This week I'm sharing low cal summer dishes that are light on calories big on flavour. Plus we have the #CookBlogShare 2020 week 26 linky.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare the weekly linky for all things foodie hosted here on Recipes Made Easy the last Tuesday of the month, at Lost in Food on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and with our guests hosts on the remaining Tuesdays.
Its the place where food bloggers can share their latest posts and for you to find new food blogs.
June in a Nutshell
But first, as another month comes to an end, a quick recap of what’s been happening here in June.
Well its certainly been a busy month. As many of you know I have a small urban allotment. As its not a full-size allotment I can't grow a huge selection of produce, so instead I have chosen to grow mainly soft summer fruits.
Surrounded by houses it has a mild micro climate and the fruit tends to ripen a little earlier, June started with a trickle of raspberries and a few strawberries.
Now as the month draws to a close, I have had heaps of blackcurrants (well 5 kg or so) a few redcurrants and whitecurrants (I think I may have been over zealous pruning them this year). A fair amount of gooseberries, particularly from the sweeter red gooseberry bush, lots of raspberries and a decent amount of strawberries.
I've also come up with quite a few new recipes for blackcurrants including the most delicious blackcurrant curd which I hope to publish later this week on Only Crumbs Remain.
Most of the fruit has been harvested now, although the raspberries will hopefully keep coming all be it in smaller amounts until the Autumn and I still have a punnet or two of blueberries to ripen, I just have to pick those before the birds get them.
And for the fruit I didn't have time to make anything scrummy with yet, I've popped that in the freezer for later.
Its a good job things are slowing down now as I will be spending most of July in Suffolk trying to tame the gardens of my holiday cottages after 3 months of total neglect, now that we will soon be allowed to go back there again.
As for the mosaic table I started last month - needless to say that has not progressed much!
Low Cal Summer Dishes
So once again there were plenty of lovely recipes linked up on #CookBlogShare last week hosted by Chloe at Feast Glorious Feast. Now if you have slightly over-indulged in a little too many treats and not enough exercise during lockdown then you are going to love the recipes I have chosen for this months round up.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who could do with some lighter dishes, and all of these come in at under 500 cals a portion, some considerably less.
Uramaki sushi with Chilli Crab
This sushi from Feast Glorious Feast comes in at 53 Cals a piece. Sure you are going to eat more than one but you would have to be very hungry to come in over the 500 cal mark.
Oriental courgette noodle soup
This soup from The Glutenfree Alchemist is made with courgette noodles, cooked in a homemade vegetable broth and is packed with the flavours of the Orient. At under 90 cals a portion, it would make a fabulous lunch dish or light supper.
Grilled veggie hummus wrap
From Melissa Traub we have a tasty vegetarian wrap for the summer, or any time of the year for that matter. It’s a hummus wrap with a combination of grilled vegetables with fresh cold veggies for a crunchy and satisfying vegan sandwich and comes in at just over 250 cals.
Quiche Lorraine Style Frittata
This delicious frittata from Easy Peasy Foodie is inspired by the flavours of a Quiche Lorraine but without the added calories or complication or making of pastry. A great light lunch or breakfast at around 280 cals a portion.
Giant Couscous. Tomato and Rocket Salad
This pretty salad from Curly's Cooking is fresh, light and summery. Curly suggests serving it as part of a lunch or BBQspread but I think it would make a delicious and satisfying lunch in its own right. It comes in just nudging over 400cals.
I'm always looking for lighter ways to serve pasta in the summer and I love both the look and sound of this pasta dish from Lost in Food. Flavoured with courgette, lemon and garlic this pasta dish comes in just over 480 cals but I'm sure it's going to be worth each and every one.
#CookBlogShare 2020 week 26
And now to this week’s linky
Non-bloggers – skip to the bottom of the page and click on the thumbnails that catch your eye to take you to the website where the recipe can be found. Remember they will be added to as the week goes on, so don’t forget to pop back and take a look again later.
Bloggers Linking up this week?
You can link up any foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions. You can link up to 4 posts.
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the NEW #CookBlogShare badge to your post (Code below – for WordPress copy and paste the code below into the text view of your post).
- Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here (at least 2 for each link added but the more you can the better) and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
- Plus comment on either this post or one of the posts labelled HOST in the linky.
Just to remind you, by joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a roundup and on social media if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Don’t forget to add #CookBlogShare to your Instagram post and check out/comment on what others are posting on the #CookBlogShare feed.
You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
I will also pin the recipes to our #CookBlogShare group board and tweet the recipes. If you wish, you can tweet me a link to your recipe @recipecrumbs as well as (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts @lostinf00d using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet all that we see.
I will also comment on as many recipes as possible. Even if I do not have the time to comment on your post please rest assured, we really appreciate you taking the time to link your recipes and share others, we love having you as part of our fabulous #CookBlogShare community.
SO, IT’S OVER TO YOU. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN COOKING!
Next week #CookBlogShare will be at Lost In Food
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