Category Archives: Cooking

Tomato, parsnip, carrot and basil Soup

Tomato, parsnip,carrot and basil soup

2 onions

1 good sized parsnip

3 medium Carrots

Butter

Fresh thyme good pinch

Basil either fresh or dried two pinches

Nutmeg & aromat small amount of each to liking

Salt

Two ordinary tomatoes, handful of baby tomatoes and tin of chopped tomatoes

One large potato

Vegetable and chicken stock cubes

Two pints of water for stock cubes

This is nice recipe and getting the combination right so not to much of either carrot or tomato so as not overpowering.

Melt knob of butter add the chopped onion, carrot, parsnip till onion turns transparent.

Add the tomatoes chopped up and tin of tomatoes, along with herbs and seasoning

cook for other five minutes, add potato last chopped.

Now add the two pints of stock bring to boil and then simmer for 25 mins till ready.

Liquidise soup makes a hearty winter warmer and a nice change from lentil soup!

Grilled Chicken strips with parsley and sweet chilli

Grilled Chicken Strips with parsley, honey and sweet chilli sauce and lemon

Original comfort food serve with roast Potatoes and rice or your choice

I put potatoes on first sorry cheat with bought ones half hour to cook in oven then put on rice usually takes twenty minutes

Meanwhile put conventional grill on to 200

Put on oven proof dish strips of chicken salt and pepper

Add half juice of a lemon and some aromat

Then add good slug of honey, not quite as much sweet chilli sauce then good sprinkle of parsley

Massage all into chicken strips.

Wash hands put in grill increase heat to highest usually takes 15 mins turn half way and make sure chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Serve with roast potatoes, rice and have extra sweet chilli sauce for extra and enjoy

Ingredients

4-6 chicken strips per person

Good sprinkle of parsley

Good slug of honey

Almost equal of sweet chilli sauce

Salt, pepper and aromat

Juice of half a lemon

Vegetable Roast

Vegetable Roast

2 Challotes or one red onion sliced

Quarter of red/yellow/green piper sliced into small pieces

Three small carrots sliced

New potatoes sliced small

Small tomatoes three or four halved

Sea salt and pepper

Juice of one orange and lemon and some honey

Also Aramat and some dry herbs of choice mixed spice and little olive oil over potatoes and tomatoes

Add all ingredients leave potatoes and tomatoes for top put in conventional oven at 200 for 50 mins cook till golden and ready good with cauliflower and cheese sauce

Fish Pie (Aunt’s Recipe)

Fish Pie Aunt’s recipe

Four rashes bacon cut into quarters

Use both smoked haddock and salmon cut into bite size pieces

Milk butter flour and cheese

Plain crisps

Cut up some bacon fry but not to crispy

Cut fish into bite size pieces cook gently for ten minutes poach

Use milk for cheese sauce

Cover fish and bacon in cheese sauce and cooked potatoes

Cook potatoes separate and combine all heat through in oven cover with grated cheese and plain crisps for extra bite put crisps on once out oven

Also make sure potatoes are in small quarters before covering everything in cheese sauce

Cook for 25 mins in oven till golden and everything thoroughly cooked

Penne Pasta Alternative recipe

Penne Pasta alternative recipe

 

3 tomatoes
Half tin chopped tomatoes
Olive oil
Half onion
Half carrot
150ml pineapple juice
Two Charlottes
One garlic clove
200ml white wine vinegar
50ml balsamic red wine vinegar
Pepper and salt flakes to season
Along with mixed herbs, Italian herb, dill, coriander, pinch mild chilli powder, garlic granules, thyme – raid spice cupboard but one pinch of each herb needed above is my main mix but season to own taste.

 

250g penne pasta cook for 12 mins till ready in salted water.

 

Easy to make sauté, onion, charlottes and carrot till see through for onion etc and cooked in olive oil add garlic clove crushed finely then add seasoning and herbs along with tomatoes (cut three whole tomatoes up also) cook for 20 mins add the balsamic red when almost ready,

Meanwhile cook Pena pasta till ready to taste and add to sauce which should have cooked for 25 mins by this time

Put in dish and garnish with grated cheese very good vegetable alternative without meat and very filling

Penne Pasta Mix

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1 lemon (juice only)
Tin of chopped tomatoes
3 challotes finely sliced
Good splash of extra virgin olive oil (fry challotes first in pan)
Good Sprinkle of mixed herbs/ coriander/ garlic granules/chilli powder mild to taste
Season
Balsamic vinegar of Modena good splash at end of 15 mins cooking the sauce

 

200g penne pasta (cook for 15 mins or to taste)

Sauce

Fry challotes in good covering of extra virgin olive oil

Add tin of tomatoes, lemon juice along with herbs and seasoning allow to reduce for 15 mins add good splash of balsamic vinegar at end.

Add the already cooked penne pasta cook till all pasta covered put into dish and cover with grated cheese of choice and serve.