Wonderful Wednesday 24 May 2017

View Halloooooooo one and all – how are you? I’m really pretty tired being in the middle of a busy olde work week – but next week I’ll be off to lounge and read and potter about in the sun so mustn’t grumble! Here’s what’s made me smile this week: 1. A perfectly ripe peach,…

Meal Planning Monday 22 May 2017

Hello everyone! I’ve had a busy, active weekend and am CRAVING something to get me motivated this sleepy snoozy Monday Morning. This meal plan should be a good place to start… Monday lunch – Soya Bean Dip (this one with added yoghurt and extra lemon) with crackers Monday dinner – Oven Fish and Chips (because…

Meal Planning Monday 15 May 2017

It’s a while since I did a little meal plan – I’ve been shopping little and often instead, rather than big supermarket shops. But yesterday I stocked up for the week and got back into planning – and this is what I’ve come up with: Monday lunch – Asparagus and Chive Scrambled Eggs on Toast…

Sweet Apricot and Summer Berry Smoothie

Sometimes berry smoothies can be a little tart no? This one has ALL the sweetness from a handful of dried apricots (no need to soak them first – I’ve tested both versions). The dried apricots also add the thickness you need, so this one’s a bananaless smoothie too. Just the thing to slip slowly on…

Wonderful Wednesday 10 May 2017

Hello all, and Happy Wonderful Wednesday to you! Just a quickie today as I’m a) rather late in posting and b) knackered! But I couldn’t not share the lovely things I’ve noticed this week, including: 1. An accidental triumph in the kitchen – BALSAMIC VINEGAR IN THE HUMMUS. You heard it here first. It was…

Veg Box Stew

This is one of those really useful stews where you could chuck in a whole host of leftovers and have something tasty and healthy on the table in half an hour. Some leeks would have been nice, a few pieces of red pepper, a tin of beans to make it more filling – or to…

Prawn, Courgette and Leek Linguine

I’m normally here a-posting a Wonderful Wednesday round up at this time in the week, but I’ve been a busy lady and haven’t had much time to think – or take snaps in the last few days! But I did whizz up some home made pasta. Yes whizz up. In both action and time this…

Meal Planning Monday 1 May

It’s time for a few trusty favourites this week, as this weekend has contained a lot of batch cooking in preparation for a busy week. Here’s what the Roast Chicken household will be scoffing on: Monday lunch – Scrambled Eggs on Toast with Asparagus (don’t you just LOVE it when asparagus is in season???) Monday…

Wonderful Wednesday 26 April 2017

It doesn’t seem like five minutes since I was sitting here scribbling away last week. It’s been a busy few days out and about, and dealing with a KILLER headache that lasted all the way through the weekend into this week, which wasn’t so wonderful. All the more reason to remember the nice little bits…

Wonderful Wednesday 19 April 2017

It’s Wednesday and it sure is wonderful. If a little chilly. Hurry up Spring – I thought you’d started?! Despite the heating still being on and the winter coats still not put away, I’ve got a list of the lovely to share: 1. A Smoothie Maker. Very 2015 I know, but I’ve hopped on board….

Tropical Green Smoothie

This tastes much sweeter and yummier than it looks. It’s got a virtuous handful of spinach in it, but with the mango, pineapple and cranberry juice it’s really very sweet! I’ve bemoaned the disappearance of the smoothie fairly recently, and for those similarly bereft, have a look at my smoothie and drink diaries here. Just…

Sumac Spiced Roast Veg and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

We love eating roast peppers. They go all goey and sweet in the oven, and make the filling soft and juicy too. A bit of spinach stirred through could be lovely here, or some more sweet notes could be added with a sweet potato. I’m really liking sumac at the moment, which I liberally sprinkled…