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08
Jan

New Year, New Food!

It’s the age old ‘New Year, New Me’ time again, where all the deserted gyms suddenly become too busy to use and social media becomes full of healthy eating anecdotes. Here at Seven Smiths we have decided that, instead of cutting out old food habits, we are going to try some new ones.

Here are 10 new dishes we want to try in the year. How many have you tried?

  1. Mole Polano
Mole Poblano with Chicken. Image from Inside Mexico

Mole Poblano with Chicken. Image from Inside Mexico

This Mexican favourite is a thick rich sauce which includes flavours of both chocolate and chilli, usually served with chicken. Mole recipes have gone back for centuries with some of the oldest recipes combining over 100 ingredients and taking hours too cook.

There are now simpler versions that can be found which still taste incredible but aren’t quite as time consuming.

  1. Laverbread
Fresh Laverbread. Image from hospitality info centre

Fresh Laverbread. Image from hospitality info centre

Laverbread is a traditional Welsh delicacy also known as bara lawr and is a type of seaweed collected primarily from the West Coast of the British Isles. The seaweed is collected, washed, cooked and then minced to make a thick green paste which can be used in many dishes.

As well as being tasty it is also proven that eating Laverbread can do great things for your health! Found in both its raw form and a tinned version, both are available to purchase online.

  1. Soil
Edible Soil Starter. Image from ChefSteps.

Edible Soil Starter. Image from ChefSteps.

Edible soil doesn’t literally mean popping into your back garden with a shovel and start munching on natures finest. Edible soil is made from a variety of ingredients combined for a soil like finish but with a hearty taste, more of a flourish at a dinner party but definitely one to be remembered for! You can add and take away any mixture you fancy for the desired look and texture, many go for blended chocolate cake or a mix of bread, mushroom, onion, olives and nuts!

 

  1. Breakfast Shepherd’s Pie
Image from The Food in My Beard

The Food in My Beard’s Breakfast Shepherd’s Pie

This one is inspired by The Food in my Beard and combines all the best flavours of breakfast in an incredible shepherd’s pie. Combining sausage, egg and sausage is perfect lunch or even brinner. A more unusual mash up but definitely one of our favourites!

 

  1. Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Betty Crocker's Slow Cooker Deluxe Hot Chocolate

Betty Crocker’s Slow Cooker Deluxe Hot Chocolate

Do you feel like you have neglected your slow cooker over the past few months? Forget instant hot chocolate, this rich and creamy drink is perfect for those cold winter nights as well as being super simple to make.

 

  1. Insects
Insect sandwich, a great sustainable source of protein! Image from Alamy.

Insect sandwich, a great sustainable source of protein! Image from Alamy.

Insects are usually related to Bushtucker trials but did you know they actually contain a higher percentage of protein than chicken, more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach?

There is loads of ways to eat them whether fried or baked. Or if that isn’t for you, you can always buy them dipped in chocolate from the Farmed Insect Company.

 

  1. Goat
Curried Goat with Roasted Vegetables. Image from The Food Network.

Curried Goat with Roasted Vegetables. Image from The Food Network.

Goat is the most widely consumed meat in the world, but it doesn’t make much of an appearance in the UK. You can now buy it online at Ocado.com, we like the look of the slow cooked curry!

 

  1. Cauliflower Pizza
Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust. Image from Gimme Delicious.

Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust. Image from Gimme Delicious.

Replacing cauliflower with carbs was something that became popular through 2015, although this cauliflower pizza is a great way to eat the food you love and still feel good about it!

 

  1. Fruit Flavoured Water
Water mixed with fresh fruit is both refreshing and good for you! Image from MeMD.

Water mixed with fresh fruit is both refreshing and good for you! Image from MeMD.

This one is really refreshing and simple to make at home, simply add fresh fruit or veg to iced water, mix and enjoy!

 

  1. Churros
Churros with a melted chocolate dip. Image INMSol

Churros with a melted chocolate dip. Image INMSol

Deep fried doughy pastry, sounds amazing! Popular in many countries, from France to the Phillippines you can expect to see the treats as main meals or snacks, we think covered in chocolate is best!

 

You will find all the recipes we liked the look of via the links below:

 

Sources

http://www.laverbread.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/cockleslaverbreadand_92241

https://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/recipes/edible-soil/11956/

http://www.thefoodinmybeard.com/recipe/breakfast-shepherds-pie/

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-deluxe-hot-chocolate-buffet/a43991cb-d656-40da-a9f8-e413be0526da

http://www.thefarmedinsectcompany.com

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2369636/goat-curry

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/180847741264105707/

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/24700/churros/