Recently, OXO Good Grips had set me a new challenge to make a salad dressing using their herb mincer and little salad shaker along with a bottle each of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.
British Turkey has teamed up with Red Tractor to find the UK’s best recipe using great British fresh seasonal produce in the #TurkeyTractorChallenge competition.
The lucky blogger winner will receive a voucher worth £200 to the supermarket of their choice and be invited to receive their award at the prestigious British Turkey Awards at The Savoy, London on September 25th 2014. The two lucky runner’s up will receive £50 worth of supermarket vouchers. The closing date is 22 August 2014.
The theme for the competition is ‘Arabian Nights’. So I have asked a couple of friends for advice as I have not tried cooking Arabian food before. They suggested to cook turkey tagine using a Pyrex slow cooker.
Recently, I saw an opportunity to enter a food challenge and I am so glad to be part of it. In celebration of Villa Plus’ new “Local Food” guides that have been rolled out for each destination, they are asking bloggers to recreate a dish from one of the regions. There are 5 regions (Menorca, Kefalonia, Costa Blanca, Fuertaventura, Costa Del Sol) and with 2 bloggers to each region. I was chosen to cook a Costa Del Sol dish.
To be honest, I have never been to Costa Del Sol nor tried their local cuisine. So I did some quick research and did a very quick dish which is the soups perote. I chose this dish as this is my first time cooking such a dish and therefore I liked the fact that it uses minimal ingredients which are easy to get hold of. I was also intrigued that it uses old bread. So if you happen to have any old bread, you might want to try this out instead of baking bread pudding.
I had followed the recipe on Visit Costa Del Sol Soups Perote. This is a typical dish of the town of Alora in the Guadalhorce valley region. Every October, the village celebrates the Soups Perote Day.
All the ingredients used in this dish were bought from supermarket. This soups perote comes in at £1.20 per person and they can be easily found in any supermarkets.
I decided to bake my own bread instead of buying it from the supermarket. I had previously written a bread recipe, please click here to see the method. You require strong white bread, yeast, warm water, salt and sugar. This is what I had baked two days ago and left it on the side.
Markettiers and Flora has challenged a few bloggers to use Gold from Flora to create our own 5pm family mealtime recipe with less than10 ingredients and for a budget of £10 or less. The recipes I create will be tested by the Unilever kitchen and will be featured with nutritional information on the Gold from Flora website. A winning recipe will win an additional prize of a picnic hamper.
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I come from Singapore where there are so many tropical fruits like pineapple, melon, papaya, banana etc available all year around. These are generally easy to get hold of from Waitrose too, both in store and online.
On Monday, I popped by my local Waitrose to buy fruit and vegetables to cook Thai Pineapple Fried Rice. It has been a long time since I cooked it as Mr C has sensitive teeth and he’s been avoiding pineapple for a while. Now his teeth has been getting a little less sensitive, I thought it would be a good time to cook him some delicious Thai Pineapple Fried Rice. It is a dish I always eat when I am back in Singapore.
To celebrate the World Cup, OXO asked if I would like to create a different cuisine of one of the 32 participating countries mouth-watering recipes for the World Cup Blogger Challenge. Without hesitation, I backed Germany to win and picked two utensils to cook two German dishes: 2.8L Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl and Potato Ricer.
This is my fifth recipe using Red Tractor Assured ingredients they provided. Please click here to learn more about Red Tractor and their food assurance scheme. Do look out for the Red Tractor logo on a huge range of products. The logo will appear in a variety of positions. It could be on the front, back or side of the pack.
This is my fourth recipe for the Red Tractor challenge. This time round I am baking pizza. I had slightly modified my Chinese steamed bun recipe to make this pizza base. Using strong white flour makes the base firmer and chewier. If you prefer less chewy, then add more plain flour. Instead of milk, you could use water instead. As I mentioned I think milk gives a nicer flavour/fragrance.
Last week, my mum and sister arrived in the UK and it has been great to spend some quality time together. My mum loves to cook Chinese meals and spending time with her reminded me of her cautions to eat eggs in moderation. She has always told me to just eat the egg white and leave the yolk as the yolk contains too much cholesterol. My mum has high cholesterol and this was the advice given to her by her dietician.
Mums always like to have the last word and so I can’t ever win by reasoning with her. But in fact, egg yolks are packed with goodness like calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamine, B6, folate, pantothenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, B12, vitamins A, D and E. There is an extensive list of nutrients just in the egg yolk itself. On the other hand, egg whites are only packed with proteins and water.
The Greek Gods Greek-style yoghurt is teaming up with the Foodies100 to challenge you to come up with a heavenly recipe that would even tickle Aphrodite’s taste buds – Greeky!
To serve 4 persons
400g minced meat (We use Pork)
2 Tins of chopped plums tomatoes
1 chopped onion
1 Pork stock cube
White wine vinegar
1. Bring the water to boil and add salt. Put in the spaghetti to cook.
2. Drain out the water.