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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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BBC Olive
(May, 2011)


8th May 2011 (edited: 8th May 2011)

Lamb kleftico with lemon roast potatoes : page 52

I wasn't sure if it was going to be worth my time spending about 2 1/2 hours on a recipe that is only meant to feed two, but I'm glad that I did. This is a slow-cooked take on a Greek dish using lamb neck fillet, flavoured with tomatoes, lemon juice, cinnamon and oregano. I forgot to purchase the fresh oregano which the recipe called for and used dry instead, and the dish was still quite flavourful. The sauce had a softly sharp tang from the lemon, but this was offset nicely by the cool, salty feta cheese sprinkled on just before serving. The simple accompaniment of small roasted potatoes, tossed before serving with lemon zest and sea salt was very good and I'll definitely be keeping this one for future use.

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24th April 2011

Spaghettini with crab, lemon and chilli : page 78

I was attracted to this recipe for it's simplicity and for the pretty colours in the photo, which are basically due to the flecks of green parsley and red chili amongst the pasta and crab. This is very simple to assemble once all the ingredients are prepped, though for a quick dish I did find it annoying to have to peel and slice five shallots, which is one of my least favourite things to do when cooking. In any case, the flavours worked fairly well together, though the lemon could have been stronger and maybe next time I'll just use half a chilli instead of a whole one as the OH and I found it a bit hot for our tastes. Still, it's a good, fairly healthy mid-week dish that I may play around with again.

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