Saturday, 9 November 2013

Getting Healthy: Vegetable Curry

I love vegetables and I love curry, so I combined the two!!! This is a pretty simple recipe and it tastes amazing!! You can also change around some of the vegetables to whatever you like best and the curry paste, depending on how hot you like your curries. This recipe serves about 2-3 people.


  • 1 sweet potato
  • half a green pepper
  • 3 or 4 mushrooms
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/4 jar of Curry Paste- (make sure its a paste not a sauce- I used a mild curry paste)
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  1. Chop the sweet potato into about 2cm chunks and chop all other vegetables
  2. Fry all the vegetables in an oiled pan for around 5 minutes
  3. add the curry paste and cook for another 3 minutes
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste
  5. Leave to simmer for around half an hour - make sure the sweet potatoes are soft
  6. If there isn't enough liquid and things are burning - add a little water
  7. Serve with rice and any sides you like with curry (chutney, naan, poppadoms etc.)

Friday, 8 November 2013

Getting Healthy: Stuffed Mushrooms

So here's a recipe I threw together when trying to eat more healthily! I just made a basic recipe so if you ever try it; add things to make the meal more interesting. This recipe is for one so just adjust it to whatever you would want

  • 2 or 3 large flat mushrooms (depending on how hungry you are)
  • 1 slice of bread (left on the side for the day to go a little stale for breadcrumbs)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • lots of grated cheese
  1. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and clean them. Also turn on the oven to 200 degrees centigrade on a fan oven
  2. Once the oven is hot put the mushrooms on a baking tray and drizzle them with oil and leave in the oven whilst doing the next steps (or around 5 mins)
  3. Break your piece of bread into very small crumbs and add to a bowl. Also chop the garlic and onion into small pieces and add to the same bowl
  4. Mix all the ingredients in the bowl and add salt and pepper to taste
  5. Carefully take the mushrooms out and spoon the mixture equally into the mushrooms
  6. Grate as much cheese as you'd like onto the mushrooms and put them back in the oven for another 10 minutes or so until all the cheese has melted and the onions look cooked

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Getting Healthy

Last year at Uni I found that McDonalds became my best friend, along with lots of other fast food restaurants! So this year I've decided to change my eating habits and to get healthy. So I'm going to be trying lots of new foods and new recipes and hope you guys can join with me. Most people told me that at Uni all you can afford to buy is unhealthy food.
I can prove them wrong! I have begun shopping at my local market and butchers and have spent the same (or sometimes less) on a weekly shop. I know you can't get everything from these places but I've also stocked up on things like pasta, rice and bread every week or few weeks. I've found that buying vegetables when in season from a vegetable and fruit stall makes you think more about trying new things. For example I'd never cooked sweet potato but now I seem to be eating it with every meal.
So I'm going to share my experiences with you guys. Writing down any interesting foods I try and any recipes I think of that I think you would enjoy!
Fast food may be nice but if you cook veg properly it can taste really good and make you feel a lot better about yourself!