|See, when you said come round for dinner…
Try one of the recipes on the Flora website they said. Er ok. I don’t need much excuse to do some cooking.
These recipes include Flora products such as Flora Cuisine or Buttery – all of which are healthier one way or another.
I hasten to add that that Flora Buttery is a very, very long way from the Aberdeen buttery which is possibly the most calorific (and delicious) thing in the world.
The Flora products reduce the saturated fats and include healthier oils such as omega, they cut the number of calories or they simply deliver fewer fats in the first place. In every case this is good news.
Not just general good news, mind. Specifically good news for us.
Firstly, we are having another campaign to get the kids to eat proper healthy food instead of their breadcrumb coated processed diet. The 11 year old, in particular, is showing signs of needing better food
And I also had raised blood pressure the last time it was tested. I have to go back for more tests, but, in any event, healthier eating can’t hurt. I don’t drink too much and I easily get my five a day. For me the danger zone is butter, olive oil etc. I know what I’ve said before about real food, but it’s time for a rethink.
So the flora recipe thing was a bit of a gift.
|Looks delicious even if there aren’t many Jamaican goats in Renfrewshire
The panther said he fancied the goat curry, probably just for the entertainment to be had at me hunting goat all over west central Scotland. Instead I decided to substitute with beef. However the recipe expected me to wait overnight for the spice flavour to infuse the meat.
That was too long to wait, so what about tonight’s dinner?
|Fa-je-tas. OK then, we’ll just have spicy chicken wraps.
Fajitas would give the panther and I something tasty while the boys could have something similar if a little milder. And I could fry the chicken in an air fryer combined with toaster oven. The recipe suggested either Flora Cuisine or Buttery.
Port Glasgow Tesco which sells pretty much anything you could ever want – including bacon jam – didn’t have Flora Cuisine. But it did have Buttery on a bogof deal.
It also had boxes and boxes of Dan Brown’s latest book. I’d say bogof if you tried to give me a copy.
|Browned off by badly written novels
Persuaded by the idea of healthier frying I continued my hunt to Asda for Flora Cuisine, but no luck there either. However they did have Flora oil spray, which is ideal for burgers on the griddle.
So Saturday’s dinner was fajitas – spicy or mild – with Buttery fried chicken. A triumph.
Then on Sunday the Panther and I got our goat. Well, beef. The meat had taken on the fragrant spice it had wallowed in overnight. The PoN was so impressed he took the leftovers to work on Monday.
There are more pictures of our Flora culinary adventures and my shopping trip on Google +.
The recipes I used plus loads of other really tempting ones are on the Flora site. I’ll be back there too.
Thanks to #cbias for the opportunity.