Carrot, Fennel and Apple Salad

IMG_20150319_213224You will need (2 portions)

1 apple, finely diced
1 medium carrot, finely diced
1/2 a fennel bulb, finely diced
1/2 cucumber, finely diced
2-3 cups mixed greens
handful chopped almonds/walnuts
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
juice of half a lemon
Olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste

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Caramelized Bananas and Pancake Night 2015

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The last pancake night was a rather special one. My partner and I were lucky enough to be invited to two events involving delicious (and different!) pancakes and good friends of course.

I didn’t have much time to prepare a filling, but I scoped out this recipe with very good results and it only took a few minutes to make. You will need:

  • 3 medium bananasĀ firm bananas, peeled
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To make:

Choose a large, flat pan. Melt the butter in a pan, taking care not to burn it. Add the brown sugar, rum and cinnamon. Mix it all together and then lay the banana slices next to each other. Do not overcrowd your pan. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip each slice, taking care not to break up the pieces. Cook for a further 2 minutes.

Enjoy some photos from our night :)

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Above: The feast prepared by Malaika and Richard! – my favourite concoction was a mixture of lightly steamed broccoli, roasted pecans, Greek yoghurt and grated Parmesan (middle picture)

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And round two at Matthew’s – spinach, mushroom and goat’s cheese pancake to start with. Then I was getting full… maybe space for half a pancake for dessert… nutella, banana, almond cream and crushed nuts mmmmm!

Happy tummies all around!

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