As a disease that has affected both my grandmothers (thankfully both in later life) this research is something that I am particularly interested in. While the research is in its early phases, by eating more foods rich in B vitamins – what is the worst that could happen? It may have no affect on memory, but it’s still good for you!
This month I am hosting the Fresh from the Oven challenge! As you probably know, or can guess, Fresh from the Oven is a monthly bread baking group, where we have tried everything from Croissants to chocolate buns to no-knead bread.
So why oh why out of all the breads I could have chosen did I go for pizza?
I read this recipe on potato crust quiche and something in my head just snapped into place. I love quiche, but I dislike the ones I buy in supermarkets. I’ve made my own quiche once and while it was good, the shortcrust pastry didn’t exactly go to plan.
Seeing the potato crust idea was like aligning the stars, I could have homemade quiche without the extra hassle. It is also generally healthier using potatoes rather than pastry 🙂
On Tuesday nights I try to use up any leftovers I have from the weekend, this week I had a tub of Broccoli pesto to finish off from Sunday nights burgers. On the way home I tried to pull together the different strands to make a proper meal. Chicken is always good – especially with pasta, but the one thing that was missing was the kick.
Broccoli Pesto is subtle and creamy, I don’t want to overpower the pesto but also didn’t want the pesto to be the only flavour in the dish. This is where the light chilli coating on the chicken comes in, it gives enough of a bite without drowning out the pesto.
No crazy new vegetables in here. Nope, just plain everyday vegetables in my box this week, so the challenge is how to make them exciting!
I have waxed lyrical enough about the wonders of a good stir-fry many a time, and here is another reason to try them out. This one is really made by the vivid greens of the broad beans (or fava beans) and the broccoli alongside the deep purple of the red cabbage.
Largely based on the same recipe as my Low Fat Beef Stir-fry this has the surprising addition of broccoli. A version of this recipe was one of the first things my fiancee ever made me for dinner. While I have never been a broccoli-hater, I had relegated it to something to be boiled and put as a side vegetable. This dish made me see that Broccoli can be a main star. If you don’t believe me you’ll just have to try it and see.