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Tahini

Gourmet food or dressing? Used in Mediterranean, North African and Middle Eastern cuisines. Made from a small ancient grain, the sesame seed packs a fair amount of minerals that are important to the human body. Tahini can be used as a spread on it’s own or as a dressing. It is also an ingredient used in the making of hummus. I have added sugar and … Continue reading Tahini

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Lentil & Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Having a family member going through chemotherapy has lead me down this trip of researching foods and fruits based on whatever mineral or vitamin that she is found to be lacking. Boosts in food rather than falling back on supplements are always healthier.  The last few recipes had been to find simple combinations that could help boost her potassium and magnesium counts in preparation for … Continue reading Lentil & Roasted Red Pepper Soup

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Masoor Dal /Indian Red Lentils

Masoor Dal or split  Red Lentils is a popular Indian dish. Healthy and hearty, cooked the right way with the right ingredients. A good source of fibre or protein substitute. I have been incorporating the addition of lentils (namely the red lentils) in stews or cottage pies as an additional source of fibre as well as reducing the amount of red meat consumed. Not every … Continue reading Masoor Dal /Indian Red Lentils

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Chicken Pasta Stir-fry

Another great way to use up any leftover chicken from a roast dinner! Something easy something light and quick to cook for 2 persons or more. It all depends on what you have on hand, in the fridge or what you feel like adding either for a colourful dish or some healthy additions. Choices are really up to you. Most of the ingredients I have … Continue reading Chicken Pasta Stir-fry

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Zucchini Frittata

Here I was giving myself a pat on the back that no one has tried making a frittata with zucchini or courgette and telling myself I need to write this down before I forget. Eyes roll, someone’s already done it!  I still gave myself that invisible pat on the back anyway! Another great way to use up the other halves of the green & yellow … Continue reading Zucchini Frittata

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Pork Florentine en Croute

This dish started off as almost daily headache of 1) protein option and 2) how to cook it. Pork was the chosen protein and it really came down to what choice cuts were available. Fillet or tenderloin would have in normal days would have been sliced & stir fried into Ginger Pork or paired with spinach into Pork Roulade . The word ‘en croute’ crept … Continue reading Pork Florentine en Croute

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Romesco Sauce

I was under the impression that the Romesco Sauce was of Italian origin not knowing that it originated from Catalonia (Spain) and had been created to be served with fish. A simple sauce very similar to the Roasted Pepper Pesto that can be found in my blog. Similar way of making the pesto, just done differently. Again, a popular sauce that can be served as … Continue reading Romesco Sauce