Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

Happy Tuesday guys! Today’s recipe is Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes – quick, easy, healthy and tasty recipe your family would love ( I’m pretty sure of it πŸ™‚ ).

Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

I hope your week is going great so far. We are quite busy here and there seems to be no time for any rest. The kids got school, nursery and lots of after school activities so there’s alway somewhere to go and something to do. However, mum and dad got their ‘tv shows nights’ so there’s a balance. As soon as the kids go to sleep we put on a tv show, get some snacks and just relax. πŸ™‚ It probably doesn’t sound very exciting but to us, being busy parents, is very exciting. πŸ™‚

Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

OK, let’s go back to the recipe now..Enough parents’ talk. πŸ™‚

These Salmon Fishcakes are not only oven-baked but they’re super simple to make and of course, taste amazing. Kids approved them too. Serve them with some chunky chips and veggies and you’ve got yourself a perfect dinner. Add some mayo or hot sauce and you’ve got an even better on. πŸ™‚ Just joking, add whatever you fancy, really. πŸ™‚

Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

I used some boiled potatoes, shallots, dill and mustard seeds. That’s all you need, apart from the salmon, oh and some breadcrumbs and an egg to stick everything nicely together. You can make ahead the fish and potatoes (say, the previous day) and thus you’ll save even more time. All you have to do is simply mix all the ingredients together and bake the fish cakes. This is what I did and it took me 5 minutes to shape the fish cakes and another 20 to cook them. Sweet!

Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

Here’s how to make the Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

Ingredients

  • 3-4 potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 300g salmon, baked and shredded
  • 150g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp mustard seeds
  • a bunch of fresh dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • golden breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200Β°C.
  2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients together, apart from the breadcrumbs.
  3. Make small fishcakes and cover them with the breadcrumbs thoroughly.
  4. Bake in a greased baking tray for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  5. Serve with some lemon wedges.
  6. Enjoy!
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Oven-baked Salmon Fishcakes

I hope you guys love this recipe as much as we did. Stay tuned for more simple and tasty recipes coming very soon. xx

Chunky Nuts, Seeds & Fruit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Chunky Nuts, Seeds & Fruit Chocolate Chip Cookies – super moist and chocolatey these amazing cookies have become our family’s favorite sweet treat!

Chunky Nuts, Seeds & Fruit Chocolate Chip Cookies

I started making these chunky cookies a few weeks before Christmas and I believe I’ve made them at least 6-7 times already. I know, that’s a lot of cookies but they’re seriously delicious, I warn you! πŸ™‚ And not to mention how simple they are, easy as pie, really! πŸ™‚

I’ve never been a big cookie fan to be honest but I admit these have become my favorite treats recently. They’re super moist (lots of butter!), chocolatey and just perfect.

The first few batches I made were chocolate chip only – these were the kids’s favorite. Recently, I’ve been adding nuts, seeds and dried fruit, apart from the chocolate, and this updated version has become my favorite. I just can’t get enough of them!

I’ve used some raw cashew nuts, pumpkin seeds, goji berries & cranberries. And for the chocolate chips I used the kids’s leftover chocolate Santas. They had way too many of these so this is a great way to reuse them and not waste. Whou would waste chocolate anyway? πŸ™‚

Chunky Nuts Seeds & Fruit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s how to make these Chunky Cookies

Chunky Nuts, Seeds & Fruit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chunky Nuts, Seeds & Fruit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 225g flour
  • 150g dark brown sugar
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 150g chocolate chips
  • dried fruit, nits and seeds, if wished

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190Β°C.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and sugar.
  3. Add the egg, melted butter and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and some seeds, nuts and dried fruit, if wished.
  5. Make small balls and arrange them on a baking tray ensuring there's enough space between.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes. Let them cool down completely.
  7. Enjoy!
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Chunky Nuts, Seeds & Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies taste even better with coffee/milk/tea. I can probably get half a dozen down with some milk or coffee or even tea. But hey, they’ve got some raw nuts, seeds and dried fruit so that makes them half-healthy? πŸ™‚ Just joking! There’s nothing wrong in indulging yourself a bot (or a lot). These are definitely worth every calorie. πŸ™‚

I hope you guys love this recipe as much as we did. Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes coming very soon. I hope you all have a lovely week! Hopefully we get some sunshine too. πŸ™‚ xx

15 Simple & Tasty Pumpkin Recipes

Happy Sunday guys! Today’s post is about 15 Simple & Tasty Pumpkin Recipes.

