Roast mackerel with beet & spelt salad

January 5, 2018 asianct 0

Ingredients   300g whole raw beetroot, scrubbed, 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 large garlic cloves, crushed but left in their skins, 250g pouch ready-cooked spelt (or cook your own, see tip), 2 tsp clear honey, […]

Christmas pudding cheesecake

December 3, 2017 asianct 0

Ingredients   For the base 200g ginger nut biscuits, crushed, 30g light muscovado sugar, 1 tsp flaky sea salt, 110g unsalted butter, melted For the filling 240g Christmas pudding, 30ml brandy, 30ml stout, 1 orange […]

Fluffy and Delicious Pancakes

November 3, 2017 asianct 0

Ingredients 3/4 cup milk,  2 tablespoons white vinegar,  1 cup all-purpose flour , 2 tablespoons white sugar , 1 teaspoon baking powder,  1/2 teaspoon baking soda,  1/2 teaspoon salt,  1 egg,  2 tablespoons butter, melted […]

How to Pack a Safer Lunch for Work or School

September 1, 2017 asianct 0

Chances are, you’re packing your lunch in part because a packed lunch can be so much healthier than restaurant food. But there’s more to a healthy lunch than the food itself. Let’s talk packed lunch safety! HIGHWAY TO […]

Chinese poached chicken & rice

April 29, 2017 asianct 0

Ingredients large piece of ginger, 1 tbsp finely grated, the rest sliced, 3 garlic cloves, 1 tsp black peppercorns, 1 tbsp soy sauce, plus 2-3 tsp (optional), 8 chicken legs, 3 tbsp sesame oil, 2 […]

Pumpkin stew with sour cream  

October 18, 2016 asianct 0

Ingredients 40g/1½oz butter, 2 onions, chopped, 1 carrot, chopped, 1 stick celery, chopped, 3 sprigs rosemary, 2 bay leaves, 1 clove garlic, chopped, 400g/14oz lentils, 1.2litres/2pints 2fl oz vegetable stock, 600g/1lb 5oz , ssorted pumpkin or squash (total chopped weight), small bunch parsley, chopped, 2 tbsp red […]

Handmade Chicken Sausage

April 4, 2016 asianct 0

Whenever I go grocery shopping, I never seem to be able to make up my mind about the “processed meats” section. Why, you ask? On one hand, it’s one of the easiest types of foods […]

Yorkshire pudding

February 6, 2016 asianct 0

Ingredients   125g/4½oz plain flour, 2 medium free-range eggs, 300ml/10fl oz full-fat milk, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 4 tbsp goose fat, beef dripping or lard (if you are vegetarian, you can use […]

Red Thai spicy mussels

January 9, 2016 asianct 0

INGREDIENTS 750g fresh mussels, 1 tbsp groundnut oil, 100g ready diced onions (from most supermarkets), 40g Thai Taste Red Curry Paste, Handful of fresh coriander, leaves picked, stalks finely chopped, 165ml coconut milk, Juice of […]

Fig & honey Christmas cake

December 12, 2015 asianct 0

Ingredients 750g mixed dried fruits,100g blanched whole almonds, roughly chopped, 100g chopped peel, 200g dried figs, roughly chopped, 100g glacé cherries, well rinsed and quartered, 300g plain flour, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp grated […]

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