Purple Majesty Potatoes

When strolling through Asda this week, I saw that Purple Majesty Potatoes were £1 for 1.25 kg (true at time of writing 29/06/13). I'd never tried them before, so decided it would be nice go give these a try and see what they are like. I must admit, that they looked good when they were peeled and chopped.

I tried mine mashed and I think they had a nice taste to them and mashed really well. They went well with my bangers, mash and onion gravy. 

They were slightly lighter after cooking and mashing, but still kept their purple colour. All in all, a nice potato and one that I will be using again.


Salty Crispy Chicken and Gluten Free Egg Fried Rice

This is one of those recipes I found whilst browsing the internet one day, I've watched a few of Ching He Huang's programmes and I've got the book which her and Ken Hom have done. I quite like her recipes and this one in particular caught my eye, as it seemed really easy. I also love chicken thigh fillets, as I find them much more succulent that chicken breasts.

Home made egg fried rice is also really good and a treat for me as normal soy sauce is a no go for most people going gluten free. If I have a little bit it wont hurt me too much, as I'm not Coeliac but too much does affect me... particularly my stomach! 

You can find the salty crispy chicken recipe here , I did make a couple of changes :
  • I used gluten free soy sauce (available in most larger supermarkets now)
  • I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and cut them into thin strips. I prefer them like this, as they are great dipped in some sweet chilli sauce.
  • I used plain gluten free flour instead of potato flour, as I didn't have any of this in the cupboard.

For the Egg Fried Rice (Serves 4):

  • 1 mug of Basmati rice (cooked)
  • 1 handful of Frozen Peas
  •  1 - 2 tablespoons of Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • Approx 1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  1. Beat the eggs, add to a heated wok. Add the rice to the pan, then add the soy sauce, sesame oil, frozen peas.
  2. Cook the peas through, you can add more sesame oil or soy sauce if you think it needs it.
  3. Serve with the Salty, Crispy, Chicken.


Meal Plan 23/06/13 - 29/06/13

I've planned our meals for next week, but it's not entirely finished yet as I haven't been shopping. I thought I would still share what meals I was going to have and I'll update with the other details later. I did take a visit to the market at the weekend though and I got some good deals on some meat as we went in the afternoon.

Meal Plan 23/06/13 - 29/06/13

  • Feta Cheese, Tuna and Avocado  Salad, Balsamic & Olive Oil
  • Mixed Bean and Sausage Casserole
  • Honey, Soy Sauce and Garlic Pork Steaks, Carrots, Broccoli
  • Bangers and Mash with Carrots and Onion Gravy
  • Beef Fajitas
  • Tapas Night: Paella, Patatas Bravas, Spanish Ham Selection, Manchego Cheese, Garlic Prawns
  • Salty Crispy chicken, Egg Fried Rice