Over Thanksgiving break, the holiday spirit got the best of me and I ate like I didn’t want my pants to fit anymore. Bring on the cream! Pass the butter! Both desserts, please! The truth is that I do want my pants to fit. I like my pants. Anyway, I came home from my five day Oklahoma holiday craving vegetables, but arrived find an empty refrigerator.
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Simple baked salmon with dill yoghurtDelicious served with my Italian farro saladDelicious served with my Italian farro saladServes 8Cooks In25 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 591 30 Fat 34.9g 50 Saturates 6.1g 31 Sugars 4.9g 5 Protein 63.8g 127 Carbs 5.1g 2 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients3 kg whole salmon , from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, scaled, filleted and pin-boned, or use 2x1.
Three flavour focacciaWith balsamic onion, tomato & basil and three cheese & rosemaryWith balsamic onion, tomato & basil and three cheese & rosemaryServes 10Cooks In1 hour 5 minutes plus proving timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 313 16 Fat 10.3g 15 Saturates 3.9g 20 Sugars 6.
Seafood cocktailWith fresh white crab meat and prawnsWith fresh white crab meat and prawnsServes 4Cooks In15 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 191 10 Fat 8.2g 12 Saturates 1.7g 9 Sugars 5g 6 Salt 2.24g 37 Protein 22.1g 44 Carbs 7.3g 3 Fibre 1.6g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients4 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise , made with free-range eggs2 tablespoons ketchup1 lemon , juice and finely grated zest of, plus lemon wedges to servea few drops Tabasco1 splash Worcestershire sauce½ small radicchio lettuce , shredded2 little gem lettuces , leaves separated200 g fresh white crab meat , from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger250 g large cooked and peeled prawns , from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger1 large punnet cress , snippeda few pinches paprikaMethodWhisk the mayonnaise, tomato ketchup and lemon juice together, then stir in the Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.
Chocolate surprise trufflesRolled in toasted hazelnuts and cocoaRolled in toasted hazelnuts and cocoaMakes about 40Cooks In25 minutes plus chilling timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 65 3 Fat 5.6g 8 Saturates 3.1g 16 Sugars 1.9g 2 Salt 0.07g 1 Protein 1g 2 Carbs 2.4g 1 Fibre 0.9g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients250 g good-quality dark chocolate (70 cocoa solids)125 ml double cream25 g butter1 pinch of sea salt1 large handful of hazelnuts , bashed up50 g good-quality cocoa powder1 pinch of chilli powderMethodBreak the chocolate into little chunks and place in a small bowl.
Tomato, basil and prosciutto omeletteSimple, beautiful ingredientsSimple, beautiful ingredientsServes 2Cooks In15 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 255 13 Fat 19.7g 28 Saturates 4.8g 24 Sugars 1.6g 2 Salt 1.5g 25 Protein 19.6g 39 Carbs 1.8g 1 Fibre 0.4g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients4 slices quality prosciutto4 large free-range eggs1 handful different coloured small tomatoes , halved and quartered1 small handful fresh basil leaves1 fresh red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped, optionalolive oil , for drizzling, optionalMethodPreheat your grill to high.
& 39;Full of veg& 39; tomato sauceWith hidden leeks, carrots, courgettes and peppersWith hidden leeks, carrots, courgettes and peppersServes 6Cooks In1 hour 15 minutes plus cooling timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 160 8 Fat 4.2g 6 Saturates 0.6g 3 Sugars 20.7g 23 Salt 0.82g 14 Protein 5.
Smoked mackerel pate with griddled toast and cress saladA great, quick starter or snackA great, quick starter or snackServes 6Cooks In10 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 359 18 Fat 22.8g 33 Saturates 4.9g 25 Sugars 3.2g 4 Salt 2.1g 35 Protein 19.6g 39 Carbs 20.9g 8 Fibre 0.9g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients400 g smoked mackerel , from sustainable sources200 g light cream cheese3 lemons1 small bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley , leaves picked2 small punnets of cress , snipped2 sticks of celery , finely sliced, plus some of the celery leavesextra virgin olive oil6 slices of good breadMethodPeel the skin off the smoked mackerel and discard.
