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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cooking, Eggplant, how-to, Mom, supper, tomato sauce, traditions
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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Finger Food, Kids’ Food, Mince, Sausage Rolls, Spicy, Thai.
Cakes and Capers
I love the fact that my kids are open to new flavours in their food….well mostly anyway. We’ve always taken them to restaurants and exposed them to various cuisines since they were babies. They love curries and spicy foods. I know at home I can cook things with a bit of heat and they’ll usually get eaten (kids can be fickle after all). These pork Thai Style Sausage Rolls are no exception.
Make no mistake though, this is not just kids’ food. These sausage rolls, served as finger food for a party, are gobbled up voraciously by adults too. Perhaps it’s the subtle balance of flavours…spicy, salty, fresh. Perhaps it’s the irresistible contrast of textures.. flaky pastry, moist interior. Maybe it’s just the way they resemble plump little pillows. Whatever it is, these tasty morsels are a lot of fun to make and eat. Serve them with a dipping sauce…
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cookies, dessert, food, recipe, sugar, summer, sweets, watermelon, yum
Nelsons Herb's Blog
I’ve decided that happiness is a big Chocolate Cake! It greets you when you open the door, and is patiently waiting for you to get everything done so you have time for it. It doesn’t chastise you for being late and when at last you embrace it, it opens its arms and wraps itself around your soul. Ah! Such contentment.
Obviously this isn’t just any Chocolate Cake. I confess I found this recipe on Facebook. Yes, I’m a closet Facebook junkie and Pinterest also. I printed a copy of the recipe off, then after reading it over I decided it needed tweaking.
When it comes to recipes I can’t just leave them like they are, I have to make them better. Where the recipe call for Devils Food cake mix and follow the package instructions, I changed it. Where the Recipe called for a container of premade chocolate frosting, I…
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