Thai Chilli Chicken with Basil
- Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:17
Thai is my absolute favourite cuisine I think (alongside Italian food of course ;-)) As always this is so quick and simple, about 16 minutes in total!
What you’ll need (serves 2):
- 2 chicken breasts (free range and preferably organic) approx 150g each raw weight
- 4 large garlic cloves
- 1 small red onion
- 2 red chilli’s and 2 green ones
- 1 dessertspoon of tamari sauce (I use Clearspring)
- 2 dessertspoons of fish sauce
- 1 dessertspoon of maple syrup
- Handful of fresh basil leaves
- Light olive oil for cooking
What to do:
- Coarsely chop the garlic and onion
- Chop the chicken into small pieces
- Add some light olive oil to a frying pan over a medium heat
- Add the chicken to the pan and cook for about 8 minutes until its started to brown
- Remove from the pan and set aside, then add the onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes before adding the chicken back to the pan with all the rest of the ingredients and cook for about another 8 minutes
- Add the basil leaves, stir through, then serve immediately.
- I like mine with a portion of brown basmati rice
Salmon & Courgette Frittata
- Monday, 18 July 2016 11:45
This breakfast is a really great way to start the day, and it can also be used for lunch too. I like to make this once a week and then I have enough for 3 or 4 breakfasts that week or a lunch on the go if needed. the combination of protein and healthy fats in the salmon and eggs makes it a fantastically balanced meal that will get your blood sugar balancing off to a great start. This will help to keep your energy levels stable, and prevent those all to common cravings and hunger later on in the day. This is great for fat loss too. Enjoy!
What you’ll need (4 servings – great to pre-pre for breakfast):
- 8 free range organic eggs
- 1 medium courgette
- 8 baby tomatoes
- 1/2 medium red onion or 1 small
- ¼ paprika
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ¼ cumin
- Pinch of pink sea salt
- ½ tsp of mixed herbs
- 150g smoked salmon
- Sautee the onion in coconut oil until translucent
- Chop the courgette and smoked salmon into small pieces and cut the tomatoes in half
- Whisk the eggs and add the spices, herbs and salt
- Add the onions, courgette, salmon and tomatoes to the eggs and whisk again
- Line a baking tray or dish with greaseproof paper
- Pour the mixture into the dish and bake for about 30-35 mins at 180 degrees until a knife comes out dry
- Cut into squares and enjoy immediately or save for tomorrows breakfast!
- Wednesday, 10 February 2016 19:26
Courgette makes a great healthy and nutritious alternative to regular noodles or spaghetti.
What are the benefits of using courgette instead of regular wheat or rice based noodles or spaghetti?
Well, rice and wheat, although far better when the brown version, are higher in whats known as ‘glycemic load’ than non-starchy vegetables like courgettes. Glycemic load basically refers to how quickly a particular food releases sugar into your bloodstream, the slower the better for health, energy levels and weight management. So, using courgette instead will reduce the glycemic load of your meal AND provide you with more fibre and nutrients such as vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, vitamins B6 and B12, and some iron and calcium. If that’s not a good enough reason I don’t know what is!
You can use a Julienne peeler or go all out and get yourself a spiraliser like this one. I started off just using a peeler which is totally fine, and then once I started to have courgette noodles/spaghetti multiple times each week I decided to upgrade to the spiraliser and it’s been totally worth it, its quick and easy to rinse off and store on top of my cooker out of the way but with easy access. I use courgette in place of spaghetti when I make a nice bolognese sauce, in place of noodles with Thai dishes, or just thrown into a stir-fry with lots of other veg (in this case I usually slice cut the noodles up into smaller bits). I also use my spiraliser for carrots and beetroot to add to stir-fries or salads, its just great!