All posts filed under: Recipes

Recipe – Winter Vegetable Stew

A healthy mix of vegetables, pulses and spices makes this an ideal dish for warming your cockles on a cold winters day. It’s quick and easy to make, and very filling too. Serves 4 Ingredients Glug of Olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 celery stick, chopped 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1tsp ground turmeric 1tsp spicy paprika 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 tin chopped plum tomatoes 500ml water 1 tin butter beans Handful broccoli, chopped Handful green beans, chopped Sea salt and black pepper, to tste To serve Yoghurt Fresh Coriander Method Heat oil in a large saucepan and add the chopped onion and garlic. Lower the heat and cook for a few minutes until the onions have softened. Add the celery and carrot for a few minutes, before stirring in the ginger, turmeric and spicy paprika, ensuring that they do not burn. When the spices smell fragrant, add the tomatoes, lentils, butter beans, water, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in all …

Recipe: Muntjac Meatballs

I arrived in Melbourne 6 days ago and have found that I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment while I look for work. Despite feeling a little lost without a job to head to every morning, it has been good in many ways, mainly due to the fact that I can cook breakfast and dinner every single day! I saw this recipe on Foodsessed and tried Mike Robinson’s Muntjac meatballs yesterday, but as muntjac (a small deer) is so hard to find, we used lamb mince instead. Recipe For the Muntballs 250g (8.81 ounce) minced Muntjac – I used lamb 250g (8.81 ounce) Ricotta cheese 100g (3.52 ounce) finely grated Parmesan cheese A little grated lemon zest One egg Salt to taste For the sauce Two large jars of good quality Passata A man size knob of butter Three smashed cloves of garlic Salt to taste A pinch of sugar to sweeten things up A sprinkle of fresh basil to finish Grated nutmeg to finish I used the following inforgraphic …

Recipe: Dutch Mustard Soup

This Dutch Mustard Soup is the perfect winter warming dinner. Make enough and you have a delicious lunch the next day, too. Ingredients 1.l water 2 chicken stock cubes 125ml creme fraiche 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 125 ml cream cheese 4 tbsp cornflour 1 spring onion, chopped 5 rashers bacon, sliced and fried Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle Salt and pepper to season Method 1. Bring water to boil. Add creme fraiche, mustard and cheese and whip until smooth. 2. Add cornflour. When the soup thickens, add salt and pepper to taste. 3. Garnish with spring onion, bacon bits and olive oil.

Recipe – Steak San Marino

This is the first in a series of recipes that I will be posting from a challenge that my ex boyfriend and I set ourselves when the Olympics came to London – we attempted to cook a dish from every country that took part in the games and called the challenge Eat the Olympics. We only made it to 170 something out of 204 but had some incredible experiences along the way, including a supper club and trips to Marrakech and Brazil. Steak San Marino was one of our favourites and we scored it gold. Ingredients: 1kg topside beef steaks Plain flour 2 tsp salt 2 tsp ground black pepper 1 x tin chopped tomatoes 100ml red wine 1 medium onion 4 carrots 3 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp hot sauce Method: 1. Peel and chop into chunks the onion and carrots 2. Cut the steak into four serving portions 3. Combine the flour and salt and pepper and coat the steaks with the flour mix. Coat the bottom of an oven proof …

Recipe: Beetroot, Carrot, Apple, Spinach, Kale and Ginger Juice

Yesterday morning I decided to put two things to good use – my juicer and that bag of veg I bought when I was spaced out in the greengrocers at the weekend. I walked around the shop five times, basket in hand, hastily placing random fruit and veg in a neat pile. I am quite happy with my selection, though, as I was able to make a really delicious juice before work. Beetroot, carrot, apple, spinach, kale and ginger juice  Ingredients (enough for one) 2 small bulbs of raw beetroot, root chopped off Handful of curly kale Handful of spinach 3 medium sized carrots One apple 1 inch ginger, peeled Method Simply juice everything and enjoy straight away. There’s something so satisfying about creating a delicious and healthy homemade juice. I didn’t eat anything after this until lunch time, which I regretted as I was starving by 11am, but at least I was safe in the knowledge that I had fed my body with nutrients! In the future, I’ll supplement it with something equally as …