Showing posts with label dinner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dinner. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Warm potato and green bean salad with chorizo



It has been a little while since I posted a recipe here, but now the evenings are lighter and longer I have been spending more time cooking. I know it doesn’t sound related at all, but when it’s dark and cold all I want to do is cuddle up under my blanket, whereas as soon as it gets warm and light I have so much more energy when I finish work!

My cooking style is a bit slap dash. There is a very small number of dishes that I make again and again in exactly the same way (like this vegetable tagine with couscous from my favourite food post), some recipes that I try out by following the exact instructions (lately they have been mostly from Deliciously Ella’s book), but the bulk of what I cook depends on what is in the fridge or cupboard and, let’s be honest, what is about to go off. This dish is one of those. The basis of it are the new potatoes and green beans, but everything else is negotiable. I cooked it last night and added olives, tomatoes, capers and tuna. Sometimes I add anchovies, cucumber, red onion, bread croutons,...

The version I am sharing with you is one I tried for the first time a month ago and which I really enjoyed. I hope you do too.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Delicious quinoa salad with feta cheese and pomegranate



When you try to eat healthily there are some ingredients that appear everywhere. Sweet potatoes are a good alternative to regular potatoes and kale is the be all and end all. But if you're not used to cooking with them, sometimes it can be tricky to incorporate them into your diet.

Quinoa is one of those. It is well known for its nutritional goodness, packed full of aminoacids, and a great source of protein. Although low GI diets seem a thing of the past, quinoa is in fact low in GI, which means that it takes your body longer to digest it and it releases energy more slowly, leaving you full for longer.

 
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