Posts tagged ‘Recipes’

May 13, 2013

Cool Cooking With Atul Kochhar

atul kochhar

Continuing the cool theme of my previous post, I will add Atul Kochhar to the “cool” list!

He’s delightfully nerdy and told us joke after joke and bless him, I was forced to laugh along with the rest of the audience on Saturday afternoon in Asia House.  He cracked a few wife jokes and then moved on to his curry demo. Ohhh what! I couldn’t believe my misfortune. He was going to make Lahori Chicken Curry. Jeezo! My mum is from Lahore and makes this curry every week.

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April 30, 2013

The Art of Selecting A Watermelon

watermelon with feta cheese

Apparently there is a science to selecting a watermelon but I think it’s quack. Science: Tap it and it should sound hollow if it’s ripe. Nonsense. Try listening to a watermelon when there is heavy traffic honking behind you.

The art of selecting the most perfect juicy red watermelon

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March 6, 2013

Eat Yourself to Life

Sardines escabeche

Lookin’ good!

We Brits will die before our European neighbours, so claims the latest research.  As we all know a healthy diet plays a big part towards our longevity.   The Mediterranean diet may well be wonderful but many Mediterranean breakfasts consist solely of black coffee and cigarettes.  Very healthy! 

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October 16, 2012

Nigellissima

Nigella Lawson’s current series on BBC 2 has caused controversy. Notorious for “cheat’s cooking” as she calls it and loved by working women everywhere for its ease and convenience, this current series has gone a step too far or has it????

The Italian inspired series is full of recipes that use unhealthy helpings of butter, cream, chocolate and the list goes on. Nigella recently said in an interview in The Telegraph that she is a great believer in fat; it helps look younger in middle age and is a moisturiser from within.

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March 22, 2012

Come Dine With Me Part 3

During this week, we have given you recipes for “Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms” and “Salmon Encroute“.

Today is the final recipe for this no fuss delicious dinner party menu….

Heartache Chocolate Cake adapted from a recipe by Harry Eastwood from Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache.

This delicious chocolate cake with an unusual ingredient is full of surprises.

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September 10, 2011

Peas in a Pod

Shivering through the Scottish Summer, I turn to comfort food to warm me up.  I’ve been making delicious frittatas since living with Spanish friends at uni and this recipe is perfect as not only does it feel healthy it is also light and tastes great hot and cold (although I prefer it hot).

What you need:

Olive oil

Butter

4 spring onions cut into small pieces

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May 1, 2011

Barbecuing Britain

With two bank holidays in succession and a mini heatwave to top off the sun tans, the best way to enjoy the sun is to tuck into a barbecue.

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