May 31, 2012
Broccoli Curry with Spice Fried Onion and Banana bread
Suitable for vegetarians
I’m moving house on Saturday and so I have to finish all the perishable food even though none of it really comes together as proper meals. Ive ended up eating some odd things, but this meal worked suprisingly well.
 Broccoli Curry recipe:
1 serving of broccoli
1 glass of milk (can be substituted with coconut milk for a creamier curry)
2 tsp green Thai curry paste
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 glass water (can be substituted with coconut milk or regular milk for a creamier curry)
4 tsp gravy powder (I used vegetarian, chicken flavour gravy powder)
pepper to season
1/2 tsp tom yum curry paste (optional)
Slice up the broccoli, place in a saucepan and cover with water. Boil until cooked. Drain the broccoli then put it back on the heat. Add the milk and simmer for five minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Heat until it thickens and boils. 
Spice Fried Onion recipe:
1 medium sized white onion
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp turmeric
3 tsp garam malsala
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
3 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 glass of water
Roughly slice the onion. Put it in a frying pan with a little oil, cook, stirring often, until the onion just starts to soften. Add the soy sauce and sesame seeds, cook, stirring often, for another five minutes. Add the turmeric, garam malsala and cinnamon. Cook for another five minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook, stirring often, until the the onion is cooked through. 
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Broccoli Curry with Spice Fried Onion and Banana bread

Suitable for vegetarians

I’m moving house on Saturday and so I have to finish all the perishable food even though none of it really comes together as proper meals. Ive ended up eating some odd things, but this meal worked suprisingly well.

 Broccoli Curry recipe:

  • 1 serving of broccoli
  • 1 glass of milk (can be substituted with coconut milk for a creamier curry)
  • 2 tsp green Thai curry paste
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 glass water (can be substituted with coconut milk or regular milk for a creamier curry)
  • 4 tsp gravy powder (I used vegetarian, chicken flavour gravy powder)
  • pepper to season
  • 1/2 tsp tom yum curry paste (optional)

Slice up the broccoli, place in a saucepan and cover with water. Boil until cooked. Drain the broccoli then put it back on the heat. Add the milk and simmer for five minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Heat until it thickens and boils. 

Spice Fried Onion recipe:

  • 1 medium sized white onion
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tsp garam malsala
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 glass of water

Roughly slice the onion. Put it in a frying pan with a little oil, cook, stirring often, until the onion just starts to soften. Add the soy sauce and sesame seeds, cook, stirring often, for another five minutes. Add the turmeric, garam malsala and cinnamon. Cook for another five minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook, stirring often, until the the onion is cooked through. 

Recipe by: http://postmehome.tumblr.com

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May 27, 2012

Onion And Spinach Soup with No Rise Poppy Seed Pull Apart Bread.

Growing up for me soup was always Heinz cream of tomato soup or lots of vegetables cooked and submerged in chopped tomatoes from a tin. It wasn’t because my parents are bad cooks or because we lacked fresh ingredients, it was because having five siblings it was a struggle for my parents to cook meals we will all eat. So its no surprise that I am obsessed with soups that don’t contain tomato. Ever since the day when I was about thirteen when we visited our step cousins and I tried onion soup for the first time, I have been obsessed with finding the best onion soup recipe ever. I just love how it celebrates onions in their own right. Though saying that, this soup also contains spinach because I had some in the fridge that desperately needed using up. Let me just say, this is not the best onion soup recipe ever, but it is very tasty.

Onion and spinach soup recipe: (serves 2)

  •  2 onions
  • 2 handfulls of spinach
  • 1 tsp dryed basil
  • 3 tsp bisto beef gravy powder
  • 4 tsp instant tomato soup powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 glasses of water
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Cheddar Cheese, grated, to serve

Roughly chop the onion. Fry on medium heat until half cooked. Add the vinegars and soy sauce. Once cooked through add the pepper, basil,gravy powder,stock cube, soup powder and 2 glasses of water. Turn the heat to full and bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the spinach and cook through. Then add the rest of the water. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minute.

Serve with grated cheddar cheese.

No Rise Poppy Seed Pull Apart Bread Recipe: (serves two - only half the bread is in the photograph)

  • 8oz self raising flour
  • 4 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • Milk
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds

In a mug mix the hot water and the yeast, leave for 5 minutes. Mix the flour, pepper,salt and 1 tbsp poppy seeds in a mixing bowl. Add the cider vinegar, stir in. Add the yeast mix, stir in. At this point the dough shouldnt be coming together. Add milk in very very small amounts until the dough comes together. Kneed for 5 minutes until soft. I use a 8” enamel round pie dish but you can use any dish really. Break the dough into 12 peices, roll them into balls, they should each be about 1 inch thick. Place the dough balls into the dish so that they touch but retain their shape. Brush with milk and sprinkle the remaining poppy seeds on top. Bake for 20 minutes at 200C.

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