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Grilling Vegetables

Simple, healthy and so so tasty.. Grilled vegetables. This evening I did a red pepper, a few mushrooms and an onion. Grilling them on the George Foreman grill is pretty easy. You can give them a bit more flavour by adding some mixed herbs. You don’t need to use any oil, as fresh vegetables have […]

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Semi-healthy Convenience Food

When I’m in the office these days I prefer to bring my own lunch rather than eat in the canteen. There’s nothing wrong with the canteen, but I like cooking in the evening, so having a large lunch would be a bad idea.. So for lunch I try to vary things as much as possible. […]

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split pea soup

Exploring Different Flavour Soups

While I’d love to be able to make my own soup every single day it’s not going to happen just yet .. Even a “simple” soup requires preparation time and I haven’t quite got to that stage yet. So for the moment I try to keep it “interesting” by choosing as wide a variety of […]

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More Kitchen Gadgets!

When I tried to make pasta for the first time a couple of weeks ago I immediately ran into a small, yet quite annoying problem. Being able to roll out pastry requires a rolling pin. Sure, I was able to use a wine bottle, but it’s not exactly ideal. So I added a rolling pin […]

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Pasta Making Second Attempt

My first attempt at making pasta wasn’t a “roaring success”, but as the saying goes “you live and learn”. This afternoon / evening I had a second go at it and tried my best to document it. Starting off right with the flour (sieved) and mixing it with the egg and oil: Last time round […]

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My First Attempt At Homemade Pasta

As I mentioned the other day, I now have a pasta machine, so I really wanted to get started making my own pasta. The one “blocker” I’d run up against, apart from my complete lack of experience, was sourcing the right kind of flour. Fortunately my local SuperQuinn stocks it, so I picked up some […]

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