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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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Spring Chicken

On February 2, 2011 By

  Spring Chicken, Nigella Lawson, KITCHEN, PG 97

 I was quite looking forward to making this dish as 1/ Its from a newly aquired book by one of my favourite cooks and 2/ It looked like a dish that the while family could eat with a few adaptations.

 The main flavour of this […]

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Veggie Balls and Hot Chilli Sauce

On February 1, 2011 By

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 […]

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Thai Noodle Salad

On January 31, 2011 By

 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 […]

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This Weeks Menu

On January 30, 2011 By

 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 […]

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