It is getting to that time of year when time becomes somewhat of a luxury. Just because you are short on time, doesn't mean dinner has to suffer. This light and flavoursome pappardelle dish is on the table in under half an hour. Who says you need lots of time for great dinners. Toss a salad, slice some bread and open a bottle of white. Dinner is ready!
Are we feeling festive yet? I know, I know, it is a bit early. However, I am slowly trying out some new stuff because before I know it, Christmas really will be here! So, whether you love it or dread it, that merry festive season is just around the corner.
Today, I am thinking ahead to all the desserts I love to eat at Christmas time. Well, I would lie if I said Christmas pudding wasn't on that list, because I love a good old fashioned Christmas fruit pudding. Once upon a time I hated them more than anything. I just couldn't get past all the dried fruit. And isn't that what a Christmas pudding is all about? Well, I am over it now and enjoy them each year more and more.
All that brings me to this spiced gingerbread cake. It is worth making just for the spiced aroma that wafts around the house when the cake is baking. Pack away the scented candles and let the flavours of this cake fill up your home today.
These were clearly a mistake. I cannot stop eating them and I might need an intervention soon! So, please hurry. The plan was to bake and freeze, but after half a dozen bars in I gave up on the idea of stocking the freezer for Christmas. There is always next week.
If you are a chocolate and coconut lover, you will love these bars. They are the most delicious chewy chocolaty coconut bars I have had in a long time. They are easy to make and can be stored in the freezer for later. That is if you can resist them long enough to make it to the freezer. Take a look!
Time to dive into something hot, creamy and just utterly mouth watering. Yes, Indian Butter Chicken. If you have never made this dish, make it this week and you won't be disappointed. It has all the creaminess of a masala chicken dish but with the addition of tomatoes for a bit of zing!
Keep it in mind when you are craving that Indian take away from down the road, but are optimistic you can do it just as good at home. This chicken is creamy, flavoursome and has just a little kick of spice. Top stars in my books. Try it out for your next Indian inspired dinner.
With December looming around the corner, I am on a plight to eat a wee bit better for a bit. Make sense? It is my kind of logic you see. So, in the lead up to Christmas I try to eat lean so I can over indulge for the very merry festive season! Yes, that is my kind of logic..ha! Mind you, I don't always succeed. Tomorrow you just might be seeing a chocolate cake, or some other luxurious dive into dessert. I do lack self control.
In the meantime, if you are looking for something packed with goodness, easy to make, healthy and a meal in one, this might just work. This Mediterranean Quinoa is a take on my Roasted Vegetable Couscous. But without the gluten for those of you who have those types of intolerances. And to boot, this quinoa has a secret little dressing for extra flavour. Check it out!
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