Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

  • Servings: many
  • Time: 30
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1 Fresh Baguette
  • 6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 Handfuls Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 Red Onion, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and ground pepper
  • 2 punnets of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Mozzarella Balls
  • 2 Handfuls Sun roasted tomatoes

Directions:

  • Preheat you oven to 170C
  • Cut your baguette into slices approximately 2 / 3 cm thick. Lay the slices on a baking tray and drizzle generously with olive oil.
  • Put these in the oven for 25 mins, turning over halfway. Make sure to keep checking on these as oven cooking times do vary. You are aiming for the bruschetta to be lightly toasted and crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Trying a couple at this stage is of course, very necessary.
  • Whilst these are cooking, finely chop your red onion, basil and cut up your tomatoes into small pieces. Add these to a large mixing bowl, along with the olive oil, white wine vinegar and seasoning. Thoroughly mix and allow the ingredients to marinade for 10 minutes.
  • Remove your bruschetta from the oven and rub a peeled garlic clove on the surface of each one. The clove will slowly dissolve over each one. Use a couple of cloves if needed.
  • Top each bruschetta with your tomato mix and add on top a fine slice of mozzarella. Garnish with a basil leaf and extra seasoning.
  • Then eat the lot.

Mediterranean Tuna

Mediterranean Tuna

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 30
  • Difficulty: Simples

Ingredients:

  • 2 Yellowfin Tuna Steaks
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil for the tuna and a generous drizzle for your potatoes
  • 2 Handfuls Basil
  • 1 Handful of Olives
  • 2 Handfuls of Plum tomatoes, cut in half
  • 300g Miniature Potatoes/ New Potatoes
  • 1/2 Red Chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Sea salt and pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 180C
  • Wash your miniature potatoes andΒ slice into 3/4 pieces
  • In a pot of salted boiling water, add the potatoes and boil for 10 minutes until they have softened slightly, but not fully cooked. Drain and add to a baking tray.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, season and crush two garlic cloves over the potatoes. Put in the oven to crisp for 20 minutes
  • In a frying pan, heat up two tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat
  • As soon as the oil starts to heat up and sizzle, add your two tuna steaks to the pan
  • Cook for 2 minutes on either side. The key is to not overcook, so that the steaks are rare inside
  • Chop up your basil and chilli- garnish your tuna and serve with potatoes, olives, tomatoes and lemon slices

Watermelon, Feta and Lime

Watermelon, Feta & Lime

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 15
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Watermelon
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 2 Handfuls of Rocket
  • 1 Sprig of Mint
  • 1/2 Fresh Red Chilli, finely chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • 40g Feta
  • Chop up the watermelon, either as seen in the photo, or as bite-size chunks, without the rind.
  • Put the rocket on top and sprinkle theΒ feta, chilli and mint leaves. Drizzle a little olive oil on the salad and serve.

Peanut Satay Sauce

Peanut Satay Sauce

  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons of crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 fresh hot chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Mix all of the above ingredients together and serve as a dipping sauce or incorporate into a salad or noodle dish

Chocolate Chip Pancakes- 3 Ways

Chocolate Chip Pancakes- 3 Ways

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 20mins
  • Difficulty: Easy

For the pancake mix:

  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • Butter- for melting and frying pancake mix in

Melt the butter in a large frying pan on medium heat, then add tablespoon portions of the mix into the pan, frying on each side for a couple of minutes.

For the Strawberry topping:

  • Add fresh, sliced strawberries with whipped cream and dessicated coconut to the pancakes

For the Banana topping:

Chop a ripe banana into slices, and over low heat, cook for 5 mins with the following:

  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

Add flaked almonds to the banana mix and drizzle on more syrup

For the Orange topping:

  • Peel and segment an orange
  • Drizzle with honey and top with chopped hazelnut pieces