Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuna, Apple and Harissa Salad - Lunchbox Meals

A salad for me needs to be more than just a couple of green leaves thrown together. It need to be exciting, it needs to be filling, it needs to have at least 3 different food groups in one plate and it needs to be easy to make! oh it also needs to be YUMMY!

This tuna, apple and harissa salad absolutely hits the spot! It has the protein from the tuna, carbs from the potatoes, veg for the vitamins, the spice from the north African harissa paste and apple to bring it all together. A winner in my household.

All you need is:
1 can of tuna
1 potato - cubed and boiled
1 can of chickpeas
1 gem lettuce
1 red apple - cubed
11/2 tablespoon Harissa paste
2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Squeeze of lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

1) Mix all together and enjoy!

I love sharing all this easy to make salad recipes! Its easy, healthy and delicious ( :

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Minty Lamb Kebabs With A Touch Of Spice

I am finally back from my holidays and wanted to share this Minty Lamb Kebabs that I recently made which went down a treat! Mint and lamb as we know go really well together but adding a bit of spice to the mixture really make it a tad more special I think. We do enjoy a good spicy meal ( :

This dish took me literally 5 minutes to marinade, so try and prep this in the morning when you wake up. I only cooked it for dinner so the lamb had a good 10 hours or so to marinade and soak up all the minty goodness! You can either cook it in a BBQ or throw it in a pan like I did on medium fire and cook to your taste.

All you need is:
500g cubed lamb shoulder
3 Tablespoons of yogurt
Handful of chopped mint
1 Teaspoon of minced garlic
1 Teaspoon of chili powder
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Skewers - soaked in water
Cherry tomatoes

1) Beat the lamb cubes a little to tenderize it. Add salt and pepper.
2) To the lamb, add yogurt,mint,garlic,chili powder, cinnamon powder and lemon juice. Stir well and leave aside for couple of hours.
3) Skewer it up with the peppers and tomatoes and grill.

Serve this with mint yogurt sauce! I promise you will enjoy this ( ;

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