Tuesday, 11 February 2014

3 Healthy Recipes

So I'm using the term 'recipe' here very loosely. It's really just a case of opening the fridge door and collating whatever looks interesting onto a plate. These are three meals I have been enjoying lately. I've been eating a lot more raw fruit and vegetables for quite some time now, my taste-buds have really become accustomed to the freshness and these meals really are quite delicious.

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Salad of raw carrot, broccoli, cauliflower baby spinach, roasted tomatoes, green pitted olives and cubes of cheese in a chilli dressing. With a splash of lemon, some Maldon salt and black pepper. (The carrot / broccoli / cauliflower is in a ready-washed pack from Sainsburys and the olives / cheese / tomatoes are in a ready-made pack from Sainsburys. So easy to put together). With three Quorn Scotch eggs on the side for protein. And a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon slices. The presentation of my food always makes such a big difference to me. Somehow if it looks good, it makes the food taste better. I have quite a large collection of vintage china that I have collected over the years. This painted enamel tray is also a favourite which I often get asked about, so I will link the details below.

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Buttermilk pancakes. A lower calorie version of normal pancakes. (Let me know if you anyone would like the recipe and I will add it in). 

Edit: a few asked for the recipe, so here it is - 
125g plain flour; 1tsp salt; 1tsp bicarbonate soda; 1 whole egg; 250ml buttermilk; 50g butter, melted. Preheat and lightly grease a large frying pan (I use the 1-cal spray). Mix the flour, salt and bicarbonate together in a bowl. Add the egg, buttermilk and butter but keep it lumpy as the batter should look thick, spongy and puffy. Drop 5 tbsps of the batter onto a pan, spreading lightly with the bottom of the spoon. Cook until lightly-browned each side, 1-2 minutes each side. 

I make up one batch which I split between two servings, usually on a weekend it is a nice treat for Saturday and Sunday mornings. Sometimes I make the small American pancakes but this day I decided to make two large pancakes. I'm going to try experimenting with different types of flour next time, to make it even healthier. I sliced in some strawberries and a banana. And added some Agave Nectar for extra sweetness and Flaxseed with Goji Berries for some protein. A very nice breakfast / brunch. Also a pot of Kusmi Christmas tea, that I am still drinking as I still love all of the cinnamon spices, even though it is past the season. I love the tea ceremony which comes from drinking out of my Japanese tea pot. And of course vintage china is a must (or this teacup from Anthropolgie is a very good alternative).

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Another raw salad. This time cucumber, plum tomatoes, baby spinach, baby sweetcorn, purple and green mangetout, carrot. With a side portion of hummus and three falafel.

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Novica Glass Enamel Painted Tray * (similar here and here)
Vintage green plate (similar here)
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Japanese teapot (similar here and here)
Kusmi Tea
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Vintage blue teacup (similar here and here)





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8 comments:

  1. I really need to start eating better! Those pancakes look absolutely delicious, maybe I'll make some for pancake day! I definitely don't eat enough fruit and veg, it's weird but my eating habits definitely change in the Winter! I become such a lazy eater.

    Tara xo

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  2. Ugh. I suddenly feel completely unhealthy thinking about what I have eaten today. Virtually nothing with any colour. Must try harder!

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  3. All looks delicious! I take it you are vegetarian too? I've been taking to making raw salads using my vegetable peeler so I can incorporate raw courgette and carrot, holds the dressing really well. Would love to see the Buttermilk pancake recipe, as I make mine with eggs and milk. x

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  4. All looks delicious! I take it you are vegetarian too? I've been taking to making raw salads using my vegetable peeler so I can incorporate raw courgette and carrot, holds the dressing really well. Would love to see the Buttermilk pancake recipe, as I make mine with eggs and milk. x

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  5. Teresa - thanks for your comment, will add this at the weekend when I get a moment :-)

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  6. This all looks delicious, you really can;t go wrong with pancakes, I'd love you to share the recipe!

    Maria xxx

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  7. Those pancakes look incredible - please share the recipe!

    Beth
    swallowsandskylines.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Looks great. I love the plates and accessories you have used really sets the images off.

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