Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Chicken, Bacon, Apple, Onion and Sweet Potato Hash

Ingredients:
500g/1lb chicken, diced
5 rashers bacon, diced
2-3 green apples, diced
2 onions, diced
2 small sweet potatoes, diced
Salt & pepper
Thyme

Method:
Cook sweet potato in microwave until soft (or steam). Fry chicken then remove from pan. Fry bacon, and then add onion and apple and cook until soft. Add chicken back in. Add sweet potato towards the end. Stir through and season with salt, pepper and thyme.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Roast Chicken Drumsticks and Veggies My Way.

This is simply the way that I like to make my roast chicken drumsticks and veggies. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Ingredients:

(quantities vary depending on how many people you are cooking for and if you would like leftovers)

sweet potato, cut into sticks
pumpkin, cut into small chunks
carrot, cut into sticks
parsnip, cut into sticks
other veggies of your choice

chicken drumsticks
bacon

paprika
thyme
salt
pepper

butter/olive oil/bacon fat/coconut oil

Method:

Preheat oven to about 200⁰C

Put all your veggies in an oven proof dish, only one or two layers deep. Place a few chicken drumsticks on top of the veggies, dice your bacon and add it to the dish, spreading it around fairly evenly. Sprinkle salt, pepper, thyme and paprika over everything (be generous). Cut up butter and place chunks around the dish to your liking (or drizzle oil over everything).

Place in oven and bake for 40min turning over drumsticks and mixing veggies around halfway through.

Enjoy :)



Banana Pancakes

Here's a super simple recipe for banana pancakes, mmm tasty. I've seen it in a couple of places but I'm not sure of where the recipe originated.

Ingredients:

1 banana (overripe works great)
2 eggs
coconut oil or butter for frying

(recipe can be doubled etc. keep the ratio 1 banana : 2 eggs)

Method;

Mash banana in a bowl making sure it is as smooth as possible. Add two eggs and beat the mixture together with a fork. Heat some coconut oil or butter in a frypan on a medium heat and pour in some of the batter. I've found they hold together fairly well, but making them on the smaller side is easier for flipping. After a couple of minutes check the underneath of your pancake and flip. Fry for a couple more minutes until pancake looks done. These seem to cook quicker than regular pancakes, but I haven't cooked those in a very long time.

This is a double batch I made this morning.



These pancakes go great with whatever this stuff is. It's extremely sweet and has a sort of caramel or toffee taste. Ingredients: organic coconut, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic coconut nectar.