We love preparing our own burgers from scratch, using the best quality products we can afford. Elevated fast food, if you will. That’s why we have a couple of cookbooks dedicated to burgers, being this one our favourite. This recipe is our take on an Indian inspired burger recipe that we discovered in that book. It’s delicious, it admits lots of variations, though we like to keep things simple. You’ll need (serves 2): 200 gr ground chicken 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend (more on that later) A pinch ground cinnamon Salt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 4 to 5 tablespoons Greek yogurt 1 garlic clove, grated 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon of cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoon of mint leaves, finely chopped A handful of baby leaves 1 tomato, sliced Ideally,grilled naan bread. But you can use buns, or toasties or whatever you want. First, make your very own fresh, fragrant seasoning blend: mix 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1 pinch of ground …
A few weeks ago, we got a wok. I know, so 2002! But hey, we are usually late to all the parties. So during the last rainy weekends we’ve been experimenting with some recipes and we have finally created our own. It’s delicious, quite healthy and low in carbohydrates, so you won’t feel guilty eating a nice chocolatey pudding afterwards (the purpose of all our low in carbohydrates recipes). You will need: 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces 1 big red pepper, finely sliced 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets Lots of mushrooms, finely sliced 2 spring onions, finely sliced 2 cloves of garlic 2 red chillies, finely sliced Extra virgin olive oil Sesame oil Soya sauce Salt Fresh coriander (to taste) Heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in your wok. Season the chicken with a pinch of salt, then add to the wok and stir-fry until it’s golden. Remove from the wok and reserve. Now heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive …
We love salads all year round but in Summer they are almost mandatory. This recipe combines our favourite fruit, our favourite protein and our favourite nuts with a delicious, zingy lime dressing, which, guess whats? It’s our favourite dressing. In this cloudy, sweltering Summer this salad brings us a little sunshine.
This salad has become our favorite Summer lunch, that dish that we prepare everytime we want something delicious and refreshing. It mixes different flavours beautifully, it’s packed with healthy nutrients and it looks amazing. The warm roasted hazelnuts, the sweet peaches and blackberries and the strong blue cheese will make your taste buds wonder what’s going on with every mouthful!
In a few days we’ll be meeting our family. We’ve planned a huge lunch in my mum’s garden and we’ll be cooking, so we’ve been trying out a few recipes. With lots of people sitting at the table, better be safe than sorry! Well, this one is a runner-up… It’s easy to prepare with just a few ingredients which are now on season, and therefore, it’s really flavourful.
You know we love cookbooks so the minute we got Eat & Make by Paul Lowe, aka Sweet Paul, we started planning lunches, dinners and slow-paced breakfasts. We really love his approach to food and entertaining: he believes perfection is boring and his philosophy is simple: few ingredients and easy steps. So following his advice we prepared and easy delicious Spring menu that maybe doesn’t look perfect in pictures but was utterly delicious and pretty easy to prepare.
The book of the Hemsley sisters is still going strong in our kitchen. We have tried several recipes (on the blog here and here) and we continue to discover new fantastic flavors and healthy options. This recipe is a simple take on chicken curry. Not at all complicated, very juicy and a tad spicy. You can serve it with cauliflower rice or brown rice. Either way, you will have a nice balanced natural meal.
This Moroccan chicken stew is absolutely delicious. We might even say that it’s the best recipe we have ever shared with you on the blog. Yes, my mum’s pizza recipe was fantastic. Yes, this salad was pretty epic. Yes, this burger was amazing. And what can I say about my favourite pasta? Outstanding. But this juicy, spicy chicken stew is just perfect. It melts in your mouth, the sauce is mouth-watering and it tastes even better the day after. We found the recipe in the Hemsley and Hemsley book, which has become one of our favorite cookbooks. Of course, we’ve made a few tiny changes like we did for this other recipe from the book.
This weekend has been all about nesting and, even though we wanted to indulge into all the junk food in the world, we have managed to stay quite healthy-ish (apart from the occasional chocolate debacle on Sunday). However, we’ve still had some delicious dishes on our table. This wonderful warm salad feels like a treat although is full of vitamins, proteins and nutrients. It’s our take on one of Jamie Oliver’s recipes from this book. Our version is a little bit lighter than the original because we have avoided the bread and the soured cream and have added a little bit of protein in the form of crispy grilled chicken. Here you have the recipe…
We’ve been eating these cornets almost every night since we decided to try the recipe. They are super easy to prepare… and that’s exactly what we want after a long day at the office, a spinning class and a super long phone call with our mothers. This is more or less a salad in a wrap. So it’s healthy but has that naughty fast food feel to it.