Two Fat Vegetarians
Greek salad is one of my favourite light dishes. It’s simplicity, of course, is dependent on great quality ingredients and one of the benefits of making it yourself is that you can make sure they are up to standard. Alongside the vegetable and olives, is the feta cheese, it’s salty creaminess offset the sweetness of the tomatoes and the crunch of the cucumber. Of course, if you’re keeping away from dairy you have to find a substitute.
I thought of tofu, marinaded and then griddled to take the place of the feta and it has worked well beyond my expectations. It is, I think, down to the amount of salt I use in the marinade. 1/2 tsp is a lot, but most of it stays in the marinade and feta is salty. As ever with marinades, the more time you can leave your ingredients in them, the better. For this…
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food to glow
If it is hot where you are, eating cool foods and sipping iced drinks will be high on your agenda. Ice lollies are always a hit – whether bought or made; whether you are young or old. Why not keep it healthy and fun by making these all-fruit ice lollies?
It’s a hectic weekend for many of us so I shan’t keep you with one of my typical rambling posts. I will let the pictures and wee recipe – such as it is – speak for themselves. Enjoy your weekend. K x
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Easter, Riesling Peach Glazed Ham
Around Annabelle's Table
Enjoy this peach and riesling wine flavored ham recipe – perfect for dinner.
1 fully cooked smoked bone-in half ham (6 to 8 lb)
1 cup Riesling wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 jar (18 oz) peach preserves (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup stone-ground mustard
1Heat oven to 350°F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil. Place ham on rack in roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer in ham so tip is in center of thickest part of meat and does not touch bone.
2In 1-quart saucepan, heat wine, thyme sprigs and shallot to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 7 to 8 minutes or until wine is reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat. Discard thyme sprigs. Stir in preserves, brown sugar and mustard. Brush half of glaze mixture over ham.
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Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels with Pear Glaze
Rantings of an Amateur Chef
Today we have an entrant for the first course of the Diced! competition. This round includes ingredients that are vegan friendly. Contestants were encouraged to add any additional ingredients they wished (even non-vegan ones). Contestants were instructed to create or find a recipe for an appetizer, soup or salad containing the following ingredients: Roasted Red Peppers, Puff Pastry, Sliced Almonds and Pears (their choice of variety). They were instructed to make their dish and create a blog post about it, including pictures. You can help determine who advances to the next round. After the last post, I will post a poll where you can vote for contestants to move on. Vote for the post you like the best. You can vote because of the inventiveness, the yummyness, the use of ingredients, the quality of the writing and pictures or for any other reason. The poll will be active for one…
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banana tree, cool lunch, fruit plate, kids food, kids lunch, toddler games
I learned one thing, and that is that kids are set up visual. So i started with making there lunches in shapes. This one was the bomb. One mandarin, one kiwi, one banana. Two complete happy kids who finished there fruit with so much joy. I will me making more lovely fruit plates and I will show it on my blog.
So completely cool to distract your kids from the fruit. They are now asking it to me every day, to make me a new cute plate..
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