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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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Every Day

By Bill Granger
Murdoch Books - 2009

3rd August 2011

Caramel salmon : page 144

This was really good. I had my doubts about it staying intact when my salmon cubes started falling apart a bit in the frying pan, but the flavour of the sauce was so good that it didn't matter that they were a tiny bit crumbly. Except for the red onion, I halved this recipe as I was just cooking for two, and the sauce, which was basically garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and lime juice, tasted great. I even used light soy sauce instead of dark as that was all I had. This went perfectly with steamed basmati rice and I'll definitely be making it again as it's a very tasty, quick meal that is perfect for weeknights.

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30th May 2011 (edited: 30th May 2011)

Lime, paprika and honey glazed chicken : page 73

This was an okay dish of juicy roasted chicken legs with Asian influenced flavourings. With such ingredients as garlic, ginger and honey added to the chicken stock that the meat was cooked in, I expected this to have a bigger, bolder flavour than it did. It was a bit bland, really, but overall still pleasant enough to eat.

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23rd June 2011 (edited: 27th June 2011)

Sausages with caramelized onions and parmesan mash : page 105

This was okay, but I wish I'd followed the advice of weaponxgirl in her previous review. I did this according to the recipe, expecting the red onions covered in brown sugar, olive oil, red wine vinegar and season to get more caramelised and the sauce to go syrupy. That didn't really happen and the sauce was very thin. The onions tasted nice and went well with the sausages, as did the extra ingredient of parmesan in my mash, but this wasn't particularly memorable.

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I'd never used cucumbers in a stir-fry before and wasn't sure if I'd like the taste, but they added a nice crunch and delicate flavour to this healthy, summery dish. The sauce, which was Chinese rice wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornflour, caster sugar and probably something else I'm forgetting added a nice amount of flavour. The cucumbers and peppers made this pretty to look at and the chopped peanuts added at the end gave it an extra dimension of flavour and texture.

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