Since the 1st of this year I have been on a health kick – yes I have had to have a few meals off in that time, but choose to keep coming back to nourishing foods with lots of veggies. Healthy is different to everyone and I love to indulge with delicious food all the time but healthy food is also delicious. So I will share with you some of my favourite healthy creations along the way. It’s all about the green smoothies, salads, stir frys, fruits that are not too high in sugar and herbal teas. Already I have been feeling much better for it and my hubby has even been having green smoothies too!!
It’s January 2020!! So I’m having a healthy start to the year with green smoothies, soups, salads and stir frys. This is how I created this delicious recipe – it not traditional but it is tasty, quick and easy.
1 Bunch Fresh Coriander
1 Clove Garlic
10g Fresh Ginger
10g Fresh Turmeric
400g Chicken Breast and or Thighs cut into cubes
1tbs Fish Sauce – optional
Salt and Pepper to taste
20g Coconut Oil
Juice of 1 Lime
Baby Cos Lettuce Leaves
1 Cucumber, thinly sliced
Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint and/or Thai Basil
Place coriander roots, garlic, chilli, ginger and turmeric into the TM bowl and chop for 3 secs speed 7.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the chicken, fish sauce, salt and pepper. Use the turbo button 1 sec intervals (up to 3 times) until the chicken is minced.
Heat a frypan to medium heat and add the coconut oil. Once it is melted, add the chicken mince mixture and stir fry until the chicken is cooked and slightly caramelised. Squeeze the lime juice over the top and stir.
Serve the chicken on baby cos leaves with cucumber slices and fresh coriander and mint/thai basil leaves. Enjoy!
The last lunch of the year celebrated with relatives and the day before my detox. I still had leftovers to use up so arranged my menu around that. I only had to buy Chicken Drumsticks for the Miso, Ginger & Lime Chicken recipe from Ottolenghi’s Simple cookbook and I had everything else I needed for a feast. YUM!!
I would also like to take this time to reflect on 2019 – what a year and what an amazing foodie adventure it was. I feel so very privileged to have eaten some amazing and interesting food with friends and family, both in home and at restaurants. I have met awesome Chefs and cooks along the way. I have cooked alongside friends at some wonderful cooking classes and workshops. Not to mention all the Thermomix cooking experiences and cooking classes spent with my customers and friends. Thank you to everyone for being such a wonderful support and part of this epic, delicious foodie adventure. I’m looking forward to lots more amazing food in 2020. Happy New year to you all!!