Category: Recipe choices

Winter slow cooker beef braise with redcurrant port sauce

2017-11-18 12:38:34

Winter slow cooker beef braise with redcurrant port sauce   by Karen Burns-Booth 20 minutes, plus 4-8 hours braising, depending on what kind of oven you use This slow cooker Irish beef recipe is everything you'd want from a warming comfort food dish. Port and redcurrant sauce gives a sweet yet intense finish, which matches beautifully with the meltingly tender chuck steak. Though this dish benefits from being made in a slow cooker, Karen also offers instructions for a conventional...Read more

Don’t bin those pumpkin seeds!

2017-10-30 11:27:13

When creating your Halloween pumpkin masterpiece, save the seeds to roast and eat as a healthy snack. Pumpkin seeds health benefits include reducing hair thinning, reducing menopause symptoms in women, prostate symptoms in men, and overactive bladder problems in both. Pumpkin seeds nutritional benefits Pumpkin seeds are available as green kernels, or as whole seeds with their hulls still intact. Pumpkin seed kernels are an excellent source of protein (58% by weight) and healthy oils (29% by weight) of which...Read more

Raw super seed energy boosters

2017-10-19 12:18:55

Raw super seed energy boosters by Henrietta Inman Containing the kings of the seeds: hemp, flax, chia and pumpkin, these bars certainly deliver on nutrition, being powder-packed with protein, essential fatty acids and fibre. I also like to add the superfood moringa, which has thirteen essential vitamins and minerals, is high in protein and rich in iron and antioxidants. They keep for at least five days in the fridge, or freeze well for at least a month Ingredients 150g of...Read more

Andrew MacKenzie Welsh Lamb koftas with cucumber sauce

2017-08-25 19:37:48

Ingredients 500g of Welsh Lamb Mince 1 tsp of coriander seeds, crushed 1 tsp of cumin seeds, crushed 2 dried chillies, preferably smoked 10g of mint, chopped 10g of coriander, chopped 4 sprigs of rosemary, large sea salt 1 cucumber, peeled and deseeded 200g of natural yoghurt salt 10g of mint, julienned 1 pinch of smoked paprika Method Make the koftas by placing all the ingredients (except rosemary) in a bowl and ensure that the spices are evenly incorporated through...Read more

Coconut tapioca pudding with mango

2017-08-20 16:04:52

This recipe calls for small pearl tapioca, which is different in starch granule size from instant (more fine; requires no pre-soaking), large pearl (larger, of course; needs to soak overnight in the fridge) or those giant tapioca pearls used for bubble tea. It’s my favorite for pudding because it shows off the tapioca’s caviar-like charm without taking forever to cook. This pudding is moderately sweet, but if you, like me, like things even more lightly sweetened, you can drop the...Read more

Asparagus and Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado and Egg

2017-07-23 12:08:57

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes You’ll need 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into small chunks 1 bunch British asparagus, spears halved 3tbsp olive oil 1 shallot, finely sliced 2 handfuls of sweet corn, frozen is fine 1 tsp garlic granules 1 tbsp sliced jalapeno peppers from a jar (optional) 1 avocado, sliced 1 lime 2 eggs What to do Boil a kettle and fill a saucepan with the hot water. Add the potato chunks...Read more

Cardamom strawberries

2017-06-14 15:51:49

Cardamom strawberries Shaun Hill's cardamom strawberries recipe represents a magnificent way to spice up this summer ingredient. Serve alongside ice cream, a summer dessert, or simply on their own with a dollop of cream. Ingredients 1 punnet of strawberries, hulled and halved 1 orange, juiced 1 tsp cardamom seeds 1 tbsp of caster sugar 1 tbsp of honey Add the strawberries to a heatproof bowl and set aside 1 punnet of strawberries, hulled and halved 2 Add the orange juice,...Read more

British Asparagus, Ricotta & Pancetta Pizza

2017-05-02 10:47:26

British asparagus, ricotta & pancetta pizza Serves: 2 medium pizzas, serving 4 each Preparation time: 25 minutes plus proving Cooking time: 15 minutes You’ll need for the dough 250ml tepid water 1 teaspoon caster sugar 1 x 7g sachet easy blend dried yeast 300g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting 1 heaped teaspoon flaked sea salt 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for greasing for the topping 1 tbl olive oil 1 clove of good hard garlic (no...Read more

Pumpkin and Carrot Pie

2017-04-02 18:45:32

Ingredients Serves 6 250g (9oz) Whole Lotta Loaf - breadcrumbs 200ml orange juice 2 oranges – zest only 2 carrots - grated 200g (7oz) tinned pumpkin puree 250g (9oz) brown sugar 4 eggs - beaten 50g (2oz) pumpkin seeds Crème fraiche What you'll need Food processor Pastry tin How to make 1. Cut the bread into chunks and place in a food processor. Blend into a fine breadcrumb mixture. 2. In a large bowl, mix the orange juice, orange zest,...Read more

Perfect banana pancakes

2017-02-28 14:18:07

Perfect banana pancakes by Sally Abé Ingredients Banana pancakes 135g of self-raising flour 35g of caster sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 egg 130ml of milk 35g of butter, melted 2 bananas, roughly mashed 1 pinch of salt 1 Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl 2 In a separate bowl mix the egg with the milk, melted butter and bananas 3 Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. A few lumps here...Read more