Vegan Quesadillas

1 tin of black/pinto/kidney beans
1 medium onion
4 cloves of garlic
10 cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 Pepper or 1 spring onion or 1 courgette
Ground cumin
Smoked/regular Paprika
Tamari/soy sauce

Cheese sauce
80 grms cashew nuts
1 veg stock cube
100 mls water

The Method

Heat a pan with small amount of oil
Add garlic, onion and chilli (leave in seeds to make it more spicy)
After about 5 mins, add chopped tomatoes and a tablespoon of tamari/soy sauce and mix
Add approx 2 teaspoons of paprika and 1 teaspoon of cumin, pinch of salt
Add chopped pepper
Add more tamari sauce if required
Drain the tin of beans and mix in
Leave to cook with lid on for 5-10 mins
Prepare avocado and lettuce (optional)

When cooked, take off lid for a few minutes to allow excess fluid to evaporate, then transfer to a bowl.

Cheese/cashew sauce
Using a blender, make sauce:
Blend cashew nuts, veg cube and 100 mls of boiled water
Vary amount of nuts/water depending on consistency you like

Final whistle approaching…
Place wrap on a pan, heat gently, add in some of veg mixture, some sauce
some avocado if you wish, to one side of the wrap
Fold over wrap, making sure to keep mixture within wrap
Flip over the wrap after 1-2 minutes, cook on other side
Serve and enjoy!

Not just a star on the pitch, Evie!

Chicken goujons and wedges

Thinly sliced chicken fillets
Beaten egg
Olive oil and seasoning

The Method

Set your oven to 190 degrees celsius
Line a baking tray with parchment paper

Chicken fillets
Cover chicken fillets with flour, shaking off any excess flour
Dip each fillet first in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumbs
Make sure you have a generous coating of breadcrumbs
Lay fillets on the tray

Slice potatoes, generous covering of olive oil and seasoning.
Place wedges on the tray, skin side down
Add some additional seasoning
Cook wedges for 20 mins

Well done Laura, you cooked us up a storm this week!

Homemade wedges and salmon

Side salad:
Cherry tomatoes, Rocket, sliced cucumber, chopped peppers
Grated carrots, red onion

Potatoes, quartered
Olive oil with crushed garlic

Salmon fillet

The Method

Mix up salad
Cover baking tray with tin foil
Place salmon on baking tray
Cut potatoes in quarters (or smaller)
Make sure the potatoes are standing upright
Pour olive oil mix over potatoes and salmon
Cook in oven at 200 degrees/for 10 mins – remove salmon
Cook wedges for 25 mins
Serve with side salad
Well done to the Actons!

Tasty tortilla pizza

Wholemeal or white Tortilla wraps
One small garlic clove, peeled and crushed
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
Basil leaves, washed and finely chopped
Balsamic vinegar
Extra virgin olive iol
Salt and pepper

Choice of your favourite toppings:

Margherita – Mozzarella, cheese, tomato
Feta cheese, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, maple syrup, Yum
Musrhrooms, cheese of choice, sweet corn pineapple

The Method

Pre-heat the over at 250 degrees/gas mark 8

Pop all ingredients into a jug
Get tortilla wrap
Spread sauce on the wrap
Add toppings of your choice

Cook for 6-10 mins

Well done to the Morahans!

Chicken and broccoli bake

Broccoli (fresh, frozen, or left over from previous day)
Tin of mushroom soup
Tin of chicken soup
1 tablespoon of “lighter than light” mayonnaise
1 teaspoon of curry powder
Breadcrumbs (mix of wholemeal and white bread)

The Method

Pre-heat the over at 180 degrees
Cook the chicken in a casserole dish for 10-12 minutes
Hard boil the broccoli and add to casserole
Add tinned soups to the casserole
Add mayonnaise and curry powder
Spread breadcrumbs on top
Sprinkle cheese on top
Back in over of 20-25 minutes
Serve with homegrain pasta, a salad, or on its own.

Well done to the Kenneallys!

Banana bread

225g self-raising flour
110g butter
170g castor sugar
A pinch of salt
450 grm of ripe bananas
110g sultanas
2 eggs

The Method

Take the flour and add the pinch of salt.
Rub in the butter with your finger tips, until like breadcrumbs
Mix in sugar and sultanas
Beat bananas in a separate bowl and add eggs to these
Add egg/banana mix into dry ingredients and mix
Pour into baking tin.
Pre heat oven at 180 degrees for approx 1.5 hours
Leave to cool in the tin on a wire tray

Healthy pancakes

100grm oats
2 eggs
1 banana
1 scoop of whey protein (optional)
Dash of milk (generous)
Optional toppings of your choice, eg:
blueberries, peanut butter, yoghurt
Required: a blender of some sort
Sufficient to make about 6 pancakes

The Method

Put oats, banana, eggs and a generous helping of milk in a blender
Mix well
Put some butter or oil on a pan
Pour mixture onto pan, two small pancakes ideal per pan
Add a few blueberries to one side
When bubbles form, flip pancakes over, using a spatula
Allow 30-40 seconds on second side and then use a spatula to remove from the pan
Add toppings and enjoy!