So, I have recently been trialling the Clean and Lean phenomena… It’s kind of obvious but sometimes you just need someone to write it in a book and thanks to James Duigan I have been cooking some amazing meals at home. This is not bride diet by the way… It’s way too early to start that. I have definitely been interspersing Clean and Lean with the odd cheesecake or two… hhmmmm…
A couple of awesome brekkies:
Oat and ricotta pancake served with greek yogurt and strawberries
Poached eggs on asparagus
And a couple of dinners:
Turkey burger on cape seed roll (not exactly Clean and Lean… bread = bad but at least it’s super grainy)
Cajun chicken served on quinoa and avocado with a capsicum, asparagus & corn salsa
Lucky groom don’t you think?!
Delicious and healthy but also expensive and fiddlely…. I wonder how long I will last…
A lot of delicious cooking happened this weekend… of the Mexican variety…
Slow cooked pork tacos that took eight hours… yum, the house smelt amazing… served with thinly sliced, mango & cucumber and garnished with chilli & coriander
Slow cooked pork tacos with sliced mango, cucumber, coriander & chilli
And snack-time nachos that took approximately five minutes… Double YUMMO!
Nacho snacks - salsa & mexican cheese blend
Now I need a week of lettuce and exercise dammit!
A really special dinner… for a couple of reasons…
Mainly because it was spent with my in-laws to be… and also because the chefs for the evening take such pleasure in entertaining and the whole meal preperation took place central to our conversation. I just love open-plan! We arrived and our menu was written on the chalkboard in the kitchen
We chatted as the sides were created in front of us and the fish cooked on the balcony BBQ…
sweet potato & goats cheese getting mashed
Dinner is served…
mash, fish & coriander salad
Amazing! Thanks for having us guys! We will come again please!
Check out this incredible dessert mum created with some figs, mascarpone mix (lemon zest, honey & limoncello) and roasted pistachios sprinkled on top…
Mum's starfish dessert
This is my favourite lasange recipe from Grossi Florentino’s Secrets and Recipes book….
homemade lasagne - Grossi Florentino style
One hour of simmering to go…
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A colourful dinner