More dinner photos…
Linguine with stir fried spinach, garlic, spring onions, a roasted pepper & portobello mushroom topped with homemade pesto, toasted pine nuts & a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
*When making pesto I use the vegan walnut & basil pesto recipe from the The Post Punk Kitchen. Using toasted walnuts, fresh basil leaves, garlic, olive oil & nutritional yeast then blend.
As I have IBS-D, I generally keep raw foods to a minimum because they are higher in fibre than cooked food. However, I was given these as a thank you & as I am a chocolate fiend I had to taste them. They are delish! Good news, I’ve had no problems since trying them.
Another dinner from a few weeks ago. Salmon baked in a garlic & soya sauce served on top of rice noodles & tender stem broccoli, carrots & spring onions.
* I usually marinade it for 10-20mins depending on how much time I have.
**Thankfully, I’m at a stage where I’m not on a strict diet for my ibs so I can eat oily fish & spring onions. However, I am aware that some people are recommended to stay clear of oily fish because it can upset the stomach/digestion.
Dinner I made a few weeks ago. Coconut chicken, basmati rice & cucumber topped with fresh coriander & lime.
This is a recipe taken from Marks Daily Apple website. I’m not primal but I love the recipes & the website.
Chop 2 chicken breasts into thin slices. Then dip the pieces into whisked eggs. Then dip into a mixture of ground almonds & desiccated coconut. Then fry on my griddle/ frying pan using coconut oil. I served this with basmati rice & cucumber. My daughter loves this way of cooking chicken. The chicken is lovely cold the following day too.
**If you are into the primal way of living you could serve this with a big salad or on a cold night with sweet potato.
***Vegans/veggies could use tofu instead of chicken as it works well.
****Be careful if you have IBS-D. Coconut is high in fibre.
This is my favourite piece of jewellery. I’m generally not really into jewellery & I don’t see the point in spending huge amounts of money on it as I will either lose it or break it. I wear my wedding ring & ear tunnels 24/7.
But I do love this piece & I bought this necklace about a year ago for roughly €15 from a woodturner in Kilkenny town. Its beautifully simple.