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06
April
2014

Chicken and Bacon Bake

Roast Dinner when you don't want Roast Dinner

Horrible weather today.  So we went shopping.  So when we came home at around 3pm this afternoon I was confronted with a large chicken in the fridge which needed cooking.

However none of us really wanted a roast dinner.  But according to my husband.....he did fancy the Roast Potatoes!

I had a pile of Ironing to do - so I put the chicken in a roasting tin, covered it with foil and popped the chicken in the oven for a couple of hours.

So then I had a Roast Chicken which no one fancied......what to do?

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27
March
2014

Quick Flat breads

Try this before you put your home made bread in the oven

I have been, for months if not years, concerned about the bread you buy in the supermarket.  Its not so much whats in it, more whats not in it........"anything thats any good for you."


I am convinced that home made bread, not only tastes better, but because you have taken time to allow it to rise naturally its easier to digest.

Rye flour is something I sourced recently from Holland and Barrett - its not the cheapest but that said you dont make a whole loaf with it you, 'cut it with other flour(s)'.

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26
March
2014

Pesto Potatoes

A twist on both Potato Salad and also a Roast Pesto Potatoes

Often in this house we have half a pot of pesto in the fridge, it lasts for ages if you top the pesto with a small amount of oil, to keep the air away from the pesto and to stop it developing 'nasties,

I think we are all quite used to using Pesto as a sauce for pasta, but what else can you use it for?

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25
March
2014

Slightly spicy Cottage Pie - with loads of hidden veg

Cauliflower Mash?

For those of you who don't know, I am a big fan of the vegetable. My family are not however. This causes me some problems.

I was planning to have Lamb Kebabs tonight, but I decided to apply a curve ball and went for a Lamb Shepherds pie.

Its quite a simple dish, but I am not a big fan of the fattyness of Lamb so I needed to consider how to de-fat it and also how to apply a number of vegetables in a way that my family won't complain. 

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25
March
2014

Super Quick Soup

You can even take the ingredients to the office and apply hot water!

Okay, good news - I seem to have finally weened myself off my red lentil soup breakfast!  Hurrah!

However in order to keep the balance in the universe there has to be some bad news ..................and there is.  I am still eating soup for breakfast but I am now a convert to Spinach and Smoked Haddock.

Weird - you bet.  
Delicious - totally.
Frugal - without a doubt, and it may even solve your what to have at work next week dilema.
All that and its healthy!

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24
March
2014

Fed up with the same old veg for dinner?

Sometimes, even for me, I get bored with cooking.
I get bored with dinner.
I get bored with trying to think up the meal and then I get bored with deciding how we are going to get some of our five a day down with the dish we had chosen.

Sometimes, we don't eat enough veg as a result of the headache which is the culinary vegetable art.

I stuck my head in the fridge this evening, and groaned when I looked in to the veg draw.  Carrots? Dont fancy it.........

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10
March
2014

Turkey and Spinach Frittata

Turkey left overs

Because Easter is coming, there are Turkey crowns appearing in the shops again. Whilst at £9.99 it seems like an steep outlay, you can if you are careful, get quite a few meals from one crown.

This weekend we have committed to a Turkey crown, and after a good few slices gracing us with their presence at the Sunday Roast, theres loads left over, so whilst it feels quite a bit like we have gone back to Boxing Day, I am back again, looking at Turkey leftovers

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08
March
2014

Lamb Tagine

Mr Faye Cooked a delicious supper tonight - and heres how he did it

You'll need three hours to make this belter of a meal.  The dish is put together then slowly cooked for 2.5 hours to make the meat super tender and to make the flavours deep and round.

Some of us had it with Rice, some of us had it with Broccoli or cauliflower, but either way it was well worth all the effort.

 

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08
March
2014

Blueberry Muffins

Coconut milk used in baking

Whilst finding myself developing an increasing awareness of what I put in my mouth, I am I am also becoming increasingly aware of what I put in my daughters lunch box, Monday to Friday.

She usually has a wrap rather than a sandwich, and an apple, but also into each box goes goes a penguin or someother type of chocolate biscuit or cake, we all know all these things are stuffed full of sugar and the wrong types of fat etc, so can I use some of the 'healthy ingredients' which arrived in the mail this week - particularly I was interested in seeing if there use a use for the different types of flours I had purchased

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