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Showing posts with label #woolworths. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Spinach and Cheese Pin Wheels

What's not to love ... gorgeous crispy puff pastry with a yummy spinach and cheese filling ... bought together with a tasty side salad for a quick nutritious meal.

* To make 16 pin wheels firstly take a small bunch of fresh spinach and remove stems and finely shed the green only ... steam and strain off any excess moisture,  cool and then squeeze out all liquid.

*Place the cold spinach into a bowl along with about a cup of grated cheese, half a packet of cream cheese and a small finely diced onion.

*Using 2 sheets of ready made puff pastry divide the mixture in half and spread evenly across both sheets.

*Sprinkle thinly with a little more grated cheese and roll up quite tightly ... slice each of the rolls into 8 and place upturned onto baking papered tray.

*Pop them into a hot oven (200 fan forced) and quickly bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. A quick hot oven will result in a beautiful puff pastry.

ENJOY!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Roast Pumpkin with Pearl Couscous

Shout out once again to the Woolworths "Fresh" magazine. Perhaps I could get a job as the local promoter! This recipe turned out way better than I expected and was absolutely delicious and once again simple to pull together. Truly a salad that will impress your guests.
The recipe below is ideal for two or three people.

*Bake a half a butter nut pumpkin that has been sliced in think slices, oiled and sprinkled with dukkah for about 15 minutes. Then drizzle with honey and bake for a further 10 minutes.
*Meanwhile heat a dash of olive oil in a small saucepan and gently fry off a crushed clove of garlic. Then add 125 grams of pearl couscous and 1/2 cup of sultanas stir to coat in oil and finally add 1 and 1/4 cups of hot water and simmer gently, stirring a couple of times to make sure it's not sticking until all the liquid has absorbed. When cooked transfer to a large bowl to cool.
*When cool stir through a handful of chopped coriander ... the same of sliced spring onions and finally some chopped pistachios and the chunky diced pumpkin.
*Finally finish off this salad with a dressing made from lemon zest a couple of tbs of olive oil, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar ... pomegranate arils for a burst of sweetness! (If you need to know how to seperate them out easily send me a message ) ☺