|Corner House Bistro Samosas|
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
|Three Bean and Basil Salad|
INGREDIENTS - serves 2
450g tin of mixed beans (mine was cannellini, flageolet and adzuki)
quarter red pepper, finely chopped
half small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
a few basil leaves, torn up small
1 tbsp of flaked almonds (optional)
Rinse the beans in cold water and drain
Bung them into a bowl and mix everything else in
If using flaked almonds, add before serving and mix through - doneski!
Monday, August 26, 2013
|Carrot and Cumin Salad, at our July picnic in Glasson - Bean Salad recipe soon!|
After a week in the States, followed by my 97 year old Granny-in-law's funeral (and so days and days away from home) my good eating habits have gone out the window. But I am back on track this week and doing my best to return to eating salads every day.
I had a rocket, pepper and avocado salad for lunch today, accompanied by this lovely lemony carrot and cumin salad. It's best made a few hours ahead so that the flavours can marinade nicely. This recipe serves two people.
2 large carrots, finely grated
juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon sultanas or raisins
half teaspoon of ground cumin
quarter teaspoon of ground coriander
1 teaspoon rape or olive oil
half teaspoon of honey
pinch salt and pepper
Mix the carrots, seeds and raisins in a bowl
In a jug, mix the lemon juice, oil, spices, honey salt and pepper
Pour the marinade into the carrot mix, stir well, cover and leave for a few hours or overnight.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
|Juno with the Chocolate Biscuit Cake - it's a real slab|
I've never used condensed milk in a recipe before - it is amazing, gloopy sweet stuff, I have discovered. Anyway, I adapted this recipe and came up with this cake: a rich, no-bake delight.
300g dark chocolate, broken up
100g butter/marg, diced
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
397g tin condensed milk
250g digestive biscuits, broken into quarters
- Line a 2 lb loaf tin with cling film
- Melt the choc and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water. Stir until smooth.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and mix in the cocoa powder and salt, then pour in the condensed milk, stirring well to combine.
- Add the broken biscuits and stir
- Pour the chocolate biscuit mixture into the lined loaf tin, pressing it down with a spatula.