Monday, August 3, 2015

830. Red Capsicum Pasta Bake


I think I might have mentioned I lean towards pasta bakes rather than stove top pastas. This particular pasta bake is loaded with Summery red bell pepper or capsicums and has so much flavor. Angel hair pasta gives the dish a lighter feel and the variety of herbs lacing the pasta is phenomenal.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

829. Rangina Balls


Rangina, the Arabian Gulf seasonal dessert gets a make over as bite-sized balls this year around.
I say seasonal because although some people make rangina with dried dates which are available all year around, it is originally only made using fresh ripe dates which are only available in the mid- to late Summer.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

828. Chicken Pesto Peach Salad


Peach season deserves a couple recipes before the internet explodes with autumnal apples pies and pumpkin recipes galore. This bright and delicious salad makes for a perfect 15 minute Summer lunch, providing you have your fresh basil pesto all whipped up and waiting in the fridge.

Friday, July 31, 2015

827. Breakfast Healthy Banana Split


This is a breakfast version with smart healthy swaps of the famous banana spit dessert. A banana split is an ice cream dessert where a banana is split in half lengthwise, and three balls of ice cream are put between the halves (traditionally chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry). The lot is topped with copious amounts of whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and strawberry sauce, and a final sprinkling of flaked almonds.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

826. Aubergine Chips with Coriander Cashew Pesto


I can't imagine why anyone would hate aubergines. There's really no wrong way to cook it. Case and point: this recipe is as simple as it gets. Slice the aubergines and either fry or bake them to a crisp. The fresh and vibrant coriander cashew pesto serves as the dip.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

825. Breakfast Yogurt Granola Popsicles


Ice cream for breakfast seem to be taking off! The recent boost in the healthification of so called naughty foods is finding a firm fan base. These breakfast popsicles are made up of natural yogurt lightly sweetened with honey, and swirled with a touch of jam and granola chunks.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

824. Espresso Chocolate Ice Cream (No-Churn)


With this magical new way of making a no-churn ice cream, I want to throw out my ice cream maker!
All it takes is whipping cream and a can of sweetened condensed milk, plus whatever flavorings you want.
Today's is a favorite of mine: espresso and chocolate shards.

Monday, July 27, 2015

823. Tossed Caprese Salad


Fresh mozzarella is a completely different beast from the packaged mozzarella we buy for our lasagnas. If you don't live somewhere they make it locally and sold the day of making, your next best shot is getting the "fresh"ones sold swimming in a package of its own water.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

822. Greek Chicken Fillet


This is a perfect quick, easy, and nutritious Summer meal. Quick cooking chicken breast fillets are thrown in a griddle pan while a fast salad of olives, tomatoes, feta, and mint or basil is tossed together to top the cooked chicken.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

821. Peach Ice Tea


If I had to choose my favorite iced tea, it would be the fresh lemon iced tea. However, iced tea varieties are just as endless as lemonade varieties, and deserve being explored.