I always have a starchy standby for the children when I’m cooking a starch dish that they may not like. My Yellow garlic rice is delicately flavoured with Turmeric and garlic which gives their palate a taste of spice, but it also does not have hugely strong flavours enough for them to not eat it. […]Continue Reading →
Veg Balls with Chilli Sauce, TASTY VEGETARIAN Quick and Easy book, PG 48
Time to prepare both balls and sauce : 27 minutes (ex cooking time)
I made two different versions of these. One pretty much followed the recipe in the book but I added less peanuts (for calorific reasons) and also less […]Continue Reading →
6 bushy sprigs of Rosemary, leaves removed
4 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons of olive oil
4 Lemons, halved and squeezed saving the skins.
1 tsp Salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
With a Pestle and Mortar, squash the Rosemary Leaves, the salt and the garlic until the Garlic is well squashed. Add the […]Continue Reading →
Rice Noodle Salad with Prawns and Thai dressing, Gordon Ramsay, Healthy Appetite
It is my Wine appreciation course tonight so I have to have a quick dinner before I go out and so hence chose this meal to make. I actually made the dressing ahead and left it for the flavours to meld […]Continue Reading →
I have reverted back to the toddlers chosen random menu as I don’t foresee any occasions where I have to cook certain things no am I limited by evenings out etc(chance would be a fine thing)
My husband also got involved in the random choosing as my two little ones started to argue about whose […]Continue Reading →
Tray Baked Pork Chops with Herby potatoes, parsnip, pears : Jamie Oliver, The Return of the Naked Chef page 180
I saved this recipe for the weekend as it seemed like appropriate fare for an end of week dinner with the family. Jamie Oliver has a section in his book with various marinades […]Continue Reading →
Thai Crumbed Beef in Lettuce Wraps, Nigella Lawson Forever Summer
After yesterdays cardiac inducing meat, butter and cream feast I was eternally grateful for tonight light on the inches and effort ,Thai crumbed beef in lettuce wraps.
Its basically what it says on the tin. Fragrant chilli […]Continue Reading →
125 grams butter or half a standard block. I use unsalted butter
Half a teaspoon of salt
a small bunch of parsley
3 large cloves of garlic crushed
pinch of black crushed pepper
Put all these ingredients into a food processor and whizz until blended and soft.
Lay out a sheet of cling film […]Continue Reading →
Tel Kadayif with cream and pistachios, Claudia Roden
I must admit I panicked slightly when my sons number game came up with this recipe. This is a Turkish sweet dessert which is a dense layered pudding cake of finely shredded pastry (Konafi), Orange blossom scented and flavoured sugar syrup drizzled over the top […]Continue Reading →
Today was Matthews birthday and he desired steak. One gets what one wants when its ones birthday in our house, including me. I made two different butters to go with the steak from Nigellas Forever Summer book.
I made a blue cheese butter using Roquefort cheese and butter whizzed together in my food processor. Then […]Continue Reading →