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Super-quick Curried Chickpeas

Curried Chickpeas RecipeDying of starvation and at the end of the week, I needed something quick, easy and fulfilling for lunch today. Chickpeas are one of my favourite ingredients, combined with the aromatic, intense flavours of india they make a most exquisite lunch.

This meal only takes about 10 or 15 minutes which, coincidentally is about the same time it takes to whip up some rice or a chapati…perfect! Read the rest of this entry »




Jeera Chicken (or Quorn)


Jeera ChickenThis Jeera Chicken recipe is thanks to Charlie Ladher – I wanted to add some foundation and more understanding of indian cooking so I enrolled on an Indian cookery course at a local college. Today we made a jeera chicken recipe (jeera ¬†means cumin). Myself and Amanda have not been eating meat ¬†for the past few weeks so I substituted the chicken for Quorn chicken – it worked out just fine! Read the rest of this entry »




Bordelaise Sauce Recipe


Bordelaise Sauce RecipeBordelaise sauce is a child of the espagnole mother sauce – you can see the espagnole sauce recipe here.

The bordelaise sauce recipe is a red wine sauce that takes its name from the Bordeaux wine region of France.

Traditionally, bordelaise sauce goes beautifully with steak, roast beef and any in fact any dish that works well with demi glace or red wine based sauces.

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Espagnole Sauce Recipe


Espagnole Sauce RecipeI recently had a go at making my own Escoffier demi-glace. If you’re sticking to the the true Escoffier version of demi-glace then you will be needing a recipe for Escoffier’s espagnole sauce, one of the 5 mother sauces. Many chefs today skip the espagnole sauce stage when making demi glace, but I really wanted to do according to the master.

The issue I had was finding an espagnole sauce recipe that I could easily translate to the volume of stock I had made. Since I spent 16 hours making stock and a 2nd stock from the same bones (remouillage) I didn’t want to make any mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »




Simple Vegetable Casserole


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Calories: 333 kcal per serving
Serves: 4

Vegetable casserole has to be one of the quickest and easiest meals for school night.

Also it’s an absolute winner for both calories and nutrition.

This recipe is a simple winter vegetable casserole with my favorite ingredient – sweet potato. Read the rest of this entry »