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Friday, 29 January 2016

Jar Amnesty Challenge : The Weekend Blog Hop...


This month Foodies100 and The English Provender Co. have come up with a fun recipe challenge. They have invited bloggers to come up with a tasty recipe. With a chance of winning one of ten £100.00 vouchers for Waitrose/John Lewis.

So today I came up with a tasty new idea to go with this delicious Sweet Tomato and Chilli Chutney. Adding a new twist on one of my family favourite, Chilli Con Carne recipes.


Everyone knows that chutney goes great with cheese. Does a cold Sweet Tomato and Chilli Chutney go together with a hot and spicy homemade Chilli Con Carne though? That is the question we had to answer with dinner this evening.
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Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Laughing Cow Cheese And Chicken Wraps..


To help me kick-start my New Years healthier eating plan, The Laughing Cow Extra Light sent me some yummy 2% fat cheese triangles and some other healthy ingredients to help get me started.


We have been enjoying these yummy cheese triangles on crackers instead of bread for lunch, in salads as sides on our dinner and as a little extra for the children's lunch boxes. 

I have also added then into a chicken wrap in exchange for mayonnaise. 

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Chicken With Pesto Courgetti And Butternut Squash..


Chicken With Pesto Courgetti And Butternut Squash. A moreish, delicious dish for under 500 calories.


Serves: 4 

Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Venison Steak With Blackberry Sauce And Horseradish Potato Rosti..



Serves 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
  • 4 venison steaks (use beef if you can’t source venison)
  • 1tsp black peppercorns
  •  1tsp dried mugwort (optional)
  • 225g blackberries
  • 425 ml chicken stock
  • 75 ml Gallo Family Vineyards Autumn Red
  • 4 tbsp sloe gin
  • 1 tsp blackberry jam
  •  Lemon juice, to taste
  • 4 medium sized potatoes (maris piper are good for this)
  • Horseradish root (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper

Method

Horseradish root & potato rosti:

1. Cut the potatoes in half and boil for 5 minutes.

2. Remove from the pan and leave to drain and cool, before grating

3. Grate some horseradish root into the mixture to taste and season with salt and pepper.

5. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan, form the grated mix into patties and fry until golden.

To cook the venison:

1. Season the meat with salt. Crush black peppercorns and dried mugwort together and roll the venison in it to create a light coating.

2. Heat a large frying pan until just smoking and add the steaks.

3. Turn each piece as it colours, until the meat is well-coloured

4. Rest the meat for at least as long as it cooked for in a warm place and then slice across the grain.

Blackberry sauce


1. Press and sieve the blackberries

2. Add the Gallo Family Vineyards Autumn Red to the pan used to cook the venison, stir and reduce for a few minutes
       3. Add the sloe gin, blackberries, blackberry jam and boil until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, add seasoning and sharpen with a squeeze of lemon juice

About this post -

This is a guest post.

No payment was received. I was gifted a wine sample to try out.

Recipe and photo credit by Gallo Family Vineyards

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Roast Butternut Squash With Potatoes...



On Sunday it was the first time I had cooked Butternut Squash before and I loved it...

Yummy and sweet, {so I was bound to like it}.
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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Olives


Ingredients: (serves 4)
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing, divided
  • handful of olives
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated cheese

Preparation
  1. Turn on Plancha.
  2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Place chicken on grill coated and cook for 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. 
  4. Keep warm.
  5. Half the olives and combine them with tomatoes and 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing in a medium bowl over medium heat, and cook for 2 minutes or until tomatoes soften slightly and mixture is thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  6. Brush chicken with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing.
  7. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese and torn basil leaves, if desired.

About this post -

This is a guest post from Verycook


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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Boxing Day Turkey And Raspberry Salad...



Fresh raspberries and shaved asparagus turn an everyday rice salad into something more exotic and festive.

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Energy Boosting Kale, Quinoa And Berry Salad...


Need to detox after all those Christmas festivities?


This light salad is just what you need. For a healthy packed lunch, cook the quinoa and toast the nuts and seeds the night before, then add the berries and salad leaves in the morning.
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Roasted Duck Breasts With Blackberry And Port Sauce


Enjoy a relaxed five star Christmas dinner for two or double up for extra guests.


Prepare the blackberry and port sauce and pack the sliced sprouts into a plastic bag earlier in the day, then roast the duck breasts while the potatoes dauphinoise bake, for an easy Christmas dinner.
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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Spicy Chilli Slow Cooked ...



This is my Chilli recipes I use on cold winter days when I need to go out or busy throughout the day. I love my slow cooker for saving time at night cooking. This recipe is cooked in a large slow cooker.

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Friday, 30 November 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

Slow cooked Stew And Dumplings : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week....

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Friday, 16 November 2012

Roast Poussin With Blackberry Cumberland Sauce ...


Special dinner -If you are not planning a large Christmas lunch, why not opt instead for a special dinner for two; serve these quick to roast baby chickens with delicious blackberry sauce flavoured with orange rind, winter spices and just a hint of redcurrant jelly. What’s more, there’s not a Brussel sprout in sight!
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Meals In Minutes...


Harrisa couscous with golden chicken supremes and roast beetroot...

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Autumn BBQ...


With the hot weather returning to us and the UK set for an Indian summer in September why not try a autumn bbq...

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