Saturday, October 11, 2008

Simple Soya Pasta:

Just add tamari to taste!

Ayurvedic Sweets

Dry tickly cough-try this:

  • Soak almonds in water overnight.
  • Remove there skins
  • Make a paste of the peeled almonds with a little butter and sugar
This is good for a dry cough. My daughter is very suspicious of any paste like food items, so I turned the paste into balls and coated them in sprinkles and chocolate flakes.
Now show me a child who can resist medicine which looks like sweets!

Monday, October 6, 2008

My best ever Spaghetti Bolognese

Quick, nutritious and very, very, very tasty!

The secret ingredient!

It was so good that I did not even need to add the can of kidney beans I had waiting in the aisles, but that's an option.

In hot oil add:
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small cinnamon stick(the rough barked  Indian type)
  • 2 crushed black cardamons
  • 1 t freshly ground(in PnM) coriander seeds
  • 1t cumin seeds
Soon after add:
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 T grated ginger
  • 2 sticks diced celery
  • 3/4 diced red pepper 
  • 1 T frozen sweetcorn
  • 4-5 chopped mushrooms
  • 1 t salt
  • 0.5 t garam masala
  • 0.25 t turmeric
  •  1 T chopped mild red jalapenos (see pic of jar above)
  • 1 pk organic minced lamb (~400-500g)
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1 T tomato ketchup
Cook covered for ~30mins in total, but stir at 8-10 min intervals.  Must be served with organic spelt spaghetti for maximum taste and nutrition.

Leek and Potato soup

I felt that this soup called for the herb 'tarragon', but not having any on hand I used fennel seeds which hit the spot.  Simple to make, using up the tired leeks and potatoes in the back of the fridge.  

Purple and Pink

Couldn't resist a picture of my daughter in her purple and pink top holding the beautiful purple and pink beans.  Nature knows the colours that contrast well.