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Sunday Brunch Sorted! A quick & healthy recipe to make for Sunday brunch

Ok so we all know Sunday’s should be for relaxing, reading, sleeping in but at some point you are going to have to eat! I love this delicious open burger recipe I make for my family. It’s quick and easy to make and full of nutrients. Perfect for those who are eating Keto style foods or gluten free and lactose free.

Mushroom open burger

Serves 4 cooking & planning time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

500 g beef mince

Salt to taste

2 large or 4 medium sweet potatoes

4 teaspoons Chives

4 tablespoons Lactose free cream cheese

4 very large mushrooms (for burger base)

4 slices lactose free cheese

1 tablespoon plant based or lactose free butter or margarine

Method

1) place mince in a large glass bowl and add salt, mix salt in and split mince into 4 equal size piece and form into balls. Place in fridge until needed.

2) Fill a medium size pan halfway with water, add salt to taste and peel and cut sweet potatoes into chunks, place in pan and set to boil. Once boiled, remove and drain and set aside until ready to use.

3) While sweet potatoes are boiling, heat up a grill or grill pan. If using grill pan add butter/margerine, once melted add one ball of mince at a time and squash down with a metal spatula to form burger. Set on medium and cook 2-3 minutes then flip and cook other side for the same amount. if pan is big enough add mushrooms and fry a couple minutes each side or do one a separate pan.

4) when you flip burgers over add a tablespoon of cream cheese on top, sprinkle chives and add cheese on each burger.

5) Mash sweet potatoes and once mushrooms are cooked place in a plate and add burger sprinkle at chives if you like.

Serve with French fries or healthy salad.

This burger is not only delicious and healthy but very filling. All the flavours blend beautifully and is perfect for not only brunch but lunch, dinner and breakfast!

Thank you as always for read my post! Hope you enjoyed this recipe.

Vicky

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Want a quick, healthy & delicious brunch/lunch recipe keep reading!

Fresh sushi platter

This year I am making a big effort to lose 10 kg that I have been hanging onto for the last 17 years! It’s been an on/off dilemma that I feel no matter what I do I can never win.

I started last year with a calorie counter app which helped me keep control of what I have been eating and then of course the holidays kicked in and out went my diet! So here I am again new year and hopefully new me!

Here is a recipe I put together that’s fresh and easy to make and very delicious and filling!

Salmon Sushi Platter

Ingredients

100g salmon

1 small avocado

3 mini cucumbers or 1 medium one

1 tablespoon chopped chives

2 tablespoons fat free mayonnaise

1/2 cup cooked basmati rice

1 tablespoons white vinegar

Salt to taste

Method

1) Wash and cut cucumbers into strips

2) Peel and slice avocado into thin strips

3) In a small bowl place rice and pour vinegar on top, mix thoroughly.

4) in a large plate place rice in the middle of the plate and place the vegetables and salmon around the rice. Place mayonnaise on the plate.

5) Sprinkle chopped chives on top and salt to taste and serve.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe.

Vicky

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My new best friend…..

Move over George Foreman grill I have found a new best friend! The Russell Hobbs Multifunction benchtop oven!

Russell Hobbs Oven

This oven is amazing! It bakes, it grills, it air fry’s and toasts bread!

It has an easy to clean pull out tray they catches all the crumbs comes with 3 trays plus the crumb tray.

It’s not a bulky unit so would fit most benchtops. To clean just wipe with a clean damp cloth and wash removal trays in warm soapy water. Make sure to dry thoroughly before putting back in the oven. I bought mine from Big W.

Overall I give it a 10/10 for efficiency, reliability and time saving. Best of all the oven heats up quickly so no waiting time!

Thank you for reading my blog post! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Vicky

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Pumpkin & Sausage Risotto

A perfect meal for those nights when you are tired and want something quick nutritious to eat.

Serves 4-5

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time 30-40 minutes

Ingredients

1 pack beef sausages (roughly 6-8)

1 onion

2 medium sweet potatoes

1/2 butternut pumpkin

1 punnet of cherry tomatoes

1 tablespoon of chives

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup rice

2 cups chicken stock plus extra water

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1) chop vegetables and sausages into bite size pieces.

