Quick and Easy Chicken and Leek Pie

Ingredients:

  • 2 x chicken breasts
  • 2 x leeks
  • Creme Fresh
  • Mustard
  • Puff pastry
  • Plain flour
  • 1 onion
  • Chicken stock
  • 2 x garlic cloves

Method:

1) Start by cutting your chicken breasts into small chunks, leeks, garlic cloves and onion.

2) Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 (180degrees) Heat a small amount of olive oil in a pan and add the chicken. Cool until white all the way through.

3) Add the garlic, onion and leeks. Cool until soft.

4) Boil water in a kettle. Dissolve the chicken stock cube in 450mls of the boiling water and add to the pan.

5) Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of the cream and 2 tbsps of plain flour. Add 1-2 tsps of mustard and stir thoroughly.

6) Once cooked through, add to an oven prove dish.

7) Cut out the correct size puff pastry to lay over the top of the dish and add it on the top.

8) Place in the centre of the oven for approx 20mins (or until done).

Voila! I accompanied the pie with garlic buttery cabbage and green beans.

DIY Subway

For the past two weeks I’ve been making my own lunches for at least 3 out of the 5 working days. For the other 2 days, I’ve been buying Subway salad boxes. Silly me buying them when they’re so easy to make.

Subway Tuna Salad Box

Yesterday I bought the ingredients for the selection of Subway salad that I usually get. The only things I couldn’t get were the jalapeños (I wrote that word and my phone autocorrected it to ‘hale penis’) and crispy onion. I decided to try out my own for lunch today in the sun. Now I have 5 days worth of lunches for the price of approximately £10 rather than £4approx a go.

My own.

Now I know it’s just a salad but it’s amazing how much more fresh this was. Not only that – but I’ve saved one the plastic too. Hopefully this will help save me a few pennies as we go along!

Keep safe all,

S x

Cupboard Carbonara

Thought I’d just share this quick whipped up recipe for a take on spaghetti carbonara using items you may have left in your cupboards/fridges. A really simple and quick recipe taking about 15-20 mins.

What I found that I wanted to use for this was:

  • Linguine pasta
  • 2 eggs
  • Pack of un-smoked bacon
  • 2 x Sausages (needed to use them up)
  • Spinach
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Ground peppercorns
  • Olive oil

I don’t like cheese but if you have some add it too!

1) Start by boiling your pasta.

2) Cut your bacon and sausages into small pieces.

3) Heat a small amount of olive oil in a pan and add a lot of garlic/garlic powder, salt and pepper.

4) Add the cut up sausages and bacon to the pan and cook through stirring occasionally.

5) Ensure pasta is cooked and drain suitably.

6) Crack two eggs into a jar and stir with a fork.

7) Add the pasta into the on with the bacon and sausages and also add the spinach. Lower the heat. Stir until ingredients are evenly spread.

8) Add the egg into the pan sporadically whilst stirring.

9) Add in extra garlic and pepper and keep mixing in the until the egg has cooked.

10) Serve into a bowl add sprinkle a few raw spinach leaves on top.

Enjoy!

Breakfast Club

Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. It’s the one I most struggle with. I’m one of those people who would prefer an extra 15 minutes in bed than get up and make a good breakfast and sit and eat it. So previously I’ve just grabbed something out of the cupboard and eaten it at work.

Now, however, I have found something thats quick to make (either at home or at work) and doesn’t require me to sit down and eat it like a Full English.

Here’s how to make it…

Tablespoon of Hemp seeds.Add half a cup of chocolate soya milk. Top it up with hazelnut milk and give it a stir. Cover with a layer of flax seeds. ‘Decorate’ with strawberries.

Voila! A seedy, chocolatey, nutty and fruity breakfast. It is much more filling than you may believe. Try it and see what you think!

2 Ingredient Pancakes 


The other day, a team member in a Facebook group that I am in posted a video of 2 ingredient pancakes. They looked amazing and so I thought I’d try them out.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 banana.
  • 2 eggs.
  1. Cut up the banana and mush it up.
  2. Add the 2 eggs and whisk.
  3. Heat up a pan and add the mixture.
  4. Flip pancake over as you would normally.
  5. Once golden brown and not slightly burnt like mine – serve. Add almond butter or peanut butter (I tried it with crunch peanut butter).

Voila. Easy pancakes. Unfortunately, I did not like them. Maybe that was just me or maybe I messed up the easiest recipe in the world (please excuse my poor visual presentation). You, however, may like them!

Try it out and let me know what you guys think! 

S. 

No Sugar Chocolate Banana PB Cake (Did I mention it’s Vegan too?)

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Hello all.

So I experimented last week and came up with this creation. Safe to say my spot on the bake off is well and truly out of the window but, despite appearances, this was delicious!

Ingredients:

150g self raising flour.
50g sweetener.
30g coco powder.
100ml vegetable oil.
Generous amount Crunchy Whole Earth Peanut Butter.
1 banana.

Method:

Mix flour, oil, sweetener, coco powder and peanut butter together until creamy.

Put in a preheated oven (180°C) for 20 minutes.

Take out the oven and leave to cool. Once cooled, apply a layer of peanut butter and add sliced banana on top.

Voila and enjoy!

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