Turkey Meatball Fajita

Happy Tuesday! The recipe of the day is Turkey Meatball Fajita – succulent turkey meatballs with sautรฉed peppers and onions, wrapped up with some other extras! ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey Meatball Fajita

I’ve never had meatballs in a wrap till now. I’ve missed a lot. These wraps are so rich and juicy you barely need anything else. But because I’m greedy, I had them with sauteed peppers and onions, some hot sauce and a tiny bit of light mayo.

The peppers and onions kind of turned them into fajitas I think, but honestly, cheese, guacamole and other topping would be just too much. As I said, the meatballs, peppers and onions are more than enough. Plus, they work perfectly together and adding other ingredients would spoil the whole thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ However, I should’ve made more of the peppers. The kids really enjoyed them and snacked on them. Make sure not to overcook them though. Leave them a bit crunchy, thus they taste much better. ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey Meatball Fajita

Why I used turkey mince? Well, I simply love it. Even though it says it’s lean on the pack and there’s less fat in it, it still tastes amazing – really juicy, which is not typical for lean meat, especially turkey, I guess.

Anyway, I recommend it! Also, it’s supposed to be a healthier option. ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re really simple to make – some breadcrumbs, seasoning and one egg. Then simply sautee some peppers and onions and serve on a tortilla wrap! Simple and absolutely delicious!

Turkey Fajita Wrap

Here’s how to make these beautiful Turkey Meatball Fajita Wraps

Turkey Meatball Fajita

Turkey Meatball Fajita

Ingredients

  • 400g turkey mince
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp dry parsley
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 2tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, chipped
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • tortilla wraps to serve

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix the turkey mince, chopped onion, breadcrumbs, cumin, nutmeg, parsley and the egg. Season with some salt and pepper to taste and make the meatballs.
  2. Heat a pan with the olive oil and cook the meatballs for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until ready.
  3. In another pan, heat some olive oil and gently sautรฉe the peppers and onions for about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with some flour tortillas and hot sauce, if wished.
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I added three meatballs on my wrap but it turned that was way too much. Two is actually more then enough, but whatever you fancy, really.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Stay tuned for more coming soon.

And make sure to grab your umbrellas tomorrow. Apparently, it’s going to be a heavy rain. How exciting! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

Oh you can find some more yummy turkey mince recipes here:

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

Happy Wednesday guys! The recipe of the day is here – Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork –ย absolutely lovely and comforting meal, ready in just a few minutes!

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

And on top of that my kids loved it, even the kale, yes! Well, probably because it was kind of mixed with the sweet potatoes, but they really liked this recipe.

This is a really simple dish, all you need is sweet potatoes, kale and pork.

I also added some pine nuts, just for a crunch, and it tasted even better.

The pork I used was a leftover from a bbq the previous day so it’s up to you what to use. It’s a great way to use your leftover food, well pork in this case! And to make things more healthier I stirred in some kale, which by the way I love, unfortunately can’t say the same for the rest of my family. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even though I do feed them with it and don’t give up. They like it sometimes but other times are not that keen. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Prok

By the way, did you go out today? I froze my bones off! It felt like Winter. Seriously, this is not fair. It’s Spring time, it’s supposed to be warm and sunny most of the time, right? Now that I’m looking at the pics of the Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork I wish I had a bowl in front of me. That would really warm me up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yumm..

I should probably hold on my Spring recipes and look back into my winter warmers ๐Ÿ™‚ Just joking, hopefully this cold wave is gone soon.

Back to the food now…

Here’s what you need for this simple but delicious recipe – Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork.

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, cut with a spiralizer
  • 100g kale
  • 300g leftover pork (anything you fancy)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2tbsp pine nuts
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a pan with the olive oil and sweat the garlic for a few minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes and cover with a lid for about 10 minutes. Make sure to stir them occasionally.
  3. Add the kale and pork, season with the spices and sprinkle the pine nuts.
  4. Mix well and leave for another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the hob and serve hot.
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Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

Tip: It’s important not to overcook the sweet potato, otherwise they’ll get mushy and won’t be really noodles anymore (done that, not that they’re not tasty, it’s just a different meal) ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy Falafel Pita

Happy Sunday all! Today’s recipe is Easy Falafel Pita!

It’s super simple recipe, really easy to make and yet is so delicious and healthy.

Just perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch!