DIY party combos - Greek styleDelicious feta, courgette and olive bitesDelicious feta, courgette and olive bites“These flavoursome forks with mint and chilli are brilliant for parties, really easy and look great ”Cooks In10 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 34 2 Fat 2.6g 4 Saturates 1.
Orecchiette with raw tomato sauceIt& 39;s all about the beautiful flavoursIt& 39;s all about the beautiful flavoursServes 4Cooks In20 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 517 26 Fat 17.1g 24 Saturates 8g 40 Sugars 7.1g 8 Salt 2.52g 42 Protein 14.9g 30 Carbs 80.8g 31 Fibre 5.8g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients500 g red and yellow cherry tomatoes , quartered150 g black olives , stoned6 anchovy fillets in oil , drained and finely sliced1 clove garlic , finely slicedextra virgin olive oil400 g orecchiette pasta1 sprig fresh marjoram, oregano or thyme , leaves pickedMethodPut the tomatoes into a large mixing bowl with the olives, anchovies and garlic.
Roast trout with spinach, sage and prosciuttoServed on a bed of pulses and nutmeg-spiked spinachServed on a bed of pulses and nutmeg-spiked spinachServes 4Cooks In40 minutesDifficultyNot too trickyNutrition per servingCalories 753 38 Fat 28.9g 41 Saturates 2.5g 13 Sugars 14.8g 16 Salt 2.42g 40 Protein 73.
Squash laksa cupsA spicy, Malaysian-inspired soupA spicy, Malaysian-inspired soupServes 10Cooks In50 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 259 13 Fat 15.6g 22 Saturates 11.4g 57 Sugars 6.2g 7 Salt 0.55g 9 Protein 4.1g 8 Carbs 26.3g 10 Fibre 2g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients600-700 g butternut or onion squash , halved, peeled and deseeded3 freeze-dried lime leaves , optional4 red chillies , deseeded and finely sliced2 cloves garlic , finely sliced2 thumb-sized pieces fresh ginger , roughly chopped2 sticks lemongrass , outer leaves discarded, roughly chopped1 small bunch fresh coriander , leaves picked and stalks chopped1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice1 teaspoon ground cumin2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion , finely sliced600 ml organic vegetable or chicken stock , hot200 g basmati rice2 x 400 ml coconut milk1-2 limes , juice of, to tastefresh coconut shavings , to serve, optionalMethodA lovely, warming winter soup that’s easy to make.
My Nan& 39;s Christmas pud with Vin SantoMixed dried fruit & chopped nutsMixed dried fruit & chopped nutsServes 8Cooks In3 hours 15 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 566 28 Fat 18.6g 27 Saturates 8.5g 43 Sugars 68.2g 76 Salt 0.5g 8 Protein 7.2g 14 Carbs 96.6g 37 Fibre 2.
New potato salad with garlic mayonnaise and cressA tasty garlicky spin on a summer barbecue essentialA tasty garlicky spin on a summer barbecue essentialServes 8Cooks In30 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 717 36 Fat 69.9g 100 Saturates 10.2g 51 Sugars 1.7g 2 Salt 0.59g 10 Protein 2.
Nan& 39;s peach clafoutisA comforting French puddingA comforting French puddingServes 6Cooks In40 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 283 14 Fat 13.5g 19 Saturates 7.1g 36 Sugars 27.1g 30 Salt 0.58g 10 Protein 8.2g 16 Carbs 34.9g 13 Fibre 0.8g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients3 tablespoons plain flour1 pinch salt5 tablespoons golden caster sugar3 large free-range eggs , beaten450 ml milk1 whole nutmeg , for grating50 g butter400 g tinned peach halves in juice , drainedgood-quality vanilla ice cream , to serveMethodPreheat your oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7.
