All posts tagged: coriander

Superfood makes Superheroes, Quick Fix Pasta & Home made Pesto

Pesto pasta is a regular 5pm meal fix in our house.  Especially when we get home at 4.30, after football, ballet or an afternoon at the park.  I usually grate a bowlful of cheese on the side and add a bowl of pitted green olives.   This week I found a bumper stock of reduced fresh coriander in the supermarket.  Needless to say, I nabbed it all… decided to make a coriander pesto and put the rest in the freezer for later… So here’s my coriander pesto recipe!  Of course if Basil is on offer ’round your way, nab that up instead!  And remember… all that green goodness is what we like to call superfood, and superfood makes superheroes don’t you know! Ingredients (fills a 14oz / 324ml Jam Jar): 80g Fresh Coriander 60g hard cheese, such as parmesan 60g olive oil 60g pine nuts pinch of pepper (taste before adding salt as the cheese is already salty) 2 cloves garlic Method: 1. Chop the coriander and add to a food processor (a small blade …

Moroccan Chicken Casserole & Giant Cous Cous

This is a warming, spicy dinner of good nourishment.  Great for a cold evening.  It’s hearty and fills the house with a sweet spicy smell…   Ingredients (serves 4): 4 Chicken Thighs 3 preserved lemons (or 1 unwaxed fresh lemon) 3 small red onions (or 1 large red onion) 4 cloves garlic 25 olives 12 organic dried apricots bunch of fresh coriander 2 tins plum tomatoes 2 cinnamon sticks Olive oil For the spice mix: 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp mace 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground cumin For the cous cous: around 75g cous cous per person Method: 1. Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in an oven proof dish on the hob. Pre-heat the oven to 180C 2. Place the chicken thighs in the pan and brown all over for around 10 minutes.  Remove from the pan. 3. Chop the onion, crush the garlic and add to the pan that the chicken was in, adding a little more oil if …

Holy Guacamole…! The Recipe for immortality…

I have the recipe for immortality.  This is it, and its scientifically proven in that so far I am immortal.  Things could change of course, but I’m going to be kind and share it with you, just to give you all a chance.  And, if the immortality thing turns out well, we’ll all be in it!  Immortality aside for a second, this is a dip packed with nutrients, and ingredients which are rich in healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and, according to this article, anti-cancer compounds.  So as it turns out immortality isn’t such a tall order after all, maybe? Enjoy it on Toast! Ingredients (serves 4 spread on toast): 1 large avocado 2 cloves garlic 4 cherry tomatoes 100g cucumber Juice of 1 lime 1 handful chopped coriander 1 handful chopped watercress 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil Generous pinch of cayenne pepper Salt & Pepper to taste 1 handful of toasted pumpkin seeds to serve Method: 1. Scoop the avocado into the food processor. 2. Crush and finely chop the garlic and throw in …

Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Moroccan Style Cous Cous

I’ll just start this one off with that great Einstein quote that goes: “Nothing will benefit health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” There, I said it!  Now crack on an enjoy your lamb… but enjoy it rarely (because of the health risks associated to a diet high in red meat) and buy organic, free-range and local if possible (for the sake of the animal’s welfare, and that of the environment)*. The Moroccan Style Cous Cous though will definitely save your health and save the planet you’re at it!  And together (according to Tim and the kids) they’re a match made in heaven! Ingredients for the Lamb: 600g Rolled Shoulder of lamb 1 large shallot 2 cloves garlic 1 sprig fresh rosemary salt & pepper olive oil Method for 600g Lamb: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 220C. 2. Place the Lamb in a roasting tin with a sprinkling of salt & pepper and a few glugs of olive oil to coat. 3. Roast for …