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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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Easy Italian (Weight Watchers)

Simon & Schuster Ltd - 2012

18th June 2012

Mediterranean roasted steak : page 93

I have mixed feelings about this recipe. Overall the flavours were very good and made a nice change from frying steak in the griddle pan, as I normally do. I'd never roasted steak in the oven before and was a bit nervous that it would come out too well done, but the rump steaks I used were quite a thick cut and still came out medium rare and juicy, which was to my liking. A good thing too as I did leave the whole dish in the oven for a few minutes longer than instructed as the potatoes didn't cook evenly. The recipe instructs you to microwave them first for a few minutes before putting them in the oven with the steak and other ingredients, but I think if I make this again (which I may very well do) I'll boil them separately and add them in the last few minutes to absorb the flavours.

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18th June 2012 (edited: 19th June 2012)

Spaghetti Bolognese : page 66

I'll admit that I'm lazy and usually make a quick spag bol using sauce from a jar and it's usually ready in about 20 minutes. I thought I'd try this as I'm trying to be healthier. If I do it again I'd do it on a weekend and not midweek as there was quite a bit of prep to do and as I am just cooking for two it seemed a bit of a faff. I tasted the sauce as I was going along and as it was a bit bland I added balsamic vinegar and tomato purée, which helped and didn't add any points. I'm not sure if it was really worth making this recipe over using a "light" jarred Bolognese sauce, but it was edible and filling and tasted okay with the aforementioned adjustments.

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