PASTA WITH A CRUSHED PEA AND BASIL PESTO

There’s nothing better than a quick and easy pesto pasta for dinner. By adding another green vegetable to your pesto you’re able to get more vegetables in this simple and easy meal. Plus pea, basil, lemon and parmesan is yummm.

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MEAL PLANS WEEK 11

Happy Sunday! I’m currently in transit but I’ve been super organised and prepared this delicious collection for you… along with shopping lists so you can be almost as relaxed as I am right now haha. I’m so excited to be going on an overseas trip, it’s been almost a year since the last one! That’s an exaggeration but more than 6 months…

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HALOUMI, ZUCCHINI, TOMATO AND PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD

This is a very summery couscous salad made super delicious with… HALOUMI. Because cheese if life and haloumi is so golden and salty and delicious. It’s one of my favourite cheeses because of how it is transformed in heat. It also takes this salad from side dish to lunch by adding a little extra protein to satisfy.

 

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SPICED CRISPY KALE CHIPS

Kale chips, yes yes I’m a bit late jumping on this bandwagon but I swear I’ve been making them for years now. It’s just that I didn’t think my kale chips with just olive oil, sometimes chilli, and salt were ground breaking enough to share with anyone. Not that every recipe I share is always groundbreaking! Clearly not! But these kale chips are next level. I ate 2/3 of a bunch of kale in one sitting because of these. That’s a lot of kale, who does that?

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CHICKEN, PRAWN AND CABBAGE DUMPLINGS IN CHILLI BROTH

DUMPLINGS!!! Give me all the dumplings, always! If somebody wants to do a causal dinner, I’m always like “should we get dumplings?” because I want them always and will take any excuse to go out for them. That said I also love making my ow and these are all kinds of perfect. A delicate filling, delicious spicy broth and greens – this is a health food blog after all.

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VERY GREEN MATCHA SMOOTHIE

This is a green smoothie that packs a punch in the antioxidant and good for you departments. There’s matcha for those antioxidants, a good dose of omega 3’s, potassium, vitamins A, C and K to name a few, fibre, protein it’s like a powerhouse. I love serving it in a bowl over some muesli for hidden crunch and topped with fruit for contrasting flavours. And because it looks pretty tbh.

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MEAL PLANS WEEK 10

Yay to new meal plans! I have such a delicious bunch of recipes planned for this week. The Tortilla soup above might be one of my favourites. It’s so good. Like really ridic. Probs because of the cheese? Most things are because of the cheese… Like, why am I so full before dinner? The cheese, definitely the cheese.

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LEMON, PARSLEY AND CUMIN BARBECUED CHICKEN

Often people don’t thinking of cooking chicken whole on the barbecue when they think of barbecue. And I don’t mean rotisserie style I mean right on the grill. It’s by far one of my favourite things to barbecue as it gives it so much flavour and such crispy skin. Cooking on the bone also helps prevent some of the dryness that you can get with grilled chicken.

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QUICK SPICY VEGETARIAN RAMEN

I am aware this sin’t my first ‘quick ramen’ recipe but it’s one of my favourite things to eat for dinner so I will keep coming up with variations and sharing them with you. That by no means indicates any level of authenticity. if I’m making ramen at home it isn’t going to be like the ramen experience at a restaurant as I’m just not going to spend that much time making something that I love for how quick it is! That said, it still has to be delicious.

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PRAWN PASTA WITH CHILLI AND BLISTERED CHERRY TOMATOES

       This is date night pasta. Whether that date is with yourself, a mate or your significant other. The kind of dish that’s impressive but very little effort so you’ll look like a whizz without getting yourself in a state. If tomatoes are in season it is beautiful with roasted Roma tomatoes stirred through, if not then just use a good quality passata. Or alternatively cherry tomatoes, halved and thrown in a pan with a little smashed garlic, chilli, oil and parsley and cooked until blistered is also great (I also make them a bit saucier (in all meanings of the word) by adding a little reserved cooking water from the pasta to loosen the tomatoes into a sauce when I do this.

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