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Turkey Meatballs with Chorizo in Tomato Sugo

So I overindulged over the weekend, which is usually standard practise but this weekend was extra-indulgent because I turned THIRTY. Yep, I'm officially an adult. NO! You can't make me!!! Ok, but really, I celebrated turning thirty by pretty much eating and drinking all weekend. Needless to say my thirty-year old body is not what it once was and I am feeling the pain of the rich food overload.

In true old-lady style I thought I would make a hearty yet healthy dinner on Monday night to sort-of balance out all the pizza, fries and cake I ate over the weekend, so putting some turkey mince to good use I make some gluten-free meatballs in a nice rich tomato sauce with some green beans on the side (and not a starchy vegetable in sight!)

You will need...
500gr turkey mince
1 large egg
1/4 cup gluten free flour such as rice or coconut flour
1 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
100gr skinned and finely diced chorizo sausage (cos the thing needs some flavour!)
1/2 a large brown onion, finely dic…


I have finally decided to try my hand at Croissants, they have always daunted me for some reason. It's probably because I'm not a one for patience, which is one of the main ingredients in croissant-making.

I've rarely made puff pastry, opting for store bought every time. I'm not proud to admit it, but I'm just not interested in spending such a huge amount of time laminating dough (you know, all the folding of the butter in the dough so you get all the layers required in a good puff). But I'm conquering my fears and making croissants which uses the same technique of laminating dough, with the added fun of using a yeast-risen dough (yay more waiting).

So here goes my first attempt at croissants... I was already worried when the recipes I looked up online told me that I definitely WOULD NOT get these right the first time. Well, thanks for the vote of confidence guys! I feel like maybe this doesn't apply to me seeing as these recipes are targeted at at-home ba…