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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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Ching's Chinese Food Made Easy: 100 Simple, Healthy Recipes from Easy-to-find Ingredients

By Ching-He Huang
Harper - 2010

28th June 2011

Beef in oyster sauce : page 27

This is a really delicious, simple and quick meal that is perfect for a week night. I always end up using more oyster sauce than the recipe specifies, but it's so full of flavour that I don't care. Goes beautifully with rice and the baby pak choy adds an extra element to the dish.

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14th July 2011

Chicken and cashew nut stir-fry : page 17

This was okay, but nothing to write home about. I've come to appreciate the method of coating sliced chicken in a mixture of egg whites, cornflour and salt as it really does make the chicken extra soft with a nice texture, but that was my favourite thing about this recipe. I didn't realise until it was too late that I'd run out of onions, so just doubled the peppers, so that may have explained the slight blandness, but overall, it didn't really feel like it was worth the effort and still wasn't as good as from a take-away!

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2nd July 2011 (edited: 2nd July 2011)

Five-spice roast chicken drumsticks : page 105

A very nice, tasty way of roasting some chicken legs. The five-spice powder gave a good earthiness which complemented the other ingredients in the marinade, such as soy sauce, garlic and honey. I roasted my chicken a bit longer, and at a slightly higher temperature than the author suggested so I would get a more crispy skin and that worked well and the chicken stayed juicy inside. This went very well with rice on the side.

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