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Stay at home and Cook with me- Slow cooker Beef Goulash

Stay at home and Cook with me- Slow cooker Beef Goulash

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let’s start the stay at home and cook with me series off right with slow cooker beef goulash.

Due to recent events getting hold of ingredients isn’t as easy as it used to be.

So I am digging through my old footage to scrape together recipes for you guys, who are in isolation or are caring for those in isolation.

Goulash is a smoked paprika Hungarian stew, and by now, we all know I love comfort food. Those meals that fill you up and make you feel happy inside.

And given the recent events, I think it is much needed!

Beef Goulash History

Originally used by Hungarian shepherds who spent months tending to their livestock, the meat was cured and dried in the sun.

transported in a sheep stomach bag and water would be added, to make a stew for their tea.

Now obviously times have changed.

But you know what, if it’s not broke don’t fix it.

Goulash is now a national dish of Hungary and for good reason! It is bloody delicious!

Smoked paprika, tender beef. Who could ask for more!

I enjoy making this in the slow cooker.

allowing it to reduce naturally with the lid off, it becomes immensely flavourful and rich!

Freezing and Reheating Beef Goulash

This is freezer friendly which makes it perfect if you are caring for those at a distance during the Covid-19 outbreak.

I have been vacuum packing portions of bulk recipes to drop off to some of the most vulnerable. And the key workers who barely have time to sleep let alone cook.

Sometimes having a home-cooked meal can do a massive amount for mental health, not too mention the importance of having a healthy meal in the first place.

Celebrating the stay at home heroes

I am also making a point of celebrating our smallest heroes who have been helping out at home. Whether it be home baking or arts and crafts, I will be dedicating a portion of all my future videos too, the millions of children who have been helping us parents and carers at home.

My children love when they hear their names in my videos, so why not take the chance to give other children that excitement during this time.

DM or tag me in your little one’s creations along with their first name, age and city and I will give them a mention in my videos

If you find yourself in self-isolation check out my other post.

https://www.justnicole.co.uk/self-isolation-and-food-preparation-during-covid-19/

Love Always

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Slow cooker Beef Goulash

A smoked paprika Hungarian Stew
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course comfort food, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 8

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 3 bell peppers
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 200 g Tomatoes
  • 200 ml Passata replace fresh and passata with a tin of tomatoes
  • 500 g beef
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pot red wine stock pot
  • 1 pot beef stockpot
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 diced onions
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 Dessert spoons flour

Instructions
 

  • roughly dice onions, slice peppers, quater mushrooms,

season meat

  • add all spices to bowl along with flour
  • add the beef to the seasoned flour and coat generuously
  • leave to one side

sear the seasoned beef

  • heat a touch of oil to a frying pan
  • allow to heat, add garlic
  • along with the beef and onions
  • allow to cook down and brown

pop into the slow cooker

  • throw all veg and the seansoned beef into the slow cooker
  • top with passata
  • add the stock pots

Leave to cook

  • 3hours on high
  • 6 hours on low
Keyword beef, Bulk Cooking, Comfort food, earthy, healthy, homemade, Main course, paprika
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Homemade Cinnamon rolls with three different glazes

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so cinnamon rolls are probably one of my most favourite things in the world, something I will not give up regardless of my fitness goals or journey.

so I decided to work them in as an occasional treat, so I can fully indulge that craving for soft delicious warm cinnamon rolls, with slightly oozy icing.

the trick to balancing out a healthy way to be able to enjoy the things you love the most, without compromising on richness, is to control your portion sizes when it comes to desserts.

The average calorie amount for a cinnamon roll is between 500-700, ours will come in around 225 (depending on the ingredients you use)

Homemade Cinnamon rolls with three different glazes

Cost & Nutrition

This is ridiculously cheap, this recipe makes 21 rolls working at around £3 per full batch

Amount Per Serving
calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g11 %
Saturated Fat 4 g21 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 30 mg10 %
Sodium 7 mg0 %
Potassium 20 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 38 g13 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g2 %
Sugars 26 g
Protein 3 g6 %
Vitamin A3 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium

Today I am also going to give you three options on glazes, Valencian orange, mocha, or classic vanilla

As always I hope you enjoy the recipe

don’t forget to check out my other dessert recipes https://www.justnicole.co.uk/mini-chocolate-orange-cheesecake/

until next time

as always

love

Homemade Cinnamon rolls with three different glazes

Homemade cinnamon rolls with three different glazes

oozy gorgeous cinnamon swirls glazed with your choice of icing
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
proving 2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 21
Calories 222 kcal

