A few years ago I fell in love with gardening. I grew everything from chilli peppers, courgettes and herbs; to pak choi lettuce and spaghetti squash. It was an effort and a lot of hardwork, which was made harder by the fact that I had to use plant pots to grow my crops. Nonetheless, I persevered and nurtured my plants like a new mother and received an abundance of squash and other vegetable that Summer. Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash in a Mushroom,Garlic & Parsley Cashew Sauce”
Scotch eggs were always a favourite of mine when I was a kid, until I learned what they were actually made of and while Quorn do vegetarian scotch eggs, I have to eat the whole pack just to feel satisfied. So, last night I wrote this recipe with monster scotch eggs in mind and they certainly were huge – the size of my palm. Now I know what you’re all thinking, these are going to be complicated with weird ingredients that you don’t have in your cupboards and I would have to disagree with you all because you should have these ingredients in your cupboards and if you know how to use a food processor, you’re half way there.
The reason I called these Five – a- day scotch eggs is because they are made with beans and pea protein which are both considered one of your five a day, plus there are mushrooms and onions in there too. So not only will you be reliving your childhood when you bite into one of these delicious scotch eggs, you will also be getting vital vitamins and minerals too. I will add that these scotch eggs are much nicer warm, but I like my food to be hot, so it could be down to personal preference.
- 1 Can Beans (I used butter beans)
- 4 Free Range Eggs
- 1 Free Range Egg White
- 100g Mushrooms
- 60g Red Onion
- 35g Pulsin Pea Protein
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 2 tsp Mixed Herbs
- 1 tsp Chilli Powder
- Salt to taste.
Start buy boiling your eggs in a saucepan of cold water for 10 mins. When they are cooked run them under cold water for 5 minutes, peel and dry them and set aside.
Pre-Heat an oven to 175c (fan assisted)
Drain the can of beans and empty the contents into a food processor, blend until the beans are puréed and put the beans into a separate mixing bowl
Add the garlic, mushrooms and onion to the food processor and finely chop the vegetables, before adding them to the beans with the mixed herbs, chilli, salt and protein powder and combine the ingredients well.
I will agree that at this point the mixture doesn’t look very appetising, but take a heaped dessert spoon and place the mixture into the palm of your hand, add the egg to the centre and add another heaped desert spoon of the mixture over the top of the egg and secure it tightly around the whole egg. If the mixture doesn’t stick to the egg, roll it in some pea protein or flour. Continue this method until you have used up all the mixture.
Blend the bread in a food processor until it is breadcrumbs. The scotch eggs should be sticky enough for the breadcrumbs to stick to, if not you will need to dip the scotch egg in egg white before rolling in the breadcrumbs.
Pop the scotch eggs into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. I tried frying these and they stuck to my pan, so I would advise baking.
And that’s it. I told you it was simple.
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Ice-cream is one of my favourite dessert foods, it goes well with everything: brownies, cake and cookies and just like the majority of the world I’ve always wanted to make my own ice-cream. But I just don’t have the space in my kitchen for another gadget, which is why this no-churn ice cream recipe is a firm favourite of mine. It’s 2 ingredients and tastes absolutely phenomenal. Continue reading “2 Ingredient Creamy No Churn Ice-Cream”
I love experimenting in the kitchen, more with savoury than I do sweet. But, I enjoy eating both equally. Today I decided to put my chefs hat on and create something delicious. For those of you who read this blog often – if any – then you would remember a similar dish I created a couple of months ago with salmon; this dish is pretty similar, but I thought a lot more tastier.
Since I received the Kodiak Cakes products a few weeks ago. I haven’t stopped using them. I mean, it would be pretty hypocritical of me if I were recommending products to people and not using them myself. I also wouldn’t have the heart to do such a thing. But these Kodiak Cakes are genuinely a gift from the gods, as they are so versatile.
A month ago I attended my younger cousin’s wedding. It was a beautiful wedding, situated down the Gower in Swansea, but obviously being a foodie, the one thing that stood out for me was the food. I mean I wouldn’t be much of a foodie if the food wasn’t the best part of my day now would I?
If I remember correctly I had, Butternut squash to start with a cute little bread roll – shaped as a loaf of bread – But it was the main course that stood out for me: Crushed potatoes topped with baked salmon fillet and a parsnip mash on the side. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it showed because I inhaled it within less than 5 minutes of it being placed down in front of me. Ever since that day I haven’t been able to get the taste of the parsnip mash out of my mind. So when I bought a salmon fillet yesterday, I knew I had to make something similar. When it comes to food I’m all about the flavour, but I also like to keep it simple too and while it may sound like there is a lot going on with this dish, I promise it’s really easy to make. Continue reading “Creamy Horseradish, Parsnip & Cauliflower Mash with Salmon and Leeks.”