Sunday, 29 December 2013

Lj's Homemade Pickled Gold Beetroot

I found this gorgeous looking Gold Beetroot at my local fruit shop yesterday morning. I've never seen one and picked it up with a new recipe in mind.


1 Large Gold Beetroot
1 Birds eye Chilli
1 Clove of fresh Garlic sliced
1 1/2 Cups of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup of filtered water
1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Yellow Mustard Seeds
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
(I would usually use some Cinnamon Stick but ran out)
1/2 Teaspoon of Pink Peppercorns
1/2 Teaspoon of Black Peppercorns

What to do:

Generally when pickling Beetroot I cook them whole in water, let them cook and then cut them up. Today I decided to peel and dice and do it a little bit differently.

 Add all of the ingredients to a Saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for approx half an hour or until the beetroot is tender. Add to a sterilised glass jar and seal. You can store in a dry cool place but I'd prefer to just rip into it :-)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Healthy Banana Icecream

OMG!!!! Delicious!!!!! Forgot to share the Healthy Banana Ice Cream with you yesterday. I saw the recipe on 5 Ingredient Fix but it was loaded with extra calories from honey and peanut butter. Add these if you like, I decided to go almost ah la natural!!!

Ok here's what to do..

Slice 2 Bananas and freeze on a tray lined with baking paper. I cut mine about 3cm thick so they are easy to blend. Once frozen throw them in the blender with 1 Tablespoon of Organic Agave Syrup and blend until smooth. That's it's!!! I've popped it back into the freezer for a bit, although I'm not sure i can wait that long! So easy so delicious and creamy! Who would have thought you could make icecream with just 2 ingredients. 

Next time I'm going to add some low fat yoghurt before I re freeze it. You can find more healthy recipes in my group!

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Monday, 9 December 2013

Lj's Skinny Lasagna

Delicious Lasagna using Slim Me Lasagna....

Start by making your Bolognaise.. I use Kangaroo due to the fact it has a lovely flavour, is practically fat free with lots of Iron and Protein. 

Here is my Recipe:

I had plenty of time yesterday so the only changes I made to this recipe is that I made the sauce myself, where as in this recipe I added a few jars of Passata. If you already make an awesome bolognaise then just stick with that.. As Claire Robinson says BYOC.. (Be your own Chef)
Oh I also added some lean shortcut bacon :-)

Make these Slim Noodles to packet instructions...

In a baking dish, layer your bologaise sauce and these lasagna sheets, top with a small amount of low fat freshly grated cheese and bake for 35 mins at 180 degrees C. Best to let it sit and cool as this makes it easier to slice and serve.

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