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Cooking for ONE

Baked Spicy Cauliflower with Carrot, Pea & Potato Patties and baked Asparagus

Thinking about meat free Monday, I saw something about baked cauliflower yesterday which caught my eye. Here’s what I did:

In a glass bowl combine Greek yoghurt, paprika, cayenne pepper, grated garlic, zested lime (and some of the juice), Dijon mustard, ground cumin, garam masala and a glug of olive oil. When nicely combined smear […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Lemony Bombay Potatoes

Lemony Bombay Potatoes

If you happen to have your oven already on cooking something else then this is quick, easy and tasty to knock up.

Peel and cube some potatoes and boil with a whole lemon (un-waxed and washed) and add a good sprinkling of turmeric.

Meanwhile, add some oil or ghee to a roasting tin and […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Empire Chicken – Celebrating the NO vote

As the Scot’s voted NO to independence yesterday I decided to celebrate with two British favourites, roast chicken and curry. It’s a slant on a Jamie recipe.

Using a young chicken, Picantón in Spain or Poussin elsewhere, the idea is to marry the chicken with a curry. It is simple to do this by making […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Thighs in tangy tomato sauce

This is actually a quick supper especially if you have tomato sauce to hand. Do not use buffalo mozzarella but save it for your salad, use the cheap stuff instead.

First of all stuff a slice of mozzarella and a sprig of thyme under the skin of each thigh and place in small roasting dish. […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Griddled Asparagus & Parmesan Shavings drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

I know I have posted this before but today at Frutas Mati in my village I noticed that a bunch of fresh looking asparagus was winking at me. I ignored it for a while knowing that it had been flown in at great cost (financially and environmentally) from Peru or somewhere like that.

Anyway, the […]

By |August 9th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Foil Baked Lamb with Lemon & Mint sauce

This is a great ‘one pot’ as the meat and the vegetables are cooked in the same foil wrap. Although I admit on this particular day I did steam some broccoli so it is strictly not a ‘one pot’ but you know what I mean, don’t you?

For the marinade:

Crush and finely chop garlic (quantity […]

By |August 8th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Bangla Egg Curry: Dimer Kosha

In a previous life I had an office in the centre of Manchester at a splendid address: 59 Piccadilly, which overlooked Piccadilly Gardens. To be fair the rent I paid reflected that my view wasn’t of the gardens but of ‘Back Piccadilly’ – a rather squalid view. And if you are wondering why I […]

Stuffed peppers: 3 ways

This is saintly heaven with seven varieties of vegetables, plus fresh herbs and spices. All of which your body will thank you for and it will keep your doctor happy too.

1. Spicy potato and peas
2. Leek, sweetcorn and herbs
3. Courgette, carrot and green beans

You need two red, green, yellow or orange peppers, cut in […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Cauliflower: Pimping it up

I love cauliflower cheese and cauliflower soup but there it probably ends, it is usually an add-on to stir fry, cauliflower bhaji or roasted vegetables perhaps. Oh, in actual fact it seems that I quite like cauliflower’s versatility.

But a quick and easy dish is cauliflower pesto stirred through pasta. It really is easy and […]

By |June 25th, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Pasta: Farfalle with smoked salmon, prawns, butternut squash, carrots and tangy tomato sauce

Straight into this one as it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish – cooking for one.

Sauté finely chopped carrot and butternut squash in olive oil, add garlic and a good grind of black pepper. Add a small glass of white wine.

Meanwhile, add pasta of your choice (mine was farfalle but linguine would […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Andalucia, Italy|1 Comment|