Posts Tagged “recipes”

Let’s Get Tropical with Cocktails

Let’s Get Tropical with Cocktails

Let’s Get Tropical: Over 60 Cocktail Recipes from Caribbean Classics to Modern Tiki Drinks It will soon be that time of year. Those warm (we hope) summer months when our thoughts turn to al fresco lunches and dinners under the stars. To go with those meals will probably be some exotic drinks, and it’s the…

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The Turkish Cookbook

The Turkish Cookbook

Turkish food has been popular for decades and that love has increased over the past years as more holiday-makers have been heading to those sun-kissed shores. I have heard that those vacations are more popular than ever this year due to the ‘Brexit effect’. Those visitors will likely return with a taste for many dishes…

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Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook

Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook

Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook is a gorgeous volume of Mexican recipes from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera. He was featured in the Netflix documentary series, Chef’s Table. This is his first home-cooking book and a very creditable one it is too. Enrique Olvera is a native of Mexico…

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Bri-nese dishes for the Year of the Pig with Lee Kum Kee

Bri-nese dishes for the Year of the Pig with Lee Kum Kee

East meets West as Ken Hom & Gizzi Erskine create Bri-nese dishes for the Year of the Pig  The Year of the Pig begins on 5 February 2019 – and to mark Chinese New Year, Lee Kum Kee has brought together the best of Chinese and British cuisine to inspire and celebrate the mix of…

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Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook

Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook

Busaba presents modern Bangkok dining, with a dozen or so restaurants around Greater London. Having opened its first restaurant on London’s Wardour Street in 1999, the chain has gone from strength to strength – and now we can replicate a few of their dishes at home. Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook tempts with 100 recipes…

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Rosa’s Thai Café – The Cookbook Review

Rosa’s Thai Café – The Cookbook Review

I have just returned from Thailand where the flavours and indeed textures of that country’s vibrant cuisine reminded me how much I enjoyed those dishes at home. Well, when I say at home I really mean in Thai restaurants in London, and that includes the famed chain of Rosa’s. Rosa doesn’t sound like a very…

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The Mezze Cookbook: Sharing Plates from the Middle East

The Mezze Cookbook: Sharing Plates from the Middle East

The Mezze Cookbook is a gift-quality volume which reflects how most of us eat… or would like to. There are 135 recipes suitable for the home chef, and they cover the Middle East with its tradition of delicious sharing plates. These recipes are perfect for intimate evenings as well as for larger gatherings, for vegetarians…

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Sight Smell Touch Taste Sound

Sight Smell Touch Taste Sound

Sight Smell Touch Taste Sound: A New Way to Cook, by Sybil Kapoor, is a book that truly does awaken all the senses, and perhaps encourages both the home cook and their lucky diners to appreciate food in a more all-encompassing fashion. How does that song go? ‘New York, New York, So Good They Named…

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The Bartender’s Book

The Bartender’s Book

This is a little gem of bartending support. The Bartender’s Book, or to give it its full and impressive title The Bartender’s Book: The Essential Guide for Mixologists, by Dave Broom, is something of a barman’s/woman’s almanac. The cover gives a sense of the early 20th century, when cocktails became fashionable. The book offers excellent…

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Feta, Rocket and Olive Pasta Salad

Feta, Rocket and Olive Pasta Salad

From BBC Food   Our healthy pasta salad, bursting with herby goodness can be made in a matter of minutes.   Ingredients 350g/12oz penne, rigatoni or other similar shaped pasta 8-10 large sprigs of mint, leaves removed, and chopped 150g/5oz frozen peas 200g/7oz feta cheese, crumbled 50g/2oz bag of rocket leaves 1 lemon, grated zest…

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Especially Good Sweet Potatoes

Especially Good Sweet Potatoes

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 8 Everybody will say how good this is – and nobody will know how good it is for you. If you happen to have leftovers, it’s also great for breakfast or dessert. For an extra sweet touch, add chopped fresh pineapple or use pineapple juice instead of orange juice….

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Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine

From BBC Food   A classic eggs Florentine is perfect for an indulgent weekend brunch.   Ingredients For the hollandaise sauce 100g/3½oz butter, cut into cubes 2 free-range egg yolks ½ tbsp cold water ½ tbsp lemon juice salt and freshly ground white pepper   For the eggs Florentine 2 English muffins, split in half…

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Egg-fried Rice

Egg-fried Rice

From BBC Food   Egg-fried rice is easy to prepare and tastes great as a meal on its own. For the best result, make sure the rice is cooked and cooled beforehand so it won’t stick together when frying. Ingredients 1 egg 2 tsp sesame oil 2 tbsp vegetable oil 200g/7oz long-grain rice (uncooked weight),…

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Creamy Spinach Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 8 Rich avocado and puréed white beans give this crowd-pleasing, healthy dip its creamy texture. Serve with carrots, celery and red bell pepper for dipping. Our Health Starts Here® recipes celebrate naturally flavorful whole foods by limiting added sodium and containing no extracted oils or refined sweeteners.   Ingredients…

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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 4   Curry powder and almond milk conspire here with the cauliflower to produce a full-flavored blended soup that’s creamy on the palate without including any actual cream. The toasted sunflower seeds on top are a beautiful touch both floating in the bowl and crunching in the mouth.  …

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Creamy Corn Empanadas

Creamy Corn Empanadas

From BBC Food   Empanadas are perfect for picnics or pop a couple of these creamy corn pasties in your lunch box.   Ingredients For the pastry 450g/1lb plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 60g/2¼oz butter, diced into 1cm/½in cubes 60g2¼oz lard or vegetable shortening, diced into 1cm/½in cubes   For the…

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Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

From BBC Food   A hearty couscous salad that is so simple to make. For a slightly different flavour, use the zest and juice of one lime. Serve with plain grilled chicken or fish for an easy summer meal.   Ingredients 225g/8oz couscous 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1 red…

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Corn Pancakes with Chilli Sauce

Corn Pancakes with Chilli Sauce

By: Allegra McEvedy   Ingredients 280 g sweetcorn, fresh or frozen 1-2 spring onion, green part only, finely chopped 3 eggs 1 tbsp light soy sauce 3 tbsp plain flour groundnut oil, to fry, sunflower/veg also fine Asian chilli sauce, to serve   Method Mix the sweetcorn and spring onions together. Beat the eggs with…

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Chickpea dip and pitta fingers

Chickpea dip and pitta fingers

From Sainsbury’s A combination of chickpeas, garlic, virtually fat free fromage frais and parsley.   Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 Minutes Ingredients 410g can chickpeas, drained 1 small clove garlic 3 tablespoons Be Good To Yourself virtually fat free fromage frais 20g pack flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Freshly ground…

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Chickpea Devilled Eggs

Chickpea Devilled Eggs

From Whole Foods Market   Makes 2 dozen   Which came first, the chickpea or the egg? These rich and tangy devilled eggs with chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) are inspired by hummus, yet have an irresistible appeal all their own.   Ingredients 1 dozen eggs 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained, divided 2 tablespoons…

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