Saturday, 30 April 2016

NORTHCOURT AVENUE: its history & people

Link to pdf version of the book:

NORTHCOURT AVENUE: its history & people

Written by Penny Kemp

Produced with the help of NARA (Northcourt Avenue Residents Association)

Friday, 8 April 2016

King prawn, fennel and pink grapefruit salad

80g of king prawns, fennel, red onion, mint and pink grapefruit with a little red chilli. 

82 calories! 


It took ages to munch through and was really refreshing. Will be enjoying again and I think this will be perfect to enjoy in the garden on a hots summers day.....


Inspired by this recipe:





Preparation Time:
10 mins
Cooking Time:
N/A
Serves:
2
Calories per serving:
82.5


King Prawns, Cooked & Peeled
-
160g
Fennel, Bulb, 
-
80g
Pink Grapefruit, Flesh Only
-
50g
Mint, Fresh
-
1g
Red Chilli Peppers
-
5g
Red Onion
-
10g


Method

Slice the fennel and the red onion finely, using a mandolin or a very sharp knife.

Peel, segment and cut the grapefruit into small bite sized pieces and remove any pith.

Wash and finely dice the mint and chilli pepper.

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients. Leave for about an hour in the fridge allowing the flavours to infuse.

Season well and serve.


Paprika roasted tinned new potatoes

Fast Days don't need to be all about fancy food and lots of preparation.

Today I tried something I've spotted being touted around on the 2:5 facebook page I am a member of.

Paprika roasted tinned new potatoes! Love 'em! 

175g with spray oil and sprinkling of paprika, 125 calories! Served with griddled asparagus (46 cals) and roasted onion (60g, 22 cals) and roasted carrots (140g, 54 cals), Schwartz beef gravy (21 cals) and Tesco sliced topside of beef, 2 slices, 35cals a slice. TOTAL: 366 Calories. FRIDAY FAST in the bag! 

Served with griddled asparagus (46 cals) and roasted onion (60g, 22 cals) and roasted carrots (140g, 54 cals), Schwartz beef gravy (21 cals) and Tesco sliced topside of beef, 2 slices, 35 cals a slice. TOTAL: 366 Calories.

Very easy to prepare.

One tin of new potatoes, drained.  Lay out on a piece of kitchen roll to thoroughly dry.  Place into a baking tray and sprinkle over with half a teaspoon of paprika.  Spray with one calorie oil - I use Groovy Virgin Coconut Spray - which is only 1 calorie per spray.  No need to be too stingy!

Bake in a pre-heated oven (200 degrees) for 30 - 40 minutes, stirring half way through the cooking time.

Try them - you won't be disappointed!