Easy Falafel Pita

The main ingredient is chickpeas, of course and then you’re gonna need some pita bread, red onion, avocado. Simple as that. You can always add extra veggies if you prefer or sauces. I had the falafel pitas with sour cream and hot sauce but you can have them with whatever sauces you fancy.

I made the falafels with onion, garlic, olive oil and parsley. They quite remind of hummus. But this is because the ingredients for the hummus are the same, you only need to add tahini paste and your hummus is done.

Easy Falafel Pita

The falafels are so delicious you can easily have them by themselves, probably with a bit of sauce. You can even add them in a salad. They really taste good with some fresh spinach. They’re perfect for appetizers and meze platters. I love ordering meze platters when out because you get all these yummy stuff like falafel, hummus, halloumi, etc. So why not make this at home to entertain your friends? I bet they would be delighted. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also baked these in the oven, so again no frying. ๐Ÿ™‚ And my kids loved them, which is probably the most important thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! Another recipe they really liked! Well, they didn’t have them with the pita but that doesn’t really matter because they really enjoyed the falafels. ๐Ÿ™‚ So now I’ve got about five recipes they really liked, one for each day of the week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding!

Easy Falafel Pita

Here’s how to make these beautiful Falafels.

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Ingredients
  • 300g chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper
  • For serving:
  • pita bread
  • red onion, sliced
  • avocado, sliced
  • coriander leaves
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. In a bowl, combine the falafel ingredients and mix well.
  3. Make small balls and arrange them on a greased baking tray.
  4. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  5. Serve on a pita bread with the red onion, avocado and fresh coriander leaves.
  6. Add sour cream and hot sauce, if wished.

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Easy Falafel Pita

Apart from the pita bread, you can use wraps, kebab bread and even buns. Yes, why not make vegetarian burgers. Use the same ingredients but simply arrange them on a bun. Falafel burger sounds nice, doesn’t it! You might add some melted cheese too, otherwise it might be a bit dry.

The bottom line is the options with these tasty falafels are so many – burgers, salads, pita breads, etc. They make a very nutritious and healthy meal so I think I should make them more often. And now that my kids like them, that’s a serious reason to make these, let’sย say, weekly. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tip: Make sure to soak the chickpeas in water before cooking them. You can use tinned too but I read that it’s much better to use dry chickpeas so I stuckย to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy Falafel Pita

Simple Chicken Satay

Happy Tuesday guys! Today’s recipe of the day is Simple Chicken Satay! This is a lovely family recipe that your family would love. It’s simple to make, I baked the chicken in the oven, so the only thing that you need to do really is to marinade it the night before.

Simple Chicken Satay

You can always marinade it for a few hours only but the flavour is much better and the chicken tastes divine when left overnight. It helps the marinade to work properly and the chicken bites to absorb it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used peanut butter, soy sauce and curry powder, oh, and a tiny bit of lemon juice. It got a bit thick so I added a bit of water too.

Simple Chicken Satay

To be honest, I was a bit surprise that my kids actually liked the chicken. I mean, they enjoy chicken but plain, so I was a bit sceptical. But it seems recently they’ve been surprising me a lot in regards to food. I guess their taste buds are changing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Simple Chicken Satay

Theyย specifically requested some chips to go with it but as I was on the move, I didn’t have any time so I offered them tasty bulgur salad with olives and cherry tomatoes and they agreed. ๐Ÿ™‚ At least I know for sure they like olives and tomatoes so everything with them is fine (almost every time).

And of course, I had to make the chips later on, when I had time. That was the deal. Sometimes, it feels like they can live on chips. And they’re quite fussy about their chips too. ๐Ÿ™‚ They should be skinny, plain and yellow in colour. ๐Ÿ™‚ What requirements, huh! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and not burnt, even a tiny bit.

Simple Chicken Satay

So let me tell you about the bulgur wheat salad… This salad was quite like tabbouleh but with not so much herbs. I find the bulgur so tasty, especially in salads. It’s been a while since I last cooked with it so I’m glad I found it in my kitchen cupboard. And apparently, it is really beneficial to your health. So let’s stock up on some bulgur. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really need to now as I’m out of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can serve the Chicken Satay with almost everything, well I said almost. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’ll be delicious with some lime rice, quinoa, chips, couscous, roasted veggies, again, whatever you fancy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Or why not make this bulgur wheat salad, it’s super quick and super tasty.

