My enthusiasm for cooking is back – now that I actually have a list and a meal plan. It feels like a load has been lifted! Here are recipes for two things we have been eating recently.
Homemade Pizza…which really doesn’t take long at all and can use all your fridge leftovers. This came about because I had half a chicken breast that needed eating. You can make dough in the morning, leave it to rise during the day then shape and top when you’re ready.
Dough: I use the Dove Farm recipe and omit the sugar to make our gluten free dough.
Topping: you really can use anything. We used:
– a tin of chopped tomatoes and herbs
– half a chicken breast, uncooked
– half a red onion
– half a courgette
– half a red pepper
– a handful of chopped spinach
– a sprinkle of dried red chili
– a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese
– salt and pepper
1. Once the dough is ready to use – roll and shape into a thin base.
2. Start with the chopped tomatoes and then load everything else on, finishing with the cheese.
3. Bake the in the oven for 35-45 minutes at 180 degrees, depending on how you like your pizza.
4. Remove from the oven, leave to cool for a few minutes then serve. We just had it with rocket and it was super tasty!
Spicy Salmon Fishcakes
…this recipe is adapted from this one here on the London Paleo Kitchen blog – which has a million other amazing recipe ideas that are right up my street. I didn’t make the dip, ours were baked, not fried and I always contaminate my cooking with added greens.
– 4 salmon fillets – skinless and boneless
– large handful of spinach
– 1 red onion
– 1 medium egg
– 1 red chilli – deseeded
– 2 inch piece of ginger grated
– 2 garlic cloves
– handful of fresh coriander
– ½ tsp ground coriander
– ¼ tsp ground cumin
– 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
– 3+ tbsp gluten free flour
– salt & pepper
1. Put everything except the flour and the salmon into the food processor until finely chopped.
2. Chop the salmon into chunks add to the food processor. Pulse for a few seconds so the ingredients combine.
3. Transfer to a bowl if you prefer and add the flour. Mix until solid enough to form patties – you may need more than 3 tbsp.
4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
5. Shape into patties ready to bake or shallow fry in coconut oil.
Winston absolutely loved these – he had two and then managed to acquire some from his Dad too.