Christmas Recipes - Hot Choclate

After one year the festival has just arrived,  a feast is ready to begin with all its celebration, yes, I am talking about Christmas. It can be the busiest time for you to manage the recipes, but we`ll help you to decide all about according to your family`s taste. We have a creative and tasty range of best Christmas recipes to share with you, from cookies to roast and hot chocolate. You can make your day memorable to cook these delicious meals, there are plenty of Christmas recipes that you can make and save you time to spend with your family, so go and prepare some best Christmas recipes to treat the day and live stress free this Christmas day. Today I am sharing some easy and quick Christmas recipes which are also ideal for less time in the kitchen and more for your family. I am trying to write all types of things you want to make, take a look;

Hot chocolate drink

1 cup sugar, 2/3 cup baking cocoa, 8 cups milk, 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ spoons of almond powder, whipped cream for toping or marshmallows, optional

Directions

In a pan, combine the cocoa, sugar and stir, pour the milk and heat on low flame until come to the boil, remove from the heat, serve in mugs with cream on top or marshmallows if desired.

Yogurt and Berry Christmas Dessert for Kids

Vanilla flavor yogurt, red raspberries, kiwi, almonds is cut into pieces,

Directions

In a small glass container, put the yogurt, then red raspberries and almonds by layer, step by step finish it with kiwi, you can decorate it with some chocolate syrup.

Christmas Tarragon Chicken

Salt 1 tablespoon, peppercorns,  1 tbsp, bay leaves 2, tarragon 10 pieces, 1 large chicken, parsley leaves, 1 red onion peeled and cut into wedges, lemon juice of 2,

For tarragon sauce; 2 egg yolks, Dijon mustard 1 tbsp, white wine vinegar 2 tbsp, oil 200 ml, yogurt 2-3 tbsp.

Directions

In a big pot, combine the salt peppercorns and bay leaves with some water, and bring to a boil, turn off the heat and leave to cool. Then add the tarragon and chicken and put it in a plastic bag and put it in the fridge overnight. The next day, preheat the oven to 180C, remove the chicken from the plastic bag and place it in oven, roast for 1 ½ hours, depending on the size of a chicken. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Put the egg yolks in a blender, add the mustard, vinegar, tarragon and some salt and freshly ground pepper and blend it for 2,3 minutes, then slowly add the oil, blending until come to a mayonnaise form. When you are ready to serve, gently mix the yogurt in prepared sauce. Shred the chicken in pieces, serve with red onions, parsley, tarragon and sauce.

Cauliflower  Soup

½ tbsp olive oil, 1 large onion finely chopped, one cauliflower about 500gm, cut into florets, 800ml chicken stock, 150ml double cream, 200gm chestnuts, 25 gram grated Parmesan cheese,

Method

Heat oil in a saucepan and add the onion. Cook until the onion softens. Add the cauliflower and stock, bring to a simmer, cook until cauliflower is tender. Add the cream, and blend the mixture with chestnuts, taste and served with Parmesan, black pepper.

Chicken Meatballs

1/3 seedless cucumber,  chopped, 2 tbsp lemon juice, half teaspoon coriander, half cup thick yogurt, 1 tbsp BBQ powder, 4 cloves garlic, 1 onion, finely chopped, 1 cup chopped spinach, ¾ cup feta cheese, 250 grams chicken minced, 1 tbsp olive oil,

Directions

Preheat the oven to 205C, in a bowl, combine onion, cloves of garlic, complete dry spinach, add feta, chicken and BBQ powder and extra virgin olive oil, and form meatballs. Place the meatballs in oven proof dish and bake for 12 minutes. Meanwhile, make the sauce; place yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, cucumber, coriander, salt in food processor until smooth. Serve meatballs alongside sauce with toothpicks.

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

1kg potatoes, ½ tsp turmeric, 6 tbsp light olive oil, ½ tbsp. Paprika, salt to taste.

Method

Preheat oven to 190C, peel the potatoes and cut into big pieces, put them in large pan with salt and turmeric and give a good stir. Pour the oil into a roasting tin and put in the oven for 5 minutes. Carefully tip the potatoes into the roasting tin, and sprinkling of paprika and roast without turning until golden and crisp.

healthy food recipes

Being hungry makes you feel sick which a scientific fact is. So why waste hours of your time cooking epicure feast when a delicious and nutritious meal could be only 10 minutes away? Just miss the complaining tummy and crabby guests and pick up any of these 6 healthy foods recipes.

