I found some gluten free rolls in the shops so decided to make my own burgers. The rolls were nice toasted. Come in a 5 pack. I will definitely get them again if I see them.
I had a afternoon tea invite to bring a plate to share. So I teamed my basil pesto with crudités and gluten free CCs so you could nibble without the guilt. See the homemade sauces post for basil pesto recipe
Another quick meal to prepare. Simply cook the rissoles in non stick skillet with cooking spray. Toss together the salad and the meal is ready.
As I cleared out fridge of any bought sauces I wanted to make some of my own I haven’t tried before. I also made another batch of the mint sauce I made last year.
My Creamy Fennel Mustard Recipe is Soo Good! Great for BBQ with Sausages/Steak/Chicken or even Fish or when you want a salad dressing that’s not the normal mayo. No cream involved. Definitely making this one again.
My Basil Pesto Recipe worked out rather well. I don’t add parmesan to mine but a lot of recipes for basil pesto do include it so it is up to the individual taste. I personally don’t think it needs it.
The Chimichurri Recipe from Coles free magazine. Had this one with Steak. Neither hubby nor I liked it.
My Mint Sauce Recipe will be a favourite. See previous posts for recipe.
I needed to use up slow cooker chicken. This was teamed with my gluten-free bread 3 slices. Topped with coral lettuce, avocado and homemade pesto.
Panfry pork steaks on non stick skillet with cooking spray. Serve with 2 Tb homemade mint sauce.
I wanted to do steak and chimichurri sauce i made. I didn’t really like the sauce but when i team it with the rest of the plate it was ok. This plate was 2 serves for me. i could only eat half and kept rest for another meal. (The chips fish cocktail and sea shanty with aIoli for me is 1 meal in itself). Hubby ate the lot in one go.
I used 2 cups of summer slaw (see previous recipe) then added 2Tb homemade chicken stock, 2Tb my fennel mustard and sprinkle all season powder, light pinch sea salt and black pepper l. I also added 1/4 red onion
Invited the family to a bbq picnic in the park. We did the catering. Nice healthy dinner. Free electric bbq were available.
Coles free recipe magazine had this great recipe. So many good ones to choose from.
I love chinese garlic prawns. Each time i make it, its different.
Paleo bliss balls are a great healthy snack. I decided to give it a go and make my own. Really good!
I have found a great gluten-free brand which had great baked items that neer fail. I made red velvet cupcakes last time. This time brownies. Taste better than normal ones
Through 2 failed attempts to get this right i managed a 3rd loaf using gluten-free flours, lactose-free milk and yogurt and organic free range egg for this bread. Nice crusty bread. I found the flour in Coles supermarket.
Pete evans recipe in his latest paleo book had a similar one. This is my version of that as i changed it to what i had available
Long grain white – chinese, Indonesian, balinese, Malaysian
Sushi rice – sushi or japanese
Basmati – Indian, mexican
Jasmine – Thai
Brown rice – any dish
Wild black rice – Asian
Red rice – Thai
I used my own homemade greek seasoning for this recipe.
I used up half qty of bean salad #2 in this dish. Added to it for mexican chili chicken.
I like a good soup broth and this one didn’t dissapoint. Asians have egg drop soup. This is similar without the egg or sesame seeds.
Using up sauces in fridge this week. Tandoori paste is mixed with yogurt to make the marinade. I used lactose free greek yogurt for a change.
Panang Chicken to use up the paste. Added vegetables and used organic coconut milk
Heat wave and I don’t want to cook so these are a easy quick fix.
Bento Soy is a Japanese soy which I don’t use very often but wanted to team it with mushrooms and minced beef. So here is the lovely combinations. Not many flavours to contend with but worked well.
I love lamb and don’t have it often as I cant have a lot of red meat.
It can be served with so many different vegetables or salads .
I use lemon as seasoning for the lamb and vegetables just to change it up a bit.
I grew the mint myself. To make sauce place 6-8 capfuls of apple cider vinegar (mothers earth) with 2tsp raw sugar and 4tsp brown sugar and simmer until sugar dissolves. Allow it to cool off the heat. Tear mint leaves off stems and place in jar. Add cooled vinegar to mint and put lid on jar and shake well. Keep in fridge. Goes great with lamb or pork or turkey.
Love mangos and they were on special this week. So i made this yummy salad. I used my vegepod cucumber, red onion, and mixed leaves with smoked salmon and green shallots
I don’t buy steak a lot as I have to be careful of my iron due to health condition. Simplicity at its best. These thin sizzling steaks only take a minute to cook.
Same ingredients for 2 salads shown and one with dressing. The third salad similar ingredients but swapped olives for vegepod cucumber with different dressing
Base salad: Mixed leaves, yellow tomato, red onion, celery, carrot, pitted olives.
Pad thai khoon. Pad means noodle, khoon is prawns. Here is homemade pad thai. I added extra vegetables than what is normal.
I love gravy and this homemade one doesn’t dissapoint
Two more to use the rest up from sunday.
I went out to the vegepod today and discovered there were 2 cucumbers ready for harvest. My Chives in the herb pot were also ready. Steaming fish in microwave is quick and easy but a healthy way to cook fish
Five Taste Pots have all natural ingredients and the most authentic I have found for packaged curries and Asian seasonings.
A hot night and I didn’t want to cook so made these lettuce wraps. These filled me up and it was a nice healthy dinner without the fuss.
I use to watch cooking shows and they had this combo for breakfast. Here is my version. Great filling breakfast to keep you going until lunch time. A nice combination of flavours.
My Very last meal for 2017. I cooked this dinner to share a meal at church to end the year.
Fish Cocktails, Sea Shanties and Chips are all cooked in the oven rather than saturated in oil in a deep fryer gives the same result without added fat. Yes they take a little longer to cook but has same great taste. Team with tartare sauce or lemon wedges and garden salad or on their own with tartare/lemon.
Mum use to do a Sunday roast chicken dinner when I was living at home. It had mashed potato with gravy and seasonal vegetables. This to me is comfort food. I have done my own healthier version without roasting the chicken. It is steamed in microwave steamer as well as the vegetables
Need to use up some leftovers ? Then pizza is a great option. Frozen pizza base was 99% fat free, nothing artificial in the base. Got it from Aldi. Comes in a 2 packet. serves 8 small slices or 4 quarter size pizzas per serve.
I love lamb but don’t have it often. I got some lamb steaks on sale and needed to use them up. Teamed here with Tossed Garden Salad and Aldi Alfredo Pasta was a nice combination for lunch. All cooking was done in pan fry.
Hot breakfast without the grease and healthier ingredients.
Pan frying in non stick skillet using cooking spray is a healthier option than traditionally frying in oil for the same type of English breakfast.
Makes this breakfast a good option .