Here’s how to make these Succulent & Simple Chicken Satay

Simple Chicken Satay
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 3tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp curry powder
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade and mix well. If the mixture is too thick, add a bit of water.
  2. Add the chicken pieces in, mix them well with the marinade and cover with cling film.
  3. Place in the fridge overnight.
  4. Bake the chicken in the oven for about 20 minutes at 200ยฐ or until ready.
  5. Serve with a lime wedge.

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Simple Chicken Satay

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

Happy Tuesday all! Today’s recipes – Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas – quick, easy, comforting and very cheesy!

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

I’ve made a whole tray with these succulent wraps (probably about 10) and they were all gone in less than an hour after I served them! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can you imagine? We must’ve been really hungry. Butย these enchiladas were seriously delicious!

I remember thinking to myself, “OK now, I’ll make more so may be we could use some for tomorrow’s lunch”. Yeah, right, didn’t happen that way but they sure were much appreciated by everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

They’re quite budget friendly too. All you need is a bit of ground turkey, fresh spinach & cheese. You can add some tomato sauce, if wished. To tell you a secret, I used ketchup. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, there much better ingredients to use for the enchiladas but this is what I had that was closest to tomato sauce. Well, it’s actually made of tomatoes. I honestly, don’t really fancy ketchup, it’s way too sweet for me, but it worked wonders on the enchiladas. ๐Ÿ™‚ So feel free to use any ingredients you’d like. ๐Ÿ™‚

I kind of had to hide the spinach in between the turkey and cheese (for the kids) but it worked well and they enjoyed the enchiladas with the hidden spinach. ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

For the cheese, I used grated Mozzarella & Cheddar. I would have loved it if I could add some jalapenos but the kids wouldn’t really fancy the enchiladas, would they. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, as usual, I added a generous amount of my favourite hot sauce (half a bottle). ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, when making Mexican inspired dishes, there should be some coriander, so I sprinkled some coriander leaves on top. I served the with a sliced avocado and sour cream

I believe I could have these every other day, this is my type of comfort food. ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

Here’s how to make these Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas:

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas
 
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Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 8-10 wraps
  • 450g ground turkey
  • 100g fresh spinach
  • ½ onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tbsp paprika
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 150g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3tbsp ketchup
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh coriander leaves
  • sour cream for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. To prepare the turkey - heat a pan with the olive oil and sweat the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey, paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 10 minutes or until ready. If necessary, add some water.
  3. Arrange the wraps - scoop from the ground turkey, add a handful of spinach and wrap it up. Repeat with the rest of the wraps,
  4. Place in a baking tray, spread the tomato sauce or ketchup (if you're using any) and then sprinkle the grated cheese.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with some fresh coriander leaves, sour cream and sliced avocado.

To make them even more filling, you can add some pinto beans in the wraps, or even some lime & cilantro rice. It’ll become a burrito/enchilada but as long as it’s tasty, it doesn’t really matter.

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

Leftover Duck & Spinach Salad

Happy Sunday all! The recipe of the day is Leftover Duck & Spinach Salad – rich & filling, bursting with flavours!

Leftover Duck & Spinach Salad

This is one of the best leftover salads I’ve made. ๐Ÿ™‚ I simply had to get rid of a few products in my fridge butย turned out they were a great addition to this beautiful salad.

And because it’s Sunday I think we all deserve some rest ย and a simple and easy recipe that doesn’t require lots of time and efforts. What better than a Leftover Duck & Spinach Salad.

Leftover Duck & Spinach Salad

I kind of love Sunday, as they’re quite relaxing, this is probably the only day of the week that I stay at home (most of the time). Well, I still have to do a bit of cooking and cleaning but that’s ok. I love cooking and as far as the cleaning is concerned, I aim to finish with it early in the morning so I can get the rest of the day off. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, early in the morning because we’re usually up by 7.30 thanks to our beautiful daughter who is always so excited for the weekend. Seriously, during the week I can barely wake her up at 8 for nursery. ๐Ÿ™‚ But it’s all good.

We usually have an early Sunday supper, a bath for the kids and then a movie night for mummy and daddy. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is what we’re looking forward on Sundays. It may sound boring (I’m sure I’d thought that’s the most boring thing in the world before the kids) but this is what we love to do, peacefully and quietly! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyone with me? ๐Ÿ™‚

Leftover Duck & Spinach Salad

Now, I know, not all of you may have any leftover duck at the moment. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can simply save the recipe for later on, when you do, or get some cooked duck breast or other pieces you’d like (they sell it in most of the shops). Or even you can use leftovers from your Sunday roast, anything you’d like really. ๐Ÿ™‚

Leftover Duck & Spinach Salad

This salad would make a lovely lunch too. Let’s say you use your Sunday Roast leftovers. Make this beautiful salad and toss it in a food container in the fridge. Use it as your Monday lunch – great and healthy start of the week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Or even save it for your dinner. All up to you really. Just be aware, don’t keep it more than a day or two as the spinach ย won’t be that fresh and even may go off.

