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Cookery Lessons & Cook-a-Longs

I teach individuals, small and large groups of people to cook.
I teach children, adults, families, siblings, colleagues, grandparents and friends.  I run zoom classes, in person classes and demonstrations (when allowed!)
if you’re interested in a lesson message me at judianne@quickhealthyfamilymeals.com

I also run monthly Sunday cook-a-longs where anyone can sign up and join a live class. See front page for the next one….

Bruschetta

They say we eat with our eyes 👀 but with this Bruschetta you’re eating with your nose too 👃🌿

The basil 🌿 smells so fantastic it will fill your whole kitchen!

These Bruschetta triangles never last long. Easy to make, they can be an after school snack, a canapé, a starter or part of your meal.

This recipe isn’t available on the main website… It’s only available to my subscribers as a way of saying Thank you.

If you’d like the recipe….subscribe to my newsletter by signing up on the front page of the website ( or just scroll down slightly and look right if you’re on a desktop) and you’ll not only receive access to this recipe but all my new Subscriber only recipes will be sent to you too

Enjoy it! Let me know what you think when you’ve made it

Judianne

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Chicken, Fish or Tofu Tacos


This TACO 🌮 recipe could be enjoyed by every member of your family?
Why?
Because if they eat meat, they can have chicken.
Pescatarian – use fish….
Vegan? Make with tofu.
Gluten free? Use lettuce.
Like your bread. Use tortillas. These Tacos are easily adaptable!

This recipe isn’t available on the main website… It’s only available to my subscribers as a way of saying Thank you.


If you’d like the recipe….subscribe to my newsletter by signing up on the front page of the website ( or just scroll down slightly and look right if you’re on a desktop) and you’ll not only receive access to this recipe but all my new Subscriber only recipes will be sent to you too.

Greek Salad

Its simple & quick to make, tastes great and reminds you of being on holiday…. sounds perfect right?

Aubergine, Pepper & Parsley Salad

How do you like your salad? Crunchy? Fresh? Colourful? Smoky? Tart? Then this salad is for you.
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It’s super easy to make, bursting with vitamins and tastes delicious.
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If you have the bbq on, cook the aubergines on there for added smokiness.
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Poached Salmon Noodles

People often ask me what my favourite recipe is….. its a really hard one because I obviously like all of my recipes but THIS is definitely one of my favourites. It’s really easy to make & the sauce is super tasty. As the salmon is poached it’s super moist and it’s packed with delicious crunchy vegetables. Totally my sort of food. Sprinkled with a few black sesame seeds and I’m in! The only problem is that it is rather hard to eat without dribbling sauce on your chin! Let me know how you get on……

Chicken Caesar Salad

If you follow me on social media then you’ll have seen this Chicken Caesar Salad cropping up quite a bit recently. It’s currently on repeat on my weekly meal plan & it’s been a popular choice in lessons too.
It’s great with leftover roast chicken (no wasted food) or salmon instead of chicken (just poach for less time) and my vegan son enjoyed his with chestnuts (although that was a bit random and I’ll work on with a better protein option for him!) 
We’re not huge fans of anchovies, so I didn’t include them but if you are……just add them. 
If you’d like the recipe….. it’s available in my Subscribers Only Area. Just subscribe on the front page of the website and you’ll be sent a password to access this recipe and some others that are only for my subscribers.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Please let me know if you do.

Judianne

Coffee & Walnut Bliss Balls

Do you get a post dinner craving for something sweet? I do. These Coffee & Walnut Bliss Balls are a sweet gooey tasty way to curb that craving. They’re also a great mid afternoon snack with a cup of coffee!

Don’t delude yourself that they’re ‘loads’ better for you than chocolate or a biscuit though! They’re still high in sugar (non refined) and fat (omega-3) They do provide other vitamins, minerals & fibre too but enjoy them mindfully and in moderation.

Mother’s Day Cook-a-Long

Would you enjoy cooking with your mum/mother-in-law/child as a Mother’s day treat?

Or would you like to cook a delicious dinner for her as a treat?

Or would you just like to join us for a fab cook-a-long where you’ll learn to make some delicious healthy food?

Well….our next Cook-a-Long, is on Mother’s Day, Sunday 27th March from 4.30-6.15pm 
  
We will be making: –

1) Sweet Potato Bites –  Delicious canapes that disappear almost as soon as you put them out! Topped with guacamole – they are creamy bite sized and delicious 
2) Cornflake Chicken – KFC healthy baked fakeaway (can be made vegan) 
3) Roast New Potatoes – super simple accompaniment to your chicken
4) Summery Tomato Salad – A colourful salad made with sweet tomatoes and a slightly spicy crunchy breadcrumb topping – bring on Summer!
5) Apple & Berry Crumble – the well-loved dessert you know but with a little less sugar and fat  


Of course anyone can join, whether you’re cooking for or with your mother or not!

and if you have any questions, please message me at judianne@quickhealthyfamilymeals.com

If you’d like to join us, do sign up.
Just transfer £18.00 to paypal.me/qhfm and PLEASE leave your email address…I’ll email you the list of ingredients and utensils that you need and the zoom link

Hope to ‘see you’ there
Thanks,
Judianne

Thai Green Curry

We all like different flavours and types of food. My daughter and eldest aren’t fans of curry, my husband doesn’t like tofu, my son is vegan … they’re a hard bunch to please!

So I knew that this Thai Green Curry wasn’t going to be for everyone and sometimes that’s ok.

I loved it, as did my husband (with the tofu swapped for salmon or chicken – he loved both versions) and my son did too …so that was success as far as I was concerned. My eldest tried it and agreed that it was actually ok. We’re getting somewhere…..

Anyway here’s the recipe for you to decide if it’s one for your family or not.

Minestrone Soup

This soup is a hearty, filling, comforting, warming meal in a bowl!

This recipe was inspired by my friend Lois Allon whilst we were cooking together for our local Foodbank.

It’s really her recipe just with a few tweaks. so Thank you Lois

The red kidney beans add protein and are a source of Vitamin B1, which helps the body break down and release energy from food.

The pasta fills you up, the veggies provide fibre and lots of vitamins and minerals and because they’re still whole and not blitzed, it all helps keep you feeling fuller for longer.