Koshari Rice #fridaymydaymoments

ย ย 
I am really excited by Koshari rice ๐Ÿ™‚

To me it’s like a new Invention of taste, possibly a little bit like curry there are similiar but different ย versions .

All scrummy but this to me can’t be rushed…….

Egyptian rice! a street food that I would truly love have made for me and buy in its home place ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are not familiar with it it sounds rather strange!

To me it has become intriguing what’s not to like about a spiced tomato sauce,.
Underneath is rice with surprises including mustard seeds , cumin,other spices Green lentils. On top are Onions that have been loved and adored for an hour as they become crispy.

ย ย 
Oh and then the addition of Macaroni!!!!

Believe me it works!

I am inventing a hashtag for my love of a happy Friday moment!ย 

And that amazing mother of a tomato spiced sauce that mothers the whole dish and makes it amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

Layers of crazy happiness:)

Will post my recipe ASAP ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย ย 
I would love everyone to share their #fridaymydaymoments

I am not giving my recipe away……, (yet) ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒฑ

Advertisements

Sweet corn and yellow split pea soup โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ

  lovely cheap and tasty recipe! I made this for my little boy who loves a bowl of soup. Full of protein and vitamins and a winner!

I had a bowl of it and made mine with the addition of fresh oregano and chilli flakes sprinkled over and my favourite hot sauce!

I have made this with a can of cheap sweet corn and used fresh. Both lovely!

I softened an onion and 3 sticks of celery. Added a chopped up peeled medium potato and a cup of yellow split peas! Added a good glug of boed water and a medium simmer until the peas are softening.

Add the sweet corn and if using fresh add in the kernel  middle bit and take out at the end. 

I mushed mine with a potato masher.

Serve to hungry bellies ๐Ÿ™‚

Fritters!

  

These fritters are gorgeous! whats even better is they are simple and quick to make and there are endless posibillitys of flavours!
These happen to be Vegan/ vegetarian.
They are made with gram flour batter made with 50g of flour mixed with 100mls pf water.
I used cooked broccoli and red leiceter cheese for one flavour, and sweetcorn for the other and both had spring onion and chive.
gently fried on a medium heat for 10 mins and my little boy enjoyed them with a dollop of ketchup!
these are going to be great for campervan cooking! tin of sweetcorn to had and a bag of flour! really chuffed with these ๐Ÿ™‚ sneaky way to get healthy veg and chickpea goodness into my boy!
Gorgeous cold too (nice to find a little snack in the fridge)
being a bit of a spice monster i willl be making a chilli head one of some discription!

Vegan tuna


Really love this ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ

Well, well, well I thought this was going a bit far and the outcome would be rubbish! Not at all, a lovely fresh flavour and great texture and utterly healthy! Really quick and cheap to make! My meat eating wonderspouse polished it off!

1 can of chickpeas mushed

1 stick of celery finely diced

3 gherkins finely diced

Dried Seaweed a tablespoon

Vegan mayonnaise

Salt and pepper

Squeeze of lemon

Mix all of the above leave for an hour or better overnight.

Make a yummy sandwich or on top of a baked potato.

And sit and polish ones healthy halo as you eat this yummy and kind to the ocean bit of heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

ย ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Leftover cauliflower and chickpea curry becomes a tasty Biriyani!ย 

Well you know that cauliflower and chickpea curry I made last week. Well I had plenty of leftovers!

So tonight’s dinner is a delicious Biriani, easy peasy to make.๏ปฟ

๏ปฟ

Cook a mug of Basmati rice to instructions.

I warmed through the left over curry and added a courgette chopped up, some chopped coriander and a squeeze of lemon.

In an oven dish put a layer of rice then a the curry, finish with the remaining rice.

I scattered some coriander over the top and then warmed through in the oven until piping hot.

Served it with lemon wedges and poppadoms.๏ปฟ

๏ปฟ

Cauliflower and chickpea curry.

Ta Da! Just like that! I have been inspired this evening to make a delicious curry. Those that know me know I have been desperate over the years to make great curries.
I have realised one thing, the less you fuss about curry to better they can be!

So this evening a gorgeous curry popped up on my blog reading list and I was pretty convinced I had the ingredients.
It was the fabulous blog…. plant poweruk.com check out their blog here and the inspiring recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ cauliflower and coconut curry

Well much to my horror I hadn’t! Not one to give up half way through I made this….

Cauliflower, chickpea and spinach curry.

Really easy and fresh tasting! I served it with braised mushroom rice. A little bit of fusion!!!

So, I gently fried 1 onion, fresh ginger 1 green chilli pepper and 2 cloves of garlic.
I added 2 teaspoons of cumin and 1 teaspoon of chilli powder.
Only to realise I didn’t have any Coriander or Turmeric and I was out of coconut milk.
So I had only one choice which was to add some Curry powder!
Now, I have got quite fussy about curry powder and will only use best curry powder about!
Hating the fact that the delicious curry I was about to make might be in jeopardy was a bit of a worry (particularly as I am pregnant and fussy)
Anyway, add about a tablespoon of decent curry powder.
Add chunks of fresh cauliflower and tinned tomatoes and chick peas and as I didn’t have any coconut milk I added some ground almonds. Cook for a little while until the cauliflower is softening.
I added some salt and smashed up cardamon pods And a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and transferred to my slow cooker.
Cook and taste.
Add spinach at the very end and serve with rice!
Easy to make tasty curry ๐Ÿ™‚

IMG_0317

Paprika Quorn recipe

This is a lovely family recipe!

