Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Falafel

Ahh falafel, one of my most fave things to eat. When i can be bothered to make them this is the recipe (but marks and spencers ones are lush to!!!)

What do i need?

  • 2 cans of chickpeas
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1onion (very finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
How do i make it?

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and lightly blitz in  blender until looks like breadcrumbs, not purĂ©e.
  2. Add the lemon juice, onion, garlic, spices and herbs and mix well.
  3. Roll a small handfuls of the mix into a balls then flatten slightly.
  4. heat oil and fry the balls in batches for 2-3 mins on each side.
  5. Drain and serve.
Serve in a pitta bread with some lettuce and cucumber, and a blob of hummus or mayo!! 

Vegetable Rosti!

This is an old recipe i found in one of my many magazine clippings! Hope you enjoy it, its soo tasty!

What goes in it?

  • 2tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 onions coarsely chopped
  • 100g peeled and grated potato
  • 100g peeled and gated SWEET potato
  • 100g finely sliced courgettes
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2tbsp plain flour
How do i make it?

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and add all the onion, potatos and courgette..fry for 5 minutes until all soft.
  2. Leave to cool slightly and add mixture to bowl with egg and flour.
  3. Shape into balls, you should get around 8, and flatten.
  4. Put the rosti's back into the frying pan (adding more oil if necessary) and cook till golden brown on each side
  5. drain the oil on kitchen roll and serve with salad!
Great way to use up old veg!!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Savory Mince!

Hello all!!

I have been digging around in my old recipe book and came across a handful of scrummy recipe ideas for you and your family!

First of which is my all time fave thing to eat! My comfort food! SAVORY MINCE!!

What goes in it?

  • 300g lean minced beef
  • 100g sage & onion stuffing mix
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can baby carrots, drained
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 Beef Oxo Cubes
  • 300ml hot water
  • large frying pan with lid

How do i make it?

  1. Heat the frying pan then add the mince and cook over a moderate heat until browned.
  2. Add the sage & onion stuffing mix , diced onion, sliced mushrooms, tinned baby carrots and tomato ketchup.
  3. Pour in the hot water and add crumbled the Beef Oxo Cubes.
  4. Stir well and put the lid on the pan and allow to simmer away until cooked and most of the liquid absorbed into the meat mixture.
Serve with rice or in a giant yorkshire pudding!! YUM!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Simple Ragu!!

Sorry i havent posted in a while (again!!!)

thought i would come back with an easy quick and simple ragu recipe.. You could add mince to it, use it as a pasta sauce or have it with meatballs!!!

You will need:

6 tomatos (i used on the vine reduced ones that were quite squidgey)
2 Carrots - grated
2 sticks of celery - chopped finely
a handful of button mushrooms - chopped
Handful of fresh basil - roughly torn/chopped
1 can of tinned chopped tomatos
1/2 pint veg stock

Chop tomatoes into quarters and de-seed
put them in a non stick sauce pan with your veg stock and bring to the boil. Reduce for 5 mins and then keep on to simmer

Add your grated carrot, celery, basil, mushrooms and simmer for 5 minutes.

Blend your ingredients while on the heat till thick and 'creamy'

add your chopped tomatos and leave to simmer for 5 minutes.

You could blend it again but i like my tomato sauce chunky!!

Season with salt and pepper!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Havent been on in a while!

Sorry i havent been on in a while, its been manic what with xmas shopping, Imogen pouring water on my laptop (resulted in not being able to type!!) and just general mummy stuff!! I promise i will post new and excitng food ideas for you all very very soon!

R x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Funky Frittata!

Hiya!

This is one of my daughters most fave things to eat, i make a massive batch of it and she has half for her tea, half for her lunch cold the next day!!

You will need:

  • a medium sized ovenproof dish (i have a glass one that i make Immys in)
  • 2/3 Large eggs, whisked!
  • vegetables, boiled - This can be whatever you like, the beauty about frittata is that you can chuck anything you have into it!!!
  • 1 potato, boiled and slightly mashed
  • some baked beans!
Pre-heat your oven to around 200°C
Chop potatoes into quarters and put on to boil for mash.
Chop your veg into chunks/strips however you like it and Boil all your veg until they are blanched.
Add potatoes and veg together and pour into your oven proof dish.
Whisk your eggs and pour over the top of your vegetable mix.
Cook in oven for 15/20 minutes.
Cook some beans and serve.

I usually leave it to solidify abit more and slice (like bread) into fingers. Wrap half up in cling film once cooled and stick it in your fridge for the next day.

enjoy! x


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Immys birthday cake!

Hiya Everyone!!

Thought i would just share with you some pictures of Immys 1st birthday cake. I'm still so proud of it 4 months down the line. I made eveything by hand (with some help from my friend!) it was sooooo tasty, just a plain vicky sponge with buttercream and raspberry jam covered in royal sugarpaste icing from my local cake shop!! yuuuuuuuuuummy!!!!!!!!