All posts filed under: food and diets

A Recipe reflecting Life

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food and diets / Meaning of life and that stuff / Uncategorized

I was cooking dinner this evening – Tuna Mornay – an old favourite. Now, over time I have been careful about particular food items and sensitivities. The mornay starts with cooking the onion in butter. Next is to add flour to make a roux (butter and flour mixed together to make a paste). I used gluten-free flour. All good so far. Next item to add was the milk – soy milk of course. Then I […]

Life and Groceries

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food and diets / Philosophy / Uncategorized

For many months I ordered my weekly grocery shopping online and had it delivered to my kitchen benchtop. For a number of reasons I returned to shopping in store. It was interesting to note that I stopped purchasing many of the items that were on “my usuals” list online. Going back to the store meant more options and opportunities to change habits. It occurred to me that life is a bit like that! I can […]

Weekly photo challenge: Fray

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food and diets / Friends and family / Uncategorized / Weekly Photo Challenge

This is a photo of me taken in the last couple of years. Each year I make Christmas Puddings following my mother-in-law’s recipe. When she passed away I inherited her bowls, old kitchen scales, rolling pin (to crush the almonds) and even the frayed apron. The responsibility for producing the Christmas Pudding is now solely up to me! Such responsibility :-). I still have the apron and don’t have the heart to throw it out […]

Keeping the creativity going …

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Cooking; Creativity / creativity / food and diets

I have been making a special effort to cook something different each week that I have never cooked before. Tonight I am cooking RICE PORK LARB – click HERE for original recipe and instructions INGREDIENTS 1.5 cups of jasmine rice, rinsed I tablespoon of peanut oil I tablespoon of chopped lemon-grass (I will have to see if my neighbour has some or I will be using a lemon!) 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 500g of […]

My cooking adventures

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Cooking; Creativity / food and diets

Each week I am trying a new dish that I have never cooked before. This is what I cooked today! TASTE OF HOME – Click on the link below for the web version of the recipe Best Veal Scallopini Ingredients 2 veal cutlet (about 4 ounces each) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup chicken broth 2 […]

Creative cooking :-)

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creativity / food and diets / gardening

Click Here for Recipe for Shrimp Satay with Peanut Sauce I am cooking a new dish each week that I have never cooked before. This week I found a recipe from another WordPress blogger – http://www.thegourmetwino.wordpress.com. I served it with fresh, home-grown silver beet. It was very nice. I could get to like cooking 🙂  

Creativity Indian Style

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creativity / food and diets / recipes

As part of my challenge to be more creative, I decided I would cook something that I have never cooked before. I found a recipe for chicken cooked with spices from a cookbook called Indian Cooking for Australia by Gladys Roach. Here is the recipe for Masala Murghi. We enjoyed eating it and now that I have a better selection of spices I will experiment with another recipe next week :-).