Cheesey chilli bake 🔥

This was super easy to make and is slimming world friendly!!!

I had some quorn chilli left over and some red peppers and spinach that needed using up along with some odds and ends of cheese that needed using up.
I roasted 3 peppers in the oven with olive oil ( fry light if you are slimming world)

Once they have cooled chop into large chunks and mix with 3 large handfuls of spinach.
Cook some savoury vegetable rice according to the packet instructions, I used some from Aldi which cost 25 p!!!
Layer pepper and spinach mix, rice, chilli and repeat!
Ending with a sprinkle of cheese and I added some chopped up fresh coriander on top.

When you are ready

When you are ready to eat bake in the oven until piping hot and all the cheese has melted.
Perfect served with a Green salad.


Pots and Pans

I was delving into my pot and pan cupboard and It gave me some thought? and I (lovingly) realised that this pan that I was searching for was seventeen years old….. Holy Moses!
This ‘cherry red pan ‘ is now battered and bruised, the scars of making many comforting meals. however there is one particular dish that this pan has cooked again and again through good times and bad and has been perfected over the years.
I went on holiday and ate in a Mexican eatery ( I was s new Vegetarian abroad) I ordered a funny potato thingy that took ages to cook. It didn’t matter as that’s what holidays are for after all.
I was presented with potatoes dressed In oil with herbs and chilli peppers with 3 different side dips. My taste buds came alive that day.
When I returned home I tried to recreate that dish.
It has been the dish that has stood the test of time. It is the dish my sister and I cook together and nurture together and enjoy. As the years have passed the type of potato to the strength of chilli and the addition of cheese have been changed and the dish gets better but the one thing that never changed was this dear old pan! He he!
I am not going to divulge the recipe yet! Believe me it will require its own forum!!!


Spiced Potato Cakes

I tasted these delicious Spiced potato patties from a little Deli and they are delicious. It was hardwork not to just devour it as I was eating it but I carefully tried to recognise the flavours! It’s not exactly the same but I will work on it.
You will need…
5 medium potatoes
1 small white onion
3 green chillies finely chopped
1 teaspoon of Garam masala
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Handful of chopped fresh coriander
Good pinch of salt

Chick pea flour

What I did was ….
Boil 5 medium potatoes and cool then crush them roughly.
Fry the finely diced onion until soft add chilli and cook until soft.
Add the cumin and cook for a little longer.
Then add the Garam masala and Cayenne pepper, stir and then add the crushed potato.
On a gentle heat warm the potato through and mix together.

Season with salt to taste and add the chopped Coriander.
Mould the mixture into round shapes and coat with some chickpea flour.

Mix chick pea flour and water to make a batch of batter.
Coat each of the patties in batter and gently fry in sunflower oil in a griddle pan. It took about 5 mins each side.

These can be eaten hot or cold and are delicious! Vegan too which makes them taste all the better.