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Dry Potato Curry (Indian-style)

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Dry potato curry (Indian style)

This beautifully aromatic dry potato curry will bring a touch of India to your home, as a side dish or substantial vegetarian main, served with naan bread or chapatis and your favourite condiments.  Read more

Vegetarian Grilled Sandwiches

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Here are ten flavour-packed vegetarian and vegan grilled sandwiches that I’ve come across on some of my favourite food blogs.

They’ve all got something special about them – a Mexican flavour, a veggie take on a classic Philly cheesesteak, European inspiration, mushrooms (yep, mushrooms – to me mushrooms are a special thing!) and two vegan sandwiches – a grilled wrap with garama masala and hummus, and one with homemade vegan cheese. Read more

Cream of Celery Soup

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With only 5 mins needed to prep the ingredients, you can have fresh, healthy, homemade cream of celery soup on the table in 30 minutes.  Read more

Cosmopolitan cocktail

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Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan cocktail has been around since the early 1900s, but was made famous by the 1990s television program Sex and the City.

It’s origin is unclear, but a very similar recipe was published in 1934, in Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars 1903-1933. Read more

Lightly Curried Pumpkin Soup

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This recipe was adapted from “The Margaret Fulton Cookbook”, published in 1968.

For a vegetarian soup, use vegetable stock instead of the chicken stock in the recipe.

Timesaving tips:

  • Use garlic paste instead of crushing garlic cloves.  It tastes the same with no mess or cleanup.
  • Use ready peeled and chopped pumpkin pieces available from supermarkets

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Huevos a la flamenca (Eggs flamenco)

Huevos a la Flamenca

Huevos a la flamenca (Eggs flamenco)

Huevos a la flamenca, also known as Eggs flamenco or  Andalusian baked eggs, is a traditional Spanish dish, with many regional variations.

Regardless of its origin, the basic recipe for huevos a la flamenca is to gently fry onions, garlic, tomatoes and peppers, add a pinch of paprika, salt and pepper, crack eggs over the mixture, add your choice of herbs and bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks still soft.

Easy, quick, filling and delicious.  Serve with crusty bread or garlic bread fresh out of the oven to elevate this dish to a substantial meal.

 


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Cream of mushroom chicken (crock pot)

 

Cream of mushroom chicken (crock pot) (slow cooker)

Melt-in- your-mouth cream of mushroom chicken. Free range chicken breast fillets simmered in cream of mushroom soup, onions, wine, extra mushrooms and a touch of pouring cream are all it takes to make an amazing crock pot  meal that you set and forget 4 – 7 hours ahead of time. Read more

Negroni Cocktail

Negroni Cocktail

Negroni Cocktail

With only three ingredients, the Negroni cocktail isn’t just a classic aperitif, it’s a breeze to make!

The most widely reported account of the Negroni cocktail’s origins is that it was invented in Florence, Italy in 1919, at Caffè Casoni.
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Americano Cocktail

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Americano Cocktail

The Americano Cocktail was invented by Gaspare Campari and first served in his bar, Caffè Campari, in the 1860s. It was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” because of the origin of its ingredients.    Read more

Vegetable soup for a cold night


Vegetable soup
Vegetable soup for a cold night

An easy filling and warming vegetable soup to beat the winter chills.

Serve it with a swirl of pesto, a sprinkle of parmesan, and fresh garlic bread.

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