You’re hungry, but you haven’t a minute to spare?  Try these four quick recipes for quick hand-held food to keep you on the move.

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Papaya and Ginger smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh papaya, peeled and de-pipped
  • 150 ml fat free yoghurt
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Method:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into on-the-go cup and you’re good to go.

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Strawberry and Parma ham baguette

Ingredients:

  • 1 small baguette
  • Cream cheese / butter, to spread
  • 6 strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 3 slices of Parma ham
  • Fresh basil leaves

Method:

Slice the baguette lengthways and spread with cream cheese / butter.
Stack the strawberries, ham and basil on the bottom half and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Sandwich together, wrap it up in a napkin and lunch is served.

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Homemade Chicken nuggets

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 Tbs salt
  • pinch of white pepper
  • Vegetable oil, to fry

Method:

Combine the buttermilk and cayenne pepper and allow the chicken to marinate overnight.
Mix together the flour, salt, white pepper. Remove the chicken chunks from the marinade and roll in the flour mix.
Heat oil in a shallow frying pan and fry until golden. Drain nuggets on kitchen paper towel and pop them in a easy-to-carry take away cup.

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Easy Sushi handroll

Ingredients:

1 sheet nori
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 tsp wasabi paste
1/2 cup cooked sushi rice
50 g smoked salmon

Method:

Cut the nori sheet into 4 equal squares. Roll each square into a cone and use your finger to glue together the edges with a drop of water.Stuff each cone with avo, wasabi, rice and salmon – and head out to the city.

Photographed by Antonia Steyn | Production by Anna Loubser | Food by Maranda Engelbrecht

First Published in the Kitchen Issue #75

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