Chicken Makhani

Serves: 4 โ€ข Cooking time: 30 mins โ€ข Vegetarian alternative: Swap Chicken for Broccli. โ€ข

Chicken makhani

What you need:

  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 tin of Coconut Milk
  • 2 knobbs of butter
  • 1 onion
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes.

Seasoning:

  • 1 Tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp Ground Garlic
  • 2 Tsp Fenugreek
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
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Method:

Preheat the oven to 140ยฐC. Finely Chop the onion. Put the 4 chicken breasts on a tray. Mix in a bowl with Olive Oil, Coriander, Paprika, Cumin, Chilli Powder and Garlic Powder. Mix and spread over the chicken evenly, spreading on both sides. Put in the oven and cook for 30 mins.

While your chicken is cooking, fry your onions in a pan with a little oil. Once soft, add the 2 knobs of butter and can of tomatoes. Add Nutmeg, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Cardamon.

When the chicken is ready, add the chicken to the sauce and add Coconut Milk. Throw in the Fenugreek. Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 mins.

Meanwhile, if you’re having rice put it on to boil.

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To make this vegetarian friendly, swap the chicken for Broccli!



Banana and Apple Smoothie

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So, I recently started making this for when I feel I want a smoothie, but I don’t want all the hassle of loads of different ingredients. With this one, you are most likely to have these 3 main ingredients and even if you don’t have the others, it is still tasty and uplifting

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Ingredients:

Main:

  • 1 Apple, chopped up small into cubes or just bite sized pieces.
  • 1 banana, cut up small too.
  • 250ml of milk of your choice.

Extra:

  • A handful of blueberries
  • 1 Teaspoon of chocolate protein powder.

Method:

It is fairly straight forward, blend it all together in a blender such as a fruit ninja or nutri-bullet! Enjoy!


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Cranberry and Raisin Soda Bread

Really easy and went down a treat in my house! It was eaten very quickly haha. This loaf is perfect spread with salty butter accompanied with a cuppa tea.

You don’t need to be a pro baker to make this one!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 plain flour
  • 2 1/2 cups of bread flour for seedy bread.
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda/ Bicarbonate Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Raisins
  • Big handful of cranberries
  • 7 ounces soured cream
  • 1 teaspoon full fat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Extra flour for dusting
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Method to the madness:

Preheat oven to 200ยฐC. Line a small bread tin with greaseproof.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cranberries and raisins and salt in a large mixing bowl.


In a medium mixing bowl whisk together sour cream and eggs until fully combined.


Add the sour cream mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a sturdy spoon until combined. Batter will be thick and sticky.

It might appear quite runny, almost as runny as pancake batter, do not freak out! Mine was the same!
Scrape batter into prepared pan.

Bake for about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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