Bonfire night is always full of fun and times with the family. I know we’ll be taking our kids to the fun fair, having hot chocolate and eating warm donuts but before we do, it will be time for tea. Bonfire night is the perfect opportunity to spice up your life with one of these recipes with a bang in honour of Gunpowder Day.
Now, I’m not saying to try and serve these recipes to your little ones with a very sensitive palate. They are only reserved for grown ups who can take some heat. Feel like kicking your breakfast up a notch? Do it with these Huevos Rancheros.
What do eggs, avocado and coriander have in common? They are all absolutely delicious. Put them together in a dish with garlic, chillies and cheese and you have the best breakfast on the street. I love this recipe from Woman and Home not just for breakfast but any time of day. Either you can serve it with tortillas which is the traditional method or put it over some lovely toast and give it a bit of English flair.
If you think this is something that your kids will like, you can make an extra pan and omit the chillies and red pepper. This make this delightful recipe palate friendly for little ones.
Summer is over so say goodbye to lunches, unless you absolutely love lunches then, Go You! I’d rather have something warm and filling this time of year and a bit of spice never hurts. This recipe from Healthy Food is easy to prepare and reheat and even easier to eat. What’s brilliant about this recipe is essentially you are making your own pasta sauce. This is great for diets as you know exactly what you are putting in and how many calories you’re consuming. No hidden sugar in this one! Make a big pot and freeze it in individual portions perfect for lunches and leftover nights.
Saag aloo is typically a side dish ordered at your local Indian, but if you’re looking for a healthy vegetarian alternative with some spice this makes a lovely main dish! All your favourite Indian spices come together with creamy potatoes to create a lovely dish fit for Autumn. The Mirror originally featured this recipe as part of their spicy dishes for slimmer waistlines and we agree. Keep your favourite Indian flavours without adding on the pounds this Winter.
Now what would this blog post about Bonfire Night, Gunpowder Day and Guy Fawkes Day be without a dessert with joie de vivre?
Chilli and chocolate being used together is nothing new. Mexican Molé has been around for generations. This recipe from Belleau Kitchen is proof that love does happen at first sight. I saw this cake and knew that it was heaven on a dish. The beautiful chocolate is well complimented by the heat of the chilli whilst the orange adds a touch of sweetness, though not enough to subdue the chilli. Whilst your children will definitely want a slice, I’d recommend making them the cake without the added chilli for their sensitive palates.
These recipes are super hot, they’ll make your local bonfire look like a match. Enjoy adding a bit of heat to your day with these fine goodies.