Roast tomato and lentil soup

Roast tomato and lentil soup

10 ripe tomatoes diced basil or oregano balsamic vinegar olive oil 1 onion chopped 1 cup brown lentils salt and pepper Halve tomatoes and oregano on a baking tray and sprinkle with glugs of olive oil and then balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with diced basil and salt and pepper and roast at 180 degrees of at […]

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 box (about 1 lb) spaghetti pasta 2 cups tomato sauce 1 lb ground lean beef 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 egg 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, […]

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Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is a fantastic soup, with just the right amount of spice. 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 Qt. chicken stock salt and freshly ground black pepper canola oil 8 corn tortillas, cut into 1/8” strips 1 1/2 […]

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Classic Lemon & Thyme Roast Chicken

This is an oldie, and most certainly a goodie. Classic roast chicken is must have in everyone’s repertoire and with this recipe, you’ll never be short of dinner guests! 1 chicken- whole bird 2 lemons, cut into slices Bunch of thyme 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped Freshly milled salt and pepper for seasoning Small […]

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Bolognese Sauce

4 tbsp olive oil 30g butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500g beef mince salt and pepper 1 ¼ cups red or white wine a sprig of rosemary 1 can tinned Italian tomatoes, chopped Heat a heavy-based pot and, when […]

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Yummy Cornbread

This is so delicious….. you must give it a try!! 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup self raising flour ¼ cup sugar ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs ½ cup vegetable oil ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded cheese (optional) 1. Preheat baking tin in the oven to 180’C. 2. In a bowl […]

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Creamy Salmon Soup

Fish soups are especially popular in Finland: the locals love to feast on kalakateto soup, which includes potatoes, onions, milk, and directly fish. This dish has an improved variation – lohikaytto. This soup is often prepared for the holidays. Unlike kalakeytto, lohikaytto is made exclusively from salmon, and instead of milk fat, the cream is […]

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Honey and Citrus Glazed Ham

I just love chef Curtis Stone….. and as Christmas approaches I found this recipe of his which I will definitely be trying this year. For the glaze 1/2 cup/120 ml honey 1/4 cup/60 ml apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup/60 grams coarsely chopped fresh ginger 1/4 cup/60 ml Dijon mustard 1/4 cup/60 ml fresh lemon juice […]

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Chilli con Carne

Super easy and super delicious 500g minced beef 500g can crushed tomatoes 750g can kidney beans Packet of Mexican style power (eg chilli, taco or burrito powder) 1 onion, chopped finely 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 chipotle chilli, chopped 1 teaspoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon oregano Juice of ½ lemon ½ teaspoon cumin Pinch of […]

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Mini Quiches

These are incredible and are a great hit at parties where you need to serve finger food. 2 eggs 250 g tasty shredded cheese 3-4 tablespoons thickened cream 2 teaspoons grain mustard whichever filling you prefer e.g. corn kernels, asparagus, mushrooms etc Salt/pepper to taste. Mix together and place in patti pan trays, greased and […]

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