Ingredients
  

dough

  • 360 g bread flour
  • 7 g dried yeast
  • 1 whole medium egg
  • .5 tbsp vanilla
  • 0.5 t tbsp cinnamon
  • 160 ml warm milk
  • 60 g melted butter
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 30g white sugar

filling

  • 180 g brown sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp cinnamon
  • 60 g melted butter

icing

  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • splash of milk
  • 0.5 tbsp vanilla

valencian orange

  • 1/4 tsp flavouring

Mocha

  • 2 tbsp chocolate powder
  • 40 mls strong coffee

Instructions
 

  • activate the yeast in the warm milk and white sugar
  • once foaming add eggs, melted butter, cinnamon, vanilla and flour to a mixer
  • once a ball begins to form, remove from mixer
  • cover with oiled cling film and allow to proves for two hours
  • once proved roll into a large thin rectangle shape
  • mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
  • brush the sheet of dough with the melted butter
  • sprinkle and rub in the cinnamon filling
  • starting with the nearest edge begin to roll towards the outer edge making a snake shape
  • divide into 21 portions
  • place into baking tins
  • leave to prove for another 45mins to an hour
  • bake on medium heat for 20-25 minutes

icing

  • add icing sugar
  • butter
  • cream
  • vanilla
  • mix until thick paste
Keyword cinnamon roll, cinnamon swirl,
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Spiced avocado smash with bacon, egg and feta

Spiced avocado smash with bacon, egg and feta

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Spiced avocado smash with bacon, egg and feta, is a super easy recipe. Check out the Video below

I normally use this as a quick easy breakfast when I am craving a bit of bacon and eggs!

It’s got a few added elements of a traditional all day breakfast, but with the added healthy fat from half an avocado per serving.

I am using a seeded loaf for the toast in this which also boosts the healthy fat content.

I will normally have this on a day where I am not weight training, so I do not need to worry about the fat content slowing down my burn time.

Nutrition and Cost

Let’s break it down

Per serving

  • 384 Calories
  • 32g Fat
  • 22g Carbs
  • 18g Protein

Costing £1.05 making this fairly affordable and nutritious

I am using wonky avocados in this recipe. They are basically not aesthetically pleasing enough to fetch full price, so are cheaper than standard avocados. But every bit as delicious!

We are going to spice it up with half a tsp of both cumin and chilli flakes.

Because, it’s gorgeous and we can!

Using Prosciutto that we’ve crisped up under the Grill/broiler in place of out bacon.

Be sure to check out my other recipes below

https://www.justnicole.co.uk/crispy-chilli-cups-diet-friendly/

the whole dish comes together beautifully and makes a brilliant Instagram post!

Speak of which don’t forget to tag me if you try this so I can see what you have been up to in the kitchen

https://www.instagram.com/just_nicole_cooks/

Hope you enjoy the recipe, don’t forget I am back on Youtube, so now I can be in the kitchen with you!

Until Next Time

Love Always

Spiced avocado smash with bacon, egg and feta, Hope you enjoy

Spiced avocado smash with bacon and poached eggs

Spiced smashed Avocado with bacon and eggs

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Spiced avocado smash with bacon, egg and feta, is a super easy recipe.

I normally do this when I am craving bacon and eggs!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Breakfast, Healthy
Servings 4 People

Equipment

  • frying pan

Ingredients
  

avocado smash

  • 2 medium avocado
  • half tsp cumin
  • half tsp Chilli flakes

extras

  • slice of bread
  • half onion, roughly diced
  • handful cherry tomatoes
  • 4 eggs 1 per serving
  • 4 slices prosciutto 1 slice per serving
  • half tsp Garlic Puree
  • sprinkling of feta

Instructions
 

Avocado smash

  • carefully slice through the centre and around the seed
  • twist apart
  • push gently around seed with your thumb and it should pop out
  • scoop the avocado out with a spoon
  • roughly chop
  • using the back of a fork mash until it is to your liking
  • add the cumin and chilli and stir through
  • Set to one side

extras

  • roughly dice the onion and half the tomatoes
  • heat a pan with some 1 cal spray
  • add a bit of garlic puree and saute until tender (about 5 minutes)

The bacon

  • Crisp up the slices of prosciutto under the Grill or broiler, it should only take a few minutes. Then set to one side

poached egg

  • grab a pan and bring some water to the boil
  • place a mini sieve in to the water
  • crack your egg into the centre
  • Remove when the white is firm, but the middle is soft and runny

toast the… toast

  • use some spread or butter if you want!

plate up

  • get your toast, add some avocado smash, top with tomatoes and onions,top with the poached egg, scatter with crispy bacon, finally crumble some feta over the top

Enjoy!

    Video

    Keyword avocado, bacon, breakfast, brunch, chilli, dinner, eggs, feta, garlic, lunch, poached egg, proscuitto, snack, toast
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Servings Per Container 4

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 384 Calories from Fat 288
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 32g 49%
    Saturated Fat 10g 50%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 216mg 72%
    Sodium 385mg 16%
    Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 5g
    Protein 18g 36%

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Crispy chilli cups- what are they? A layer of rice, stacked with chilli, a sprinkle of cheese. All sitting in a perfectly crispy cup! Crispy chilli cups are an add on from my slow cooker healthy chilli. https://www.justnicole.co.uk/slow-cooker-healthy-chilli/ And my https://www.justnicole.co.uk/wild-thai-lemon-rice/ This is a brilliant