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Carrot and orange soup

Ingredients: 6 medium carrots, peeled and sliced 1 large onion, peeled and sliced 1 clove of garlic, peeled and sliced 1 large orange1/2 cup of red lentils 1 tsp of coriander 2 tbsps of vegetable oil 1 1/2 pints of vegetable stock. Method: Heat the oil in a large pot and sweat the onions and [...]

Weekend fish treat recipe

Ingredients 2 fish fillets (Orange Roughy, Snapper, …) 1 can tomatoes Directions Put both fillets into a non stick pan. Cover with tomatoes, juice and all. Allow to sit for 5 minutes so juice permeates fish. Cover pan. Cook fish on medium-low for 10 minutes. Serve without juices. Serves 2.

Red pepper dip

Ingredients 2 large red peppers 1 cup sour cream 2-3 oz pkgs. cream cheese 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper Method Cut peppers in half lengthwise, remove stem and seed. Place peppers, cut side down, in a 8″ X 8″ baking dish. Cover and microwave on high for 8 to 10 [...]

Being thankful

A woman was asked why her hospitalized husband, who had been noticeably discouraged the day before, now seemed so much better. She explained that he began to immediately improve after something had happened the day before. She had been sitting by her husband’s bedside, casually touching a pearl necklace that he had given her years [...]

Versatile vegetarian burger patties

Versatile vegetarian burger patties

These patties are ideal for burgers, or to reheat on the barbeque. The mixture is very versatile; it works well to replace sausage meat in any dish and is really incredibly tasty. It’s very good for you as well and much lower in fat than regular meat patties. I have used this mixture as a [...]

Red pepper dip

Ingredients 2 large red peppers 1 cup sour cream 2-3 oz pkgs. cream cheese 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper Method Cut peppers in half lengthwise, remove stem and seed. Place peppers, cut side down, in a 8″ X 8″ baking dish. Cover and microwave on high for 8 to 10 [...]

Mulled wine

Ingredients >1 tsp whole allspice 1 cinnamon stick 15 whole cloves Thinly peeled rind of 1 lemon Place in a piece of double thickness muslin, tied at top with string. Place 1 bottle red wine, 1/4 – 1/2 cup brown sugar and spice bag in a saucepan. Heat to simmering, simmer for 10 minutes, then [...]

Coq au vin

Coq au vin

1.5kg chicken pieces 3 rashers of bacon, diced finely Half a cup sliced spring onions 4 small onions cut into quarters 250gms whole mushrooms 1 crushed glove of garlic 1 tsp salt Half a tsp pepper Half a tsp dried thyme 8 small potatoes, scrubbed and halved 250mls red wine 250mls chicken stock Chopped parsley [...]

Cream scones

Cream scones

Ingredients: * 1 cups flour sifted with * 3 teaspoons baking powder * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 2 tablespoons sugar * 1/4 cup butter * 1/2 cup cream * 2 beaten eggs Cooking Instructions: Cut butter into sifted dry ingredients. Combine eggs and cream and add. Pat to 3/4-inch thick. Cut in squares or triangles, [...]

Salmontella

Ingredients 1 fresh salmon filet per person 1 jar of Nutella Method Spread a thin coating of Nutella on each salmon filet. Let the salmon ‘marinate’ for 30 minutes. Grill briefly on each side over hot coals. The Nutella will form a delicious glaze.