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From: London, United Kingdom

Joined: April 4th, 2011

About me: Hello! Living in London with my husband and cat, I have only just become more interested in cooking over the last few years, especially as I became more and more dismayed by my inability to return the favour of cooking for family and friends, which is now something I love to do even though it still sometimes makes me nervous. I wasn't really taught how to cook when I was young so I've had to teach myself which I've been doing with the help of the Good Food and Food Network channels along with my growing collection of cook books. My favourite, "teachers," in the kitchen have been Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, though I love watching cookery programmes in general and find just reading through cook books to be a great source of comfort. I'm really pleased to have stumbled upon this website as it has the potential to be a great resource and is exactly what I was wishing and looking for with regards to a simple way of keeping track of recipes I've tried.

Favorite cookbook: Ministry of Food by Jamie Oliver

Favorite recipe: pot-roast meatloaf from Ministry of Food

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November 6th, 2018

Ultimate chilli from BOSH!: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. The Fastest-Selling Vegan Cookbook Ever

This took a little bit longer than I anticipated to prep, but it was completely worth it for such amazing flavour. I loved using minced mushroom instead of processed fake beef mince (or beef!) in combination... read more >

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Good Mood Food: Simple Healthy Homecooking

By Donal Skehan
Mercier Press - 2010

8th August 2011

Cajun salmon : page 169

This was a quick and tasty way to grill salmon for a weeknight dinner. I thought the blend of spices such as cayenne pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper and black pepper that I dredged the fish in might be too spicy for my tastes but it was fine and went well with rice and a salad. A good quick dinner to have up my sleeve.

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18th June 2012

Goat's cheese and broccoli pasta : page 167

This was surprisingly good and used only a few ingredients, making this a good midweek fairly heathy meal. I used asparagus instead of broccoli, as suggested, and boiled it in the same pan as the pasta (for the last five minutes) instead of steaming it to save some washing up. Very quick to pull together and the goat's cheese melts quickly and easily, so you don't need a lot of it for quite a bit of flavour.

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14th August 2011

Herby roast chicken : page 149

I just made this for Sunday lunch and it was a very tasty way to serve chicken. You simply make a paste of garlic, thyme, basil, parsley and olive oil and spread it all over the bird (and under the skin of the breast), while also stuffing the cavity with lemon, thyme and rosemary. I served this with boiled new potatoes and a side of Italian broad beans (separate review forthcoming) and it all went very well together.

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