Tag Archives: Light meals

Prosciutto-wrapped Pesto Chicken

This is a gourmet meal requiring zero effort 🙂 You really don’t need any cooking skills to make this delicious dinner, and there are only 3 ingredients (plus whatever you have as a side dish)  🙂 The chicken bakes in the oven … Continue reading

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Recipe Re-visit: Beer-based Pizza with Tuna and Pine Nuts

There are now so many recipes on this blog that I thought I would make these recipe re-visits a regular occurrence. I first made this pizza four years ago and I still remember how tasty it was. The dough is made … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Basil Pesto Quiche

Light but still super tasty. Usually I put a pile of cheese and also some cream in my quiches but not this time. The basil pesto gives this quiche all the flavour it needs and of course that makes it a much lighter option … Continue reading

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Chicken Shawarma Kebab

Spice up your BBQ. This tasty chicken kebab is an ideal lighter alternative for the BBQ. The gentle spices are imparted onto the meat through the marinade, and the low level of chilli means this is perfect for the family. I particularly … Continue reading

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Pesto Pasta Salad with Bacon plus Garlic Croutons

I’m back! It has been a while since I posted but my kitchen renovations are now finished, and I took a holiday as well. However, I think my cooking inspiration has returned and it is time to start sharing again 🙂 Even though we … Continue reading

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Pea and Parmesan Fettuccine

Light and simple. This tasty pasta sauce is made with frozen peas. Yep, frozen peas. We ate this as a wonderfully light dinner, but it would also work well as an appetiser for a dinner party. If you have a … Continue reading

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Mini Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ultimate portion control. As my family will tell you, portion control is something that I am not good at. These mini treats are baked in a muffin pan so you are guaranteed that everyone gets the same amount on their … Continue reading

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Tuna and Sweetcorn Quiche

Classic. This quiche is packed with tasty fillings but is still relatively low fat because there is no cheese. As much as I love cheese, there is so much flavour already that you don’t need it. Ideally you need to … Continue reading

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Hoisin Lamb and Pak Choy Pizza

Full of flavour. I really enjoy trying new toppings on pizzas – this version uses some Asian inspiration  to create totally different flavours. Hoisin sauce is one of my favourites because it is both sweet and savoury. It is an … Continue reading

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Beetroot, Green Bean and Blue Cheese Salad

Healthy eating required after the holidays? Salad is often the first choice when people are looking for lighter food options. However, there is no law against salads with a lot of flavour. This dish uses a tiny amount of blue … Continue reading

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