Tipsy Pineapple with Caramel Sauce

This is a bad dessert. Very bad. In terms of calories anyway… It tastes nice πŸ˜‰

For 2 portions you need:

1/2 fresh pineapple cut into chunks
1/4 cup soft light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup double cream
1/8 cup rum

Heat the butter and sugar in a frying pan. Once it’s bubbling and melting add the pineapple. Sautee for a few minutes and then flambΓ© with the rum. Add the cream and cook out. Serve in bowls and immediately run a marathon to work off the decedent calories…

Bircher Museli (v)

Or soaked oats. A great breakfast dish which makes museli somewhat more digestible for those horrid early starts πŸ˜‰

For one portion you need:
1/3 cup museli
2/3 cup soya milk
fresh fruit e.g. chopped strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc
sunflower seeds

Place the museli and milk into a tub/bowl. Add whatever fruit and seeds you fancy. Cover and leave to soak overnight. Eat the following morning and float to work on a cloud of well being πŸ™‚

Courgette ‘Lasagne’ (v)

This doesn’t use pasta for the layers, but thin slices of courgette. Omit the cheese for a vegan version.

For 4-6 portions you need:
3 large courgettes, topped and tailed and sliced into thin strips length ways (sometimes it’s easier to cut the courgettes in half if they’re very long)
2 tins chopped tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
herbs e.g. oregano
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
1 tsp stock powder
1 mozzerella ball
grated parmesan
breadcrumbs
olive oil

Begin by making the tomato sauce. Saute the onion in 2 tbsp olive oil for 5-10 mins. Add the garlic, tomatoes, herbs, vinegar, stock powder and sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 mins till slightly reduced. Season to taste.

Place some courgettes in the bottom of an oven proof dish, add 1/3 of the sauce and repeat until everything is used up. If using cheese add a few cubes of mozz and some grated parmesan in each layer. Finish with a layer of courgettes and top with breadcrumbs and some more cheese. Bake in a hot oven for 30-45 mins till bubbling and the courgettes are soft πŸ™‚ Yummy with a green salad and lots of crusty bread to mop up the juices.