Japanese Ramen Noodles with Chicken

I’m a huge lover of noodles. A fast and healthy dinner in minutes. A takeaway usually seems a good idea, no washing up and your dinner cooked for you however, if you make your own it’s cheaper, healthier and surprisingly quicker than you think.

So it’s Friday night, log burner on (a cool spring evening in England) in my comfy pants with the telly on. All cosy on the sofa enjoying this delight – Ramen Noodles with Chicken. Absolute bliss!!

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A household favourite now. This is my second attempt this week! I love it! The recipe I found is from BBC Good Food it turned out beautifully! I couldn’t find any seaweed paper so didn’t include this in my garnish. If you manage to try the recipe with the seaweed paper let me know what it’s like.

What a delight! I’ve had seconds already. Let’s just say, a night in is definitely required! Wine at the ready. Feel so relaxed. Don’t forget to slurp up the broth…best part!! Happy slurping.

Stephy xo

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Mega Sandwich- Chicken , Avocado and Rocket

One of the many pleasures in life is a proper sandwich to keep you fuelled through the day. I’ve become a little obsessed with avocados recently. I think I’ve been watching too much Nigella, as I know she is a huge fab of them and cooks regularly with them.

I love their marbled pea green colour, very vivid and a healthy food, high in good fats. I was struggling to think of how to use them other than for guacamole and then I thought how about as a sandwich filling?

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It was so delicious!!!! Mmmmmm….
I used a chunk of ciabatta bread, cut it in half length ways and put in my avocado (not mashed but still quite chunky) well seasoned with a hint of cayenne pepper for a kick. Next I added sliced cooked chicken and a good handful of fresh rocket. You could even add mayonnaise if you wanted.

It was sooooo tasty and now a favourite sandwich filling. Great to enjoy yourself or for packed lunches and lunch guests. A heathy, guilt-free option.

Enjoy! Stephy x x

Jamie Oliver’s Cypriot Chicken

What a glorious day it is today; perfect weather to be cooking up summery food; no more pies and puddings.

I was flicking through my ever growing selection of cookery books and found this delightful recipe for Cypriot Chicken by Jamie Oliver taken from his 30 Minute Meals book. It was surprisingly quite simple. Although I’d never made it before, it turned out lovely.

Jamie Oliver pan fried his chicken completely but just to ensure it was cooked through I finished mine off in the oven. Plus my chicken breasts were larger than his so they took longer to cook.

It was really tasty and had the flavours of being on holiday. Yummy! A really summery dish for a gloriously sunny day – give this one a try.

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Cypriot Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients

Small Bunch of Flat Leaf Parsley
Small Bunch of Fresh Basil
1 Jar of Sun-dried Tomatoes in Oil
Garlic
Feta Cheese
Lemon Zest
4 Chicken Breasts
Fresh Rosemary

Method

I chopped the herbs, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, feta and lemon zest.

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Then I mixed them all together and stuffed into the chicken.

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I pan fried them in a hot pan to gain some colour and finished in a hot oven, to ensure they were cooked through.

I served it with Nigella Lawson’s New Orleans Coleslaw from her Nigella Express cook book. Find the recipe here.

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It was such a cracking meal, a real summery dish…more to come. Roll on summer!!!! 🙂
Have a good weekend everyone.

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Delectable Dinner

Just had to share this lovely meal I had. It isn’t dead fancy or ‘posh’, just simple home cooking, really delicious and comforting.

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Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Mozzarella, Potato Wedges, Onion Rings, Roasted Vegetables and a Corn on the Cob

For dessert;

Tangy Tarte au Citron served with.....Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream!

Tangy Tarte au Citron served with…..Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream!

This dish is such a crowd pleaser and can easily be made with food from the cupboard. I’ll definitely be making this again.

Not forgetting an important part of the meal though…..

A Bottle of Red Wine 😃

A Bottle of Red Wine 😃

Sublime Sunday Feast

I’ve just enjoyed the perfect Sunday afternoon; family, a food feast and fun!

Sunday Dinner

We have enjoyed a roast chicken with lemon and herbs, cous-cous with cumin and chilli and vegetables, potatoes with rosemary, baked tomatoes, broccoli (you have to have your greens!), corn on the cobs with butter and a green salad with cucumber, onion, olives and cheese. 😃

If that wasn’t enough, we had a toffee and pecan roulade with strawberries and cream ice cream. Awesome!!

Wish I could live like this everyday!!

Hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend. 💋

Cafè Culture – Costa Coffee

The smell of freshly made coffee…….sensational!! I love visiting local cafès and sampling tasty treats including cakes and bakes, a warm baguette and a panini. Me and a friend visited the local Costa Coffee, it didn’t disappoint.

Cappuccino

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I had a medium cappuccino and a warm, toasted chicken, roasted red pepper and rocket panini……I would highly recommend it. Let’s just say; I’ll be going again! 😃☕

I ❤ Nandos!

Avocado and Green Bean Salad with Peri-Peri Chicken

Avocado and Green Bean Salad with Peri-Peri Chicken

Had a great shopping day at the weekend and refuelled at Nandos! Yummy! I ordered the Avocado and Green Bean Salad with Medium Chicken. I usually order the cous-cous salad but they do this instead now…….gorgeous.

It was a mixture of salad leaves, avocado, green beans (with a little bite), caramelised red onion, seeds (including pumpkin seeds) and of course Peri-Peri chicken!

It was tasty and felt healthy too so I will be recreating this at home. I think peas would be a good addition as well or instead of green beans, as they go well with avocado.

Seriously, it was that good.....😃

Seriously, it was that good…..😃

Peri-peri chicken anyone??!!

Missed a bit..... 😃

Missed a bit….. 😃