Originally my mum used to make it with stewing steak. I use quorn chicken style pieces.
Such a quick and easy recipe, can be made in the slow cooker if you fancy.
The longer and slower it’s cooked the more flavoursome it is but equally scrummy if you are in a hurry to feed hungry tummies!
Slimming world friendly too!!!!

Fry 1 large onion until soft.
Throw in a packet of chicken style pieces until soft.
Add 2 teaspoons of Paprika and stir.
Open up 2 tins of chopped tomatoes and add about 6 bay leafs and 2 bouquet garnie.
Add a sprinkle of salt, sometimes I add a tiny amount of sugar.
I added a splash of water and then cook on low for about 45 mins to let those flavours mingle!!!

IMG_0245

IMG_0246

Serve with long grain rice, and tuck into a bowl of comforting food ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheesey chilli bake ๐Ÿ”ฅ

This was super easy to make and is slimming world friendly!!!

I had some quorn chilli left over and some red peppers and spinach that needed using up along with some odds and ends of cheese that needed using up.
I roasted 3 peppers in the oven with olive oil ( fry light if you are slimming world)

Once they have cooled chop into large chunks and mix with 3 large handfuls of spinach.
Cook some savoury vegetable rice according to the packet instructions, I used some from Aldi which cost 25 p!!!
Layer pepper and spinach mix, rice, chilli and repeat!
Ending with a sprinkle of cheese and I added some chopped up fresh coriander on top.

When you are ready

IMG_0237t
When you are ready to eat bake in the oven until piping hot and all the cheese has melted.
Perfect served with a Green salad.

IMG_0240

Vegetarian pork pie! ๐Ÿท

2015/01/img_0097.jpg</

As a vegetarian there are some particular foods I thought were unavailable to me again.
A good 'ole Pork pie was one such thing. Well that isn't the case at all…

I made this over two days.
Day 1
I made the Hot water pastry.
This is the reason my porky pie isn't vegan as it has been made with butter.
I will make it with Vegan margarine/ butter style as I read this works.
Also I will forget the egg wash.

I used 170 g of butter
2 1/2 full cups of flour.
100mls of hot water.

I softened the butter and added the hot water. Made sure the butter has melted and then added the flour.
Mixed it around and then formed a play doh consistency and put it in the fridge overnight, wrapped in cling film.

For the porky bit I used
2 slices of bread made into bread crumbs.
1 white onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped.
6 vegan sausages defrosted (I used Linda Mcartneys)
1 cup of Veggie mince.
3/4 packet of silken Tofu
1/2 tin of borlotti beans
2 tablespoons of fresh sage.
1 big spoon of Thyme
1/4 teaspoon of both nutmeg and allspice.
Black pepper and salt.

In a food processor mix the onion, garlic, tofu and sausages into a smooth paste.
Add the remainder of the ingredients except the breadcrumbs.
I mixed those in last in a bowl to make the mixture thicker.
And voila the pastry is ready to roll out and the vegan porky bit is ready to go into the middle!!!
Make little cases and lids! Stuff with the pork middle and then bake in the oven on 160 degrees for 30- 40 mins.

2015/01/img_0091.jpg

2015/01/img_0093.jpg

I will be updating this entry with a photo of the end result in due course. I am afraid as I write this had forgotten about the ‘jelly’ in a regular pork pie but I intend to use Agar Agar to achieve this in my next attempt.

I intend to serve this with pickles and gherkins and and possibly a dollop of piccalilli !!! I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow.
Best bit of this is of course this is meat free happiness ๐Ÿ™‚

Spanish Tortilla

20140604-204419.jpg

20140604-204546.jpg

Spanish Tortilla! Such a simple recipe with so much history, to add onion or not? Huge arguments may have been had over time! Three main ingredients works for me Eggs, potato, onion! However to jizz mine up I sprinkled smoked paprika:)
Here is the recipe..,

Finely slice a few potatoes, fry them in fry light or olive oil depending if you are slimming over about 20 mins until the potatoes are soft. Chop up a large onion (preferably not a red onion or they don’t look right) and add them to the potatoes and when they start to get soft add a sprinkle of white pepper. I also have microwaved the potatoes sliced up for quickness instead!
Mix up as many eggs as you fancy but it has to be at least six! Add a splash of milk if you fancy.
Fry the potato and onion mix util you want to eat it!
Add it to the eggs which will now be beaten.
Yes I said add the potato mix to the eggs!
Leave it in a bowl for 10 mins to let them get to know each other….. And then ooh whammy shove it all in a frying pan!
Use a spatula!!!
Let the runny egg get cooked!
Get a plate, turn the tortilla over.
Make sure it is cooked!
ALWAYS use free range eggs!!!
Sprinkle with fresh parsley and smoked Paprika ๐Ÿ˜<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
ith green salad and pickles :)<<<<<<<

enjoy!