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Jeera Chicken (or Quorn)

This one is thanks to Charlie Larder – 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 »




Easy Butternut Squash Curry


Easy Aubergine CurryButternut Squash, Aubergine & Sweet Potato Curry

Serves: 6
Calories: 211 Kcal

Let’s be completely honest here, this butternut squash curry recipe is a million miles from being authentic, however, the ingredients combine to create the most mouth-watering, eclectic mix of  flavours that this small fact pales into insignificance in no time. Read the rest of this entry »