Day 24: Chilli, cheese, bacon and hummus burger

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Another first: homemade burgers.  Always wanted to try to make my own but every attempt turned into a bowl of mincemeat, but that was some years ago.  So what better to make on… Continue reading

DAY 23 (updated): KÖTTBULLAR, SÖTPOTATISMOS OCH GRÄDDSÅS (SWEDISH MEATBALLS, SWEET POTATO MASH W. BROWN CREAMY GRAVY)

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At the risk of having my Swedish citizenship revoked, I must confess that I’ve never successfully made the dish Sweden is most known for.  Also, I really HATE the meatballs at IKEA.  Oh and I… Continue reading

Day 21 – Cheese and Almond Crackers

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A very belated Day 21 recipe, this time for crackers made using cheddar cheese and almond meal, from this recipe. The crackers cooked quickly and several of the edge pieces were thinner and… Continue reading

Day 22 (updated): Chicken Jalfrezi with Naan bread

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I have always wanted to try cooking an Indian curry without using a pre-made paste or sauce. I wish I could make home-made Naan bread too but I don’t have a tandoori oven, so this… Continue reading

Day 21: Stuffed chicken breast with bacon

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This has been a pub favourite of mine for ages but one that is often done badly.  This however hit the spot! Ingredients:  1 chicken breast, skin removed. 2 tbs basil pesto (I used the… Continue reading

Day 20: Thai Prawn and Potato curry

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A beautiful, spicy and quick Thai dish.  Easy as! Ingredients 12 uncooked prawns with tails left on 2 potatoes cut into 1 cm cubes 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red… Continue reading

Day 21 – Spicy Barbecue Seitan “Ribs”

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Today I’m trying out the seitan I made for day 18 of the challenge, attempting to make some mock “ribs”. First I mixed up a BBQ sauce marinade, using: 3 Tbs Tomato sauce/paste… Continue reading

Day 20 – No day 20 post

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No day 20 post from me – large parts of the city were blacked out last night, meaning I could have cooked (stove top only) but would have struggled both to see and… Continue reading

Day 19: BBQ’d premium beef eye fillet with potato gratin

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This is a bit of a cheat, it’s certainly not the first time steak has been made in this household, however I love, love, love potato gratin and I’ve never made it from scratch.  It’s always… Continue reading

Day 18: Fish and beer-battered chips with tartar sauce

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The husband, being an Englishman is obsessed with fish and chips – it’s his comfort food.  I got to like it too after many years in England.  I know it’s probably treason for an English person, but… Continue reading