I believe strongly now as I get older and also as I am on a transformation and wellness journey that healthy is the new sexy.
And in these times of uncertainty with the pandemic looming. My eating has gone a bit haywire so to get back on track I will be cooking live in Instagram.
So if you follow me and get a notification that I am live please join in and let's spread positivity and creativity.
1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
Sea salt & black pepper to your liking
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or more if needed
¼ teaspoon mixed spice
Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley, chives and/or green onions
Start by roasting the cauliflower
Join us on the 28th of March with fellow brunch lovers as we eat, live and explore delicious food and drink in a chilled fun environment.
Le Caliendi Bar and restaurant is very unassuming and you may just miss it driving down the ever busy Ave de Calais.
I walked in and fell in love. And what's more lovely than a brand name created with love. A mish mash of the names of each member of the family.
And guess who's the chef?
Cheers to family businesses that rock!
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@sidevieweats Cook-off invites two bold and brave cooks on the 25th of January to go head to head to win 'Badass burger cook' of the month with the winning burger featured @gourmetburger.bar for the month of February.
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My new week goals include:
Creating new vegetarian and fish lover recipes and off course trying each out
I might just throw in a cheesy pasta recipe and one burger too.
I spent a weekend with my aunty and I remember seeing Catfish for the first time. Petrifying! There were 5 in a wide bucket, kept overnight. Little did we know that these slimey fish would be playing hide and seek the following morning. No fish? Well luckily we found all in different places around the house. Humour aside, here's the recipe for Catfish the Nigerian way. Method Begin with a well cleaned fish Make a spicy marinade to keep fish in: Minced garlic Minced ginger Garlic salt (Yes I do love garlic) Habanero peppers (Go as crazy as you'd like) Crushed red chilli flakes Apple cider vinegar Lemon juice, 1 would do Black pepper Salt A cup of water Score fish and cover for half an hour to allow the fish marinate. Can't wait any longer? Pop on a hot grill, I used a charcoal grill which gives a smokey taste. This will also work in a wood fired oven or in a grill pan with the addition of liquid smoke. Grill for 15 - 20 minutes or until fully cooked. I used a smaller fish so this timing was just right. Roast some semi ripe plantains till crusted on the outside and soft on the inside. Serve with any sauce you like. I opted for a...
It truly is. As we enter our 5th year, I reflect on how we began and the journey till present. What an amazing experience it has been. What you can expect at Samantha's A home feel Dishes customised to each client's taste Board games A West African, European and American menu (but by all means not limited to this) Pop up events like Chef Nights, cooking contests and more Creativity and a passion for food are always at the heart of everything we do. View our new look site here We always welcome feedback by email or in person and as we enter 2020 we wish all are customers from Day 1 till present a very happy holiday and New year.
Meatballs in a herby tomato sauce topped with cheese. Perfect with flat bread, super delicious with pasta and a lovely way to entertain guests on the weekends.
With Christmas fast approaching, I find myself giddy and excited about roast dinner.
For the pork belly roast. I always ask the butcher to do the hardwork of cleaning the pork belly, making it look pretty and tied properly.
My go to herbs:
I do also love a splash of vinegar or sherry added to the dry rub which makes it like a paste.
For the dry rub:
A tablespoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, fennel seeds, black pepper, sea salt. Rub all over generously. Quantities can be doubled to your linking.
In a roasting dish, add roughly chopped carrots, celery, onions, garlic with a splash of olive oil and knob of butter. Toss in extra fresh herbs for good measure.
Roast in the oven for 2 hours or until tender.
Allow the meat to rest.
Take it a step further and make...
When I want something quick and fast to please the family I always turn to kebabs. I love it with buttery couscous and hot green pepper sauce using green habaneros.
Such a delight!
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 tablespoons cayenne powder
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
2 tablespoons peanuts, finely minced
1 lb beef fillet
2 tablespoon peanut oil
- Mix all dry ingredients together.
- Slice the beef into thick pieces.
- Sprinkle all the seasoning on the beef. Allow to marinate for a few hours or overnight
- Thread the beef into skewers and brush with the oil.
- Grill for 5 minutes on each side or until beef is cooked through.
- Serve with vegetable salad and buttery couscous
I remember how fresh and tangy the lemons I tasted in Sorrento, Italy where. My oh my where they absolutely delicious. Any chance I get my hands on beautiful yellow lemons one most resort to baking lemon cake with lemon cream