Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 12, Spice

Theme: Spice Recipe: Spiced red lentils with cucumber yoghurt From: Ottolenghi’s Plenty Do you ever have those instances when you have a very firm idea of a dish in your head? You know the ingredients you want, you know what the texture should be like, and you know what it should taste like. It sends [...]

Cookbook Challenge, Fortnight 3: Rice/Noodles

Theme: Rice/Noodles Recipe: Lamb Biryani From: Betty Crocker’s Indian Home Cooking The theme for this fortnight’s Cookbook Challenge is “rice/noodles”. I choose to do something with rice dish and something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – biryani. Biryani is a layered rice dish made with spices and meat or vegetables. The [...]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 2, Indian

Recipe: Vindaloo From Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Bonus recipe: Roasted cauliflower with cumin, coriander and almonds From Jame Oliver’s Cook with Jamie It’s week two of the Cookbook Challenge, and this week’s theme is Indian. I had a bit of trouble finding a recipe for this theme. I do own a couple of Indian [...]

Cheese party and Rogan Josh

Alastair and I are going on holiday soon (Tuesday in fact). We’re going away for almost four weeks, so last weekend I organised a catch up dinner with Dany, Ben and Lisa. Randomly, Lisa and I have a couple of running jokes relating to cheese. One is about a travelling cheese salesman, and another one [...]

Portuguese-style chicken curry, daal and cabbage slaw

I’m having difficulty with food blogging at the moment. It’s not due to lack of time or energy. It isn’t because I’m not eating well, or not cooking good food, or not photographing meals. My issue is with the whole stringing words into coherent sentences thing. It seems that food blogging involves more than just [...]

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