Channel your inner chef with this mouthwatering prawn and seasoned rice recipe, perfect for lunch, dinner or a barbecue with friends. The prawns are inspired by a combination of Indian and Spanish cuisine: ‘prawn puri’ and ‘Gambas al Ajillo’ (Garlic Shrimp). The flavours in this dish are a perfect blend of sweet and savoury so even the biggest meat lovers will be satisfied! Here’s how:

Ingredients:

1 cup basmati rice, 200g  raw ‘easy peel’ Belizean prawns, 1 whole chopped onion, 3 chopped garlic cloves, 1/2 chopped ginger, 1/2 lemon, 1 tbsp chilli flakes, 1 tbsp garlic pepper, 1tbsp paprika, 1tbsp salt, 1 tbsp ground coriander, olive oil for frying and 1 tbsp butter for rice (optional)

Method:

Rinse and season the prawns with 1/2 of each seasoning and place to one side.

On a medium heat, fry together onions, garlic, ginger until clear adding the rest of the seasoning.

Next add the raw prawns and fry until their colour changes from blue to pink, while squeezing lemon juice into the pan. After cooking, ensure the prawns are piping hot.

For the rice, follow the cooking instructions listed on the packet and add 1 tsp garlic pepper, 1tsp salt and 1 tbsp butter (optional) for complimentary flavour.

To serve:

Serve the rice and any garnish on a plate, and place the prawns in a small bowl (their skins will need to be removed while eating- this can be a messy process!)

Bon Appétit

 

Try this delicious, fruity Yoghurt/Smoothie recipe as a healthy morning, lunchtime or evening snack.

Ingredients:

 1/2 small cup of Natural/ Greek Yoghurt

Strawberries

Blueberries

1/2 Avocado

1 Banana

Method:

Prep ingredients by washing, slicing and removing skin/leaves if necessary

Add all ingredients to a blender

Blend for 40-60 seconds depending on the consistency you desire (smoothie or yogurt)

Serve chilled

Bon Appétit

It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year again so here’s my super indulgent ‘Victoria Pancake’ recipe!

(inspired by Victoria sponge cake)

Ingredients

For Buttercream:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup icing sugar

1stp vanilla extract

Method: whisk butter until light and fluffy then mix in the rest of the ingredients with a rubber spatula

Ingredients
For pancakes:

1/2 cup self-raising flower, 1/4 cup plain flower

2 eggs (I prefer to use 1)

3/4 cup milk

1stp vanilla extract

2tsp sugar

1tsp cinnamon

Method: mix together starting with the dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients, fry until golden brown on both sides.

Serve up in layers or as regular toppings and enjoy. Happy pancake day!

Need some breakfast inspo? Why not try this Avocado on toast recipe with a side of vitamin c packed muesli!

This breakfast is suitable for vegans & vegetarians

Ingredients (Avocado on toast):

1 whole avocado, 1 spring onion, lemon juice, black pepper, slat and bread (to toast)

Method:

Chop up one spring onion and mix in with half avocado, lemon juice, salt and pepper (this will be the butter).

Toast the bread and butter with the avocado mix, slice the remaining half of the avocado and place it on top of the butter. Sprinkle salt and black pepper to finish.

For the muesli, I used soya milk and topped it with blueberries and dried goji berries for added vitamin c.

For the tea, I prepared it black and added honey for taste.

Healthy, tasty & packed with vitamins needed to boost your immune system this A/W

Enjoy!