Hello all! It has been a while! I have found my kitchen again in this lock down period and have been creating lots of new recipes for you.
As it is sunny here in the UK, I thought it only fitting to make a colourful and healthy salad to lift our spirits.
Though a difficult time, I have always managed to use and create recipes from the ingredients I have in my home so it hasn’t been so bad apart from the constant… “Mummy!! I am hungry!!” song I seem to hear on a constant basis lol.
This salad is packed with protein and nutrients to help us get through this time. Very simple, easy and versatile. Feel free to adapt it in anyway!
1 cup pre boiled quinoa
1 yellow bell pepper charred and diced
10 cherry tomatoes chopped
1 small red onion diced
1/2 cucumber diced
1 tin of sweetcorn drained
Handful of coriander chopped
4 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 the juice of a fresh lemon
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sumac
1/4 tsp onion granules
1/2 tsp garlic granules
1, Combine all the prepped veg and quinoa together and mix well in a large bowl.
2, In a smaller bowl, make the dressing with the ingredients above, stir well!
3, Pour the dressing over the salad and intergrate all together.
4, Garnish with fresh coriander and cheese if you wish. I crumbled Wensleydale cheese over the top and some dried chili flakes.
Recently life has been a bit hectic and not normal so even our diet has been disrupted! We end up craving naughty foods but really want something quick. The chocolate bar or packet of crisps call out to me and I give in readily, however today I made this really simple Mexican/Italian fusion pizza!!
Full of taste and cheese!! Yes as most of you know I adore cheese, it is my absolute weakness combined with tomato, I am in heaven!!!
Here is the recipe for a quick tasty fix…
2 Pitta bread toasted lightly
grated cheddar cheese
handful of fresh coriander
For the sauce
half a cup of crushed tomato
1 tsp rapeseed oil
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
sprinkle of dried oregano
salt to taste
In a small saucepan, heat the oil on a low heat with the oregano. Once it sizzles pour in the crushed tomato with the rest of the ingredients
Keep on low, stir well and cook for 5 minutes
Once the sauce is done, spread on the pitta bread, and top with the coriander and grated cheese
Place under the grill until the cheese is melted and then devour!
I crave carbs like all the time and the one thing on a hot day that would hit the spot are these chips!! Not too unhealthy as they chips were baked and the sauce cooked with very little oil How … Continue reading →
I just have to introduce you all to the new member of the Shivaay Delights family ~ Alfie is our 11 week old mini orange lop in house rabbit! He’s very cute, adorable and cuddly but is extremely cheeky, similar to my 2 boys 😉
Loving him hopping around our living space. Thoroughly enjoying having him with us.
Do you have pets? Please share with us in the comments. Look forward to hearing from you all X
I absolutely love to find new recipes to try and am able to get a variety everyday on the Facebook interactive food group. With over 6000 members, I have made many friends and you can imagine the amount of vegetarian food dishes, recipes and ideas that are flying around.
I see so many that I wish to make, that now I have started to bookmark them. The first one I couldn’t wait to cook was The Baked Broccoli Kofta Curry by Swathi Pareek @ Cooking wid joy and what an outstanding recipe. Firstly what stood out at me was that the koftas were baked rather than fried and the ingredients were really healthy with hardly any use of oil.
What resulted was a superb curry with an intense broccoli hit of kofta in the most delectable tomato based curry. Swati! What a fantastic recipe!! One I know I will…