2) add oil to heavy based sauté pan, stir fry sausages and vegetables until sausages are brown.

3) Add uncooked rice and stir through. Pour in chicken stock and stir through, let mixture come to a boil and then turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is cooked.

4) Turn off heat and stir through Parmesan cheese and chives. Serve .

Thank you for reading. If you share my recipe please credit my page as this is my original recipe. All ingredients bought from https://www.woolworths.com.au

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French toast! Don’t mind if I do!

There is nothing more we loved than pancakes and it’s French toast!

This week I decided to put my Kambrook pancake maker to the test and see if I can make French toast in it!

Well you be the judge!

French toast
French toast

Each slice is perfectly cooked! No more burnt toast or unevenly cooked pieces!

Below ⬇️ have written a quick and easy recipe to create delicious French toast in no time!

French toast

Ingredients

12 eggs

1 loaf of bread ( choose whichever bread you like)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon of caster sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup

Spray oil

Method

1) heat up a pancake or sandwhich maker.

2) place all ingredients in a large glass bowl. Which until combined

3) lightly spray the plates of the pancake or sandwhich maker.

4) dip both sides of each slice of bread in the egg mixture place in the pancake in the pancake or sandwhich maker and close the lid. When green light is on it is done.

5) repeat with remaining slices, serve with maple syrup or toppings of your choice.

6) Enjoy!

All ingredients purchased from http://www.woolworths.com.au

Pancake make used http://www.kambrook.com.au

Please note this is not a sponsored post. Just my personal opinion and ideas which I wanted to share.

Thank you for reading

Vicky.

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The 4 C’s Salad

4 C’s Salad

With a few simple ingredients you can make a nutritious meal in no time at all.

I called this salad The 4 C’s salad because it contains chicken, carrots, celery and cucumber.

Ingredients

250 g chicken breast

2 large carrots

2 celery sticks

2 large Lebanese cucumbers

Salt

2 teaspoons Tarragon

2 teaspoons Oregano

1 teaspoon BBQ chicken seasoning

1 tablespoon Plant based butter or margarine

Dressing

1/2 cup Lactose free Greek yoghurt

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon Lemon juice

2 teaspoonsTarragon

Salt

Method

1) wash and Pat dry the chicken breast. Cut into thin slices.

2) place in a bowl and add herbs, chicken seasoning and salt. Mix together.

3) Melt butter/margerine in a heavy based pan and add chicken. Stir fry until browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

4) in a large bowl cut the carrots, celery and cucumber into small pieces add the chicken and mix until it’s all incorporated. Set aside.

5) In a separate bowl mix the salad dressing ingredients until all combined. Pour over the salad and mix until coated.

6) Divide into 2 bowls for a main meal or 4 if you are using the salad as a side dish.

I purchased my ingredients from my local http://www.woolworths.com.au

Thank you for reading my post and I hope you enjoyed this recipe.

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Simple dinners are the best!

Gluten free pasta with chicken and vegetables

Some nights you just don’t feel like cooking. Especially on a Saturday night. Also if you have dietary requirements such as gluten and lactose free. It just becomes too much.

San Remo have brought out a really great range of gluten free pastas to suit your needs. From Pene to spirals and lasgna sheets. You can create a variety of dishes.

Using San Remo spiral pasta and some precooked chicken and frozen vegetables. Dinner is ready in 15 minutes! And because you only need one pot, less washing up.

Ingredients

1 cup San Remo Spiral pasta

4-5 cups water

Salt

Frozen vegetables of your choice

Pre cooked chicken breast

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 tablespoon Oregano

Serving

Serves 2

Prep and cooking time

15-20 minutes

Method

1) Pre-heat water, add salt to water and stir

2) When water is boiling add pasta, chicken and vegetables. Let boil until cooked. Stirring occasionally.

3) When cooked, drain and return to pot. Add oregano and Parmesan cheese stir to coat pasta

4) Serve in bowls with bread or garden salad.

And there you have it dinner is ready.

Thank you for reading and I will be back soon with some more easy recipes.