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Skinny cheesecake

Last week I made this cheesecake twice, the first time to try out the newly discovered recipe, and the second because I enjoyed the first attempt so much. Also I had friends over.

We had oven baked “fried” chicken, using a recipe I saw on the Food Network on a show called Not My Mama’s Meals. They call it Unfried Chicken, and I was amazed that it isn’t actually the grease and oily skin that makes a good piece of fried chicken, rather it’s the crunch, which the cornflakes manage to produce very well.

However we dove into the chicken so quickly that I completely forgot to take pictures, so I’ll move on to the cheesecake I made instead.

I found the recipe on a blog called Parsley, Sage & Sweet; this post in turn came from another blog called Cook Book of Trial and Error. I was attracted to the idea that you could make a decent cheesecake from a cheese that is pretty much fat free (the quark I bought has 0.2% fat), and the comments seemed promising.

Still, I was rather skeptical, but it was an easy recipe to put together and quark is cheaper than regular cream cheese, so I thought it was worth the attempt.  Continue reading Skinny cheesecake

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Awesome sandwich

Awesome sandwich

I made a really quick lunch the other day.
First I sprinkled a thin chicken breast with garlic powder and pepper which was then pan fried.
Next I built up the sandwich with the addition of cucumber, red onions and spinach. As I don’t like raw onions, I let the slices sizzle in the pan beside the chicken, which made them nicely soft but not too crispy.
This was then all topped off with a generous drizzle of sweet Thai chilli sauce and sandwiched between lightly toasted wholemeal bread.
I’ll admit it was one of the messiest sandwiches I’ve eaten due to chilli sauce dripping out as I ate it, but at the same time it was one of the most satisfying I can remember having in a long time.