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Quinoa Breakfast!

Quinoa Breakfast!

Yum!  Thought I’d show you what a delicious breakfast I have – quinoa of course! I cook up a cup of plain quinoa on a Sunday and let it cool – it makes lots!  I add 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup chopped almonds.  I then add 1/8 cup chia...
Thistle Be Good’s Photo shoot!

Thistle Be Good’s Photo shoot!

We had loads of fun a couple of weeks ago when our very talented photographer (Emily Shepherd from Studio E) came and played for the morning! We needed to get some ‘Lifestyle Shots’ and she did a sterling job! These shots were for a promotion that we have...
Why ‘Thistle Be Good’?

Why ‘Thistle Be Good’?

    Why indeed!  Interestingly enough, today, I got a call from ‘Shirley’, who had seen our name and was curious as to what we did – so she called me up!  One of the more interesting calls that I’ve had.  It made a nice change from...
Quinoa

Quinoa

Ready to cook flavoured Quinoa I make a full box of quinoa on a Sunday evening, allow it to cool and pop into the fridge. Then, in the morning, I simply have to chop up a few things; tomato, avocado, cucumber etc and mix through. The perfect, health and tasty lunch...
Couscous

Couscous

Serving suggestions Moroccan with currants Serve with slow cooked lamb shanks and oven roasted vegetables – wonderful when the couscous soaks up the sauce – yum! BBQ lamb fillet, cut into medallions and mix through couscous. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice....
Risotto

Risotto

Arancini (risotto balls) Cook risotto as per instructions and allow to cool. Make a ball with mixture and push a small cube of mozzarella cheese into the centre. Coat each ball with flour, egg then breadcrumbs or to make it even more delicious, use dukkah. Deep fry...
Fruit Crumble (Dukkah)

Fruit Crumble (Dukkah)

Fruit Crumble This is my favourite dessert and is simply delicious. Either add 2 tablespoons of dukkah to your usual crumble recipe or use mine below – this has been passed down from generations (the dukkah is my addition, obviously!) 225g plain flour (use wholemeal...
The Rub

The Rub

As a rub The Rub is great when simply rubbed onto chicken, fish, beef, lamb or tofu and then cooked on the barbeque or pan fried. It’s so easy – everyone loves it! As a marinade Try mixing a teaspoon of The Rub with some natural yoghurt and marinading cubes of chicken...