Today’s healthy concoction!
Relatively quick meal tonight…
Smoked Haddock with spicy tomato and peppers.
Two smoked haddock skinless fillets
Tin chopped tomatoes with basil
2 peppers. I used a green and orange one
Handful of fresh baby plum tomatoes
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Sprinkle of flat leaf parsley
Squeeze of garlic puree
Season to taste.
Chop all onions and peppers and sauté with olive oil slowly until quite soft.
Add tin of tomatoes, spices and garlic. Cover and simmer for around 8-10 minutes until it’s reduced down a little.
Add the haddock and a little boiled water if needed, cover and simmer for around 6-8 minutes until fish is cooked.
Meanwhile as a cheat I heated a packet of Jamie Olivers tomato and olive quinoa in microwave!
We served ours with a portion of the quinoa and some pea sprouts. Think we’ll try rice next time and perhaps some green veg. There was quite a bit of the tomato and peppers left after serving, so my eldest blitzed it and made a soup!! Delicious and healthy. Would definitely make this again.
I’m on a health kick as I’ve been a little under the weather, so I’ll be documenting little snippets of our recipes and general day to day things when I have time! Been a while since I’ve blogged!
Today we did a huge food shop and I was hungry when we came back so I knocked together a lovely little salad.
Avocado Kiwi & Blueberry salad.
Salad leaves. I used a bag of pea shoots but you could use any salad leaves you like.
1 ripe avocado
Handful of baby cherry tomatoes
Handful of washed blueberries
1 kiwi fruit
Wedge of lemon
Drizzle the lemon over the avocado and a little over the rest of the salad.
I ate mine with a couple of rough oatcakes. I think it would be delicious with a simply piece of steamed salmon and some brown rice too. Might try this soon!
1 Reclaiming space Today was a productive day! My chap emptied an ensuite bathroom that had been previously used as storage for so much STUFF it was practically up the ceiling & you couldn’t open the door properly. Well, it’s all gone! Bags and bags chucked & more to sort & sell/charity. The room is now empty! He ripped out a nasty dusty manky carpet & we are planning on revamping the whole room to make a “grown-up” bathroom! Just need to sell some stuff to get some spare pennies.
Wish we’d taken a before photo when it was rammed full like something from an episode of hoarders!
2) Multitasking mama – managed to list quite a bit on ebay today whilst feeding & cuddling Sylvie AND we have bids already! Promising start & more dosh hopefully towards laptop/bathroom fund.
3 Bread & Butter pudding Had a wonderful roast dinner made by the man, then to follow a big comfort stodgy pudding that I’d never tried, let alone made before. Was made with two day old tiger bread & a recipe from a book called “Just like my mum used to make”. Not the best photo but was rushing!
4 Smiles a recurring theme but this little lady can never fail to cheer us up!
5) bedtime two little boys settled in bed, (it’s been a long day!!), snuggling with the 8yo watching Shrek the third, & looking forward to climbing into my own bed to watch Flight of The Conchords & cosying up with my chap & baby 🙂