I’m pretty sure I’ve got more than that but I’ve chosen the ones that my family and me truly enjoy and make often.

Roasted Pumpkin Hummus

Ok, so the first one isΒ Roasted Pumpkin HummusΒ 

We really love hummus and this Pumpkin one is a tasty alternative of the regular hummus. Make sure to roast the pumpkin and garlic together. Flavour is amazing!

Pumpkin & Shrimp Soup

Pumpkin & Shrimp Soup

Pumpkin soup is perfect for the chilli days but why not spice things up a bit and add some shrimp? This Pumpkin & Shrimp Soup is simply delicious!

Pumpkin Galette

Pumpkin Galette

This Pumpkin Galette is definitely one of my popular recipes – buttery galette with Pumpkin, cheese & crunchy seeds – delish!

Pumpkin Soup

The Ultimate Pumpkin Soup

This is my favourite recipe for a Pumpkin Soup – simple, with just a few ingredients (and crispy bacon) and super tasty!

Pumpkin & Chicken Casserole

Pumpkin & Chicken Casserole

This is the last recipe I posted but it’s definitely become one of our favorite heart-warming recipes – Pumpkin, Sausage & Chicken Casserole.

Spinach Pumpkin Cups

Spinach Pumpkin Cups

These pretty cups are perfect for snacking on the go – tasty, healthy & filling!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is no-bake cheesecake with pumpkin & melted chocolate on top – seriously delicious and indulgent!

Pumpkin & Black Quinoa Salad

MeatlessMonday: Pumpkin & Black Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

Another one of my favorite – Pumpkin & Black Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing. I could probably eat this salad every other day – perfect for a healthy lunch or a light dinner.

Pumpkin & Lentils Cheesy Bake

MeatlessMonday: Pumpkin & Lentils Cheesy Bake

For a meat free Pumpkin recipe, go for this easy cheesy bake – Pumpkin & Brown Lentils – delicious combination. πŸ™‚

No-sugar Pumpkin Banana Cheesecake

No Sugar Pumpkin & Banana Honey Cheesecake

If you’re watching your waistline but still want to indulge into a sweet treat, this recipe is for you – No refined sugar Pumpkin & Banana Cheesecake Pots. And no-baking required!

Pumpkin & Camembert Cups

Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Camembert Cups

Pumpkin & Camembert? Why not! These lovely cups are cheesy, crunchy and yummy!

Succulent Pumpkin Pie

Succulent Pumpkin Pie

This Succulent Pumpkin Pie is a real treat – with dry fruit and lots of pumpkin spice!

Pumpkin & Spinach Terrine Bread

Meatless Monday: Pumpkin, Spinach & Cream Cheese Terrine Bread

A different version of Pumpkin Bread – this is what this recipe is. It’s not the simplest but it’s not that difficult either. I should probably retake the photo though! πŸ™‚

Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

Another comforting & heartwarming recipe – Pumpkin Curry. With or without chicken the Pumpkin Curry is a must during Fall. πŸ™‚

Pumpkin, Avocado & Feta Cheese Salad

Pumpkin, Avocado & Feta Cheese Salad

Last one is this beautiful Fall Salad with Pumpkin, Avocado, Feta Cheese & Bulgur.

