Monthly Archives: May 2016

Winterfest Soup

Ingredients:  2-3 potatoes (chopped) 2-3 parsnips (chopped) 1 leek (chopped) 2 teaspoons of soy sauce 1 tablespoon of vegetable stock 4 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 1 cup of white rice 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 … Continue reading

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Steamed Chards with Garlic and Olive Oil

Ingredients:  600g of chards 2-3 garlic cloves (peeled and cut into small pieces) 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1/3 of a fresh chilli Salt and pepper Method:  Wash the chards and cut the stalks and leaves into small pieces and steam … Continue reading

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Chow Chow

Ingredients:  350g of kidney beans (soaked overnight in cold water and drained) 4 red or green peppers (sliced) 1 medium-sized cauliflower (trimmed and separated into flowerets) 450g of french beans (trimmed and sliced) 225g of sweet corn 175g of brown … Continue reading

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Neeps and Tatties Soup

Ingredients:  1 medium-sized onion (finely chopped) 1 leek (washed and chopped) 1/2 a small turnip (washed and cut into small cubes) 1 carrot (washed and grated/sliced) 2-3 medium-sized potatoes (washed and chopped into small pieces) 1-2 pints of water Vegetable … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Lasagne with Caramelised Onions

Ingredients:  500g of root vegetables (e.g. carrots, parsnips, turnips, swedes, garlic, butternut squash etc. Peeled and cut into chunks) 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 onions (peeled and sliced) Salt and pepper Several sheets of lasagne Sauce:  50g of butter … Continue reading

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Potato and Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients:  450g of potatoes Olive oil 6 eggs 2-3 generous handfuls of chopped spinach leaves 150g of soft vegetables in season ( e.g. peppers, mushrooms, peas, leeks) 75ml of milk 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme (chopped) 1 tablespoon of rosemary … Continue reading

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Lemony Rice Soup

Ingredients:  8 chicken wing tips or 4 chicken drumsticks 2 cups of rice 6 cups of chicken/vegetable stock Juice of 2 lemons 2 eggs (beaten) Salt and pepper Method:  Bring the stock and chicken to the boil in a large … Continue reading

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Pasta with Runner Beans in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:  80g of pasta (per person) A handful of runner beans (cut into small pieces) 1 small/medium onion (chopped into small pieces) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 3-4 fresh tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste Fresh parsley (chopped finely) Feta … Continue reading

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Tahini Sauce

Ingredients:  2 dessert spoons of light tahini A good squeeze of lemon juice 2-3 pods of crushed garlic Olive oil Method:  Simply mix all the ingredients together until the sauce is ready to use. © You Can Cook

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Nutty Peaches

Ingredients: 3 nectarines/peaches For the filling:  A few hazelnuts and macadamia nuts Porridge oats and linseeds 3 dates Butter Diluted elderflower cordial Method:  Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.  Wash the nectarines and cut them in half, removing the seeds … Continue reading

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Pasta with Tuna and Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:  260g of penne (other pasta types can be used) 1 medium sized onion Olive oil 1 tin of tuna 1 tin of chopped tomatoes Fresh parsley Method:  Put a pot full of water to boil while you start preparing … Continue reading

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White Bread

I’m afraid it’s a myth that bread making takes time. True, the bread itself needs its own time, but it will only take about 6-10 minutes of your actual time. To make one large loaf (or two small loaves), you will … Continue reading

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Ingredients:  1/2 sweet potato (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1/2 carrot (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 small onion (halved) 1/2 swede/turnip/parsnip (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 tablespoon of oil Substitute salt with one of the following:  Chinese 5 … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Curry

Ingredients:  250g of button mushrooms 250g of diced peppers 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of cumin 1 1/2 teaspoon of coriander 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper Freshly ground black pepper 5 cloves of garlic … Continue reading

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Shrimp Rice

Ingredients: 60g of basmati rice A handful of shrimps (frozen ones are alright too) 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil 1/2 red chilli (finely sliced and deseeded) Fresh parsley Soy sauce Method:  Firstly, cook the … Continue reading

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Lemon Grass and Soy Sauce Chicken Skewers

Ingredients:  4 chicken breasts (skinless and boneless, cut into 2.5 cm cubes) 8 bamboo/metal skewers Marinade:  1 tablespoon of honey OR maple syrup (extra to serve) 4 cloves of garlic (crushed) 2.5 cm piece of fresh root ginger (peeled and … Continue reading

