Thursday, 14 June 2018

Broccoli and Beef Casserole

Now that we've established the fact that I cook way too many casseroles; lets make it official. It might be an idea to create a Casseroles category on this blog; it will be so much easier for you casserole lovers to find my recipes. Anyway, I decided to make a casserole this evening because they are super convenient. As I'm coming to the end of my course, I barely have any free time and so cooking in bulk saves me having to cook the next day or two. This nutrient packed casserole is a great way to get in your five a day from just one dish; of course it wouldn't hurt to throw in a fruity desert. Not fond of broccoli? No problem, the spices I use in this will completely change your outlook on the smallest trees nature has to offer.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Simple Pork Pasta

The amount of people I've heard saying that they are avoiding pasta because it makes their blood glucose levels spike is unbelievable. This is a myth! I'm sorry to burst your bubble but you might be surprised to know that most grains actually have a low glycemic index including good ol' pasta. Foods of low glycemic index such as pasta offer a slow and steady release of glucose whereas foods with a high glycemic index release glucose rapidly.  Low GI foods help to keep your blood glucose levels under control. Need more information on the Glycemic Index? Read more from Havard here. I love wholewheat pasta and I think you've caught up with that already. It's so easy to make and versatile, the list of dishes you can make from it are endless. So why not give this little number a try.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Ground Beef Quinoa

Quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete Protein. F A C T! Now why isn't quinoa gracing your plate yet? These itty bitty seeds contain more iron per 100g than brown rice, also containing Zinc, Potassium and Magnesium, some important micronutrients. But of course, apart from its impressive nutritional value, quinoa is delicious and can be cooked in a variety of ways. It seems I too have become a self proclaimed quinoa addict, can you blame me? Here's how to make this gorgeous dish, no fuss.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Melon Yoghurt Bowl

Exams are finally over, I've finished my first year of Dietetics, woohoo! Where has the time gone? It feels like yesterday I was walking into a room full of strangers for Induction. But I must say, it felt so good sitting my last exam yesterday, now I'm off for the summer. FREEDOM! I've really enjoyed first year, Human Nutrition and Dietetics is a very challenging but interesting and rewarding course. Hopefully I've passed the exams to get into the second year. This is my first long summer in years but it's also my last and so I plan on travelling around the UK quite a bit, eating lots and trying new things. And of course, I'll be delving back into the world of Dental Nursing, I have kind of missed working full time. Anyway, let's talk yoghurt bowls; easy, quick, versatile. Melon anyone?

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Our first recipe video with the BBC: Ginger & Maple Syrup Royal Cheesecake

Who doesn't love a good Royal wedding between a commoner and a Royal? So Great Britain, Happy Royal Wedding Day! In celebration of the royal wedding, we bring you this delicious Ginger and maple syrup cheesecake, one that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Its super easy to make and this time instead of typing up the recipe, its on video for all of you to see. We had a great time filming this video and I am so grateful to be working alongside the BBC. I won't bore you any longer, I mean the recipe is what you came here for:

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