Tex Mex for a family trying (and not always succeeding) to be healthy…

As I have previously mentioned, my sister is to be wed to her long term partner of 11 years, Iain, on May 10th. They will be married in the church local to where she and I grew up, and therefore local to where I am now living. The weekend just gone was the 3rd Reading of The Banns, so they were home to witness that, which gave us the perfect excuse for a big family dinner- and who could knock a texmex!

My Mum whipped up barbeque ribs and a childhood favourite of mine- Chilli Lasagne!

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Just looking at the picture of it fills me with a hungry kind of joy! My Mum does this the best (but maybe that’s more to do with my inner child?) however I did cook a big batch of this myself for Josh and Stephen a few months back. But that’s another recipe for another time!

With the wedding round the corner, everyone is trying to get into their best shape possible right now. My contribution to the meal was not a healthy side-dish by any means, but while I whipped up the original version, I also stole the recipe for a healthier version from this nice lady. What Tex Mex would be complete without Jalapeño Poppers!

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WENGZ.

Tonight I am celebrating good news! I have just been offered a new job in Northampton (my new residence) which takes away the pain of the commute to London and also means my super secret surprise is well on its way (the announcement of which I’m sure is looming, but please, stay tuned!)

My last day in my current role is 14th February, and I start my new job (perfectly, perhaps, with a kitchen company) 17th February. I’m very excited!! And with tomorrow being my birthday, this is all shaping up pretty fine. I certainly am feeling positive about 2014 right now!

Good news like this (particularly when received midweek) can only be followed by one great simplicity. HOT WINGS!

We all have our own version. Here’s mine!

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FAJITAS!!

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Last night, my friends Josh and Stephen came over for Friday night fajitas. I love fajitas, they can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be, are always delicious and leave you snoozingly satisfied!

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Exhibit A: Snoozingly Satisfied Stephen

I kept things relatively straight forward thanks to my good friend Old el Paso, but here are a few suggestions based on fajita good times I’ve produced in the past.

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Fajitas were something I was afraid would die out once Josie decided to be a vegetarian, but I came up with a delicious recipe for a vegetarian filling without having to resort to Quorn. To emphasise how delicious this is, on the night I made it I had chicken AND steak fajitas and I still envied Josie’s!!
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