delish inspiration

I've been feeling the need for some inspiration in the kitchen lately and the Donna Hay 10th Anniversary edition seriously gave it to me. Hopefully you'll find some inspiration for all things fresh and delicious too!

Have some Bircher Muesli to get your morning going!

4 grated Granny Smith apples
one cup of apple juice
2 cups of extra thick (Greek would be best) yogurt
2 cups of rolled oats
2 sliced nectarines
about a cup and a half of raspberries
one cup of toasted almonds
one cup of honey

1] mix the yogurt, apples, apple juice and oats together, cover and place in the fridge overnight
2] in the morning, place the oats in serving dishes and stir in the raspberries, nectarines, almonds and honey
3] top with some extra fruit and enjoy 

I think I'm going to try this with the amazing seasonal fruit we've got around the Farmer's Market right now. Maybe clementines and pomegranate.
Plus I'm definitely going to toast some coconut and add it! 

 A midday snack of Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Brioche

cut one some brioche loaf into rectangles
1/3 cup of caramelized onion relish
1 Granny Smith apple, sliced thin
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons of butter
1 1/2 cups of blue cheese (or another strong cheese)
*makes 16

1] spread the brioche with onion relish and top with apple
2] heat butter and oil in a nonstick pan on medium high heat
3] add the brioche, apple side down
4] cook 12 minutes on each side or until golden
5] top with blue cheese and fresh cracked pepper

Delish Chicken and Haloumi skewers for dinner.

8 boneless chicken thighs (I'd replace with breast meat) cut into chunks
about 3.5 oz of olive oil
about 3.5 oz of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
2 teaspoons of dried parsley
salt & pepper to taste

Combine all the above ingredients and allow to marinate for 20 minutes. 

for the tzatziki:
2 1/4 cups of fat free plain yogurt
1/2 a large cucumber, de-seeded and chopped
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste

You will also need 11 ounces of haloumi cheese cut into chunks.

1] after marinating the chicken, grill it and set it aside
2] brush the haloumi with olive oil
3] on high heat, grill the haloumi until soft but still firm
4] skewer the haloumi with the chicken
5] mix the tzatziki and serve with flat bread and cut cucumber ribbons

Don't these sound amazing! I hope they inspired you to go get some amazing ingredients front the store and whip up something anyone will love! If not the recipes above, maybe you'll find inspiration to make something from the gorgeous photos alone. I'm thinking about hanging a wire across our kitchen wall and being able to clip some amazing recipes and photos from magazines like Donna Hay and Real Simple. Seeing them every day would definitely help me break out of the normal chicken and steamed veggies. (Though we do love them too!)


Kathryn Elise said...

yum! that chicken looks incredible. Great post!

Mo (New on U) said...

The chicken skewers made my mouth water even though I just ate lunch! That and the brioche look soooo good!