This stuff is so good! It's gorgeous with lots of things, in particular I love it with sweet potato wedges, falafel, skinny chicken nuggets and cous-cous salads. It tastes amazing. But don't eat it if you have a date or a job interview the following day- it's seriously garlicky!
I adapted this from a recipe from one of my favourite ever cookbooks Leon's 'Ingredients and Recipes'
I was very dubious when I saw the 'lasagne sheet' method of making spring rolls, but I tried it, and they were good! For one thing because I always have lasagne sheets in the cupboard and some odd veg knocking around so don't have to do a special shop for the ingredients, and for another they are a great accompaniment to a home-cooked Chinese meal without adding anything deep fried.
I've written down the vegetables that I used- but this is completely flexible, just use what you have!
Egg fried rice
This is so simple that it doesn't really justify being a 'recipe', but it's n easy one to get wrong- the first time I tried it I stirred it too soon and the egg basically coated the rice and made it really claggy- not good! So I have typed up the recipe just to give you the quick and simple way of doing it!
Twice cooked crispy ‘seaweed’
I was not sure that this recipe was going to work without lots of oil, but it was a complete winner! I'm not the biggest fan of kale, but it really is perfect for this recipe. I'm not sure I can see many scenarios in which I would enjoy eating a big mouthful of kale, but this is so nice!
You might think the 'twice cooked' thing is a bit strange, but the interval allows the kale to rest and steam off extra moisture so that the 2nd bake gives it a lovely crisp without burning ...
Perfect roast potatoes
My favourite method for cooking roast potatoes has always been in lard, it makes really nice roast potatoes. BUT I hate to think about how unhealthy they are- I've not really wanted to make 'healthy' roast potatoes before as I worry they will be too dry, but this method really does make lovely potatoes that wouldn't compare unfavourably with the ones dripping in grease!
Quick sweet potato fries
It's not rocket science, but it is a lovely quick way to make these yummy treats!
Add the cayenne if you like a bit of a kick!
If you don't have a chip mesh I recommend investing in one! You can often find them in Poundland or Aldi- or here on Amazon (click)
Spicy pizza pops
These are just little bites of deliciousness! You have the lovely melted mozzarella, pepperoni and jalapeno, but with a quinoa body they're low in syns. Perfect dipped in my Best Ever Pizza Sauce (click here). They are also very quick and easy to make.
I got the idea from Wonky Wonderful (click here) on Pinterest, but have amended the recipe.
2-ingredient sweet potato pancakes
I love these little pancakes- they taste lovely, are very easy to make and are very versatile! I serve mine with a yoghurt dip, but really there are endless possibilities! (Here's the dip I like https://www.theslimmingfoodie.com/lemon-garlic-and-mint-dip/)
Lemon, garlic and mint dip
This dip goes particularly well with the sweet potato pancakes (see separate recipe), but is also lovely with chopped peppers, carrots, or potato wedges!