Quorn ‘Chicken’ Fillets in a Blue Cheese sauce

This ones a corker, I just noshed it down in about 30 seconds flat and then realised I hadn’t done the ol’ photograph, d’oh!!!  Serves 2 and take around 15 mins, enjoy xxx

Bag 6 Quorn Fillets (45 cals each)
80g blue cheese (I used Morrisons savers range and it was actually very nice, and vegetarian friendly)
250 Alpro Single cream (or just single cream)
80-100g Frozen sweetcorn ( or tinned, whatever!)
One small/medium onion
15g Rapeseed Oil
200g Broccoli florets 
Black pepper

OK, this is a really quick and easy make.  Here goes…

Boil the kettle.  

Get out your saucepan, ideally a heavy based one but any will do.  Put in the oil and gentle start to warm.

Dice your onion so its chopped up fairly fine and add to the pan, stir to coat the onions with oil and pop on the lid.

Defrost the Quorn fillets and chop diagonally into strips, add to onions.  Stir and cover.

Leave that cooking away for around 5 mins, stirring occasionally.  Next, pop the sweetcorn in a microwaveable container add a splash of boiling water, cover and microwave for a few minutes so that its thoroughly steamed through.  Do the same with the broccoli florets and just check they are both tender.  Of course, use a steamer if you have one (and can be bothered!).  Drain off any excess water.

Now its a case of bunging everything together – so add the cream, crumble in the cheese.  Add the veg and stir the whole lot together and season well with the pepper.  You probably wont need salt due to the cheese but see how it goes for you.

And, that’s it.  Super quick.  Super easy.  Supremely tasty – enjoy!

The nutritional value per serving is around 724 cals, 20g carbs, 48g fat, 15g protein 

No chopping, just pop-in ‘Steak’ Bake

This is my super lazy, no maintenance dish for days when I need to get home and burn off some stress with a little exercise, pre-eating.  So simple, you just put everything in an oven dish and cover with foil, let it cook whilst you feel the burn.  Or put the kids to bed.  Or put your feet up!!!  This makes enough for two and is delish topped off with a good handful of strong cheddar.
 
Quorn steak style strips (300g bag, frozen)
1x Bisto Stock Pot, Vegetable
200ml boiling water
60g Sainsburys Italian Chilli and Tomato paste
100g fine green beans
100g pepper (any colour)
100g Courgette
Lots of seasoning to your taste
 
Pop the oven on, around 190 degrees.  Boil the kettle!
Defrost the Quorn in your microwave for a few minutes.
Put the stockpot and tomato paste in a jug and add the boiling water, whisk and dissolve.  Add seasoning to your taste.
Put the Quorn and all the veg (raw is fine and you can use frozen veg if you like) in an oven proof dish big enough to contain it all, but not massive.  Pour over the sauce and cover with tin foil.
Chuck it in the oven and let the whole lot steam and infuse – takes 20 minutes.
 
Serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon, its got tasty gravy!
 
Oh and you could make this gravy and have it spooned over some Quorn Peppered Steaks for Sunday roast!
 
 
 

Creamy ‘chicken’ tomato & Chilli Onepot

Hello – yep, I’ve been away for a bit.  But I’m back (and around 9lbs lighter since I last put on a post so I must still be doing something right!!!).  I wont bore you with my reasons for being away, I’ll just crack on with another stupidly easy meal idea!

Creamy ‘chicken’ tomato & Chilli Onepot
This serves two people as a main meal and is very quick to make, less than 18 mins and there’s even a cheat taking it down to 13 ….

6 Quorn fillets
125g Sainsburys Soft Cheese, Light in Garlic and Herb flavour
60g Whole milk
30g Sainsburys Italian Tomato and Chilli paste (comes in a tube)
Veg to act as a pasta substitute, either courgette or green beans cut in ribbons, pepper slices – whatever veg you prefer.
Lots of salt and pepper for seasoning
Tiny bit of rapeseed oil
Big green salad on the side

Defrost the Quorn fillets in your microwave (or take out and pop in fridge the night before) and then chop into whatever shaped chunks you fancy.  Me, I’m a diagonal strips kinda gal.  Pop them into a heavy based saucepan and drizzle with the oil.  On a mid heat, start to cook until the edges turn golden.  Then, bung in your veg***.

