Eats of the Week: 1st March 2017

I’m culinary confused! It’s post-Brussels sprouts season but pre-asparagus, so for now, I’m sticking with courgettes!

Anyone else having serious green vegetable conundrums?

Anyway, I’ve been eating a real hodgepodge of meals lately, and I’ve snapped a few photos, so here we go…

strawberries and pb
Strawberries and pb as my mid-morning/post-workout snack at my desk
M&S salad
M&S salad of green salad with apple dressing and coconut chicken
Green veg
A mountain of green vegetables hidden under a lot of spiralized courgettes!
Homemade soup
Home made soup – carrots, Brussels, peppers and edamame with pasta
Breakfast
Breakfast bowl – The Collective passion fruit yoghurt topped with new Shreddies protein granola, dried cranberries and cacao nibs
Filo Parcels
Filo parcels stuffed with vegetables and Boursin
Fountain Inn
A vegetarian sharing platter from The Fountain Inn

What are you eating in-between Winter and Spring?
xoxo

Eats of the Week(s)

I’ve been snap happy over the past few weeks and have taken pictures of quite a few of my meals. Here’s another edition of “Eats of the Week” and if you would like the recipe for any of them just let me know in the comments!

Chicken salad
Chicken salad with sesame seeds and potatoes
Chicken salad
Chicken salad with sesame seeds and potatoes

After we came back from Ibiza I was still craving fresh food with Mediterranean flavours so whipped up this chicken salad with lambs lettuce, cucumber, carrots and peppers with sesame seeds, black pepper and a simple olive oil/lemon juice dressing.

Beef casserole
Beef casserole loaded with veg and topped with dumplings
Beef casserole
Beef casserole loaded with veg and topped with dumplings

I had to buy a new casserole pan as the enamel had chipped off the bottom of my old one! This was a warm and comforting meal last Sunday as the first signs of Autumn/Winter started to show in the UK.

The Collective duple
The Collective black cherry duple over some Fuel 10k granola
The Collective Duple
The Collective black cherry duple over some Fuel 10k granola

I added some extra granola to this breakfast to fill me up a bit more.

Boursin Vegetable Pasta
Vegetable pasta with black pepper boursin
Pasta
Perfect for leftovers!

This was soooo good! I’ve started using the black pepper version of Boursin in my vegetable pasta recipes and it adds a really lovely flavour!

rice noodles
Rice noodles, mangetout and tenderstem with a nut-free satay sauce!
rice noodles
Pre-sauce
rice noodles
Rice noodles, mangetout and tenderstem with a nut-free satay sauce!

This was such a quick meal and really tasty! I’d bought some nut-free satay sauce at the Yorkshire Food Festival and finally got around to trying it. I just soaked some rice noodles, dry-fried some green veg, drained the noodles and added them to the pan. Then I topped with sauce, stirred it for a minute and served!

On a decidedly less healthy note, have you tried the Ben & Jerry’s ‘One Sweet World’ ?

Caramel coffee ice cream with marshmallow (16%) & salted caramel (10%) swirls & chocolatey shaped ‘&’ signs (7%)

Ben & Jerry's
Ben & Jerry’s One Sweet World

Oh my goodness, it’s amazing!

There we have it, some of the meals I’ve been enjoying in the past couple of weeks!
Happy Hump Day peeps xoxo

Eats of the Week

Now I have to admit, some of these Eats didn’t actually happen this week, but I found pictures on my phone so thought I’d share them all with you!

  1. Baked Paella
    Please don’t lynch me for my non-traditional take on paella, but this meal gives you all the garlicky, salty, spicy flavour of paella, and the texture, without the hassle of standing over a pan for hours. I shared the recipe back in 2013!

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  2. Dinner at The Ivy Chelsea Garden for my birthday
    I know, I know, my birthday was back in April, but I visited my sister in London a couple of weeks after and we treated ourselves to dinner at the Ivy Chelsea Garden. She’d just bought a new flat so it was a dual celebration. That meant, dual puddings!
    We had the chocolate bombe which was a chocolate globe covering heavenly combination of milk foam, honeycomb, ice cream and sauce
    Chocolate bombe
    We also had the Strawberry Shortcake Sundae РPoached strawberries, vanilla ice cream, shortcake, cr̬me Chantilly and baked meringue
    strawberry shortcake sundae
    They were so, so good.
    For our main course, we’d had a selection of starters, side dishes and a fish main. Whatever you do, if you visit the restaurant, get a basket of the courgette fries!
  3. Courgette Spaghetti (again)
    I don’t think there’s a week goes by that I don’t have some take on my courgette spaghetti recipe!
    courgette spaghetti
  4. Pasta Bake
    I really wanted the comforting carb load of a pasta bake, without all of the calories and unhealthy fats, so I made a green pasta bake. I’ll share the recipe this weekend. To say it had a bout 1/4 of the cheese I would normally put in, it still tasted satisfying and stodgy! Just what I wanted.
    Pasta Bake

Hang on everyone, it’s nearly Friday!

If you try any of these recipes let me know in the comments!
xoxo

Friday Round-Up: Eats of the Week

Not much has happened this week, so I thought I would share some eats of the week, as I’ve actually remembered to take some pictures!

You’ll notice that the predominant image is Gin! I enjoyed a glass of Boodles gin with some FeverTree Sicillian Lemonade and Low-Calorie tonic water, yum!

I made turkey fajitas this week which for me included turkey, shredded carrot and iceberg lettuce, charred sweetcorn and cheddar cheese, topped off with sriracha sauce and hot hot hot sweet chilli sauce.

Last Sunday I had pea and pancetta pasta from Tesco’s Finest Range, served with some gnocci, sugar snappeas and pesto. YUM!

I also had a bit of a selection last Friday of pulled pork nachos with roasted gnocci and sugar snap peas, another delicious meal.

I’m still at 161lb this week which I’m absolutely fine with as I’m feeling hella’ bloated and haven’t made as many healthy decision this week as I should have. I am still off the chocolate though (4 weeks and counting)!!

Happy Friday Y’all!
xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eats of the Week, and September is here already and I can’t wait for Autumn Outside Runs!

That was a long post title wasn’t it? But it’s exactly how I’m feeling!

I said I would do an Eats of the Week in my last Friday Round Up, and so here it is.

I’ve been making my smoothie bowls for a while now, and they are such a great start to the day. I need to top up on flax or chia though to bulk them out a bit.

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When I was pregnant I ate so much fresh fruit, especially pineapple as I read somewhere that it made labour easier (which I think is true as I had a quick and complications-free experience). I’ve gotten back into making a big batch of homemade fruit salad and then taking a portion to work with me each day.

 

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I made an EPIC breakfast last weekend of homemade blueberry pancakes, strawberries with peanut butter, fried eggs and crispy smoked bacon, it was AMAZING!!!

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I’ve also started upping my alcohol intake, which is something I need to keep my eye on. Here’s a pic of me enjoying a glass of Old Mout Cider (Kiwi and Lime flavour, yum!) whilst watching the World Champion Athletics in China. #GoMo!

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I thought I had more pictures but never mind! I’ll be sure to snap some more pictures this week! xoxo