I decided to use courgette (zucchini) in a curry, but hubby doesn’t like it sliced. So I decided to grate it up. I put the meat (I could have used quorn) in first. Sealing diced pieces over a hot heat. Then I added the courgette and lowered the heat. I added stir fry vegetables a couple of minutes later. I also added half a tin of baked beans because I’d decided not to use any noodles. Finally I added a sachet of katsu curry sauce. It might not be the right recipe, it might not taste exactly right but it was OK.
Green Papaya and seafood salad
We had a Thai meal tonight. Look away if you don’t like prawns. Very tasty, low carbohydrates. With mussels, squid and scallops.
Sometimes it’s good to try something new, rather than having the same food every day. But then I am lucky to have that opportunity. Its difficult to know how the first world can do so much when so many other people in the world have nothing or next to nothing….
I give you the Staffordshire Pikelet.
Staffordshire Pikelets, cousin to the Staffordshire Oatcakes. Made with the same oat batter, but smaller and thicker. With added dried fruit (currants, raisins, citrus peel).
Toasted under the grill then added butter and as it was shrove Tuesday yesterday I added some lemon juice from the lemons I got for my pancakes. All hot and tasty.
Different parts of the country have different special foods. This one is very tasty and filling!
Trying to make Beetroot Hummus
Tried to make this from just a list of ingredients.
Beetroot, potato or brown bread, garlic, a little olive oil, walnuts, cider vinegar (I only had malt vinegar). You can substitute bread for potato.
I peeled the five Beetroot and two Potatoes , chopped them, put them in a pan to boil for half an hour.
Then I took four cloves of Garlic and crushed them in a pestle and mortar. Then crushed the Walnuts and mixed them with the garlic. I added a little olive oil to help.
Watch the Beetroot and Potato and when you can push a knife into them and they are soft, drain off the water.
Allow the Beetroot and Potato to cool, then add the crushed Walnuts with the garlic. I had to add a bit more to improve the consistency. I also added the juice of half a lime to give it a kick.
I mashed the Walnut and Garlic into the Beetroot mix.
The final result, in a covered bowl in the fridge.
Meal, jacket potato with coleslaw, chopped tomato, Beetroot hummus and sausages (apologies to vegetarians and vegans). I could have used a food blender, but decided its easier not to have to clean it and waste electricity.
Carrot and ginger soup
We used..a lot of carrots, half an onion, 3 large cloves of garlic, some garlic olive oil and plain olive oil. A knob of butter, a bit of flour, a bit of ginger powder, a couple of pinches of salt, some crushed black pepper, luck….
Mix the chopped up carrot onion and garlic in a blender with water and oil. When its blended cook for 20 mins….
Added black pepper, ginger and salt to taste. We tasted as we cooked and gradually added more flavouring as it was a bit bland to start. My blender does not completely pulp vegetables so it’s a bit chewy.
No chick peas, fish food or UFOs were used in the soup. My hubby was wearing a tweed but you dont need that either for flavour!
Downside…I took over a bit, should have let him do it all…