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Thai Beef and Lettuce

On January 28, 2011 By

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 […]

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A heavenly Turkish dessert

On January 27, 2011 By

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 […]

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Steak with Heaven

On January 27, 2011 By

 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 […]

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My night of singledom

On January 26, 2011 By

The cats away and mice might play so they say.

I was really looking forward to tonight meal. Matthew is out and despite the treacherous task of bathing and getting two toddlers to sleep AFTER play school, gymnastics, soft play, dinner, games, fighting, more games, more fighting….I decided to make an effort, treat myself, and […]

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Zen Salad

On January 25, 2011 By

Alfalfa Salad, Jamie Oliver, 30 MINUTE MEALS, pg 148

This is a quick and easy salad made up of alfalfa sprouts, avocado, mint, cress and lemon juice. Crisp breads are crumbed over the top for added texture.

It a fresh earth tasting salad which is made more interesting by the addition of avocado which makes […]

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Thai Mussels

On January 25, 2011 By

 Wok Fried Fragrant Mussels, Jamie Oliver, THE RETURN OF THE NAKED CHEF, PG 154

This is another easy peasy dish by Mr Oliver. Its basically Thai style mussels that, other than the simple preparation, takes around 5 minutes from turning on the hob to the table.

The base is a combination of garlic, lemon grass […]

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Irish Soup Day

On January 24, 2011 By

 Yellow Broth, 400 BEST EVER SOUPS, edited by Anne Sheasby

I decided to make the uninterestingly titled “Yellow Broth” today mainly for reasons of increasing worry about a “feeling” that my girth is widening. I decided to step on the scales ( not done since November) – not bad news actually but more […]

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 Week 4 , January 24th- January 30th

I have some ocaasions this week so have decided to mix a randomly toddler chosen list with some self chosen selected new dishes. It’s Matthews birthday and he has made a few requests and as we have a rule in our house that birthday boys and […]

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Sunday Roast

On January 23, 2011 By

Incredible Roast Shoulder of lamb with smashed vegetables Jamie Oliver, Jamie at Home, pg 49

I never do a traditional Sunday Roast as there are always too many lefovers to contemplate especially with only two tiny bellies and two larger ones to feed and also I find them all a bit “samey”.  I invited Gabi and family […]

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A Mediterranean feast

On January 22, 2011 By

Stuffed Cypriot Chicken, Pan fried Broccoli and Vine tomatoes (Asparagus is not in season) Cabbage Salad, and St Clements Drink

My mum and cousin visited so I had a great opportunity to try a menu of dishes without risking the fattening effect of a leftover breakfast on Sunday. This menu was simple and I […]

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