Monthly Archives: June 2006


Chicken / Recipes

Mum and I have made this recipe before and substituted marinated artichokes which were also delicious. Obviously, they don’t need to be pre-cooked! If using marinated artichokes I would suggest cooking the artichokes, spring onion, bacon and chicken together for about 30 minutes, instead of one hour. Ingredients 6 chicken breast fillets 1 lemons, halved 2 globe artichokes 5 bacon rashers, rind and excess fat removed, chopped 1 bunch spring onions, stems trimmed to 10cm lengths and halved lengthways salt and pepper 1 lemon, extra, cut into wedges to serve Green harissa 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1 tbs ground...

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Appetisers / Recipes

Ingredients about 2kg of pumpkin, peeled and diced 2 medium onions, sliced 6 cloves garlic, sliced 1 1/2 tbs ground cumin about 3 cups chicken (or vegetable) stock Directions Place the onions in a big pot and cook with a bit of oil or butter for a few minutes, then add the garlic and cumin and cook until the onions are almost soft. Add the pumpkin and then cover with stock. Cook over a medium heat until the pumpkin is tender. Process with a blender until smooth. If the soup is too thick, add more stock, or if it is...

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Recipes / Side Dishes / Vegetarian

This is a male friendly recipe which my boyfriend managed to make last night (without too much assistance!). We served it with lamb marinated in lemon, rosemary and garlic and steamed vegetables. Ingredients 3 or 4 potatoes, peeled and sliced into 5mm discs 1 medium onion, sliced 3 or 4 field mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 2 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp fresh thyme 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese Directions Preheat the oven to 200C. Place the sliced potato between layers of baking paper to drain excess water. Cook the onion and mushroom in a frying pan...

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Desserts / Recipes

I came up with this idea last night and although it is pretty simple, it was really delicious. I haven’t mastered making perfect little pastry cups though, guess that comes with practice! Ingredients shortcrust pastry (use the bought stuff) cream or chocolate sauce or yoghurt strawberries or fruit salad or mango or tinned fruits lemon honey or jam Directions Preheat oven to 200C and spray a muffin tin with oil. Cut the pastry sheet into 4 and then place each piece in the muffin tin. Press down and trim off the excess. Using a fork, make holes in the base...

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Chicken / Recipes

This will serve two as a quick meal with minimum clean up. You could use any kind of pesto or salsa verde, whatever takes your fancy. The chicken and vegetables will end up flavoured with the pesto and it is really delicious. If you don’t feel like doing a lot of washing up, eat it straight off the alfoil! Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, trimmed 1 carrot, peeled and sliced 1 zucchini, sliced 2 or 3 squash, quartered 1 leek, sliced 1 or 2 potatoes, peeled and diced pesto Directions Preheat the oven to about 180C. Cook the potato in the...

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