Cauliflower Arancini

Cauliflower Arancini filled with creamy boursin cheese. Quicker and healthier than regular arancini. Baked rather than fried.

Cauliflower the wonder veg strikes again! Is there no end to the usefulness of this normally bland and slightly stinky vegetable?

Cauliflower pizza crust? Not bad. I’ve yet to perfect this.

Coriander cauliflower rice (with thai prawns)? Sooo good

Creamy cauliflower soup? AM-A-ZING

And now, we have crispy, garlicky, creamy arancini. Ok, hands up, they’re not perfect little spheres. They probably could have been if I’d have to chosen to fry these like regular rice arancini, however, these are baked.  Which means way less oil. In fact this whole batch only uses 1 tbsp of olive oil and 40 squirts of fry light. In my opinion, that completely paves the way for me to fill these little cauliflower bites with creamy boursin cheese and coat them in crispy breadcrumbs.  Sounds calorific, but we’re only looking at 76 calories per arancini!

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Garlic Chicken pasta with Kale - a tasty one-pot dish ready in 25 minutes.

One Pot Garlic Chicken Pasta

A quick and easy meal with minimal washing up! So long as you have some cooked chicken on hand, you can have this ready in 25 minutes. Perfect for that after school/work rush or for a simple weekend lunch. This meal started out life as very low carb, but it was never going to happen…. 

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Banana Oat Cookies - no flour, no eggs, no butter - totally healthy and delicious!

Banana Oat Cookies

I may be a little too excited about this new way to use up those leftover spotty bananas.  This is the quickest and simplest cookie recipe I’ve ever made, and they taste so good, I may have to hide our bananas to make them go spotty – just so I can make these every week. What’s more,… 

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Oaty Chocolate hot smoothie - a quick and healthy hot smoothie for a cold day

Oaty Chocolate Hot Smoothie – Week 3 of my Hot Smoothie Saturday series for October

Did I ever tell you how much I love chocolate for breakfast? If I didn’t, you may have worked it out already based on those pancakes with white chocolate, or maybe those Nutella Sweet rolls . Unlike the zillion calories and liberal sprinkling of sugar in those examples, today I’m presenting you with a healthy… 

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Halloween chocolate cherry fondant - A spooky Halloween treat for us grown ups!

Halloween chocolate cherry fondant

I’m pretty sure that having one of these every evening for the past 4 evenings isn’t that healthy. However, it is pretty flippin fantastic :-) I usually find myself making spooky cupcakes, Frankenstein mint mousses, skeleton veg crudite plates and oreo spiders for the kids at this time of year. Rather than follow on with… 

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Sugar glazed pulled beef brisket in a rich, tangy sauce with a hint of spice.

Caramelized Pulled Beef Brisket in a Rich Spicy Sauce

Take a couple of forks and shred this slow cooked beef brisket into tender ribbons.  Serve it with a ladle full of the rich and tangy sauce and some simple spinach rice.  Make sure you save yourself some of the caramelised pieces from the outside – they’re the best bits.  Then maybe add a spoonful of sweet chilli jam… 

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Cranberry and Apple hot smoothie - a quick and healthy hot smoothie for a cold day

Cranberry and Apple Hot Smoothie – Week 2 of my hot smoothie Saturday series for October

Meet the second in my series of hot smoothies for October – The cranberry and apple hot smoothie. A spicy and refreshing breakfast that warms you up from the inside.  I really enjoyed this smoothie – even more so for the fact it’s only 178 calories.   I may have been slipping slightly into Christmas mode already… 

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Gluten free chocolate coconut cookies - made with oat flour, which adds a malty flavour that you'll love even if you're not gluten intolerant.

Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Simple cookies for the weekend. A weekend that I have no plans for.  Bliss! I say I have no plans, but I’ll no doubt be tidying, doing the washing, gardening, thinking up and cooking some kind of Halloween treat for the blog, hoovering the car, and of course publishing my next hot smoothie recipe tomorrow. … 

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Chilli con carne - a classic dish with extra veg to warm you from the inside.

Chilli Con Carne

It’s a classic. Only this one is better This belly warming dish of meaty, spicy joy is a regular on our dinner table.  You can pretty much guarantee there are at least a couple of portions in our freezer at any one time and that we’re never more than 7 days away from our next bowl…. 

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