Sunday, 25 January 2015

Thai Jasmine Jollof Rice

Spicy, full of flavour and simply delicious 

Thai Jasmine Jollof Rice

When I got an invitation for #DestinologyReimagine competition,  I just knew Jollof  Rice was the dish I wanted to enter. The competition is sponsored by Destinology and the challenge is to reivent a classic national recipe
This rice dish is spicy, full of flavour and simply delicious. There has been many debates about the origin of Jollof rice. Wikepidia says it originated from Senegal, then spread across Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone and other countries in Africa.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Low Fat Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Delicious low fat blueberry cake drizzled with lemon glaze that melts in your mouth.


Low Fat Blueberry Pound Cake

It's already three weeks into 2015 and i am somewhat sticking to my resolutions. I still haven't seen the inside of a gym, though i am sticking to my healthy eating habits. After 21 days of being good it seemed like the right time to bake a cake. A simple no frills delicious cake, so i went back into my archives and adapted this Vanilla Bean Pound Cake. Low fat baking spread was used in place of butter and layers of blueberries added.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Lightened Up Smoked Salmon Pate


Creamy luscious lighter version of  smoked salmon pate that can be enjoyed as a starter or a simple lunch.


Lightened up smoked salmon pate

Healthy snacks in between meals is a great way to fight off hunger. This delish creamy - textured and smoky flavored lightened up smoked salmon pate is simple and yet delicious. A marriage of flavors and textures just make this pate deliciously perfect. Lovely on salads, crudites, crackers or oatcakes. Serve it even as a topping for canapes.

Lightened up smoked salmon pate

This dip is so versatile that it can be had as a snack, served as an elegant starter for a dinner party or even as a light lunch .


Lightened up smoked salmon pate


I wanted a lighter smoked salmon pate so instead of full fat cream cheese, i made this with light cream cheese and creme fraiche.  Mixed in salmon trimmings, lovely oniony chives, tangy lemon juice and lots of freshly ground black pepper.  I've snacked on this smoked salmon pate with crackers in between meals this week and had it as light lunch as well. I simply cannot get enough of this dip.


Lightened up smoked salmon pate

Lightened Up Smoked Salmon Pate


Printable Recipe
Lightened Up Smoked Salmon Pate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
No cook
Serves 4 as a starter 8 as a dip

Ingredients
115g (1/2 cup)  light cream cheese
55g (1/4 cup) light creme fraiche
150g (5 ounces) salmon trimmings or smoked salmon pieces, divided
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Small bunch of chives, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

  1. Combine soft cream cheese, creme fraiche,lemon juice and half the salmon trimmings or pieces into a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  2. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and fold in chopped chives and remaining salmon trimmings or pieces.
  3. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper.



CHICHI SIGNATURE


Lightened up smoked salmon pate

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Pomegranate and Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Delicious and packed with nutrients this Pomegranate and Banana Yogurt Smoothie is a wonderful drink to start the day. 

Pomegranate and Banana Yogurt Smoothie


So 10 days into the new year i am now starting my healthy eating resolutions. Shame on me!!!  Well it's better late than never. I decided to kick start with this Pomegranate and Banana smoothie. It's so delicious and creamy.


Friday, 2 January 2015

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese

Two layers of soft and moist red velvet cake sandwiching a cheesecake and frosted with white chocolate cream cheese.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese


Happy New Year !!!!! Hello 2015. It's a brand new year. Do you have any New Year Resolutions?  I have decided to attend the gym more frequently this year. I signed up last year and it took me about 4 months to see the inside of the gym. This year i am going to do so much better. The weight isn't going to shift itself. Oh and i'm also going to juice more often. My Mr. got me a juicer last year when i was on my juicing obsession. The juicer is currently packed up in it's box. So this 2015 i plan on going to gym often and stick to healthier eating choices. I will be sharing those recipes on here.