My Favourite Healthy Meal: Tuna Poke

Oh my gosh do I have a good one for you. Just the thought of this recipe makes my mouth water 🤤

This recipe combines all of my favourite things: fresh fruit and veg, seafood and so many sauces to top them off.

The best thing about this recipe is you can mix and match with so many different veggies and toppings it will always be delicious.

When I make Tuna Poke I always make enough for two because it is one of my boyfriends absolute favourite meals. I’ve been perfecting it for a while and I think I get a little better every time.

The ingredients are:

250 grams of Ahi Tuna (however much you enjoy really) or about $10 worth.

2 cups of Prepared sushi rice or regular is good too

2 Avocados

2 Mangos

1 cup of bean or pea sprouts

1/2 Cucumber sliced thin

The Marinade for Tuna:

1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil

1 Teaspoon Wasabi

A pinch of Salt and Pepper

Splash of pickled ginger juice

1 Tablespoon of chopped pickled ginger

And some assorted sauces!!! This is the fun part where you get to make a custom dressing to top your Ahi Tuna.

One of my favourite and most simple sauces is mixing a 2 to 1 ratio of wasabi and mayonnaise. Just so easy and tasty. You can mix it to your taste too if you like a more spicy Mayo, just add more wasabi.

I also use an in store Chipotle Mayo as a topping and then lots of ginger to garnish the side.

With the actual plating of the food you can display it in so many different ways. I use my handy bamboo boards but using a regular bowl and placing all your ingredients on top is just as lovely.

I tend to mix up all the ingredients when I eat it, so the display never lasts very long anyway. 😂

When I first had a Poke bowl is when I learned that healthy food can taste good, be enjoyable AND be within budget.

While we might not eat it every week it’s still a fairly budget friendly meal. Especially with the amount of takeout that is being ordered right now during this whole Pandemic, it’s been relaxing to make a really nice meal to sit and enjoy at home.

I hope this inspires you to take the time to make your own meal and sit and enjoy! There is something very therapeutic about cooking and then enjoying your own food.

Super Granola Pancakes

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Hello lovelies!
How is February treating everyone? Fabulous I hope!

I come bearing another super pancake recipe for all my pancake loving amigos out there! (Let’s be honest the majority of the world loves pancakes in some way.)

I had one of those mornings recently where I just couldn’t decide between a quick ‘shovel it in’ type of breakfast, or a very care taken meal. So I took the best of both worlds in both of those categories. That would be: granola and pancakes. Put them together and what do you get? Granola cakes!

You will need:
•1 cup flour
•1/4 cup instant oats (soaked in hot water, then water drained)
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1 egg
•Milk (add until right consistency)
•A good hand full of crasins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and any other scrumptious things you can think of. 🙂
•A dash of nutmeg and cinnamon
•a pinch of salt

Have a skillet or frying pan on medium heat, and coat with a splash of coconut oil. (Make sure that it isn’t so hot that the oil will smoke. Just hot enough to sizzle when water splashed on it.)

I will always start with a cup of milk to begin with, but add more later to get the batter to the right consistency.
Begin to mix your milk and your egg together. I always mix them in a measuring glass, but I have no idea if that is proper cooking etiquette or not 😂

Next in a separate bowl sift together all your dry ingredients. Sifting is not a necessary step, but it will make the batter more even, and chances of any lumps way less.

Once all the dry ingredients are mixed together you can pour in the wet mix slowly, stirring constantly to make sure it mixes evenly. Then add your quick oats. Once mixed this is where you have to work quickly to add your seeds and cranberries not stirring too much as you don’t want to over mix, and deactivate the baking soda.

In fact, a good tip would be to prep them ahead of time or have them in your dry ingredient bowl before mixing.

I always save a little of the nuts and seeds to sprinkle on top and create a lovely pattern.

Now you can drop your batter into the pan and voila! You’re cooking some wicked pancakes! Be sure to cook until lightly brown on each side and enjoy!

I also chose to have a tiny bit of mocha yoghurt on the side! 😜

As always thamk you for reading and I hope you are having a lovely Tuesday!

~M

Avocado bread sticks!

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Hello lovely people!

I have found a new love in the form of a super food. Or super vegetable should I say?

As usual I am very late to the bandwagon on this trend. With most things I eventually fall in love with, there is some scepticism in the beginning. Then I totally fall head over heels. Following along with fads is something I convince myself I don’t do, but in the end I realize I’ve been missing out all along.

And that is what brings me to my avocado love and this amazing snack!
The idea what brought to me courtesy of my fellow foody friend at work.

The 3 main ingredients you need are:

⭐Panko bread crumbs (or just crushed up crutons)

⭐Avocado (peeled and sliced)

⭐And a bit of milk for dipping.

The secret to these are all in the spices. The first time around I made these, they were very bland. Just using the bread crumbs did not work out. So I decided to add a little ‘pizazz’ to them. Que the smoked paprika, chipolte cayanne, and Montreal steak seasoning. Bingo! Taste town, population: me. (So corny, I know) but honestly they were just that delectable.

The set up is very simple for these. Dip the avocado in the milk, then the crumbs, and pan fry immediately. I use coconut oil or olive oil to cook with.
The other alternative is to bake in the oven.

On the side I dressed it up with a tequila spiked salsa, but I thought a lovely chipolte mayo would be a wonderful companion for them as well.

I hope this has helped you enjoy another healthy yet indulgent snack! Thanks for reading!
Any comments on posts you like seeing is much appreciated! Appreciate y’all so much!

~M