Indulged a bit too much this weekend? All your good intentions left you by Saturday evening while dining out? Do you need to up your veggie intake? Then this delicious detox green smoothie is just what you need.Continue reading “Delicious detox green smoothie”
Banana and pecan nut muffins are great lunch box treats and delicious teatime snacks. I usually whip up a batch of muffins on Saturday mornings. This way we have home-baked treats without any added preservatives to savor during the week.
I have to admit that I have a bit of a muffin addiction lately. I mean, what is not to like about little semi-cake snacks that may even be eaten for breakfast. Not that I need an excuse to have cake for breakfast.Continue reading “Pecan and banana muffins”
Notsoskinny’s Christmas Recipe Ideas
Christmas is creeping closer now that we are in the month of November. This is obvious, as everywhere on social media gift ideas are popping up and Christmas decorations are going up in stores. It is also that time of the year where we all start thinking of year-end functions and holiday plans. With all of that comes the great gift of sharing meals together. A friend of mine messaged me yesterday requesting a few recipe ideas for dessert. So, being a good friend, I got crafting immediately on this gorgeous cherry and chocolate mousse pavlova.
This cherry and chocolate mousse pavlova is a delicious dessert that looks absolutely gorgeous with all the beautiful red cherries and chocolate-coated baby apples. My favorite part is definitely the meringues that taste like melted, gooey marshmallow on the inside.
The textures all come together beautifully with the creaminess of the chocolate mousse, fresh cream, and the slight stickiness of the meringue. Top that with the slightly tart fruit, chocolate shavings, and dark chocolate blocks and you are in dessert heaven.Continue reading “Cherry and chocolate mousse pavlova”
- Looking for a simple snack to treat your family and friends with this weekend? These easy baked jalapeño poppers are a real crowd pleaser and a lighter version of the deep-fried ones. Serve them with a creamy honey mustard sauce.
Fact: I really love jalapeño poppers. Another fact: I really don’t like deep frying food on my stove-top as it leaves oil splattered everywhere. So in the alternative, I decided to make these easy baked jalapeño poppers in my oven. It is a double bonus recipe as not only is it a lighter kilojoule version, but I am also left with a clean stove-top. The best part of these jalapeño poppers though is definitely the cheesy, crunchy spicy taste. I have to admit I have a bit of a jalapeño popper addiction lately. I could most likely even eat them for breakfast every single morning.Continue reading “Easy baked Jalapeno poppers”
This spicy Moroccan chickpea salad has all the elements that make a salad fabulous. It is filled with crunchy greens, sweet butternut, juicy tomatoes, spicy chickpeas, and a zingy honey mustard salad dressing. I got the inspiration for this salad from one of our chain coffee shops, Mugg and Bean, who serves a similar salad. It is my absolute favorite item on their menu and I order this every time I visit them. This is my version of their Spicy Moroccan chickpea salad, and it is mighty good!Continue reading “Spicy Moroccan chickpea salad”
Summer honey mustard trout with pineapple salsa.
Trout is such a delicious freshwater fish and makes such a lovely lunch or light dinner on a hot summer day. My hubby cooked this summer honey mustard trout over the coals, and I made a pineapple salsa to complement it along with some roasted sweet potatoes for Sunday lunch today.
Recently, we had the opportunity to fish at a beautiful dam at the Horseshoe Trout and About while being on holiday in Sabie, Mpumalanga. It is a beautiful way to spend your day in nature and we were fortunate enough to catch quite a few trouts. Horse Shoe Trout and About cleans and vacuum packs all your caught fish for a small fee. Better and fresher you won’t find.Continue reading “Summer honey mustard trout.”