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Quiche lorraine with a hash brown crust

Make a quiche using a hash brown crust for a tasty & healthy alternative Quiche makes a fantastic easy lunch or dinner option of you are looking for healthy meals that you can pre-prepare. One of the fantastic things about quiche is that it’s a fabulous way to use up leftovers- most veg/cheeses will go and you can come up with some great concoctions! I adore pastry but I save it for special treats only, and I find that using a potato or sweet potato crust is a great way to ...

Asparagus and bacon quiche with sweet potato & oat crust

  My method of cooking is generally like one long episode of Ready Steady Cook- I tend to shop randomly around special offers, and then every day I make up our meals based on what I have in the cupboards/fridge. Today I had a picnic lunch planned with some friends and the kids- I wanted to make a quiche to bring, but when I checked up on my supplies I realised I only had 1 sweet potato left (this is my usual quiche crust, click here to see), and I had completely run out of cheese, ...

Pomegranate and orange glazed ham

  Right on my doorstep is The Old English Pig company- they breed beautiful free-range, traditional Old English pigs, and their sausages are honestly the best I have ever tasted (and they are working on a low fat one!). I've had a lovely piece of gammon from them sitting in my freezer since Christmas, and I really wanted to do it justice by finding an unusual and delicious glaze for it! I think for an effective glaze you need to have a really good amount of sweetness, and so I ...

Mediterranean style lamb kebab

I'm still discovering what my Tefal Actifry can do, I've recently received some recipe challenges from Tefal, and this was my second! My challenge from Tefal was to create a healthy Mediterranean style kebab recipe. I wasn't sure how easy this would be to do in the Actifry, but was so happy with the results! I love any recipe where you can throw in all of the ingredients and then leave it to look after itself, and this was a perfect example of this! https://youtu.be/g-iI3y6Rcjg I ...

Zesty chicken nuggets

Ever since I first saw the advert for a Tefal Actifry I have coveted one- a way to make crispy golden chips with the smallest amount of oil! But that was all I really knew it could do, so when Tefal offered me the chance to try and Actifry and gave me some recipe challenges, I was excited to see what else the Actifry could do! My first challenge from Tefal was to create a healthy chicken nugget recipe. I was happy about this one as I love chicken nuggets! You can watch here how I made ...

Chicken satay strips

Chicken satay is one of my all-time favourite foods! I wanted to create something that was both a healthy option for a picnic, and also a treat! I'm a big fan of powdered peanut butter, particularly for cooking with as it's a low-fat great way to get that peanutty taste, and it mixes in so well with sauces and marinades. There are a lot more options on the market now since I first started buying this- the first one I bought was PPB which I think cost about £9 from the health food shop- ...

Popeye quiche

I go back time and time again to the sweet-potato crust quiche, as it is just such a brilliant alternative to pastry. Sometimes I slice the sweet potatoes, and sometimes I grate them and it is lovely both ways. I have explained before that this doesn't give a crisoy crust the edges do get a crunch but the bottom and sides stay fairly soft- it is still however and effective crust for the quiche and adds a difference texture and taste which is lovely! I stuck with a very simple ...

Bacon and mushroom quiche with sweet potato crust

  A sweet potato crust is my favourite way to do quiche at the moment- it's so easy (way easier than making pastry and more healthy!) and it really adds both filling power and flavour to your quiche. When I made this one, I was actually planning to do a chilli courgette quiche, but it turned out I had run out of courgettes, so I just used what I had in the fridge which was mushrooms and bacon! To make the crust I just thinly slice sweet potato with a  sharp knife and layer into a ...

Asparagus and garlic mushroom quiche with a sweet potato crust

Click here to see a step-by-step picture guide of how to make this I'm a big fan of the sweet potato crust on a quiche, I find the completely crustless ones a bit difficult to get through as they are just a bit too squishy, and as much as I love pastry,  I know it is really not a good thing to eat when you are trying to keep your diet as healthy as possible. I have tried a 'hash brown' style sweet potato crust before (Tuna and courgette sweet potato crust quiche), but this time ...

Hash brown crust quiche lorraine

With summer finally here, quiche is such a great lunch option as it's so easy to grab and go- we are likely to have a lot of trips to the beach and if I have a quiche ready in the fridge to take I am much less likely to be tempted by pasties! I've been meaning to try out a hash brown crust on a quiche for ages- I have made lots with a sweet potato crust like this tuna and courgette one and this mushroom and spinach one but it's nice to have a change and this was really tasty.   ...