My Instagram feed is always full of flavoursome looking food, I can almost smell the spices or taste the sugar from a single picture. Feeling inspired (and hungry) to rustle up something adventurous, I search for new recipes to try out. But so often when scrolling through one culinary creation after another on Pinterest, I get half way through the ingredients list and think, “It would never turn out like that if I made it. I won’t waste my time and money”.
3 recipes that taste good and look good
If you’re like me, someone who finds cooking a necessity to eat rather than a joy, the key to maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is mixing up your weekly menu with recipes that won’t break the bank or your mood when trying it out for the first time.
So here are three pixel perfect recipes that are guaranteed to get mouths watering on and offline. Having made these recipes myself, I can testify that they really taste as good as they look.
Crust-less Spinach, Cheese and Tomato Quiche
Whether you are avoiding pastry due to dietary requirements or choosing to eat a cleaner, non processed diet, this dish delivers. Thanks to a blend of fromage blanc and milk, it is so much more than an oversized omelette. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the light but utterly satisfying texture holds up really well, so you can proudly slice and serve it to guests with roasted sweet potatoes, a salad or on its own.
1 tsp of olive oil
2 small garlic cloves minced
1 medium onion
2 large tomatoes
200g of fresh spinach
4 medium eggs
200ml of milk
5 tablespoons of 0% natural fromage blanc
75g grated parmesan
100g of mixed grated cheese. I used a shop blend of Edam, Gouda and Maasdam but any medium to strong mix, that’s not too overpowering will go well with the spinach.
salt and pepper.
- Preheat the oven to 220c.
- Heat the oil in a pan, add onions, garlic and spinach and cook until slightly wilted then remove from the heat.
- In a large jug beat together 4 eggs, then add the fromage blanc and milk. It will be quite thick but whisk until smooth and lump free.
- Add grated cheese mix and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to the jug.
- Combine spinach from the pan to the egg and cheese mixture, stirring gently.
- Grease a pie dish with non-stick spray, a rub of butter or olive oil.
- Evenly pour the mixture into the dish. Place thinly sliced tomato on the top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Place the pie dish on a baking tray in the middle of the oven and bake until the top is golden brown and centre is not runny, around 35- 45 minutes.