Courgette Cake

My sister-in-law made this @nigellalawson courgette cake a few years ago and I fell in love with it. It has a similar texture to a carrot cake and it’s really easy to make. I use a food processor to grate the courgettes to save time. The filling is supposed to be lime curd but I used a @cottagedelight lemon and lime curd which was equally delicious. The cream cheese icing is very runny so I refrigerated it before pouring over the cake. Pistachios finish it off beautifully.

Spicy Cod Tacos

Spicy cod tacos with a sweet corn, pineapple, avocado and lime salsa.

I got this recipe idea from @carlsbadcravings I used @morrisons cook from frozen cod steaks and seasoned them with chilli powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano and brown sugar. Then I baked them in the oven for 30 mins.

For the salsa- I had 2 left over corn on the cobs from our bbq on Saturday so I used these and added half a pineapple finely chopped, 1/2 red onion finely chopped, 1 avocado chopped, juice of half a lime and chopped coriander. Serve with warm tortilla wraps and natural yoghurt. It was so delicious- we’ve never had a pineapple salsa before or used the left of corn on the cob but we’d definitely do it again.

Cajun Prawn Wraps

Cajun Prawn Wraps

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

1 red pepper sliced

1 red onion sliced

Splash of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic crushed

Chopped coriander

Juice of half a lime

2 packs of king prawns

Schwartz Cajun seasoning

Seasoning

2 avocados diced

1 quarter of red cabbage shredded

12 soft mini tortillas

For the tomato salsa:

Cherry tomatoes halved

Coriander chopped

1 red onion chopped

Juice of half a lime

Seasoning

METHOD

Fry the vegetables in the oil until softened. Add the garlic and fry for another minute. Stir in the prawns and cook until pink then sprinkle over the Cajun seasoning and stir so the prawns are coated. Squeeze over the lime juice and finish with the fresh coriander. Season to taste. Serve with warmed tortillas, avocado, tomato salsa and shredded red cabbage and Mexican rice.

Fajitas!

Homemade fajitas!!! You can’t beat a fajita can you?! 🤤 I used to buy the kits but for the last year or so I make them from scratch as the chicken fajita seasoning is so simple to make and the guacamole and salsa are so much tastier made fresh. The @morrisons mexican rice was a cheat but it was really tasty and only cost 47p!

Fajita chicken

I fry 3/4 sliced chicken breasts with sliced red onion and pepper and then sprinkle on around half a tsp of cayenne pepper, paprika, smoked paprika and cumin. Then I add a pinch of dried chilli flakes and a little water to stop it sticking.

Salsa

The salsa is simply 4 chopped salad tomatoes, with 1 small onion diced, the juice of half a lime, a pinch of dried chilli flakes and a small handful of fresh coriander chopped.

Guacamole

Chop 2 avocados, squeeze half a lime over, add 1 small crushed garlic clove, a handful of chopped fresh coriander, a pinch of chilli flakes and seasoning. Roughly mash with a fork.