This is my version of take away Mexican food – it does require some pre-packaged foods, but there is also plenty of fresh food involved.
You will need 4-5 little pie dishes.
500gms your choice of chicken
1 can crushed tinned tomatoes
1 sachet of burrito seasoning
1 cup cheese of your choice
Coriander – as much as your heart desires, or none at all
2 X avocado
2 X corn
2 X carrots
(You can serve with brown rice if you feel the need, but these little pies are quite filling)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Cube chicken into 2cm cubes
Brown off in frypan with a little spray oil
Add tinned tomatoes and use the empty can to add a can of water
Add packet seasoning
Turn heat down
Let this simmer for about 10 minutes whilst you prepare the fresh foods:
Top with grated cheese and coriander
When all pie tins are filled place on oven tray and pop in oven for cheese to melt (5minutes or so)
While pies are in oven plate up the fresh vegetables and rice (if using) and then serve pies with a dob of sour cream on top.
**To make a vegetarian version of this simply replace the chicken with canned black beans.
My Daughter got ahead of me the other day and made an old fashioned chocolate pudding laden with sugar, the same one my mother used to make for me when I was younger and the same one I made for my children for years until we became more conscious of our sugar intake.
When it came to consuming it - she had a couple of mouthfuls and then rested her spoon and stated that it was too sweet and she couldn't eat anymore. With that in mind I thought I would share my almost sugar free version of the pudding that we consume probably at least once a fortnight in our home. The pudding is my own recipe but I did keep the sauce from the historical pudding, which does contain sugar and cocoa, rather than cacao.
1 cup SR Flour
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup rice malt syrup
Mix all ingredients together using electric mixer.
Grease pudding bowl and pour in.
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 dessertspoons cocoa
1/2 cup sugar.
Mix all together in a heat proof jug and then poor over the back of a spoon over pudding.
Place in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
Serve with cream or a dash of icecream (or if in our family - milk)
I whipped this dish up last night after a very long day and in between picking up various children from various after school activities.
So easy, yet, jammed full of veggies.