Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It is special in two aspects of farming and processing: the green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest and the stems and veins are removed in processing.
Today I decided to make a healthy alternative to everyone’s favourite fast food meal, fries!!
As we know, the process of making regular fries can be quite unhealthy with the chips being fried multiple times to get that crisp and crunchy taste. But as they say, a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips! (And also we don’t want to be clogging up our insides with bad fats)
So, bearing this in mind, I set out to find an healthier alternative… sweet potato fries! These are very much in season at the moment and you can find them at your local supermarket or green grocer. They have a unique natural sweet taste but act as the perfect accompaniment to any dish. Plus they are soo quick and easy to make!!
To start with take a few sweet potatoes and give them a good wash under running water.
The next step is to carefully cut the potatoes length ways to approximately 1cm in thickness (you can change this depending on your taste).
Then you’ll need some Olive Oil, Paprika and Mixed Herbs to season.
Now time to get your hands messy! This is the fun part, mix up the seasoning so that all of the potatoes are covered.
Et Voila! They should look something like this :)
Then pop them into a pre-heated oven 180 Degrees (fan oven) for 35 mins, turning them over half way through. You should start to smell the sweetness come through. Once they’re ready they’ll have a nice crispy exterior with a soft melt in the the mouth interior - yum!
Now serve with any dish. I’ve chosen beef steaks and salad! Delicious! Bon appetite!
Why don’t you have a try and let me know how you got on and if you have any tips, feel free to leave a comment below :)
This morning we woke up with a pancake craving! Pancakes are simple and easy to make. With this most basic pancake recipe being 1:1:1. 1 Cup of plain flour, 1 egg (whisked) and 1 cup of milk.
I’ve been making pancakes for as along as I can remember, they are just so quick, easy, versatile and filling. You can supplement any of the ingredients to suit your diet, eg bananas, protein shake or gluten free flour.
Mmmm delicious freshly homemade pancake stack! I’ve gone for the smaller shape American Style pancakes, but you could make them thinner and larger for Crepes!
Best served with a handsome young man!
The finished product! My gorgeous husband chose to have eggs on his for that extra protein fix! Whereas I chose a sweeter pancake with maple syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice! Served with fresh Turkish Coffee made in a traditional cezve. Delicious! Needless to say they were finished in about 5minutes!
Go ahead and try making your own pancakes today and let us know how you got on in the comments below and if you’re feeling confident post a pic!!