Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Following on from my last post saying that it is all going to be healthy foods, I decided to make carrot and coriander soup at the weekend. All fresh and healthy.

Well it was made and the whole pot was finished in two days. My wife and 7 month old daughter loved it, and I had the nappy changes to prove it was healthy.

Anyway here is the recipe:

1 large chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic
500g of chopped peeled carrots
100g of chopped potato
2 litres of chicken stock
A good handful of fresh coriander
250ml tub of low fat Cream fresh

Method: -

1 – Put the onions and garlic in a large pan with a little oil and soften till the onions are transparent.

2 – Add the chopped carrots and potato.

3 – Add the chicken stock (you can use vegetable stock if required).

4 – Simmer the soup until the veg is all cooked and soft, usually about 45 mins.

5 – Add the coriander and liquidise using a hand blender. (you can also use the liquidiser and blitz a bit at a time, and season to taste

6 – Now you can either add the cream fresh now and stir into the soup, or add it when serving as a spoonful in the middle of the bowl.

7 – Enjoy this with some crusty bread.

Now be careful, we managed to finish all of this soup in two days, and we paid the penalty with regular trips to the toilet. Maybe too much info there, but it is so delicious.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Venison Steak

OK, to start off my healthy food try this Venison Steak. Venison is a really good lean meat thast can help you lose weight. the meat is tender and high in good protiens.

Ingredients: -

1 off Venison Steak - Get this from Flethchers - see link below
1 table spoon of chinese five spice

1 - Take the Venison and rub the five spice into the meat. leave overnight in the firdge to marinade

2 - Preheat a griddle until it is smoking, of use a heavy frying pan.

3 - Place the venison on a worktop and rub a little sunflower oil into the steak. this helps it cook.

4 - Place the steak in the griddle or pan for about 2 mins each side, or until slightly chared, and still pink in the middle. the steal should still be slightly springy when cooked, and not tough like an old boot.

5 - Now serve this with some steamed veg like cabbage or even some roasted peppers as they work well with venison, and some boiled salad potatoes.

I love Venison done with five spice they really do work well together. but try it with just cinamon and ginger powder as they work well too. or even do not have any spices as the meat speaks for itself.

Christam is over

So that is Christmas over for another year, and thank god for that. i managed to get my way through some great food and drink over the festive period, and found myself drinking far too much Jim Beam.

I got two bottles of Jim Beam Black, and this stuiff is now my favourite tipple. it was so good i managed to polish off both bottles in less than 4 days. i also manged a bottle of Jack Daniels, and a bottle of some other borboun that i can't remember.

Well I'm now 7 pound heavier and going to eat more healthy food for the next month. So my blog will be all healthy foods that can take away the pounds, and also not be the usual boring salad related vegitation.

Anyway, Happy New Year to you all, and hope this year is a good one.