Pan-fried & raw asparagus with goats curd & beetroot

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Pan-fried & raw asparagus with goats curd & beetroot
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  • 10 spears bunch asparagus washed
  • 100 g cooked beetroot
  • 150 g goat's curd (or use goat's cheese ricotta or cottage cheese)
  • baby salad leaves to decorate
For the dressing
  • 70 ml grapeseed oil plus 2 tsp extra for grilling the asparagus
  • 1/4 zest orange plus 30ml juice
  • 20 g pine nuts lightly toasted
Servings
Ingredients
  • 10 spears bunch asparagus washed
  • 100 g cooked beetroot
  • 150 g goat's curd (or use goat's cheese ricotta or cottage cheese)
  • baby salad leaves to decorate
For the dressing
  • 70 ml grapeseed oil plus 2 tsp extra for grilling the asparagus
  • 1/4 zest orange plus 30ml juice
  • 20 g pine nuts lightly toasted
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  1. First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jug, whisk the oil, orange zest and juice lightly, then add the pine nuts and set aside.
  2. Hold the asparagus at the base and just below the tip, then snap in two – you will feel a natural breaking point where the asparagus becomes a little woody. Save the woody bases for soups or stocks.
  3. Shred four spears of asparagus using a mandolin (or slice lengthways with a vegetable peeler). Repeat the process with the cooked beetroot. Put the shaved asparagus in a bowl of cold water and set side.
  4. Heat a frying pan or skillet over a high heat until hot. Coat the remaining six whole pieces of asparagus with the oil and place in the hot pan, moving them around in the pan, and season with a few pinches of sea salt. Allow the asparagus to brown, then remove, draining off any excess oil.
  5. Put the roasted asparagus on the plate, then add dollops of the curd. Drain the raw asparagus, then layer it over the curd with the slices of cooked beetroot. Stir the dressing and drizzle over the dish. Add some baby salad leaves to decorate, if you like.
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Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Mustard Sauce

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Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Mustard Sauce
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Ingredients
Chicken
  • 3 inch chicken breasts pounded to ½thickness and cut into strips
  • Brine/Marinade
  • 1 cups ½coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
Coating
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 cups ½rice flour
  • 3 cups coconut unsweetened shredded
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • tsp ½chili flakes
  • salt to taste
sauce
  • 3/4 cup mango pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons mustard dijon or stoneground
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt to taste
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as a main
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 3 inch chicken breasts pounded to ½thickness and cut into strips
  • Brine/Marinade
  • 1 cups ½coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
Coating
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 cups ½rice flour
  • 3 cups coconut unsweetened shredded
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • tsp ½chili flakes
  • salt to taste
sauce
  • 3/4 cup mango pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons mustard dijon or stoneground
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt to taste
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  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients mentioned under brine/marinade and add the chicken strips to it. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 200°C. Set a cooling rack on a baking sheet and spray or brush with oil.
  3. Now start by creating an assembly line of ingredients. You will need three wide mouthed bowls or plates for this. In the first bowl or plate place rice flour. In the second bowl season eggs with salt and whisk them with Sriracha and 2 tablespoons water. In the third bowl, place shredded coconut seasoned lightly with salt and chili flakes.
  4. Start by dipping each strip first in the flour, then egg, making sure to shake off any extra egg and finally crust it with the shredded coconut mixture. Place the strip on the greased cooling rack. Repeat this till all the strips have been coated.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes till cooked through, turning halfway through. Place under the griller for the last 2-3 minutes till the tenders are golden brown.
  6. Serve these baked coconut chicken tenders with mango mustard dipping sauce.
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Angel Cake w. Meringue Icing & Strawberry Ganache