Right away, add everything else – the milk, cheese, paste and seasoning and give a good stir.  Pop on the lid, turn down the heat a little and stir every few minutes so it doesn’t stick.  Keep on the heat until the veg is cooked but still firm to the bite to keep the goodness.

Serve.  Eat.  Burp.

***If you are super pushed for time then just microwave the veg with a splash of water and add in at the end, saving around 8 mins, just think what you could do with that eh?!!).

Oh and I thought I should start adding the nutritional values…
Using 1/2 a courgette per person, each serving provides:

Cals per serving  282, Carbs 14g, Fat 10g, Protein 27g

Cheesy Creamy ‘Chicken’ Dinner

This ones so simple I’m actually embarrassed to post it but in the true sprit of my blog – recording the good eats so I never run out of inspiration for myself – I will.

4 Quorn Fillets (or real chicken breast)
1/2 carton Alpro Single
40 – 50gs Grated Mature Cheese
Knorr Aromat All Purpose Savoury Seasoning
Glug Rapeseed Oil (or similar)
Salt and pepper

Feeds one very hungry person or two with plenty of extra veg.  Max 15 mins start to finish.

Chop the fillets into biggish bite-sized bits.  Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high and bung them in.  Fry until golden and ready.  Sprinkle on plenty of the Knorr seasoning and cook for the last couple of minutes.

Take off the heat and immediately pour on the cream and throw in the cheese – stir well and season to taste (go easy on salt through, as Knorr stuff will give it that kick).

Serve with salad or loads of fresh steamed greens.  Yum.

My fav simple, super filling salad

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Get a 225g block of Light Halloumi, chop up and dry fry, turning regularly to stop it sticking.

Prep a plate with a MASSIVE handful of baby spinach,  Chop up a nice crispy red pepper and scatter over the top, same with a big ol’ chunk of cucumber.

Crack open some Crespo Green pitted olives with herbs and scatter about half the packet on.

I dont really like raw tomato but you could really boost the good by adding one!

10ish sprays of Fry Light Balsamic Salad Dressing.

Add the Halloumi and BANG.  Yumchops.  The halloumi fills you right the hell up and all the greens keep you young and healthy.  This is a brilliant low-carb high protein salad and a perennial fav of mine for quick and easy when you are hungry!

(Not too naughty) Roast Butternut, Garlic and Cream Cheese Soup

Has a massive Mmmmmmmmmm factor and super easy to make.  Delish as a soup, but also a fantastic sauce for Quorn (or chicken) fillets …

I good sized Butternut Squash
4 cloves of Garlic
Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot and pint boiling water
Big tub cream cheese (I used Philly Light)
Salt and fresh black pepper
Some Sage, if you have it.
Oilseed Rape

Serves at least 2-4, more depending on the size of your Squash!

Peel, scoop out the seeds and chop the Squash into 1 inch cubes (thats not critical BTW, you don’t have to be perfect!).  Put the chunks in a roasting tray and drizzle with the oil.  Put in the oven for around 15 – 20 minutes, roast until soft.

Peel the garlic gloves and add to the butternut along with the sage when its about half way cooked.

In the meantime, boil the kettle, make the stock and sit down for a bit.

When the roasting is done and the veg is soft, tip the whole lot into the biggest saucepan you can find.  Add the cream cheese, salt and pepper.  Add about half the stock and blend with a hand blender (or food processor if you have one).  Add the remaining stock as you wish, to the consistency you like.  Heat through again and serve.

Serve with toasted pumpkin seeds sprinkled on the top.  Stupidly easy to make and very rewarding to eat.  But wont make your bum big.

Super Quick Hot Chilli (Veggie Low carb style)

1 x 500g Bag Quorn Mince
1 x 700ml Sainsburys Organic Passata (or similar)
1 x Onion
1 x Tin drained kidney beans
1 good heaped teaspoon hot smoked paprika
1 good headed teaspoon chilli flakes (or a fresh chilli, finely chopped)
Splash of water, about two tablespoons.
Salt and Pepper 
1 x Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot
Salt and Pepper

Serves 4 (pretty well!).  I batched mine and popped it in the freezer for lazy easy eating later this week!  Easily adapted to non-veggie with lean British beef.

Literally chuck the whole lot in a large saucepan, stir very well and pop onto a medium/low heat for 20 mins stirring occasionally to stop it sticking on the bottom.  
Job done!

Serve with avocado, salsa, soured cream, cheddar, salad …. never fails to please!!!