Friday, 21 October 2016

Chicken curry with Coconut milk!

I was having cravings for Indian food a while back and was really fancing a curry but had ordered one too many takeaways by that point... so I thought, why not make my own curry! And a healthy one at that.

Not only was this really yummy and healthy [only 213 calories!!] but it was also really easy and quick to make. Took about 5 minutes to prep and then you just leave it to cook for half an hour. Perfect!

I think the hardest part about this dish was peeling the potatoes. I don't know how I do it but I obviously do it wrong because I always end up with grazes on my hands from the peeler... Clearly have to take a lesson in potato-peeling!

The thing I loved most about this meal was how all the spices made it so warming. The garam masala, cumin and curry powder didn't make it spicy, per-se, but it created a really nice warmth in my mouth that was perfect for a cold day. 

Pair it with some naan bread and you're good to go!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche!

So I have seriously slipped in my blogging recently. I started my Masters and I've been frantically searching for a job which has been going absolutely terribly... So I've felt a bit overwhelmed and my phone has been backing up with loads of pictures of all the meals I've made but haven't posted about online yet. So here we go! Back on it with a post about broccoli cheddar quiche!

This was a bit of a hit and miss situation. I think having the wrong size pastry dish didn't exactly help me out very much. 

It needed to be deeper and smaller in size so that all the liquid could actually cover all the brocolli and the cheese but I couldn't be bothered to buy a new pastry dish so I made do with what I had!

I feel like these pictures paint a very un-appetizing picture... But it was actually really good! Once it managed to cook. The recipe calls for it to be baked for 40 minutes but this was in the oven for a few good hours and it still was really liquidy! 

But once it was baked through, it was great! The recipe also has its own pastry recipe within it so you can make the entire thing from scratch which is always a good way to impress people! 
I think next time I make this I'll add in some feta or goats cheese to give it more of an intense flavour. And also use the right sized pastry tin!

Try this one out and let me know how it goes!