Monthly Archives: January 2014

Seabass on a bed of mash potatoes with baby tomatoes

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So, I’m working on my beach body at the moment. I’ve got till April to have a three pack ( six packs are so last year 😉

That means squats, running, tabata, intervals, sit ups almost everyday.

I need my energy on high levels.

For this one :

Seabass fillet, pan fried on hot pan skin down for 4 minutes, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice

Red potatoes, boiled and mashed. I use olive oil instead of butter

Baby tomatoes and onion, pan fry just for few minutes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Enjoy!

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Butternut squash avocado and pomegranate salad

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I’m only eating meat twice a week. So every other day need to be exciting and filled with different ingredients. 

All you need for this beautiful salad is:

Butternut squash,  cut it in half and slice it up. Season with chilli and salt. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes in 180 degrees Celsius.

Avocado

Pomegranate seeds

Rocket salad

Walnuts halves

Season with olive oil and black pepper

Enjoy!

Sesame chicken with noodles

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This is my new invention. Quick, easy, delicious and great when you a bit ill and in a need of something filling.

All you need is:

Chicken breast,  sliced and pan fried with Chinese 5 spice and white sesame.
Medium rice noodles

Onion

Red pepper

Turmeric

Masala

Pan fry your vegetables and add noodles, mix it up and enjoy!

Pan fried seabass on a bed of salad

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I had an amazing weekend. 

My best friend came over for few days and we had such a good time.

We had this for lunch the other day.

Very simple yet very delicious.

All you need is:

Seabass fillet,  pan fried on hot oil with salt and peper. Lemon on top

For the salad:

Iceberg lettuce

Beetroot

Mango

Avocado

Capers

Sprinkle with lemon juice and balsamic vinegar.

Enjoy!

Rainbow trout with salad

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Rainbow trout is such a delicate fish. It is like a cross between salmon and seabass. Best with crispy skin and lemon juice.

All you need is:

Rainbow trout fillets, pan fried on hot pan skin down for 4 minutes with salt and pepper

Avocado

Iceberg lettuce

Tomatoes

Capers

Sprinkle with lemon juice and balsamic vinegar

Enjoy with a glass of white wine!

Peaches! That summer feeling

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So there’s no sun, it’s raining all the time and it’s so dark.

I need to recharge my batteries. I need sun and a beach. I’m dreaming of Barcelona and instead of that we’re going to Copenhagen which I’m really excited about but the cold.. ehhh

This salad is a summer reminder.  Not long now.

All you need is:

2 peaches

Handful of blueberries

Mixed salad

Avocado feta cheese

Peppers

Cucumber

Cherry tomatoes

Spring onion

Mix it all together sprinkle with olive oil and balsamic and enjoy

Progress it’s all about the progress

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This salad is only a side

All you need is

Mixed salad leaves

Tomatoes

Red onion

Crushed peanuts

Balsamic vinegar

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Today is more about progress.

I can see it now. All that insanity,  squats, running for the past few months.

It’s amazing and it’s getting better!

Fresh mixed salad, swiss flavours

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So Skype is great, I live so far away from my family and some of my friends and it’s always good to catch up. 

That’s why Skype always helps!
Video chat is brilliant and it almost always works. So I had a good catch up sess with some people today. Good times. And this year lots of them coming to visit me. So excited

Back to the food, this salad reminds me of Switzerland. Mix between cottage cheese, apples and salad. Kinda mountains flavour.

All you need is:

Mixed salad

Avocado

Cottage cheese

Red onion

Apple

Peacan nuts

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar lots of it.

Enjoy!

Aloo Achar with chilli chicken – Nepal style dinner

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Nepal is a place on my ‘to visit’ list.
Why? There’s so much to see, from Annapurna, Everest and Langtang regions to Khumbu, Mera peak and the Scar Road from Kathmandu.

Mountain biking, kayaking and trekking in beautiful locations of Nepal is a dream.

And then, there is food. Beautiful Nepali food.

So many choices of grilled meat, potatoes and chutneys.

So if you fancy a bit of Nepali feast, all you need is:

For potatoes Aloo Achar:

5-6 small potatoes, boiled and diced

1 red onion

1 green pepper

2 red chillies

1 table spoon of cumin

1 table spoon of turmeric powder

Lemon juice

Salt

Method:

As the potatoes are boiling chop your vegetables and fry slowly on low heat.
Add all the spices and chopped potatoes and fry for another few minutes.

For the chilli chicken:

2 boneless chicken breasts, diced into small pieces

1 red onion

4 chillies,  red and green

2 tomatoes

2 table spoons of turmeric powder

2 table spoons of cumin

2 green peppers

Ginger,  garlic and salt to season

Method:

Pan fry your chicken with all the spices for 8 minutes then add your vegetables.  You don’t want to overcook vegetables so make sure you keep your pan very hot and stir fry them for just around 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

Winner winner chicken dinner!

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Chicken is my favourite,  especially when moist and full of flavour.

For this deliciousness all you need is:

For the chicken:

Chicken breast

One small chorizo sausage

One slice of camembert

1 table spoon of paprika

1 table spoon of chilli

Salt

Suff your chicken breast with sliced chorizo and cheese.  Wrap it up in foil and place in the hot oven 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes

For the veggies:

Butternut squash, slice it up and place in the oven with chicken for 30 minutes

Broccoli and cherry tomatoes,  keep it fresh – only need 4 minutes on the hot pan with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Enjoy!