Thursday, 17 November 2011

Soup, soup, soup

Like many times that I have already said before, I want to have a resolution where I cook something different every day or every week.

This weeks lunch has consisted of soup, four times in a row, encouraged by "Slimming World's little book of soups".


The first of the soups was my own invention, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Ingredients

1 Onion                                             Cooking oil or spray
3 Carrots                                           Stock
1 potato                                             Sprinkle of cumin
1 sweet potato                                   Water

Method

1, Chop onion, parsnips, carrots, potato, sweet potato.
2. Heat in pan with cooking spray, stock, cumin and enough water to cover the vegetables.
3. When the vegetables are tender blitz the soup.
4. Taste the soup to taste for seasoning.
5. Heat until warm and then serve.

My other soups have all been from Slimming World's soup books:

Red Pepper and Horseradish Soup - a soup with a spicy kick.

Creamed Carrot and Beetroot Soup - delicious bright red soup

Pea and Mint Soup - a tasty, vibrant green soup.

This book is fantastic, and works using Syns so perfect for the Slimming World diet or just used it if you want to eat a bit healthier.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Chilli Con Carne

A few days ago was the first time that I ever made Chilli Con Carne (Chilli with Meat) and we all loved the result (well nearly, Daisy complained that it was too spicy, but we disagreed with her).

I got it from Sam Stern's, Cooking Up a Storm. Sam Stern is a teenage chef who writes brilliant cooking books packed full of all kinds of recipes. This is one of my favourite so far as it was flavoursome, not too dry or too wet and it was the perfect heat (chilli wise).

Cooking Up a Storm is a great split up into easy to find sections for all kinds of occasions. Sam Stern has also wrote Real Food Real Fast, Get Cooking, The Student Cookbook and Eat Vegetarian. 

You can eat it with all sorts of things, great with rice, excellent as a topping on jacket potatoes, delicious in tortilla wraps and probably much much more.

Sorry, but we ate all the evidence so no pictures here!

I would definitely recommend buying Sam's books as I use it so often to make delicious food. This was an excellent recipe and I am sure that I will  use it again and again. I give it a 10 out of 10!


Sunday, 2 January 2011

New Years Resolution

Our New Years Resolution will be to cook a new recipe once a week (probably at the weekend). So we will hopefully be doing a blog post about it on Saturdays or Sundays.

The other resolution will be to update the blog more often!
Happy New Year too you all!

Dottie and Daisy

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Christmas

For Christmas I asked for a cookery book and seeing as me and the rest of my family are starting to really love Asian food, my parents bought me the Wagamama cookbook.

Wagamama is a great restaurant. The service is quick and the food is delicious. It sells all sorts of foods and you can have a selection of side dishes to share or just a main course each. 

The cookbook has all sorts of recipes that the restaurant sells, our favourite are the gyozas (which are dumplings stuffed with all sorts of ingredients).

Dottie

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Mint Chocolate Milkshake

To make yummy chocolate milkshakes you will need some chocolate, ice cream and milk this time we used some Areo mint chocolate .The first stage is to break up your chocolate into small pieces.

                                        Next we put in some icecream and milk with the chocolate.
                                 Then we did the fun part and whisked it all together until it was all nice and                                  smooth which was a bit hard seeing as it had lots of bubbles in it!
                                            We poured it in to a cup and drank it all mmmmm yummy.
 
video 
By Daisy

Friday, 29 October 2010

Hello...

Welcome our new cooking blog, here we will be talking about food and posting loads of delicous recipes! In our house we all love food (even Daisy and Fred but it took a long time to persaude them to try different food) from lots of different countries and cultures. We eat anything from English to Chinese to Spanish!

So watch this space as we are planning to make some orange chocolate truffles this afternoon!

By Dottie