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Shepherds Pie

Ingredients:  500g of minced beef 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 onion (finely chopped) 1 carrot (finely chopped) 3 teaspoons of gravy powder 150ml of water 500g of potatoes (peeled and chopped into even chunks) 50g of butter Seasoning Method:  … Continue reading

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Speedy Pizzas

Ingredients:  2 baguettes Tomato sauce Grated cheese Method:  Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.  Slice the baguettes lengthwise. Spread with tomato sauce. Top with grated cheese. Top with optional flavourings of your choosing, e.g. ham, mushrooms, salami etc. Bake … Continue reading

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Courgette Pickle

Ingredients:  1kg of courgettes (finely sliced) 2 medium onions (finely sliced) 75g of salt 500ml of white wine vinegar 250g of sugar 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds 1 teaspoon of celery seeds 1 teaspoon of turmeric 1/2 teaspoon of dry … Continue reading

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Savoy Cabbage Alla Tirolese

Ingredients:  350g of savoy cabbage (finely shredded) 25g of lean speck (3mm thick) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1/2 garlic clove (finely chopped) 1/4 red chilli (chopped) Salt and black pepper 350ml of chicken stock OR bouillon cubes/powder Method:  Cut … Continue reading

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Macaroni Cheese

Ingredients:  140g of macaroni 1 tablespoon of cooking oil 1/2 a jar of white lasagne sauce OR Homemade sauce* Homemade Sauce:  25g of butter 25g of flour 300ml of milk Salt and black pepper to taste 75g of cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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Fruit Crumble

Ingredients:  500g of fruit (washed and chopped into chunks) 50g of sugar Topping:  150g of flour 75g of sugar (demerara is best for a crunchy effect) 75g of butter Method:  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Place the fruit … Continue reading

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Waldorf Salad

Ingredients:  2 celery stalks (finely sliced) 2 medium/large apples (finely chopped) 100g of seedless grapes (halved) 100g of walnuts (halved, and lightly toasted) 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise 3 tablespoons of natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons of lemon juice Lettuce Salt and … Continue reading

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Roasted Root Vegetables

Ingredients: 4 medium-sized potatoes 3 parsnips 3 carrots 1 red pepper 2 courgettes 4-5 garlic cloves (with their skin) Olive oil Fresh or dry rosemary leaves Salt and pepper Mixed spices (cinnamon, fennel, nutmeg, ginger powder) Tamari sauce or soy … Continue reading

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Pork Salsa

Ingredients:  400g of diced pork 1 large onion 2-3 garlic cloves 2 fresh chillies Vegetable oil Garam masala 1 tomato tin Salt to taste Method: Heat the oil in a large pot to a high temperature. Add the onions and … Continue reading

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Pancakes

Ingredients:  100g of plain flour 1 egg (beaten) 250ml of milk A pinch of salt Oil/butter for frying Method:  Place the flour in a deep bowl, and add the salt. Make a well in the centre and add the beaten … Continue reading

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Homemade White Sauce

Ingredients:  25g of butter 25g of flour 300ml of milk Salt and black pepper to taste Method:  Melt the butter in a saucepan, over a low heat and stir in the flour. Remove the pan from the heat and stir … Continue reading

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Simple Roast Potatoes

Ingredients:  750g of potatoes 1 medium-size onion 5 tablespoons of olive oil 3 sprigs of rosemary Salt and pepper to taste Method:  Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.  Scrub and wash the potatoes (peel them if you prefer). Dry … Continue reading

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Stuffed Pears with Gorgonzola Cheese

Ingredients:  50g of ricotta cheese 50g of gorgonzola cheese 1/2 celery stick (finely sliced) 8 stoned green olives (chopped) 4 dates (cut into thin strips) 4 ripe pears 150ml of apple juice A pinch of paprika Method:  Preheat the oven … Continue reading

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Handmade Oatcakes

Ingredients:  250g of porridge oats Warm/hot water to bind Olive oil Enough sesame seeds to flavour Salt, to taste 1 teaspoon of cumin/herbs Method:  Put the porridge oats in a mixer and blend quickly to further break down the oats. … Continue reading

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