Tag Archives: Capsicum

The 5-2 Challenge. Something Warming. Oven Roasted Capsicums With A Spicy Cherry Tomato, Chickpea And Couscous Stuffing.

Today was unrelentlessly cold, wet and rainy. The perfect excuse for a skim milk cappuccino to brighten an otherwise dreary day. I know I have supposedly sworn off cappuccinos on fast days but this cup was planned for and incorporated … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Keeping Busy. Oven Poached Chicken Breast With a Roast Capsicum, Tomato and Couscous Stuffing.

This morning I woke up hungry. Contemplated poached eggs on toast for breakfast. Then it hit me. Today was a fast day. Nothing but cups of tea until midday. Usually I’m able to cruise through my fast day mornings. Usually … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. A Hearty One Pot Dish. Chicken Couscous with Fresh Harissa, Roasted Capsicum and Green Beans.

Another Monday. Another fast day. Made that little bit more interesting with school holidays and a full house. I wanted to do something with couscous for dinner tonight. Couscous is filling, hearty and very, very good for you. Whenever  I … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Dinner. Paella With Chicken and Chorizo.

We eat paella often in our house. Sometimes with seafood. At other times without. Always with chorizo. It’s a wonderfully communal dish to cook and eat. Spicy. Full of flavour. Easy to prepare. I must confess this weekend I ran … Continue reading

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Simple and Delicious. Chorizo, Capsicum and Tomato Pasta. Dressed with Lemon and Coriander.

This is what I cook when I don’t know what to cook. A simple and delicious fall back option. Another firm, family favourite. It incorporates the holy trinty of spicy chorizo, capsicum and chillies simmered in a tomato sauce.  I … Continue reading

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Roast Capsicum with Grape Tomatoes and Pangrattato

In keeping with my quest to embrace a new, healthier me in what remains of the lead up to Christmas here’s a very festive, Mediterranean inspired roasted capsicum dish. Using seasonal vegetables its absolutely delicious. Big, bold Mediterranean flavours with … Continue reading

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Takeaway at Home.Thai Green Chicken Curry with Zucchini and Red Capsicum.

Thai chicken curry. Our favourite takeaway. Its just as easy to make at home with a well stocked pantry. I make this so often my pantry staples include small cans of coconut cream, packets of Mae Ploy green curry paste, … Continue reading

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Herbed Couscous Salad with Leek, Sweet Potato and Red Capsicum.

Couscous. Sounds exotic. Contrary to popular opinion its a pasta, not a grain. Made by mixing semolina with water, and then shaping it into little “grains”.  Pasta or grain. It doesn’t really matter.  This Moroccan staple  is extremely versatile and pairs well … Continue reading

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Coleslaw with a Simple Vinaigrette Dressing

I  grew up eating coleslaw prepared this way.  It’s refreshing and teams beautifully with rich food. If I’m serving slow roasted pork belly, coleslaw is always on the menu to cut through all that decadent lusciousness. I walked past trendy … Continue reading

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