Here’s what you need to make this delicious leftover salad.

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  • 150g duck, cooked and cut into thin strips or shredded
  • 150g fresh spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 10-15 black olives
  • 2-3tbsp pomegranate seesa
  • 2tbps pine nuts
  • 1tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1tbsp mayo
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Simply arrange all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the seasoning and mix well.
  3. If wished, you could add a splash of olive oil too.
  4. Add the mayo and mustard on a side and serve!

Leftover Duck & Spinach Salad

I hope you guys have a lovely Sunday and stay tuned for my next recipe coming up next week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Parsnip Pizzas

Happy Tuesday guys! The recipe of the day is here – Parsnip Pizzas with Pancetta, Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheese!

Parsnip Pizzas

I would lie if I said these taste like regular pizzas but they definitely taste amazing. Yes, different but absolutely delicious. I came up with the idea as I had to get rid of my pack with parsnips that was in the fridge for a bit too long. And the last time I cooked parsnip no one was really keen so I had to be a bit more creative. Me, personally, I love parsnip no matter how I prepare it – mash or roast, but my family has a different opinion. So how do I make them eat parsnip? Well, make parsnip pizzas! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was also thinking to make some arancini like balls with parsnip but went for the pizzas. Actually, I still have this idea in my plan, so next time my parsnips are staying to long in the fridge I’d probably make parsnip balls.

Parsnip Pizzas

The pizzas were really easy to make. All you have to do is to cook the parsnip first, mash it and together with a few more ingredients make small pizzas. You can add the topping you fancy (I used some Pancetta, cherry tomatoes and lots of cheese). For a healthier option, you can even go vegetarian, skip the Pancetta and throw in some more veggies. Oh, and if you haven’t got any Pancetta, simply use bacon, it’ll do the work. I love Pancetta but often use bacon too.

Parsnip Pizzas

So back to the pizza again…

As I said it tastes different but in a good way. The inside is simple parsnip mash but thanks to the egg and breadcrumb that hold together the pizza you can actually sliceย it. If you prefer, you can go for one bigger pizza. it’d be probably easier to make and will save you some time. No matter what you’d go for, you should definitely try these. You get pizza and you get veggies. It’s a win-win situation. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how to make these tasty Parsnip Pizzas.

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Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 400g parsnips, cooked and mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 100g Pancetta, chopped
  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 100g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. n a bowl, combine the parsnip, egg and breadcrumbs.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and shape small pizzas.
  4. Place on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Take out from the oven and arrange the topping. Place back and leave for another 10 minutes.

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Parsnip PizzasTip: Why not try with some sautรฉed mushrooms and onions next time? And may be some feta cheese? That sounds delicious to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously, you can add whatever you’d like and as much as you’d like, just make sure you’d be able to eat them afterwards. ๐Ÿ™‚

Parsnip Pizzas

Hope you enjoy these! Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for another simple but tasty recipe coming your way. ๐Ÿ™‚

Two Minute Grilled Jerk Chicken Pita Bread

Happy Tuesday guys! Here’s the new recipe – Two Minute Grilled Jerk Chicken Pita Bread!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far and enjoying the last days of Summer!

Today’s recipe of the day is super quick and easy and perfect for a busy weekday night. The only thing you need to do is to prepare the chicken in advance. Once you’ve done that, it’ll only take no more than two minutes to make these lovely pitas.

Here’s what you need for the Two Minute Grilled Jerk Chicken Pita Bread.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4-5 small pita bread (I used wholemeal)
  • a bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2-3tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 2tbsp olive oil

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Preparation:

  1. To prepare the chicken breasts – marinade them with the seasoning and olive oil the night before and then grill the breasts untill they’re cooked thoroughly.
  2. Slice the grilled jerk chicken breasts and arrange them on the pita bread.
  3. Add a few spoons of sour cream on top(as much as you’d like) and finish with some fresh coriander on top.

Enjoy!

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Tip: If jerk is too spicy for you, why not try bbq chicken pita bread!

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