MAPLE GLAZED HOT DOGS

Method Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the sausages in a non-stick baking tray and roast for 20 mins. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onions and mustard seeds together for 10-15 mins until softened and golden. Remove the sausages and brush with maple syrup. Pop the baguettes onto the same baking tray. Increase the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and return the tray for 5-8 mins until the sausages are dark, shiny and cooked through. Stir the mustard, sugar and vinegar into the onions until the sugar has melted. Cut the baguettes open … Continue reading MAPLE GLAZED HOT DOGS

THE CRISP SANDWICH

Ingredients  2 slices bread 2 cheese squares 1 packet crisps Get your ingredients together, I prefer Co-op’s own brand of cheese squares. Here I used ready salted crisps, but use your own preferred choice of crisp, beef is particularly good. Arrange the cheese squares on the bread, one to the top of one side, one to the bottom. Putting them on the separate slices like this holds the crisps in the sandwich better. Tip the full packet of chips into one slice of bread. Arrange it so all the slice is covered. Crush lightly the two slices together to break … Continue reading THE CRISP SANDWICH

NIGHT CEREAL

You walk in the door at 9 PM after a god-awful day at work, starving and exhausted. Cooking dinner is out of the question. So should you order takeout—or just have a bowl of cereal? Sure, a greasy container of moo shu pork would taste great. But you’ll probably feel a hell of a lot better after eating the cereal. Because despite what you might think, it’s actually pretty easy to turn the stuff into a respectable meal that will fill you up and actually deliver some nutrition. Here’s how.     1. First, pick a clean cereal. If it’s gonna … Continue reading NIGHT CEREAL

BEANS ON TOAST

  Is there anything more comforting than beans on toast? Rich tomato sauce over soft beans smothered over freshly buttered toast. One of the simplest recipes that anyone can cook and a staple of many diets. But beans on toast can be more than processed sliced white bread with microwaved beans straight from the tin. So with this in mind, we’ve got a couple of options for you; an amazing recipe for posh beans on toast and a couple of twists that can transform a humble tin into a gourmet experience. Bread of Heaven Choosing the right bread for your … Continue reading BEANS ON TOAST

PERFECT POPCORN

Cook time: 10 minutes Yield: Makes 2 quarts, enough for 2 people Make sure the inside of the pot is completely dry before heating the oil in it, or else the oil will sputter. INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup of high quality popcorn kernels 1 Tbsp or more (to taste) of butter (optional) Salt to taste Special equipment: 1 3-quart covered thick-bottomed pot METHODHIDE PHOTOS 1 Heat the oil: Heat the oil in a 3-quart thick-bottomed saucepan on medium high heat. If you are using coconut oil, allow all of the solid oil to melt. 2 Put 3 or 4 … Continue reading PERFECT POPCORN

BACON AND EGG TOAST

INGREDIENTS: 12 slices bacon 12 whole wheat bread slices 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups baby kale 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan 12 large eggs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place bacon in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until almost crisp, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Lightly oil a 12-cup standard muffin tin or coat with nonstick spray. Line each cup with … Continue reading BACON AND EGG TOAST