Parma Wrapped Salmon with Lemon & Dill Butter
(3 parcels are perfectly sufficient per person as a starter)
I have an absolute passion for anything wrapped in parma ham! These little delights are perfect for your summer BBQ or as an hors-d’oeuvre at a dinner party.
Chicken also works brilliantly as an alternative to the Salmon, you’ll just need to bake them for a few more minutes until cooked through.
Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers – Vegan
(1/2 a pepper per person with salad is perfectly substantial for most)
Sometimes it’s nice to have a day or two away from meat and dairy. Therefore, these stuffed peppers will satisfy many with their rich flavour and are great for veggies. In fact, because quinoa is protein packed, you will stay fuller for longer which is often a difficult task with veggie options
I also include chia seeds within the quinoa mixture for additional protein and essential fatty acids.
Top tip: The vegan cheese sauce topping can also be used for Lasagne. Just add a touch more water or some unsweetened almond milk for a looser consistency.
Homemade Ferrero Rocher
The first of the May Bank Holidays are just around the corner, so I thought I’d share a delicious recipe for those of you having gatherings with friends and family. My absolute favourite chocolate is Ferrero Rochers – so I took upon the challenge of making my very own homemade ones. The advantage? The ingredients including; cacao, maple syrup, coconut flour and nuts are totally natural and free from gluten, dairy and refined sugars so that everyone can enjoy these yummy treats!
* Homemade chocolate takes minutes to make and is so satisfying! The health benefits are also abundant. Cacao butter offers a host of health benefits such as improved skin and hair, anti-ageing and reduces skin inflammation. A 100g also provides 44% of your daily nutrients and 40% of your daily vitamins.
* The cacao powder in the chocolate provides further essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, along with healthy fats, protein, and fibre.
* Maple syrup is a fabulous natural sweetener – it comes directly from plant sap and has over 54 antioxidants helping prevent and delay diseases
* Coconut flour is a great alternative for gluten free diets. It is rich in dietary fibre, high in beneficial fats, and packed with protein. When using coconut flour, you need to consider the liquid quantity as it absorbs a lot more than other gluten free flours.