Summer Potluck

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Summer Potluck –

Summer is one of the best times of the year where you can spend time with family and friends and connect to other people with food. I love having a summer potluck and inviting friends and family over. Below are my favourite summer potluck foods which I hope you will enjoy.

Smoothie Pops –

Ingredients

1 cup strawberries

1 cup blueberries

1 tsp natural yoghurt

1 frozen banana, peeled

Method

  1. In a blender blend the blueberries, strawberries, frozen banana and yoghurt together.
  2. In a popsicle mold with six slots, fill the molds up to the top with smoothie.
  3. Freeze for 3 hours.
  4. ENJOY!!

Buttermilk marinated fried chicken

Ingredients

350ml buttermilk

4 chicken wings

4 chicken drumsticks

Salt and Pepper

2 egg yolks

200g breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Pour the buttermilk into a bowl and add salt and pepper.
  2. Add in the wings and drumsticks and leave to chill for an hour.
  3. In a bowl mix the egg yolks and in another bowl put in the breadcrumbs.
  4. Coat the wings and drumsticks in the egg yolk then the breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat oil in a large saucepan and fry until cooked, crispy and golden.
  6. ENJOY!!

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Healthy alternatives to unhealthy foods

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Healthy alternatives to unhealthy foods –

Today I will be showing you how to make healthy alternatives out of unhealthy foods. Picture a packet of potato crisps and an ice cream. Below are two recipes which I hope you will enjoy.

Kale chips (instead of potato chips)

Ingredients

1 bunch kale

Method

  1. Remove the leaves from the stems of the kale.
  2. Chop the leaves into small pieces and set on a baking tray.
  3. Bake the chips for 10-15 mins at 180°C.
  4. ENJOY!!

Frozen banana (instead of ice cream) –

Ingredients

1 banana

75g dark chocolate

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave
  2. Put a popsicle stick through the bottom of a peeled banana
  3. Dip the banana in the chocolate
  4. Freeze the banana for 2 hours
  5. ENJOY!!

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Pasta

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Pasta –

Pasta is simple yet delectable. It is a beautiful Italian food and I love it. There are many different types, all equally tasty. I have three favourite types and those are Gnocchi, Ravioli and Farfalle.B are two of my favourite pasta recipes which I hope you will enjoy.

Chicken Alfredo Penne –

1 cooked sausage

2 cloves garlic chopped

2 chicken breasts chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

480ml heavy cream

400g cooked penne pasta

1 cup of grated parmesan cheese

A pinch of parsley

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over high heat.
  2. Cook the garlic, sausage and chicken.
  3. Add the cream and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the pasta and stir.
  5. Add the parmesan and stir until the cheese has melted.
  6. ENJOY!!

Simple Spaghetti –

225g spaghetti

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic chopped

A pinch of salt and fresh parsley

  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Save 50ml of pasta water, then drain.
  2. Add the olive oil and garlic to a pan. Turn the heat to medium and slowly heat up until the garlic is lightly colored, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta water and bring to a simmer. Add the cooked spaghetti and parsley, if using. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. ENJOY!!

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Pancakes

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Pancakes –

Pancakes are my favourite breakfast treat to have when I am with my family or friends. There are so many delectable types!! My favourite type of pancake is either crepes or very fluffy pancakes. Below is my favourite recipe to make the fluffiest pancakes.

The fluffiest pancakes –

Ingredients

600g plain, white flour (sifted)

4 tbsp baking powder

950ml warm milk

3 egg yolks

175ml melted butter

4 whites

  1. Mix the flour and baking powder together in a bowl using a whisk.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the milk, egg yolks and melted butter.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until creamy using an electric hand mixer.
  4. Add the milk egg and butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Add the egg whites and mix until combined.
  6. Add two measuring cups to a pan on low heat and cook until golden.
  7. Repeat until the mixture is finished.
  8. ENJOY!!!

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Lasagna

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Lasagna –

Lasagna is an Italian delicacy which consists of layers of pasta filled with meat and vegetables. Personally it is one of my favourite dishes and one that I love cooking at home. Below is my favourite lasagna recipe which I hope you will enjoy cooking.

Cheesy Chicken Lasagna –

Ingredients

3 chicken breasts (seasoned)

250 g breadcrumbs (you may not use it all)

3 egg yolks (you may not use them all)

300g ricotta

1 egg

A jar of marinara sauce

Lasagna Noodles

Preheat an oven to 180°C

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Mix together the 3 egg yolks in a baking tray and put the breadcrumbs in another tray.

Cover the breasts in egg yolk then breadcrumbs and pan fry them in olive oil until cooked.

In a separate bowl mix together 1 egg and the ricotta with a whisk until creamy.

Put a small layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking tray and on top of the marinara add a layer of Lasagna Noodles.

Then add a layer of the ricotta mixture.

The add the 3 chicken breasts.

Then add layers of marinara, noodles and ricotta mixture until the tray is full.

Bake for 45-60 mins in the oven.

ENJOY!!

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Potatoes

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Potatoes –

In my opinion, potatoes are one of the most useful foods as there are many different types and ways to cook them. Personally I love chips but I am partial to a jacket potato once in a while. Below are 2 of my favourite recipes which I hope you will enjoy!!!

Cheesy Ranch Dressing Potatoes –

Ingredients

9 potatoes

Half a cup of ranch dressing

Quarter tsp salt

Half tsp pepper

A handful of grated cheddar cheese

  1. Chop the potatoes into small chunks. (Peeling them is optional)
  2. Boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and put in a bowl.
  4. Add the ranch dressing, salt and pepper.
  5. Put the potatoes into a baking tray and bake for 30-35 mins at 200°C.6
  6. Garnish with grated cheese and ENJOY!!

Potato sticks –

3 cooked russet potatoes

2 tbsp sour cream

25g green bell pepper

25g chopped pancetta

100g breadcrumbs

2 egg yolks

Salt and Pepper

  1. Chop the russet potatoes and put them in a large bowl.
  2. Add the pancetta, sour cream and green pepper. Season as wanted with salt and pepper.
  3. Mash the mixture using a potato masher.
  4. Shape the mixture into balls then sticks about the size of your index finger.
  5. Dip in the egg yolk the breadcrumbs and bake for 15 mins at 200°C.
  6. ENJOY!!

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Ice Cream

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Ice Cream –

Ice cream is something that nearly everybody loves. It is a cold sweet and delicious food which is generally eaten during Summer months or in hot countries. It has a smooth creamy taste and can be flavoured with many things. My favourite ice cream flavours are: Chocolate, Cookie Dough, Salted Caramel and Vanilla. What are yours??? Let me know in the comments section. Below are 2 of my favourite ice cream recipes which I hope you will enjoy making.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream-

Ingredients

500ml of heavy cream

425ml Condensed milk

12 Oreos (chopped into pieces)

  1. Combine the heavy cream and condensed milk in a bowl using an electric mixer until soft and creamy.
  2. Add in the chopped Oreos and fold them into the mixture using a spatula.
  3. Pour the mixture into a disposable aluminium tray.
  4. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
  5. ENJOY!

Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream –

500ml whipped cream

425ml condensed milk

3 tbsp cocoa powder

225g brownie bites

  1. Combine the whipped cream, condensed milk and cocoa powder in a bowl using an electric hand mixer.
  2. Add in the brownie bites and fold them in using a spatula.
  3. Freeze for 3-4 hours in an disposable aluminium tray.
  4. ENJOY!!!

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