A Couple of Yummy Recipes.

I have been very good eating clean all week, one guilty day of eating half a portion of fish and chips. Which for me is not too bad. I have been for a love long bike ride today in the sun. Mind you the wind was awful. you can follow me on Strava to see my rides and share your own. I thought I would share with you some recipes I love. Have a lovely weekend. 

Quinoa With tomato and spinach:

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 small shallot finely chopped
1/3 cup of Quinoa, rinsed well
1 tablespoon of dry white wine
3/4 cup of vegetable stock
a good handful of baby spinach
6 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
1 tablespoon of fresh shaved Parmesan
1/4 of a red bell pepper, cut into small pieces

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, shallots, and red peppers to pan; cook for around a minute. Add quinoa to pan and cook for two minutes stirring constantly. Add wine and cook until liquid is gone. Add broth and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until absorbed. Remove from the heat and stir in the tomato and spinach. Top with Parmesan and serve straight away.

Healthy Satsuma Chicken:


1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
31/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of mirin
1 teaspoon of rice wine vinegar
the juice of three Satsuma's
1 tablespoon of Satsuma rind; cut into thin slivers.

5 chicken thighs
1/4 cup of potato starch
1 table spoon of olive oil
1/2 table spoon of sesame oil
sesame seeds to top (optional)


Cut chicken into bite size pieces and place into a ziploc bag, add potato starch and shake well to cover. In a bowl mix all the marinade ingredients and stir well. Heat the olive oil in a wok or large pan. Add chicken and cook through 6-10 mins. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Heat the sesame oil in the pan and add the marinade. Cook until it has become a sticky sauce around 3-5 mins add the chicken and cook for a further 3-4 mins. Serve straight away with rice or vegetables serves 5.

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