redjanet's Profile

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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Leon Book 2, Naturally Fast Food

By Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent
Conran Octopus - 2010

4th January 2012

Coconut chicken and petit pois curry : page 97

A fairly light, mild curry that is quick to pull together on a weeknight. I really liked this and can see making it again often.

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21st August 2011

Italian broad beans : page 57

This was a really good, easy way to jazz up some frozen broad beans. All you do is cook them in a saucepan with some simmered chopped tomatoes and garlic and a bit of oil for about 15 minutes and you're done. It made a terrific side dish for roast chicken and was really good cold the next day for lunch mixed in with some couscous and leftover roast chicken. I don't have kids, but I imagine that the flavour added to the beans by the other ingredients would make it a possibly easier way to get some greens down their gullet.

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