I do love creating with leftovers, I always amaze myself what you can do with leftovers in your cupboards or fridge. Today was a quick, tasty & filling lunch. With potatoes to be used up, I decided on mini loaded jackets. Using my Automatic Jacket Potato setting on my Hotpoint Class 9 Combi Microwave too they were ready in under 16 minutes too!
I made 4 small Jackets
4 medium sized Scottish Maris Piper Potatoes
2 tbsp butter
handful spinach – chopped
20-30g Cheddar Cheese – grated
Cracker Black Pepper
Salt to taste
- First wash potatoes and prick with a fork
- Place onto the Crisperplate or Microwave dish.
- Set to Automatic, Recipes, Vegetarian Dishes, Baked Potatoes, Set weight and Extra Done. Start. Turn half way through.
- When ready remove and allow to cool slightly
- Cut potatoes in half lengthways and scoop out potato and put into a bowl then mash
- Place butter and spinach into potato bowl and mix through & season
- Spoon the potato mixture into the Jacket Potato skins and sprinkle with cheese then place under a high grill for a couple of minutes until cheese is melted. Season with some Cracked Black Pepper. Yum!
- You could also add in some chilli and paprika for extra flavour & spice. Really anything of your choosing.
Oh yum, this might seem a bit odd but the toasted oats give this eggy bread a bit of a crunch that tastes so good. A Good protein breakfast too.
Makes 2 Slices
1 tbsp milk
2 large eggs
30g Scottish Oats
2 thick slices of bread (of your choice, but Brioche & Tiger Bread give extra flavour)
Maple Syrup to serve
Salt & pepper to taste
- Beat the eggs and milk together and decant into a large dish, season.
- Place the bread into the egg mix and allow bread to soak up the egg, turn over so both sides are soaked.
- Then place into the Scottish oats and coat.
- Heat some spray oil or butter in a large fry pan and heat on a medium to high heat.
- Place the bread into the pan and leave to cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until slighty toasted.
- Finally, remove and drizzle Maple Syrup over….Devour! Yummy!
Oh Yum. Eating Healthy is a priority for me, it makes me feel good and keeps me alert. Living in Scotland we have amazing fresh Salmon which is classified as an oily fish, salmon is considered to be healthy due to the fish’s high protein, high omega 3 fatty acids, and high Vitamin D.
I’m always looking for new flavours to try and this has got to be one of my favourites.
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
2 tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
1 tbsp Hot Sauce
1 Clove garlic
Select of vegetables to serve.
- I put all the ingredients into a food bag and allowed to marinade for about 1 hour.
- Remove food from bag, keeping the marinade.
- I used my Crisper plate, place salmon and vegetables on and cook on Crisp function for about 4-5 minutes depending on thickness of Salmon. Alternatively pre-heat oven to 210 deg and place on greaseproof tray and bake for about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, reduce the marinade sauce using a medium heat so that you have a thick sauce to pour over.
Oh yummy! We fancied a wee coffee n cake afternoon since we were having a lazy one. I recently visited the Coffee Festival in Edinburgh and discovered loads of amazing coffee roasters and new flavours, one of them was a new Cold Brew infused with CBD made by Hamilton Street Cold Brew, if you want to feel motivated, uplifting but with a little bit of calm in your day then you have to try this. I also picked up some amazing Chocolate by chocolate tree in Edinburgh, Artisan chocolates and organic chocolate are just some of their creations.
Makes 6 Servings
For Cake mix:-
110g unsalted butter, softened
110g self raising flour
110g Caster Sugar
50ml CBD Cold brew (if not using add milk)
50g Cocoa powder
2 tbsp boiling water
For the whipped cream filling:-
100ml whipping cream
50g Icing Sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
For the drizzle:-
1/2 bar of Salted Caramel Chocolate – melted
- Pre heat oven to 170 deg and grease a cake tin (I used a mini finger loaf tin)
- In a bowl combine, butter, flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, cold brew and water and mix until combined together. Divide into cake tin and bake for about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile in a separate bowl beat all the whipped cream ingredients together with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff. (Tip: Chill your bowl in the fridge before hand)
- Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack, once cooled slice in half and spread on the whipped cream mixture.
- Melt chocolate on lowest setting on Induction hob (or over boiling water in a bowl), and drizzle as much as you like over the cakes. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.
I do love my salmon. This was a last minute little dish as I was going to have steamed teriyaki salmon and sweet potato fries tonight for dinner, but changed my mind as I fancied a warming soup type dish. It was delicious and with the lemon zest added that extra bit of flavour.
Makes 2 portions
2 Salmon Fillets – cut into chunks
1 large sweet potato – cut in 1 cm chunks
1 cup sweetcorn (I used frozen)
1 cup baby carrots ( I used frozen)
1 cup garden peas (I used frozen)
1 onion – chopped finely
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp dried dill
Salt & Pepper
2 tbsp flour
Grated Lemon zest and juice of 1 lemon
- In a large pot, melt the butter and saute the onion.
- Add in the sweet potato, sweetcorn, peas, carrots, dried dill, salt & pepper and mix.
- Pour in the water and bring to the boil, reduce and simmer covered for about 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
- Whisk the flour into the milk and slowly add to the pan while stirring through.
- Add in the chunks of Salmon, remove the lid and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes or until salmon is opaque. Be gentle but stir every now and again but watch not to beak up the salmon pieces.
- Squeeze in lemon juice and grated lemon zest. Serve with a turn of rainbow peppercorns.
Packed with 3 of your 5 a day this tasty meal is super high in vitamins and flavour. Any excuse to get my KitchenAid mini processer out though…lol!
Makes 2 Servings
300 g Potatoes
1 bunch of asparagus
100g fresh peas or canned
1 red chilli
2 handfuls of baby spinach
2 Scottish cod fillets
- Wash the potatoes and cut into small chunks, keep skin on as that is where the most flavour is. Place in a pan of slightly salted boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes or until soft.
- Add the asparagus and peas to the pan and cook further for 3-4 minutes, drain and put into a food processor.
- Add the spinach, lemon zest and seasoning to the processor and pulse until blended together.
- Cook your cod to your preferred method. I steam cooked mine but you could pan fry for crispy finish.
- Divide up the mash and serve with the cod on top, to finish sprinkle with chilli and lemon juice.
Had some Scottish Salmon for dinner tonight and 1/2 a can of chickpeas to use up, so I thought I’d cook something different. These were really tasty and so quick to cook too using my Crisperplate, just 10 minutes. You can of course gently fry these if you don’t have a Crisperplate.
I also wanted to use my Kitchenaid mini food processor, I got this last week, it’s a brilliant wee machine, so quick and a great size for smaller portions.
1 x 120g Scottish Salmon Fillet (cooked, I steam cooked mine)
200g chickpeas drained
1 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp dried coriander
1 lime, zested & juice
1 tsp onion granules
30g Panko breadcrumbs
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Place the chickpeas, garlic, coriander, lime, onion granules, egg, salt & pepper into a food processor and blitz until combined.
- Add in the cooked salmon and gently blitz, don’t break up too much.
- Add in the panko breadcrumbs and mix together. Mould into 4 cakes about 1 ” thick and place on some greaseproof paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- If using the Crisperplate, preheat for 2 minutes and place onto plate and cook for about 10 minutes. If using fry pan, add a little oil and cook for about 4 minutes each side.
- Serve. Yummy!