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Nicky's Kitchen Sanctuary Blog
Recipes from my food blog: www.kitchensanctuary.com
Italian Meatballs with HIdden Vegetables
These Italian Meatballs with HIdden Vegetables are a great way to get the kids eating more veg without them knowing (or at least complaining too much)! Juicy meatballs with hidden veg served in a tomato and pepper sauce with gooey melted cheese. They feel like hearty, not-very-good-for-you comfort food. But they're healthy! Yes, there’s cheese in there, but I use reduced fat cheese (the low fat mozzarella still stretches nicely).
Vibrant Green Salad
This Vibrant Green Salad is great go-to side dish to serve with dinner. Easy to whip up in 10 minutes. This salad features lovely leafy greens, plus lots of crunch and flavour. The simple vinaigrette dressing really takes it to a another level - meaning you can even eat this salad on its own for a light lunch. It's always great to have a simple, quick, go-to salad to serve alongside dishes to bulk them out a little, and to get some fresh vegetables into everyone!
French Pressed Finger Sandwich Bites
These French Pressed Finger Sandwich Bites are inspired by the pan bagnat - have 3 different flavour varieties in one loaf! A party food that's a little bit different, but still super easy to prepare. I'm thinking of making a sweet version too - with banana and mascarpone, raspberries, Nutella and figs. Or how about doing it all in one loaf! Starting with savoury at one end and finishing with sweet at the other end!
The Ultimate BLT with Homemade Hashbrowns
The Ultimate BLT with Homemade Hashbrowns has layers of bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, three pieces of toast, a perfectly dippy fried egg and crispy golden homemade hashbrown. This is breakfast and lunch in one meal! To assemble, use the toast slice with cheese on the bottom. Top with the sliced tomato, 2 slices of bacon, some ketchup and another slice of toast. Top with the lettuce, hashbrown, the rest of the bacon, the fried egg and the third piece of toasted bread.
Oven Baked Ham Hock & Cheddar Croquettes
Oven Baked Ham Hock & Cheddar Croquettes are a delicious make ahead party food or snack that's baked not fried! They only need about 10 minutes or so in the oven until the filling just starts to seep out. That's when you know they're gooey and perfect inside. Whip up a quick honey and mustard dip and you've got a treat worthy of any party/lunch/game day/midnight snack!
Comforting Spicy Pork Ramen Noodle Soup
This Comforting Spicy Pork Ramen Noodle Soup is a symphony of rich flavors and textures. Slow-cooked pork shoulder, infused with mirin, soy sauce, and a touch of Gochujang, creates a savory broth. Topped with shredded pork, wilted spinach, and leek, it's a culinary masterpiece. Finish with perfectly boiled eggs, sesame seeds, and a hint of red chili flakes for a soul-warming experience.
Lemon Parmesan Chicken & Rice Veggie Soup
Lemon Parmesan Chicken & Rice Veggie Soup is a thick, hearty soup. If you wanted it a little thinner, add in more stock or milk towards the end of cooking, to get it to the consistency of your liking. This soup is pretty filling, so it doesn't really need bread or side dishes, unless you're extra hungry. This chicken and rice soup, finished with lemon and parmesan, is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken. A small amount of rice goes a long way!
Helpful Tips for a Stress Free Holiday
Follow these Helpful Tips for a Stress Free Holiday! No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen all day on Christmas day, but we still want a Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings! Go simple on the turkey – no basting, no stuffing – let the flavour of the meat shine without all the fuss. The roast turkey will need a good 30-60 minutes to rest too, so you have plenty of time to finish off all of the other bits once the turkey is out of the oven.
Creamy Cock a Leekie Soup
Creamy Cock a Leekie Soup with Bacon and Rice is delicious. It's got chicken, leeks, stock and a few prunes in there. Rice too (sometimes people add rice, others sometimes add barley, or neither). So it's covering quite a lot of the Cock-a-Leekie bases. But I like to brown my chicken for more flavour. Then add in some cream, and then top with crispy bacon.
20 Minute Air Fryer Chips
20 Minute Air Fryer Chips have got a nice bit of crunch, but they're soft in the middle. No need to soak the potatoes or par-boil. Just toss the potatoes in a little cornflour, oil and seasoning and they can go right in the air fryer. You can also make these chips chunky, skinny or crinkle cut. Skinny chips will take a few minutes less, and chunky chips will take a few minutes more in the air fryer - just check on them and give them a shake an extra couple of times to ensure they don't burn.
Slow Cooker Chicken & Vegetable Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken & Vegetable Soup is a great way to make a tasty, nutritious meal using inexpensive cuts of meat. Simple, hearty comfort food. I love to serve it with a big wedge of fresh bread. This is a comforting chicken vegetable soup, that's simmered to perfection with tender shreds of chicken with chunks of hearty vegetables in a rich and hearty chicken broth.
Beef Teriyaki Noodles
This Beef Teriyaki Noodles recipe features juicy strips of steak, stir-fried together with vibrant vegetables, egg noodles, and an easy teriyaki sauce. This Teriyaki beef noodles dish is packed full of flavour, it's comfort food in a bowl! A tasty noodle stir fry is one of my favourite ways of getting that 'takeaway fix'. I often make a double batch of the sauce and keep it in the fridge so I can whip up this teriyaki beef stir fry with noodles in no time.
Quick & Easy Chicken Fried Rice
This Quick & Easy Chicken Fried Rice recipe is quite budget friendly, utilizing leftovers from your roasted chicken dinner. I've included lots of swaps so you can use up whatever you've got in your pantry. Our family enjoys this takeaway-style chicken fried rice with loads of flavour even better than the restaurant version.
Succulent Peanut Pork
This Succulent Peanut Pork isi ia tantalizing dish featuring diced pork shoulder, aromatic spices, and creamy coconut milk. Slow-cooked to perfection with a medley of coriander, cumin, ginger, and peanut butter, this savory creation is enhanced by the zing of fish sauce and lime juice. Serve over fluffy boiled rice, garnished with fresh coriander and optional chili for a culinary journey to Thailand.
Japanese Tonkatsu with Spicy Curry Sauce
Japanese Tonkatsu with Spicy Curry Sauce is a culinary masterpiece that marries crispy pork loin steaks with a rich tonkatsu sauce. Dip succulent pork in a trio of eggs, flour, and panko, creating a golden perfection. Bake to juicy tenderness, then adorn a bed of rice. Top with sliced cabbage and a savory tonkatsu sauce—your taste buds will dance with each delightful bite.