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Gammon & pineapple, roasties & carrot salad

Description

I made this ages ago and writing it up is making me want to have it again soon! Gammon and pineapple is the perfect sweet-savoury combination pairing with with some herby potatoes and my childhood favourite carrot salad. When I was younger Carrot salad was one of the things I used to love making, because 1. It’s so easy and 2. it’s super tasty & healthy.

 

Ingredients

Cooked gammon joint

1 ring of pineapple

1 big potato or 4 small

1 carrot

1/2 lemon (juice)

1 tablespoon of raisins

Methods

  1. Chop and boil potatoes to soften, drain and add to a baking tray with oil (I used vegetable oil) and herbs if you would like.
  2. Grate the carrot add the lemon juice and raisins and mix.
  3. Plate up the gammon and layer the pineapple and add potatoes and salad and fill your belly.

Nutrient breakdown

This is an overview of all of the macro-nutrients (e.g. fat, carbohydrates, protein) and what individual ingredients of the recipe offer as a percentage to each nutrient.

Calories: 46% ham, 25% potatoes, 13% pineapple

Carbohydrates: 33% potato, 30% pineapple, 22% raisins

Of which sugar: 45% pineapple, 32% raisins, 20% carrot

Fibre: 40% carrot, 31% pineapple, 18% potato

Protein: 87% ham, 8% potato, 2% pineapple

Fat: 72% ham, 24% potato, 2% pineapple

Of which Saturates: 87% ham, 11% potato, 2% carrot

Salt: 96% ham, 2% carrot, 1% potato

Tell me what your favourite sweet and savoury foods are!

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Love Sian x

Spiced Fajitas

Description

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a recipe post, so here we are! Some of my favourite food ever is Mexican and Spanish they both have terrific flavours, my Mexican/Spanish inspired meal is FAJITAS… 2 tortilla wraps, trust me it’s filling!

Contains

Gluten, milk, may contain sesame

 

Ingredients

Chicken breast

1/4 green pepper

1/2 onion

1/4 tin sweetcorn

1/2 tinned tomatoes

2 tortilla wraps

1 tsp tomato puree

Sprinkle of cheese

Spices & Herbs – all 1tsp

Paprika, chilli powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, basil, oregano.

For extra spice add in 1/2 a chilli and remember salad, I used lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and spring onion!

 

Method

  1. Slice and fry the chicken until completely cooked.
  2. Add in the pepper, onion cook until soft.
  3. Add the sweetcorn and tinned tomatoes and tomato puree.
  4. Add all the spices to the pan and reduce heat for a few last minutes.
  5. Grate the cheese, your fajitas are ready to build!

Nutrient breakdown

This is an overview of all of the macro-nutrients (e.g. fat, carbohydrates, protein) and what individual ingredients of the recipe offer as a percentage to each nutrient.

Calories: 55% tortilla, 20% chicken, 10% cheese

Carbohydrates: 77% tortilla, 10% tinned tomatoes 5% sweetcorn

Of which sugar: 43% tinned tomatoes, 19% puree, 13% tortilla

Fibre: 47% tortilla, 18% tomatoes, 13% puree

Protein: 60% chicken, 21% tortilla, 9% cheese

Fat: 47% tortilla, 36% cheese, 12% chicken

Of which Saturates: 47% cheese, 43% tortilla, 8% chicken

Salt: 80% tortilla, 12% cheese, 5% chicken

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Sian x

How to:Make the perfect cheese board

Christmas time= Food time!

With it only being a couple of days left until Christmas day is here, I thought I share my favourite part. Cheese is my favourite and is my favourite part of Christmas along with the rest of the delicious food. So in today’s post is all about cheese boards, what to include and making your cheese and biscuits tasty scrumptious.

1.Crackers

The selection boxes are great, with a variety of different types of biscuit with different flavours, shapes and sizes. Or you can buy separate packs, I found some with a chilli flavour in Tesco which are amazing!

2.Cheese

I love a good selection of cheese, in this board I used 4, a smoked cheese, Wensleydale & Cranberry, Cheddar & Chive and Camenbert. It’s good to have a mixture of flavours of strong and mild tastes, I love chilli cheeses and Blue Stilton.

3.Chutney’s & Jam’s

For an extra slither of flavour chutney’s are great, the ones I’ve found are great are the Cook & Co Fine Foods, from Tesco. There are so many to choose from too, ranging from sweet, spicy or the perfect savoury jam. It tastes delicious on top pf the cheese or a spread on the cracker.

4.Fruits & Veggies

If you bad at including fruits and veg in your diet this is a fab opportunity it really compliments the cheesey taste.Here is a list of the ones I like to include:

  • Grapes
  • Fig
  • Celery
  • Spring onions
  • Strawberry
  • Date
  • Apple
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Olives

 

My favourite part of these are building them, it’s such a creative thing to do and get your taste buds going. Now you’ve got the main bundle, grab your knives, spoons and a big chopping board and get building your perfect bite.

Did this help? Let me know in the comments what’s your favourite cheese? And what do you add in your cheese boards?

 

Merry Christmas!

Sian x

 

Lifestyle

QOTD#12

Just a small reminder for today to give yourself time! Time for you if the most important, to grow you have to have to focus on you.  Don’t forget you’re the most important in your life, don’t forget about you.

Treat your body and mind well.

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QOTD#11

Hello beauties!

I think I abuse these Monday posts to talk about how my life is going and to reflect on the week and since I have been doing I’ve felt a bit of a theme each week, which I’ve found pretty useful. It’s given me a bit of direction and indication on where I am, what I’m doing and what I need to be doing and it’s been really helpful.

Reflection is something I’d never thought I’d be good at or even get used to doing but surprising for me it works. It basically means to review something, for me I’ve been reviewing my week how it’s gone, how I’ve felt and how it could’ve been better.  And what better way to start Monday by reviewing the past week, I guess to see whether I want it to go the same way and to see what changes need to be made to ensure my happiness.

The quote above is something I found scrolling online and I instantly found a connection to it, last week has been a little half and half good and bad and I suppose that sums up Nikki Rowe’s quote. Growth is such a process and it’s a process we all go through but we don’t always recognise it. Over the past few months I have recognised it and it’s such an amazing feeling!

Everybody struggles and unfortunately it is a tough time in life, not everyone will understand your issues and you might not even be able to explain them, but it’s apart of a learning curve I’ve found and learning from your mistakes is the best thing you can do.

Not everyone will see your struggles but they will see how you’ve bounced back from them.

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QOTD#10

Do you ever have a sudden realisation?!

Mine happened last week and I cannot stop thinking about it. I am much much happier when I do things that I love doing, I’m sure many of us feel like this too.  There has been many things for while that I’ve wanted to do, it’s only been recently that I’ve actually been able to do them but now that I am feel great for it. I like to be a busy and productive person so when I am my mood is 10X better than usual.

Do things that make you happy, because happy is pretty and pretty is beautiful.

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The Food Bible

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Grapes are a great snacking fruit, I always find food I can pick and eat are great snacks, like plum tomatoes, blackberries, strawberries etc. Like all fruits there's benefits because of the amount of vitamin and antioxidants in them. In this post I'm going to be...

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