Carnitas nachos Pulled pork.

    This afternoon we made our carnitas nachos. We took down most the fat off the pork shoulder. We braised down the pork shoulder with thyme and garlic very slowly in the oven for 2 – 3 hours. We added cholula chipotle sauce, coriander, lime, black pepper, and the reduced pork sauce. We served … [Read more…]

Steak pie.

    For community weekend we made healthier steak & mushroom pie using filo pastry instead of puff. Made the filling with stewing steak, garlic, onions, flour, Dijon mustard, oxo cube, marmite, thyme and chestnut mushrooms. We served it with baby carrots, shredded lemon sprouts with cashew nuts, roasted garlic sweet potato and potato mash. … [Read more…]

Festive creamy mushroom soup.

    This afternoon we made a festive Creamy chestnut & mushroom soup. We made the soup by making a vegetable stock. Cooked the mushrooms down with garlic, thyme, onion, celery and blended down with a tablespoon of low fat & low sugar creme fraiche. We served it with Parmesan wholemeal crisps, yogurt (fage), shiitake … [Read more…]

Cheeky Xmas Egg nog flavored smoothie.

    This morning we made flavours of egg nog smoothie. We used banana, dried dates, Greek yogurt (fage), almond milk (unsweetened & unroasted), mixed spice, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. This turned out fantastic with great flavours, lot less sweeter than normal egg nog but had great to get you into the festive season. … [Read more…]

Duo of mackerel.

    This afternoon we made a duo of mackerel to start off our Xmas streams. Pan seared fresh mackerel fillets with lemon and mackerel pate with creme frachie. We served it with charred apples, apple purée, celery, roasted walnuts, horseradish yogurt (Fage), spice apple chutney, garlic thin crisps and baby gem lettuce. Great Christmas … [Read more…]