Hold on to the core of your pineapple! Freeze it and save it for the next time you’re making a stock.

del monte pineapple core

Del Monte Fresh
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Hold on to the core of your pineapple! Freeze it and save it for the next time you’re making a stock. Throw it in along with your veggies and it will produce a delicious, nutrient-dense broth that, once strained, is perfect for Asian-inspired flavors

Baked berry Breakfast Crumble

Screenshot_2020-05-23 Baked berry Breakfast Crumble Keelings

This healthier alternative to the usual fruit crumble will surprise and delight even the fussiest of morning eaters. It is simple to prepare and a great way to get kids involved in cooking, not to mention getting fruit into them. Even the berries marinated in the orange juice and vanilla would make a gorgeous topping on porridge or a delicious dessert with a dollop of crème fraiche. This is suitable for those with a gluten, or lactose intolerance, as well as for vegans, by selecting the appropriate ingredient options.

Ingredients

Berries

Zest and juice of 1 large orange

Seeds from 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract

125 each of Keelings strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, chopped if large TOPPING

75 g Rolled oats (gluten free if necessary)

25 g Pecan nuts or hazelnuts, finely chopped

1 tbsp Honey, maple syrup or date syrup

1 tbsp Sunflower, light rapeseed oil or melted coconut oil or butter

1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon

To Serve

Natural yoghurt or coconut cream

Handful of fresh mint leaves

Directions

1Preheat the oven to 160C (fan 140C), 320F, Gas Mark 3.

2Mix half of the orange zest, all of the juice and the vanilla seeds or extract together in a bowl and toss the berries through to coat. Divide evenly between four individual, wide, shallow ramekins or baking dishes and set aside on a baking tray.

3Add the oats, pecan or hazelnuts, honey or syrup, oil or butter and cinnamon to a bowl and mix until well combined. Divide the topping evenly over the berries.

4Bake for 10-15 minutes until the berries have softened and the topping is golden brown.

5Remove and leave to cool a little before serving topped with a little natural yoghurt or coconut cream, a sprinkling of the remaining orange zest and mint leaves to decorate.

6Alternatively, these can be cooled completely and refrigerated to serve later (either cold or warmed up in the oven).

Instead of or aswell as the nuts, add linseeds, pumpkin and / or sunflower seeds or even chopped raisins or sultanas would work well too.

Add a handful of small chocolate drops to the topping mixture before baking for a healthier than usual crumble dessert.

Baked berry Breakfast Crumble

Spinach & Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings.

Dumplings

Chef Cheese Your Way OccasionDairy Ingredients , ,
Yields4 Servings
Ingredients checklist
 1 tsp sea salt, plus more
 8 oz baby spinach
 1 1⁄2 cups breadcrumbs
 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more to garnish
 1⁄2 cup ricotta cheese
 1⁄4 cup olive oil
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 All-purpose flour, for dusting
 6 oz taleggio cheese
 3 tbsp unsalted butter
 12 fresh sage leaves
 1 1⁄2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spinach and cook until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain spinach, then plunge into a bowl of ice water. Drain spinach, squeezing out any water, and finely chop.
  • .In a large bowl, mix the spinach with the 1 teaspoon of salt, the bread crumbs, parmesan, ricotta, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and the egg until evenly combined. Divide the dough into 14 balls. Working with 1 ball of dough at a time, flatten the ball in the palm of your hand. Add 2 teaspoons of taleggio and wrap the dough around the cheese. Dust each ball with flour and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze dough for 45 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Working in 2 batches, add the dumplings to the water and cook until they float, about 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer dumplings to a plate. Save 1⁄3 cup pasta water.
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high. Add dumplings and cook, turning as needed, until golden, about 6 minutes. Add the butter and sage and cook, basting the dumplings, 2 minutes longer. Transfer the dumplings to a serving platter and add the reserved pasta water and the vinegar to the skillet. Bring it to a boil and reduce the sauce by half, about 8 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the dumplings and garnish with more parmesan.

Spinach and Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings

Spinach & Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings.