I hope you guys like these recipes and enjoy them as much as we do. Stay tuned for more yummy recipes coming very soon. xx

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Happy Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad – loaded with tuna, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions and quail eggs, amazingly delicious and nutritious! πŸ™‚

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Can you believe the weather today? I’m sitting here typing with the lights on in the middle of the day, this is how dark it is. The rain’s been on and off all day. But this salad kind of makes me think of sunny days (hopefully coming soon).

It is so light and freshly tasting but at the same time quite filling. Perfect for a healthy and tasty lunch or dinner. It is packed with goodies – sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, quail eggs and tuna. And of course, there’s bulgur and grilled asparagus. I use bulgur quite often in my recipes but haven’t tried adding asparagus to salads yet. I usually just grill them as snack on them as they are.

But this Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad is a whole different story. πŸ™‚ It is very simple to make so you can make a bigger batch and store in the fridge for a few days to cover your lunch or dinner on busy days.

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

The dressing is simple too – olive oil, lemon juice and salt. All you have to do is to mix it all up and you’ve got this beautiful and healthy salad.

Here’s what you need to make the Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Ingredients

  • 10 asparagus, grilled and cut in pieces
  • 100g bulgur, cooked
  • 5-6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 100g tinned tuna
  • 5-6 quail eggs, sliced
  • For the dressing:
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the salad ingredients apart from the quail eggs. Add the dressing ingredients and mix well.
  2. Arrange the quail egg pieces and serve.
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I try to use seasonal veggies and fruit as much as I can, though, I believe asparagus season starts in June. Anyway, it’s almost June (can you believe it). πŸ™‚ Oops, just checked online and it is indeed in season. Apparently, asparagus season starts from the end of April till June.

My point was, seasonal produce is much tastier and cheaper too, in most cases. Unfortunately, it seems there’s not great variety here, and lots of the fruit and veg are imported. But as I said, I try to choose local and seasonal produce whenever I can and it does make a difference. πŸ™‚

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

I really hope you enjoy this recipe. Stay tuned for more tasty and simple recipes coming soon. xx

Meanwhile why not check some moreΒ bulgur wheat recipes here:

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Simple Chicken Satay

Black Olive & Tomato Bulgur Mint Salad

Pumpkin, Avocado & Feta Cheese Salad

Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes

Happy Friday! Today’s recipe – Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes – scrumptious mushrooms loaded with melted cheese, bacon pieces and juicy cherry tomatoes – this is my kind of starter!

Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes

I can’t believe May is already halfway gone which brings June in. Wait, isn’t it supposed to be warm and sunny then? πŸ™‚ It seems the weather here is a total mystery. For example, today, it’s been sunny, rainy and windy, like three different seasons in a day. It changes so quickly it’s insane. No, I’m not used to it and I’ll probably keep on complaining until some sun is shining. That’s enough for this post though so let’s get back to the recipes.

As my previous recipe, this one is perfect for a tasty brunch too. I actually did these last Sunday brunch and thew were divine. Make sure to serve them hot though, otherwise they get soggy and not so appetizing. I drenched mine in hot sauce, but how could I not (you know I’m addictive). Also, I think these lovely mushrooms will go just fine with a spicy Bloody Mary, definitely trying this next time. πŸ™‚

You can serve them as a starter, canapes or even as a main, probably with some salad on a side. They would make a delicious weeknight dinner too, quick and easy to make.

Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes

Here’s what you need to make Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes

Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes

Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large mushrooms
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 150g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 100g bacon, chopped
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 2tsp dry parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200Β°C.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
  3. Stuff the mushrooms and season with the parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  5. Take out from the oven and serve straight away!
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I used my homemade breadcrumbs, which I think I mentioned before how I prepare – simply blitz my leftover bread with some spices I fancy. This is a really simple way to use a stale bread and it works even better than the shop-bought breadcrumbs.

Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Stay connected for more delicious recipes coming your way. Meanwhile, have an amazing weekend and hopefully the sun will be out. πŸ™‚ xx