Queue a very photo heavy post! Thank you to Gemma for some of the photos, the rest are my own.
We mingled over hummus and healthy snacks, with amazing homemade fruit juices.
We had a fantastic talk from Kate Cook, all about balancing your blood sugars and ageing well. I took away so much from that, and am seriously thinking about purchasing one of her books. I don’t want to age badly, and my diet is a great place to start.
We then moved on to preparing our meals. I learnt how to debone a chicken! For someone that won’t eat meat off the bone this was a massive step for me! Look at that concentration!
We filleted mackerels, and I helped to mix and grill the vegetables for the veggie starters. Don’t the colours look fantastic!
We then sat down and awaited the lovely chefs to serve us our finished meals! I was so excited to try all the foods we, as a team, had created!
Starter was the mackerel we filleted, served with beetroot and horse radish cream. I could of eaten this a hundred times over. The fish was perfectly crispy, and the softness of the beetroots complimented it incredibly.
Main course were the chicked breasts we deboned and seasoned, served with puy lentils, roasted butternut squash and balsamic reduction. I’d never tried lentils before and they were so good! They had a hidden kick of chilli thrown in there too, and I’m a total sucker for chilli!
Lastly was the poached pears in cinnamon syrup. Again this was a new thing for me, and wow, they were amazing!
Give me a shout if you want any of the recipes, I have them all!
This was all paired Loupart Sauvignon Blanc, very crisp and grassy, just how I like my white wine!
This was such an amazing Sunday, I’d be more than happy to do it all over again!
I have to thank Greenlight, Simply Health and The Underground Cookery School for the invite. I learnt so much and have taken a great deal of information away with me, as well as some lovely new blogging friends!