Dumplings

Chef Cheese Your Way OccasionDairy Ingredients , ,
Yields4 Servings
Ingredients checklist
 1 tsp sea salt, plus more
 8 oz baby spinach
 1 1⁄2 cups breadcrumbs
 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more to garnish
 1⁄2 cup ricotta cheese
 1⁄4 cup olive oil
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 All-purpose flour, for dusting
 6 oz taleggio cheese
 3 tbsp unsalted butter
 12 fresh sage leaves
 1 1⁄2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spinach and cook until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain spinach, then plunge into a bowl of ice water. Drain spinach, squeezing out any water, and finely chop.
  • .In a large bowl, mix the spinach with the 1 teaspoon of salt, the bread crumbs, parmesan, ricotta, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and the egg until evenly combined. Divide the dough into 14 balls. Working with 1 ball of dough at a time, flatten the ball in the palm of your hand. Add 2 teaspoons of taleggio and wrap the dough around the cheese. Dust each ball with flour and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze dough for 45 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Working in 2 batches, add the dumplings to the water and cook until they float, about 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer dumplings to a plate. Save 1⁄3 cup pasta water.
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high. Add dumplings and cook, turning as needed, until golden, about 6 minutes. Add the butter and sage and cook, basting the dumplings, 2 minutes longer. Transfer the dumplings to a serving platter and add the reserved pasta water and the vinegar to the skillet. Bring it to a boil and reduce the sauce by half, about 8 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the dumplings and garnish with more parmesan.

Spinach and Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings

Spinach & Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings.

Dumplings

Chef Cheese Your Way OccasionDairy Ingredients , ,
Yields4 Servings
Ingredients checklist
 1 tsp sea salt, plus more
 8 oz baby spinach
 1 1⁄2 cups breadcrumbs
 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more to garnish
 1⁄2 cup ricotta cheese
 1⁄4 cup olive oil
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 All-purpose flour, for dusting
 6 oz taleggio cheese
 3 tbsp unsalted butter
 12 fresh sage leaves
 1 1⁄2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spinach and cook until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain spinach, then plunge into a bowl of ice water. Drain spinach, squeezing out any water, and finely chop.
  • .In a large bowl, mix the spinach with the 1 teaspoon of salt, the bread crumbs, parmesan, ricotta, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and the egg until evenly combined. Divide the dough into 14 balls. Working with 1 ball of dough at a time, flatten the ball in the palm of your hand. Add 2 teaspoons of taleggio and wrap the dough around the cheese. Dust each ball with flour and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze dough for 45 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Working in 2 batches, add the dumplings to the water and cook until they float, about 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer dumplings to a plate. Save 1⁄3 cup pasta water.
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high. Add dumplings and cook, turning as needed, until golden, about 6 minutes. Add the butter and sage and cook, basting the dumplings, 2 minutes longer. Transfer the dumplings to a serving platter and add the reserved pasta water and the vinegar to the skillet. Bring it to a boil and reduce the sauce by half, about 8 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the dumplings and garnish with more parmesan.

Spinach and Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings

Mushroom Omelette with rocket and crusty bread

mushroom-omelette

 Omelettes are really quick to make. Don’t be tempted to over-beat the eggs, as it will spoil the texture.

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 teasp. olive oil
  • Knob of butter
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teasp. fresh chives, chopped
  • A little salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lightly-dressed rocket salad and crusty bread, to serve

To Cook

Heat a non-stick frying pan, with a base is about 20cm in diameter. Add half of the oil and a little butter. Once the butter is foaming, tip in the mushrooms. Season and then sauté for 2-3 minutes. Tip into a bowl and set aside.

Wipe out the frying pan and return to the hob. Break the eggs into a bowl and add the chives; then season and lightly beat. When the pan is hot, add the remaining oil and then a little more butter, swirling it around so that the base and sides get coated.

While the butter is still foaming, pour in the egg mixture, tilting the pan from side to side. Stir gently with a fork or wooden spatula, drawing the mixture from the sides to the centre as it sets. When the eggs have almost set, scatter over the reserved mushrooms. Tilt the pan away from you slightly and use a palette knife to fold over the omelette.

Serving Suggestions

Slide on to a warmed plate and serve at once with the rocket salad and some crusty bread.

Other suggested fillings are roasted peppers, crispy bacon, scallions or tomatoes, depending on what’s in the fridge.

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7 simple swaps to upgrade the way you eat.

Try these 7 simple swaps to transform your diet without radically changing your lifestyle.

My philosophy can be summed up in three words: Eat real food. The way to do this is to take back your kitchen. Transform it into a place of nourishment and healing. Remove all the sugary and highly processed foods that hold your weight and health hostage. Stock up on real foods: fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and lean animal proteins like fish, chicken, and eggs.

Not ready to make a dramatic change in your diet? You don’t have to take an all-or-nothing approach. The seven simple swaps below will transform your diet without radically changing your lifestyle.Try the seven simple swaps below. They'll transform your diet without radically changing your lifestyle.