Healthy Food Recipes

Breakfast

For me, this is one of the most delicious appetizer and off course the one of the quick and healthy food recipes that I personally am addicted to. It gives me that required boost that keeps me active all day long. Here is the 10 minutes recipe for your keen appetite.

  1. Blueberry Chocolate Shake

Blend together 1 cup frozen blueberries, one pack of chocolate powder (any of your choice), 1 ½ cups of milk (people on diet should use skimmed milk. You can either add one scoop of protein powder to improve muscle revitalization.

You can stir up a dish like this in no time so who needs breakfast in a cafeteria? This is one of the quick and healthy food recipes that I try out to bring some change in my breakfast regime. Using feta cheese adds a little CLAs as well as perfect flavor.

  1. Broccoli and Feta Omelet with Toast

Add some cooking spray to a moderately heated non stick skillet. Add broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes. Now add feta cheese, egg and dill in a small sized bowel. Add this mixture to a pan while cooking for 3-4 minutes; turn over omelet and cook for 2 more minutes or until it is cooked thoroughly. Serve with toast and enjoy!

Lunch

As an important part of our diet, Lunch should always be a little salty and spicy. These two healthy food recipes have become an essential part of my lunch regime. I would suggest you to try these delicious yet healthy food recipes for taste and health at the same time. Being a weight conscious person, I always prefer salads for lunch. I am sharing one of my most preferred healthy food recipes with you.

  1. Taco salad

Combine 1tbsp low fat Greek yogurt, 1tsp, chili powder, 2 tbsp salsa, and 1 tsp olive oil for dressing.  Now make salad by combining 1 chopped scallion, 1 tbsp chopped and chunked black olives, 2 cups spinach, 2 tbsp corn, ½ thinly sliced stalks of celery, and ¼ cup rinsed and drained black beans. Now serve previously made dressing over this salad. This recipe will switch both your taste buds and metabolism at the same time.

This homemade healthy pizza is one of my favorite healthy food recipes. Delicious yet easy to cook recipe is my all time preference whenever I want to take a break from me vegan diet and salads for lunch.

  1. Green Tortilla Pizza

Preheat the oven. Spread 2 tbsp pesto (store brought or homemade) on one whole grain tortilla (8 inch preferably). Sprinkle a handful of spinach, 2 tbsp chopped broccoli florets, 4 cut and sliced baby Bella mushrooms, 2 tbsp part skin mozzarella, 2 tbsp chopped onions. Broil it until it turns its color into light brown, for 3-4 minutes.

Dinner

Everyone wants an appetizing meal at the end of a hectic day. A tasty and healthy meal essentially makes you feel lively and energetic even after spending a day at work. I have selected these two healthy food recipes for your health and taste buds at the same time.

This recipe is carefully chosen for Pasta lovers who like to maintain their craving while desiring for a healthy meal. As one of the best healthy food recipes, this recipe will surely grab your attention.

  1. Cauliflower and Kale Pasta

Bring a small pot of water with a lid on it for boiling (about 4-5 minutes). Add 1 serving or small handful angel hair pasta and ¾ cup cauliflower florets. After 3 minutes, fish-out the cauliflower and add to a trying pan over medium-high heat with ½ tbsp. olive oil, ½ chopped shallot, 1 minced clove garlic, and a handful of roughly torn kale (stems removed). Cover and cook 4 minutes. Add cooked pasta, 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan, and ¼ cup reserved cooking water and toss to combine.

I chose this recipe from one of the easiest Jamie Oliver’s recipe book. As one of my favorite chefs, Jamie Oliver holds some mouth water as well as healthy food recipes for you. Below is a recipe that I have tried myself and will suggest you to try out.

  1. Lamb Chops with Bay, Paprika and Chickpeas

Lightly bash each chop with a rolling pin to flatten a little. Season well with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Fold a bay leaf around each one and press it firmly to hold it in place against the meat. (It might snap, but don’t worry, just press each half of the leaf against the meat so it sticks.) Sprinkle with a little oregano.

Griddle or fry the chops in batches for 2 minutes or so on each side for pink, or for longer if you like your meat a little more cooked. Keep warm while you cook the rest of the chops.

While the chops are cooking, in a wide, non-stick frying pan, gently fry the garlic and onion in a good splash of olive oil until soft and light brown. Add a pinch of paprika and the chickpeas. Fry for a moment then add the breadcrumbs. Stir and fry until the chickpeas are warmed through and the breadcrumbs are crispy. Season and scatter with the sliced chili and parsley. Serve 3 cutlets per person with a spoonful of chickpeas, a dollop of crème fraîche or yoghurt and a pinch of smoked paprika.