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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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Nigella Bites

By Nigella Lawson
Chatto & Windus - 2001

8th January 2012

Ham in Coca-Cola : page 124

Incredibly easy, this was a great main dish to make on Christmas Eve. It felt rather strange pouring a whole bottle of coca cola into the pot to boil the ham in, but the result was delicious, especially after the ten minutes finished off in the oven with the treacle, English mustard powder and demerara sugar glaze. Very tasty indeed.

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17th June 2011

Linguine with garlic oil and pancetta : page 62

This is one of the simplest recipes ever, but it is satisfying to eat. All it consists of is roasting pancetta in garlic oil for ten minutes and then tossing with linguine and maybe adding some parsley at the end if you like. It's really tasty and perfect for a weeknight when you're too tired to make much of an effort.

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17th June 2011

Pasta with meatballs : page 100

This was my first foray into making my own meatballs. This is a nice comfort dish to make for a hungry bunch. It is fairly easy, though time consuming. My only minor complaint is that I think the recipe for the sauce, as is, is missing something as I find the flavour slightly bland. Otherwise I really like it. I haven't tried the accompanying home-made pasta and I'm not sure if I ever will, but the meatballs and sauce are a good start.

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4th September 2011

Stir-braised savoy cabbage with nigella seeds : page 215

I made this to go with a pork stew recipe that suggested cabbage would be a good side dish. This turned out to have more flavour than the stew! This was easy and quick to make and a had a nice hint of Asian flavours with soy sauce and toasted sesame oil added at the last minute. The recipe was easily halved as I was just cooking for two.

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