Gorgeous dinner of porchetta stuffed with wild mushrooms, celeriac mash and gravyWith proper homemade gravyWith proper homemade gravyServes 10Cooks In2 hours 30 minutesDifficultyNot too trickyNutrition per servingCalories 676 34 Fat 48.2g 69 Saturates 17.1g 86 Sugars 2.7g 3 Protein 49.3g 99 Carbs 9.3g 4 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredientsFor the stuffed porchetta1 large handful mixed wild mushrooms (such as shiitake, field mushrooms and oyster)olive oil1 small bunch fresh thyme , leaves picked2 bulbs garlic , cloves of 1 bulb peeled and finely sliced1 knob butter2 lemons , zest ofsea saltfreshly ground black peppera few slices stale bread , roughly torn3 kg higher-welfare pork loin , boned, skin off, belly on2 tablespoons fennel seeds2 sticks celery , washed and roughly chopped2 carrots , washed and roughly chopped1 onion , peeled and roughly chopped1 small wineglass cider1 tablespoon flour565 ml organic chicken or vegetable stockFor the mash1 kg celeriac500 g potatoes1 knob butter150 ml milkMethodThis is a bit of a special weekend dinner and, despite how impressive the stuffed pork looks, it’s honestly not that hard to make.
Radish and coriander pickleWith chilli, ginger and tangy limeWith chilli, ginger and tangy limeServes 4Cooks In10 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 178 9 Fat 19.7g 28 Saturates 2.8g 14 Sugars 0.4g 0 Salt 0.52g 9 Protein 0.4g 1 Carbs 0.5g 0 Fibre 0.1g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients2 handfuls mixed radishes1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 small dried chilli½ thumb-sized piece ginger , grated1-2 limes , juice of6 tablespoons olive oil1 handful coriander leavesMethodThis crunchy radish pickle makes a lovely, fresh friend for your favourite curryFinely slice the large radishes – a speed peeler is ideal for this.
Smoothie ice lolliesSweet treats for the kidsSweet treats for the kidsServes 12Cooks In20 minutes plus freezing timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 132 7 Fat 5.6g 8 Saturates 3.1g 16 Sugars 16.4g 18 Salt 0.05g 1 Protein 2.2g 4 Carbs 19g 7 Fibre 1g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients1 large banana , or 2 small bananas300 g frozen mixed berries50 g porridge oats400 ml pure organic apple juicehoney , optional200 g good-quality white chocolate , broken up, optionalMethodPlace the bananas, berries, oats and apple juice in a liquidizer.
Scottish scallops and black pudding with winter saladA hearty, brilliantly British comboA hearty, brilliantly British comboServes 4Cooks In40 minutesDifficultyNot too trickyNutrition per servingCalories 383 19 Fat 12.8g 18 Saturates 3.2g 16 Sugars 2.9g 3 Salt 2.3g 38 Protein 24g 48 Carbs 45.6g 18 Fibre 3.
Mixed fish grill with lemon couscousWith a fresh herb and tomato salsaWith a fresh herb and tomato salsaServes 6Cooks In35 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 380 19 Fat 11.8g 17 Saturates 1.5g 8 Sugars 6.9g 8 Salt 2.73g 46 Protein 33.2g 66 Carbs 30.2g 12 Fibre 2.4g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients4 lemons1 large red onion , or 2 small red onions, peeled and halved1 clove garlic , peeled1 large bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley , stalks reserved300 g couscousextra virgin olive oil600 ml organic vegetable stock , hotsea saltfreshly ground black pepper2 sea bass fillets , from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, skin on and pinboned4 red mullet fillets , from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, skin on and pinboned1 bunch fresh mint , leaves picked12 large raw king prawns , from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, shelled and deveined1 large handful clams , from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, cleaned1 large handful mussels , from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, cleaned1 pinch cinnamon400 g tinned plum tomatoes1 jar roasted red peppers , drainedMethodPreheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.
Sweet leek, ricotta and tomato lasagneWith a gorgeously rich sauceWith a gorgeously rich sauceServes 6Cooks In1 hourDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 371 19 Fat 16.6g 24 Saturates 9.8g 49 Sugars 7.5g 8 Protein 20.6g 41 Carbs 31.1g 12 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredientsolive oil4 leeks , thinly sliced2 red onions , thinly sliced250 g spinach , washed and chopped350 g good-quality ricotta1 litre base tomato sauce1 packet lasagne sheets , wholewheat if you can find them125 g mozzarella ball75 g fresh Parmesan , gratedsea saltfreshly ground black pepperMethodPreheat your oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4.