Curried vegetable stew

Spicy, Vegetarian

It shouldn’t feel like winter but it does! And when it’s this blooming cold I simply want a wholesome, hot and comforting lunch at work.

This dish meets the brief plus it’s cheap and simple for added bonu points.


All you need to do is:

  1. Chop 1 onion and fry in olive oil until softened
  2. Add 2 chopped carrots, parsnips and potatoes to the pan and fry for a further 3 minutes
  3. Cover the vegetable mixture in 1litre of vegetable stock and mix in 1tsp of cumin, turmeric, chilli (amend to your taste)
  4. Leave to simmer until the mixture has reduced slightly and then it’s done!

*serves 4 portions

If you find its a little thin you can add cornflour to thicken. Plus if you need a heartier meal you can add rice, or a naan, or both!! Yum

Grandad gives! (The result? RHUBARB CRUMBLE!)

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I LOVE visiting my Grandparents, aside from the fact I love them very much, they load me up with allotment goods!

On my recent visit I came home with Rhubarb and so of course, I made a crumble.


Really simple:

1.Stew 450g chopped rhubarb with 2tbsp of jam (I used my grandparents home made mixed fruit jam), 1tsb ginger, 2 TSB sugar, juice of an orange for 15 minutes


2. Meanwhile, mix 2 tbsp honey, 400g oats, 50g sugar…. Squish between your fingers for a crumbly mixture
3. Pour the rhubarb mixture in a baking dish and cover with the crumble. Bake for 20 minutes or until the crumble is golden

4. Serve (with vanilla ice cream!) ☺️

Curried vegetable stew

Spicy, Vegetarian

It shouldn’t feel like winter but it does! And when it’s this blooming cold I simply want a wholesome, hot and comforting lunch at work.

This dish meets the brief plus it’s cheap and simple for added bonu points.


All you need to do is:

  1. Chop 1 onion and fry in olive oil until softened
  2. Add 2 chopped carrots, parsnips and potatoes to the pan and fry for a further 3 minutes
  3. Cover the vegetable mixture in 1litre of vegetable stock and mix in 1tsp of cumin, turmeric, chilli (amend to your taste)
  4. Leave to simmer until the mixture has reduced slightly and then it’s done!

*serves 4 portions

If you find its a little thin you can add cornflour to thicken. Plus if you need a heartier meal you can add rice, or a naan, or both!! Yum

Just little old chicken Kiev 

chicken, Jamie's comfort food

Chicken Kiev conjures up memories of frozen hunks of processed meat with a watery garlic mixture oozing out. I don’t know about you, by history with chicken kiev’s isn’t good.

But I don’t live in the past and when I came across this recipe in Jamie’s comfort food back I though “Yes, let’s make some good Kiev memories!”

This is one of the less complex recipes in this book, it was pretty straight forward to undertake and it did not require much prep work.

  
The result was marvellous! Soft tender chicken, oozing with a thick creamy butter and coated in a light crisp shell. Matched with a broccoli laden mash potatoe and sprinkled with fresh spinach, I found the whole thigh a hearty and comforting plate. A good Sunday dish id say.

  
Happy eating!

LOVE to the humble Yorkshire 

Food, Vegetarian

When your home and in need of comfort food is there anything easier and more pleasing than a good old Yorkshire Pudding?

Just a sprinkle of flour, a smidgen of milk and crack of an egg and just like magic you have what you need.

I dare you to offer me something more homely!

(I like mine with dousing of my granddads homemade sweet vinegar but I’m partial to a bit of gravy too!)

  

Jalapeño and corn dip delight

Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Everyone who reads my blog will have seen that each week I have a movie night and typically the food that accompanies this night is naughty, comforting, tasty and did I say naughty?

This week we had this dip. It’s a really great, simple dish but packs a flavor punch that will leave you dazed and elated!

  
All you need to do is:

  • Mix chopped jalapeño’s, one can of sweetcorn, one 250g tub of cream cheese, 200g of cheddar, 200g of monetary jack cheese, season and a tbsp of paprika
  • Place in the oven (200) for 20 minutes or until hot and gloopy!

For the chips (semi homemade)

  • Cut tortilla wraps into chip shapes, coat well in olive oil and  paprika (this can be any spice really or just salt) and place in a single layer on a baking tray
  • Bake at 180 for 5 minutes….watch them carefully as they burn quickly!

 
What you will then have is a bowl of spicy, cheesy amazingness and some sweet, crispy bites to transport the cheeseyness into your face!

Awesome guilt food at its best

Drunken Jack Rabbit

Beef, Food, Foodie, Restaurant, Spicy

Lastnight we enjoyed the pleasure of having Gavs sister and husband staying with us.

We took them into knutsford and ended up in a new restaurant called Jack Rabbits.

Now this isn’t really a review because by the time we got to the restaurant I was totally tipsy but I wanted to share the fuzzy memories I do have as I think they were all rather positive! 😊

I had a pulled pork burger with a side of onion rings and it completely hit the mark. Very naughty, just on the right side of grease and with a hint of sweetness.

The thing I was most impressed with however was the range of sauces they brought to the table, which amongst everything you could want, included a very HOT sauce!!!

And the presentation was great!

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