If you like to experiment with recipes here are a few ideas from my home made cook book:
I'm not sure about the egg content of spaghetti.. When my kids were young for quick & easy party food I often made a casserole of a few cans of spagetti or baked beans with piles of home made meatballs. I added mixed herbs to the spaghetti or beans. Meatballs of: mince, onion, tomatoes, carrot, a variety of herbs & spices and bread crumbs (usually egg to bind but you could probably get away without, chill well before cooking - I snuck extra vegetables into every thing I made). lol Top with a few bread crumbs and grated low fat cheese. The kids loved it.
Dip - Sweetcorn - 200g Corn Relish + 200g low fat cream cheese
- Hummus - 1 cup chick peas, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 clove garlic (crush), 1/6 cup Tahine or 2tbsp Sesame seeds & 1 dsp oil, 1/4 tsp ground Cummin. 1. Soak peas overnight. 2. Vitamise peas. 3. Mix ingredients
- Tzatziki - 1 cup Cucumber (finely dice), 1 cup yoghurt, 1/2 lemon (juice), 1 tbsp mint (finely chop), 1-2 cloves garlic (crush). 1. Mix ingredients.
For dessert, "Yolly" as I called it, basically yoghurt & jelly, eg. 1 pkt low kJ orange jelly, 1 cup boiling water, 200g plain yoghurt, 452g Apricots unsweetened. 1 Add boiling water to jelly crystals. Refrigerate until partly set. 2. Puree apricot, add yoghurt & jelly. 3. Pour into dishes & refrigerate.
Now if the above recipes look like I'm a slacker hopeless cook, can I say with no modesty, I'm a great cook! but I've found that people often enjoy things that you can easily prepare and you don't have to deprive them of so much of your wonderful company. lol
PS I now have my own mincer so I chop the fat off the steak and mince in bulk every few weeks.
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