ALL · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · One Pot Wonders · superfoods

Broccoli and Cheese Croquettes

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One of my favourite meals is my waffle crusted chicken and Maple sauce, I thought I would try a more healthier accompaniment tonight.

I had some Broccoli to use up and decided on some little courgettes. These were really tasty and also low in fat.

Makes about 10 croquettes

1 large broccoli (about 3 cup fulls of florets)

2 eggs beaten

salt & pepper

1 small onion – finely chopped

1/2 cup of panko breadcrumbs

1 cup of reduced fat cheddar cheese – grated

1/2 tsp garlic powder

 

  1. Preheat oven to 210 deg.
  2. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 min, then transfer to cold water to stop cooking. Dry off excess water and chop broccoli finely. 20170212_165405
  3. Put eggs, cheese, onion, garlic, sat & pepper into a large mixing bowl then tip in the broccoli and mix through. Add in the panko breadcrumbs and mix again. Place in the fridge for about 1/2 hour to chill, this will help when making croquettes. 20170212_165704
  4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Take a small amount into the cup of your hands and shape into a croquette. Place on baking tray and spray with oil. Sprinkle a little paprika on each one and bake for 10 mins.   20170212_172926
  5. Turn over, spray with oil and bake for a further 10 mins or until golden brown and crispy.                                                         20170212_175218

Serve.

 

Yummy with my waffle chicken, you can find recipe here waffle chicken

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ALL · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · One Pot Wonders

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

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Another quick and easy recipe that always tastes great! I was having a lazy afternoon today as it was wet n cold outside, so this was a fab warm comfort lunch that just satisfied my craving for something warm and comforting. I made some of my homemade salsa which went perfectly with it.

 

Makes 4

2 medium potatoes – peeled and grated

3 spring onions – chopped finely

2 handfuls of cheddar cheese – grated

small handful of parmesan cheese – grated

1 egg

1/4 cup of flour

1 tsp chilli flakes

Salt & Pepper

 

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan
  2. Peel and grate potatoes. Using some kitchen towel squeeze any excess water from potatoes.
  3. Put potato, cheeses, onions, chilli, egg, salt & pepper and flour into a large bowl and mix through until combined.                                                                                                            20161015_140321   20161015_140533
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop mixture into the pan and flattened with back of spoon to make pancake like shapes.
  5. Cook for approx 4-5 mins each side.                                                             20161015_140712

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Serve with some of my lovely salsa. Recipe here:- https://cookingwithluce.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/smokey-tomato-salsa/

 

ALL · chicken · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · Meat Dishes

Hasselback Cheesy Chicken

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Hasselback potatoes now has competition! lol!   Using up leftovers in my fridge again!  Tasty wee dinner treat tonight.

Makes 1

1 x Chicken Breast

1 tbsp Lightest Philadelphia (Cream Cheese)

Small handful of cheddar cheese – grated. I used my favourite, Scottish Galloway!                                  20160809_125733

1 Smoked Bacon Medallion

Pepper to taste

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg.
  2. Place chicken breast on a baking tray and make slices about 1 inch long and 3/4 way down to base. 20160809_125401
  3. Spoon cream cheese into slits, then slice the bacon medallion and place a slice in each slit. 20160809_125511  20160809_125618
  4. Sprinkle grated cheddar on top and finish with sprinkle of pepper.                         20160809_125724
  5. Oven bake for 25 mins.

Serve….so Yummy!

 

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ALL · Bread · Snacks and nibbles

Brazilian Cheesy Bread

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Decided to have a Brazilian Theme Dinner to help celebrate Rio 2016 Olympics, I was so pleased with my results, really tasty food.

You can get my Empanadas and Soffritto Recipe here:- https://cookingwithluce.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/empanadas-with-soffritto-filling/

 

I also made some Brazilian cheesy Bread, not only was I excited that there was cheese in this recipe but also the fact it was bread….I love both so much. Here is my recipe:-

Cheesy Bread – Makes 12

1 egg

1/4 cup Olive oil (or Canola Oil)

2/3 cup Milk

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups of tapioca flour – (now I didn’t have this, so I used 1/2 cup Cornflour and 1 cup white flour)

3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 deg.
  2. In a bowl mix Milk, oil, salt and egg
  3. Add in the flour and mix until combined – you should get a slightly thick batter
  4. Add in the cheese and mix through
  5. Grease a muffin tin and add about 2 tbsp of mixture into each muffin case.
  6. Bake for about 25 mins until golden brown on top. Remove and allow to cool. I served with some Spicy tomato Salsa.

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ALL · Scottish Cuisine · Snacks and nibbles

Scottish Cheeses

 

 

 

Picked up some new cheeses from the Hopetoun Farm Shop.

Orkney Smoked Red Cheddar – amazing and works well with being roasted.

Lazy Ploughmans from the Isle of Kintyre – just like the fav cheese and pickle combo, soft cheese very tasty.

A Smoked Dunlop Cheddar – lovely smoked rich taste

Cairnsmore Ewe’s Mil – very creamy, this is lovely with some caramalised onion chutney.

All served on some wholegrain crackers YUM!

 

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ALL · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Salads

Healthy Sunday Salad

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Easy Sunday Salad – makes 2 servings

2 x Handfuls of favourite leaves, I used mixed baby leaf and rocket

200g or 2 handfuls of plum or cherry tomatoes

1/2 Chopped cucumber

1 x Chopped red pepper (cooked or uncooked your choice)

1 or 2 x Sliced cooked beetroot

1 x avocado

2-4 slices Halloumi

balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon and lime juice for dressing

 

1. Mix all salad foods together in a large bowl and pour in dressing

2. Heat a tablespoon of oil on a griddle and fry halloumi cheese for approx 2-3 mins on eash side

3. serve salad mix on a plate, lay cooked beetroot and avocado on top of leaves and then lay halloumi

4. serve and enjoy.