All posts tagged: healthy dinner

Roast tomato, buffalo mozzarella and puy lentil salad

I had never cooked Puy Lentils until I made this salad. We have recently just moved into a new kitchen and the dried pulses now stand proud in kilner jars so that I can actually see them! The Puy Lentils sat neglected at the back of the cupboard in our old kitchen for so long – so I decided that it was time to put them to good use. I roasted a whole chicken, along with some potatoes and served it with this salad. I roasted the tomatoes first in balsamic glaze, extra virgin olive oil and Cornish Sea Salt. There was also enough left over the lunch the next day, which was a huge bonus! Ingredients – serves 4 as a main or 6 as a side 200g Puy Lentils 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped 3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped 1 small red onion Glug of extra virgin olive oil 5 vine ripened tomatoes Drizzle of balsamic glaze Cornish Sea Salt 1 ball of good quality Buffalo Mozzarella A few sprigs of rosemary Glug …

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spinach and Tenderstem Broccoli

Before I went on holiday, I was told that they key to solving a problem that I’ve had with my stomach for a couple of years was to cut out sugar for 6 weeks. What I didn’t realise was that this meant cutting out most carbs (except Brown Rice, Sourdough Bread and a few Pulses), all fruit, tea, coffee, alcohol – and the list goes on. Knowing that I was going to Australia, I decided to start the day I got back. I lasted 6 days without sugar and on the 7th day gave into a tripple chocolate chip cookie from Gails Bakery, oops. If I wasn’t such a sweet freak and I didn’t live and breath food, this could potentially have been a doddle – but I just can’t give up the things that I love. However, the recipe below does prove that you can still eat a delicious meal – it’s just the pudding afterwards that is the problem! Ingredients (serves 2) 2 Sea Bass fillets Pack of Tenderstem Broccoli Pack of ready …