Goodness me, I am sorry once again for my tardiness! This is becoming a habit that needs to be cut out right away!
Hello world and thanks for tuning in.
Welcome once again to Tasty Tuesday guys. My weekly attempt at Cordon Bleu for health.
Today We have a very special, easy to make and easy on the pocket dish for you and best of all, it is healthy, healthy, healthy!
Chicken, Creme Fraiche and Broad Beans with Spicy Bulgar Wheat.
So here’s how we make it.
Chicken, Broad Beans and Creme Fraiche:
- 6 Chicken Thigh Fillets
- Juice of 1/2 Lemon
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 500gms Broad Beans
- 200mls Creme Fraiche
- 500mls Chicken Stock
- Handful of Herb de Provence
Spicy Bulgar Wheat:
- 100gms Bulgar Wheat
- 500mls Chicken Stock
- 6 Spring Onions finely sliced
- 1 Large Thai Red Chilli finely sliced
- 1 Teaspoon chopped fresh Ginger
- 2 Cloves Garlic finely sliced
- 1 small knob of butter.
So, starting with the Chicken dish, it goes something like this….
Add the chopped onions to some hot oil in a wok.
Add the finely sliced garlic.
Once browned off add the chicken.
Brown the chicken, letting it cook through whilst sweating the onions with the lid on the pan, stirring regularly then add the chicken stock.
The Broad Beans.
And the Herb de Provence.
Put the lid on the pan and leave to simmer for 35 to 40 minutes remembering to stir well. Once cooked, add the juice of half of a lemon.
Finally stir in the Creme Fraiche.
Spicy Bulgar Wheat:
For this, I am afraid I forgot to photograph the process but it is really very simple. Firstly put 500mls of chicken stock into a pan and add to the 100gms of dried Bulgar, put on a low heat and stir regularly until the wheat has swollen and taken on the chicken stock and becomes soft.
Whilst the Bulgar cooks, finely slice the Garlic, Spring Onion, Thai Red Chilli’s and fresh Ginger. Add this to the wheat, stir in and finally add the small knob of butter, allowing it to melt through the wheat and bring all of the flavours together. Take a few spoonfuls of the wheat and place in a pre-warmed dish, add the Chicken mixture now that the Creme Fraiche has completely cooked through and…..
Please do try this dish because even though I used full fat Creme Fraiche, it is still a super healthy dish that is so easy to make, it is ridiculous!
FOOD DIARY:Sunday 16th August 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|Breakfast||2||42gms||Seeded Rye Bread||160||5.8||29.9||2|
|1||Small Slice||Apricot Tart||300||3.1||62.2||11.8|
So as you can see, the day started well but went steadily down hill from there… The less said about the carbs the better but damn…! That tart was lovely even if Apricot tart definitely shouldn’t have been on the menu when ham, triple cooked chips and a fried egg were going to feature later in the day..! Suffice to say, it was a day of indulgence and relaxation and as I am accountable to you guys, well I have nothing to hide. I enjoyed it and then put it firmly behind me because as I have said before, all work and no play….
Well exercise wise was a bit of a bust yesterday because I was called into action to help a friend and what is it we say about a friend in need… ?
And when I wasn’t helping my friend I had to take drive to a Marks and Spencers superstore in Camberley, Surrey in order to pick a new shirt and a jacket to wear to a christening at the weekend so I didn’t look like the poor relation for once….
Why go so far?
Well in this country, the standard stores they don’t tend to have the larger sizes and although I am losing weight quite dramatically, I am sometimes still a touch too big for ordinary sizes – even though I went into the 30’s with the waist size of some jeans I bought. A 38″ waist? I cannot remember seeing one of those for 15 years. So I was chuffed for sure but it is still early days so lets see where this journey takes me. It does however seem weird to look at a pair of trousers and think they will never fit me, yet I pull them on and do them up without issue.
Amazeballs feelings everybody, amazeballs!
No screenshots therefore apart from my Jawbone and that racked up a few steps because I was a busy little bee I can tell you….!
That is all for today, I should be back smashing it soon but for now am enjoying a slightly easier pace of life.
Stay out of the fridge.