Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Lemon and thyme Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatouille

Roast Chicken

Place a half a chopped onion, 3 garlic cloves, 1 bay leaf thyme s+p on a baking tray.
Stuff a pricked lemon inside the whole chicken- place on top of onions
Rub a small amount of olive oil over chicken and season with s+p
Place in a pre-heated oven - 180 degrees, and cook as per instructions.

Sweet Potatouille

Fry half an onion in a large pan, add 1 clove of garlic, 1/2 chopped-cubed sweet potato, a few chopped mushrooms, 1/2 a chopped red pepper (+ any other veg you fancy). Cook until soft.
Pour in 1 tin of tomatoes, 400ml of veg stock, 1tbsp of tomato paste, sprinkle of thyme, few tbsp of red wine vinegar.

When chicken is ready-take out of pan and leave to rest under some foil and a tea towel
Add the roasted onions+bay leaf and some of the thick meat juices (not the greasy fat) to the sweet potatouille mix.

season to taste- serve and enjoy : )

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Fajita Frittata

Im a regular reader of Mark's Daily Apple, as not only does he talk sense on exercise and nutrition, he also posts some of the best Paleo-esque recipes around.

Here's one I havn't tried yet, but as soon as I do I'll post it!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Easy Lunchtime Grub

Mackerel Salad

Lettuce leaves/rocket, 1 tomato, 4/5 slices of cucumber, 1/4 of chopped red pepper,  1/4 of chopped celery, 1 chopped beetroot and 1 tin of mackerel and a few small hunks of mature cheese.

Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Salt and pepper - Whisk with a fork

Chuck it all on a plate and drizzle with some dressing and voila!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Stew

A lovely warming stew thats super easy to make and Healthy!


Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks, Chorizo , Onion, Mushrooms, Peppers, Garlic, Tins of Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, White Wine Vinegar, Chicken Stock, Bay leaf, Thyme, Salt and Pepper


Fry off the Chicken in some olive oil until browned, add the chorizo and onions. Cook until the juices come out of the chorizo and the onions are soft. Add the rest of the veg and cook until almost soft.

Add the Tomatoes and Chicken Stock. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer.

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 1 1/2 hrs plus, 3 hours for a rich delightful meal.



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