Taco Friday!? My poor hubby, his bday was Tuesday and he asked for a 🌮 dinner but a little tummy bug was passing through our house at that time. So tonight is his night 🎉 🕺. Everyone had theirs different, I forwent the lettuce for some cilantro (love the stuff, my man hates it!), no taco seasoning for me just straight up grass feed ground beef, and loads of salsa and franks hot sauce. 🤤
I'm case you were looking for dinner ideas 👀
Here's what you'll need:
🔅3 tablespoons oil
🔅1 medium yellow onion, finely diced or 🔅coarsely grated
🔅2 stalks celery, finely diced or coarsely grated
🔅2 medium carrots, finely diced or coarsely grated
🔅3 tablespoons minced garlic
🔅1/4 cup tomato paste
🔅21/2 – 3 pounds ground beef (I used lean beef)
🔅salt and pepper, to taste
🔅1 teaspoon italian seasoning
🔅1 tsp red pepper flakes
🔅3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
🔅2-28 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes
🔅1-14 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
🔅2 bay leaves
🔅1-2 parmesan rinds or 2 cups shredded Parmesan 🔅1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped (plus more for serving)
🔅3/4 cup half and half
Here's how you'll make it: 💠In a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and allow to cook for 8-10 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Drain any unnecessary grease with the exception of about 1-2 tablespoons. Add the garlic along with the tomato paste and let cook for 30 seconds.
💠Increase the flame to medium-high, add the ground beef, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, the Italian seasoning, and the red pepper flakes. Allow the meat to brown, add the apple cider vinegar and allow the met to cook for another 3-4 minutes.
💠Add the diced tomatoes, san marzano tomatoes, bay leaves, parmesan rinds, and parsley. Turn heat to lowest setting. Add a big pinch of salt and pepper, and allow the bolognese to cook for 2-4 hours. (Or 8 hours on the LOW setting of your crockpot.) Add the half and half and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve over pasta sprinkled with parmesan cheese and additional parsley.
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Crockpot meals never disappoint!! .
Detox Chicken Roast
🌱3-4 frozen chicken breast
🌱1 small bag carrots
🌱1 bag Brussel sprouts 🌱3 diced sweet potatoes 🌱1/2 bag fresh French style green beans
🌱1/2 purple onion, sliced
🌱3 celery stalks, diced
🌱1/2 carton chicken broth
🌱2 bay leaves 🌱minced garlic, sea salt, parsley, cracked pepper to taste
Throw everything in crock pot on low for 6-8 hours and enjoy!
⭐️Red lentil dal 😀 We made this delicious dal for dinner tonight and it was the perfect winter warmer on this very cold day! The girls loved getting to use the pestle and mortar to crush some of the spices. They also added everything to the pan when cooking which they’re getting more and more confident at doing. We served this with rice and pitta bread. We wanted to make naan bread but just didn’t have time🤷♀️ For the recipe:
300g red lentils
Chopped tomatoes x 2 cans
2 onions, diced
1 tbsp ginger paste
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 can coconut milk
1 vegetable stock cube (500ml water)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
6 cardamon pods
1 cinnamon stick
1- 1.5 tbsp garam masala
2 tbsp cumin and coriander powder
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
Juice of 1 lemon
In a bowl rinse the lentils in cold water and leave to soak for 1 hour. Use a pestle and mortar to crush the coriander seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and cardamom. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions for a few minutes. Add the garlic and ginger, followed by the spices. Fry for a couple of minutes before adding the lentils followed by the stock, chopped tomatoes and coconut milk. Mix everything together and cook for 30-40 minutes, until the lentils are cooked and liquid has reduced. For the adults I added salt and chilli powder 😋
Happy weekend 😀🧡
Going out to eat can be the downfall of some of the best and most dedicated eaters
You’ve worked SO HARD all week, counting all the calories .
You went to the gym and worked SO HARD
You only snacked on fresh foods.
And then all of the sudden, you get a text from from your friends or family to go out to eat. You want to go but you don’t want to feel like all your efforts have gone away
You can go and not wreck your week long effort, here’s how!
❄️skip the bread at the table when you sit down, and split an appetizer with everyone.
❄️make sure you’re drinking water with your meal, to prevent over eating as well as staying hydrated too
❄️ask for dressing on the side of your salad, you have more control over what was put on your salad!
❄️ask for a box when your entree arrives and put half of it in the box, this helps prevent you from eating the whole thing (typically 2-3 servings worth) and you’ll have leftovers for tomorrow!
