Friday, 28 February 2014

Basil Two Ways

Hi all, what a Friday! Its been all go today training clients and doing a couple of my own workouts has seen the time fly by! Not that I'm complaining I love being busy, I have also been a busy bee in the kitchen over the past few days and I have two recipes to share with you tonight using one of my favourite herbs Basil! 

Basil and Feta Omelette 


First up I have this delicious looking dish which just tasted awesome! I love the flavour combos in this omelette and I hope you do to........

Ingredients:

Serves 1:
3-4 Mushrooms
1/4 cup peas
2 eggs
40g feta cheese
water
coconut oil
salt and pepper

Method:

Coat a small non stick frying pan with a little coconut oil. While the oil heats slice the mushrooms then add to the pan along with the peas. Whisk the two eggs, salt and pepper with about 3 Tbsp of water then add to the pan once the mushrooms and peas are cooked. Lay the feta and basil leaves on top of the omelette and once you have cooked with bottom side (the omelette with start to bubble) place under a hot grill to brown the top. 


Turn out omelette and enjoy! 

This was so delicious and perfect for lunch, this is definitely on bonus of working at home  a lot. I get to make these yummy creations and enjoy them in peace something I am so grateful for : )

Sausages served on top of Broccoli "Couscous"


Oh yes people this is one yummy meal!! My tastebuds were having a party in my mouth last night whilst eating this, Dale also loved it, a thumbs up from the boy is always good! 

Ingredients:

Serves 2:

1 medium size head of broccoli 
1/2 cup peas
1/2 pack fresh basil
1 garlic clove
salt and pepper
lemon
coconut oil
sausages
1 red onion
spray oil

Method:

Pre heat your oven, place sausages in a parchment lined baking dish (I do this so they don't stick) and poke each sausage a couple of times with a fork. Chop the red onion and sprinkle over sausages then give the onions a couple of sprays of oil (or drizzle with olive oil). Put the sausages in the oven for 25/30 minutes or however long you cook them for! Chop the broccoli up into small pieces and place into a food processor, and whizz up for 30 seconds to a minute, add the garlic clove (crushed) and basil then whizz up until the broccoli and basil looks like a fine couscous. When the sausages have about 10 minutes left to cook put a saucepan on the hob over a low heat and add 1-2 tsp of coconut oil, once it has melted add the broccoli "couscous" and the peas, cook for a few minutes then add salt and pepper and cook for a further 5 minutes. Squeeze half a lemon over the mix and cook for another minutes then set aside while you get the sausages out of the oven. In two bowls add the couscous then top with the sausages and onions.

Sit down and tuck in for a very filling and tasty dinner! 

I will definitely be making both of these again, really wholesome and flavoursome meals just my kind of thing. It hasn't been all savoury foods though I have a really fabulous cookie recipe coming tomorrow which you have got to check out! 

Question:

Whats your favourite way to eat basil?

10 comments:

  1. I love the Zest basil pesto :)

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  2. They both look delicious! I love fresh basil on top of courgette spaghetti with beef tomato sauce :-)

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  3. love the idea for brocolli couscous!
    I like basil with tomatoes and mozerella, or just added in salad :)

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    1. It's so good scattered through salad makes it way more interesting : )

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  4. Oh, I haven't eaten an omelette in ages! That looks perfect, one of my fave combos is peas and feta :)

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    1. Your right feta and peas really are great together!

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  5. Love the broccoli couscous! Need to try that very soon I think...

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