Friday, 29 April 2016

Breakfast Cereal Flapjack

I make flapjack all the time. It's quick to make, filling and because I make it with honey and cut down on the butter is relatively healthy too. I like to have a small square when I get in from work, I find it keeps my energy levels up and gives me enough 'get up and go' to do some exercise in the evenings - along with my usual jobs around the house.

Earlier this week I changed up my usual recipe and substitute half the porridge oats for my homemade granola - this version of granola has large raisins and cranberries - the results were so good I made up a few more to show you and for good measure, coated them in a little white chocolate just to make them look a little more photogenic and yummy!

I'm not going to bore you and write out the recipe and go through it all with you again - it's all here

Just remember to substitute half the porridge oats with granola - homemade or shop bought whichever will be fine!

And if you really want to go the 'whole hog' melt up a bowl of chocolate and dip them in it!

Have a great weekend
Love Lizx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Delicious Creamed Cabbage

I made up this recipe because I was suddenly fed up with boiled cabbage and wanted to do something a little more tasty with it to accompany my grilled pork chop!

So a little grated ginger and garlic later we had something really rather tasty! Surprisingly tasty actually and a dish that I will be making again.

First I chopped up a small onion and started to gently fry it in a little butter. Whilst the onion was cooking I grated some ginger - about a thumbnail size - and a glove of garlic. Add to the pan when the onions have started to soften

Shred up the cabbage and add to the pan. Stir and shake the pan to get the flavours into the cabbage 

Cook the cabbage until it starts to soften and then pour in some cream - as much or as little as you want. I used about 100ml of double cream.

Gently heat through, season with salt and pepper and serve on hot plates.

If you want a little edge to it try adding a little lemon juice or a pinch of chilli flakes.

Have a great day
Love Lizx

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Around the House

A few quick pictures and what's on show around the kitchen today

Beautiful organic eggs from the hens up the road

Fresh coriander

From all those lovely ingredients I might have a Spanish omelet for lunch

Have a lovely day
Love Lizx