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Angel Cake w. Meringue Icing & Strawberry Ganache
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Course Dessert
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Ingredients
  • 480 g egg whites we used Two Chicks egg whites from a carton
  • 400 g white caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 140 g plain white flour sifted twice
For the meringue icing
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 225 g white caster sugar
  • splash of vanila extract
  • pinch cream of tartar
For the strawberry ganache
  • 100 g white chocolate finely chopped
  • 50 ml Double cream
  • 50 g strawberries chopped
  • red food colouring
To decorate
  • 250 g strawberries quartered or sliced
  • Optional decorations
  • 2-3 white or pink macarons mini meringues, edible flowers and freeze-dried strawberries
Course Dessert
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • 480 g egg whites we used Two Chicks egg whites from a carton
  • 400 g white caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 140 g plain white flour sifted twice
For the meringue icing
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 225 g white caster sugar
  • splash of vanila extract
  • pinch cream of tartar
For the strawberry ganache
  • 100 g white chocolate finely chopped
  • 50 ml Double cream
  • 50 g strawberries chopped
  • red food colouring
To decorate
  • 250 g strawberries quartered or sliced
  • Optional decorations
  • 2-3 white or pink macarons mini meringues, edible flowers and freeze-dried strawberries
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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan. Put the egg whites and sugar in a stand mixer and begin to beat on a low speed for a few mins, turn the mixer up and wait another couple of mins before adding the lemon juice, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Turn the mixer up again and whisk on high until you have a thick, soft, shiny meringue with a peak that flops over.
  2. Fold in the flour with a spatula until there are no lumps left, then scrape the mixture into a 25cm angel cake tin. Bake for 40-45 mins or until the cake is puffed and lightly browned and a skewer comes out clean. Turn the tin upside down – if it doesn’t have its own legs, then invert it onto four water glasses or tins of food exactly the same size. Leave to cool completely.
  3. Run a palette knife around the tin to loosen the cake and gently let it drop out, then set aside on a board or cake stand.
  4. To make the meringue icing, put the egg whites, sugar, vanilla, pinch of cream of tartar and 100ml water in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water and beat it on high speed with an electric whisk for 15 mins or until thick and shiny and standing up in stiff peaks. Ice the cake straight away as the icing will stiffen as it sets. Spread over using a palette knife or use a piping bag to pipe on swirls.
  5. Put the iced cake in the fridge while you make the strawberry ganache. Put the white chocolate in a small heatproof bowl and set aside. Put the cream and strawberries in a saucepan over a medium heat and cook, stirring all the time, until the strawberries have broken down and the cream starts to simmer. Quickly pour the hot cream mixture over the white chocolate and leave it, without stirring, for 1 min, then add the food colouring and mix until smooth.
  6. Push through a sieve into a jug (to get rid of the strawberry seeds) then, while it’s still runny, pour it over the top of the cake and let it drizzle down the sides. Put the cake back in the fridge for 10-20 mins to set. Just before serving (particularly if it’s a hot day), top with the strawberries and your choice of decorations.
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Blueberry Banana Quinoa Muffins

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Blueberry Banana Quinoa Muffins
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muffins
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup white quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt flakes plus more
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1.5 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Raw sugar for sprinkling
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup white quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt flakes plus more
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1.5 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Raw sugar for sprinkling
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  1. Cook quinoa in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10–12 minutes. Drain well and return to pot. Cover and let steam 10 minutes. Pour off any condensed water, then let cool. Set aside ¼ cup cooked quinoa for topping muffins.
  2. Preheat oven to 180c. Coat a standard 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray (do not use muffin liners). Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and remaining 1 tsp. salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Mash bananas, honey, and brown sugar in another medium bowl, preferably with a potato masher, until sugar is dissolved and banana is completely mashed. Add egg and continue to mash until combined. Stir in oil and vanilla.
  4. Stir banana mixture into dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in blueberries and 2 cups quinoa. Divide batter among muffin cups. Sprinkle lightly with raw sugar and reserved 1/4 cup quinoa.
  5. Bake muffins until tops are firm, just beginning to brown, and a tester inserted into muffins comes out clean, 30–40 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
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