❄️instead of getting a dessert for yourself, split it with everyone .
These are simple things you can do to prevent over eating while still enjoying the meal!
Raise your hand if you’re planning on eating out this weekend🙋🏼♀️
Friday!!! 🍕Pizza Night! 🍕 Anyone else having pizza!!??
I made a super easy pizza dough from a recipe I got when I did Sophie’s @thescandicook
bread making workshop a few months ago...so good! 🍞🥨🥖🍕
I used wholewheat flour and then you just need salt, olive oil, warm water & yeast....a little bit of kneading but honestly it’s so simple to make your own and kids had fun helping and of course topping their pizzas! 👧🏻👦🏻🍕👍🏼 KIDS: @sacla_uk
tomato pesto as a base for Alf, tomato and basil sauce for Maisie and then Pepperoni, Ham, mozzarella, cheddar...served with yummy paprika potato wedges, corn on the cob, carrots & cucumber...
Pesto, Parma ham, caramelised onions, kale & cheese 😋
Happy Friday all whatever you’re tucking into!!!!! 🍕🍜🌮🌭🍔🍣🥧
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You can’t beat a massive bowl of pasta especially on Friday night 🍝🙌
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These are healthy, vegan cookie dough balls! Literally so simple & quick to make! 😋🤗 -
Add 1 can of organic chickpeas (drained & rinsed) + 1 cup rolled oats + 1 heaping tbsp of peanut butter + 1/2 cup of maple syrup + 1 tsp vanilla extract + desired amount of chocolate chips all to a food processor and blend till desired consistency. Roll into little balls 🤗😋
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You probably already know that strawberries are not in season. They are expensive and I normally do not purchase them out of season. However, I’m at the end of growing a human and quite frankly, I just wanted strawberry hazelnut toast.
One of the perks of being massively pregnant. .
What’s one of your indulgences?
Do you love Indian cuisine? We sure do! 🙋🏻♀️
Packed full of flavorful, health-promoting herbs and spices, Indian dishes are such a great way to expose our little ones to a wide variety of intricate flavors. If we can do so with minimal effort, even better, right?! Enter shelf-stable jarred sauces! 😍
Two main things that I look for in jarred sauces - ingredients and sodium content. @mayakaimalfoods
sauces contain premium, recognizable ingredients. As for sodium, here’s what I do to help to help dilute it without sacrificing flavor
👩🏻🍳Add pasta/starchy cooking water! The extra liquid will help stretch the sauce so you don’t have to use as much, but it also helps give the sauce sauce extra body. I also like to add full fat coconut milk! 👍Head on over to my story to see how I put this meal together in 15 minutes!
I kept this meal really simple, but you can certainly add chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, beans...whatever you fancy/have on hand 🤗
🥦🥕If your little one isn’t too fond of certain veggie(s), this will be a great way to help encourage trying! I like to suggest not chopping them too small so he/she can actually see, touch, experience texture, all that good stuff 🤗
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This recipe from @wesleykosher
has us 😋
Cheesy. Spicy. Fried. These jalapeño poppers are all that and more. The saltiness from the feta coupled with the heat from the jalapeños and the crunch from the coating make these the perfect appetizer to serve at your Sunday brunch gathering! @sinamizrahi
adds that the dipping sauce infused with wasabi, takes this classic to another level. Gold’s Wasabi Sauce really adds depth and tang to this dish.
10 large jalapeño, 2 oz. feta cheese, 4 oz. cream cheese, 4 oz. cheddar or mozzarella cheese, 1/3 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko, 3 eggs, beaten, oil, for flying, 1 roasted red bell pepper, finely diced, 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, 1/2 cup @Goldspurefoods
In a bowl, combine the feta, cheddar, and cream cheese. Cut the jalapeños lengthwise, for less spiciness remove the seeds ,and stuff each cavity with the cheese mixture. In a shallow bowl beat the egg. In another bowl, place the breadcrumbs. Dip each jalapeño, in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs and then once more in egg and breadcrumbs. In a skillet, heat enough oil to come 1/3 of the way up the sides of the pan to 370F over medium heat. Fry each jalapeño for 2-3 minutes and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Cool slightly before serving. Garnish with the bell pepper and cilantro. Serve with Gold's Wasabi Sauce.
