Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Wholemeal ravioli and skinny lemon cheesecake

Im reminising about last nights yummy dinner. It was really fun to make, I could really go for it again. but im too lazy and too hungry to make it tonight, my favourite... quick peanut butter oatmeal for me.

but here's the recipe for anyone who wants to have a go...
tuckin' in

pasta dough
  • 1 egg
  • 100g wholemeal plain flour
  make a well in the flour and add the egg, combine and knead the dough. wrap dough in cling film and place in refrigerator for at least an hour to chill and rest.

cheesy spinach filling
  • fresh spinach (or defrosted frozen spinach)
  • 100g low fat cottage cheese
  • 50g grated mozzarella cheese
  • garlic clove
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
Fry garlic still soft and ad spinach, once wilted, add cheese and seasoning

Roll out dough with rolling pin, (or if you got one use a fancy pasta making roller contraptions) when the dough is papery and thin, divide and cut out squares. Place spoonfuls of the spinach cheese mix in to the centre of half of the squares. with your finger wet the squares around the sides and place another piece on each. pinch around the edges. Once you get into the swing of it you get a sort of factory line going and its pretty quick to make.

slighty squiffy pasta parcel

Bring a pan of water to a rolling boil and careful submerge each parcel into the water. cook for 5 minutes.

To serve drizzle with oilive oil, balsamic vinegar and top with an extra sprinkle of cheese. we had ours with roasted baby plum tomatoes and a rocket salad.
dinner time.
Skinny lemon cheesecake

This was deliciously light, tangy and fluffy and did not taste like a 'healthied' dessert in the slightest.

serves 2
  • 2 egg whites
  • 50g non fat cream cheese
  • juice and peel of one lemon
  • table spoon of icing sugar.
  • 3 digestive biscuits
  • teaspoon of melted light butter
Using an electric whisk whip up egg whites, whilst peaks are soft add sugar, lemon juice and grated peel, continue to whisk til it reaches stiff peaks. carefully fold in cream cheese.

Crush biscuits and add melted butter. divided crumbs into two dessert bowls. top with creamy lemmon mixture. place int he fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.

It doesnt set quite like the calorific verison but its just as dreamy and guilt free!
175 calories per generous serving.
could make it even lighter with a less calorific biscuit base.


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