flaked]