I asked some of you lot on my stories yesterday if you’d like to see more of my cooking on my page, and I got a big fat yes! Being on maternity leave means that I have more time than usual for cooking, so I’ve been rustling up some lovely grub lately and feeling really inspired! I’ve been trying to cut our meat consumption a bit lately so tonight’s tea was a vegetarian Quesadilla pie. You make a veggie fajita type filling (onions, peppers, beans, corn- whatever you’ve got) then in a cake tin layer it up between tortilla wraps- then bake! As it’s a Friday I also made some nacho’s too as a treat 🌮🌽🥕🌶
Don’t over-hype the “healthy” stuff. Studies show that kids actually eat more vegetables when they are not pressured. Pressure includes praising, expressing disappointment or saying the child will be stronger, bigger, healthier by eating X food. .
More than half of parents use pressuring feeding strategies to get their kids to eat. Many fear giving this practice up because it seems to work in the short term. However, in the long term it can erode the ability to eat intuitively, exacerbate feeding problems, make mealtime negative for both parents and child(ren), and create risk factors for a future eating disorder.
In addition, kids tend to be black and white thinkers, so if we say, “eat your carrots because they are good for your eyes,” they might think, “if I don’t eat carrots I will lose my sight” and create undo anxiety. .
Bottom line, kids aren’t thinking about health, nor should they be. Kids will naturally vary their intake when presented with a variety of foods - some days they may eat a lot, some days a little; some days mostly the carbohydrate-rich foods, some days the protein-rich foods. It all balances out in the end when we let go and just let them eat without input or pressure. .
What worries do you have when it comes to your child’s eating?
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Mini Snowball Waffles
Turn a classic waffle recipe into a winter wonderland on your plate with the addition of ice cream, coconut, and powdered-sugar snow. A melon ball scoop forms perfect mini “snowballs” to add decadence to your morning meal—or to take waffles from breakfast to dessert.
Serving Size: 1
150g all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
toppings: vanilla ice cream, shredded coconut, powdered sugar, maple syrup
1. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat.
2. Mix all ingredients in your Whiskware™ Batter Mixer and shake until smooth.
3. Pour batter onto waffle iron and cook until golden brown, then transfer to plate.
4. With a melon ball scoop, create 5 mini vanilla ice cream snowballs (or as many as you like). Top waffles with snowballs, sprinkle with shredded coconut and powdered sugar, serve with a side of maple syrup, and enjoy immediately—before the snow melts!
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Ready to impress with a simple-to-make, yet seriously decadent breakfast or dessert? These Mini Snowball Waffles are sure to make everyone from kids to grandparents smile.
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These Peach and Blackberry Tartlets are here to give you a taste of what warm weather feels like again! Because they're picked and packed during peak harvest, you can enjoy canned seasonal fruits anytime of year. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, and try these treats! Link in our bio.
Chilli con carne, rice, yoghurt and a few tortilla chips. My chilli is made up of 1 onion sauté in a pan add garlic, minced beef browned off in the pan, 2 tins of tomatoes, a tin of kidney beans, passata, a stock cube, chilli flakes, oregano, basil and tonight I added a drop of red wine. Let this reduce on a simmer for a good half hour. Us adults tonight will have ours with chillincornbread not tried this recipe yet so wanted to check it came out ok before giving a milder version for the kids oh and play with the recipe so that it’s munchkin friendly! All eaten tonight and there is plenty for the adults/ leftovers! #dinnerideas #dinnerinspo #chilliconcarne #kidsdinner #kidsfood #kidsfoodideas #familymeals #batchcooking #atethelot #munchkins #classicrecipe
Fish is great for a Friday night in. You can even swing by the market and get it fresh. I broil mine on foil at 500 degrees and watch it closely! Trader Joe’s garlic salt is all I use on it and sometimes a squeeze of lemon. These Brussels tho. I used my air fryer( but you could roast them) and sprayed with an avocado oil spray, added minced garlic, s&p and Everything Spicy from @flavorgod.
They take about 20 min in the air fryer, stirring once. I then add more fresh minced garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese to taste. The secret sauce is the balsamic glaze drizzled over it all. This stuff is amazing and I’ve seen it in every grocery store. Mine is from Costco. Swipe to see other meals I drown with it. So good!! Anyone else addicted to balsamic glaze?? What’s for dinner at your house?
It’s Friday AND I’m sharing our first weekly menu!! Including this favorite from the @skinnytaste
One and Done cookbook!! If these recipes look like a lot of work (especially for working parents) stick around and I’ll show you how I meal prep on the weekends to make things a little easier! In the meantime, click on the link in my profile to see the full menu! And let me know if you decide to try any of them next week!