I nearly gave it all up – sewing that is.  When I started following peoples blogs a little while back I noted how “technical” everyone had become – talking of the alterations they have done on patterns – sway backs. FBA, SBA, sloping shoulders, muslin fittings ..and on it goes.  I think […]

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Lentil, Vegetable and Chorizo Soup

On February 8, 2011 By

This is a gorgeous and filling soup for a cold winters day and also benefits from being a true one pot dish. There is no pre frying of the ingredients, and this makes the dish low fat and also low in calorie. The Chorizo does and a punchy flavour and I would suggest that if you are watching your weight I would add a few small slivers to your dish to add flavour, not thick chunks despite the latter being nicer of course. You only need a mere sprinkle of Pecorino (or Parmesan) and you get a satisfying soup that certainly does not feel like a weight watching meal.

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  Lentil and Vegetable Soup, The Farmhouse Cookbook, Liz Trigg, PG 20

This was such a simple recipe to make and super super low in fat.  You basically take all the ingredients and boil them together, season and eat, you don’t even have to fry the onions.  The ingredients included Brown lentils, celery, carrots, garlic […]

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Venison in Wine

On February 6, 2011 By

 

Venison in White Wine, Nigella Lawson, HOW TO EAT, PG 111

 

I don’t think I have ever eaten Venison – at least not in its pure form like this unless in a gourmet sausage of some description or perhaps mixed with other meats in a pie. I would not recognise the flavour […]

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This weeks menu

On February 6, 2011 By

I am moving onto the area of my bookshelf which is grouped by “type” of food as oppose to by author. This slightly concerns me only in that I foresee week long binges on Thai food or Indian food. That is the good part, the bad part may be having to bake a cake everyday […]

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Lawsons Liver

On February 4, 2011 By

 

Chicken Liver Salad, Nigella Lawson, NIGELLA EXPRESS, PG 68

 

I decided to save this dish for Friday as it might be a light-ish end to a rich-ish week. This is super simple, pan fry the chicken livers and then add Maple syrup and vinegar to glaze them and throw them on a […]

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Simple Sausages

On February 3, 2011 By

 

Sausages with Onion and Cider Gravy, Nigella Lawson, FEAST, PG 38

 I was pleased to be using this book as its one that I have used very little, I was disappointed to be cooking this however and doubly upset that the number game with my children brought something up within the Christmas […]

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Fruit Salad Dessert

On February 2, 2011 By

 Chopped Fruit Salad, Nigella Lawson, NIGELLA EXPRESS, PG 89

 I made this with my daughter for a dessert after the Spring Chicken, instead of having it as a breakfast dish as Nigella advised. This is basically layered strawberries (steeped in a tsp of pomegranate juice) which I added a tsp of icing […]

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