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ITALIAN SAUSAGE, PEA & MOZZARELLA TIMBALLO

Date: 16 Oct 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes Comments

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 Lets just say this is a cross between a timballo and the Neapolitan Sartu in bianco, which was actually made with sausage but was not shaped into little meatballs.  Basically it was made with what I had in my fridge and it turned out great!  Something I would make again for sure. 300g rice 380g…

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MEXICAN SPICED CABBAGE & SAUSAGE SOUP

Date: 08 Oct 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Starters & Soups Comments

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Cabbage Soup is on our menu every week but each time I try and make the humble cabbage soup more interesting and flavorsome.  I have made it smoky with pancetta, another time with lentils and also quinoa and a few other times with curry…this time I decided to give it some Mexican Flavors.  I hope…

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FREE FORM RATATOUILLE & FETA CHEESE PIE

Date: 25 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes Comments

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 A perfectly lovely vegetarian dish.  You can make your own gluten free pastry or else buy the round, ready rolled Pasta Brise.  This free form pie or Galette as it is also known,  is quick and simple to make as you do not have to line any pie dishes with pastry, just fold up the…

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COMFORTING BEEF & MUSHROOM STROGANOFF

Date: 25 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes Comments

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Creamy and rich, Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff would be so welcoming on a cold winter’s day! You can serve this with pasta, rice or garlicky mashed potatoes.  Works beautifully with all three! Olive Oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 350gr white mushrooms, sliced thickly 800gr beef, cut into strips ¼ cup brandy…

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CREAMY SAFFRON SPECK & TORTELLINI SOUP

Date: 24 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Starters & Soups Comments

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This must be the easiest of soups to make apart from it being so delicious and heart warming especially now that winter is slowly approaching. You only have to be careful of the cooking time of the tortellini that you use.  Gluten Free Tortellini break so easily.  Make sure that you only throw in the…

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CHICKPEA PATTIES WITH FETA, CARROT & CELERY

Date: 24 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes Comments

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Very similar to the Lebanese Felafel, these patties are also made with chickpeas however they have some veggies in them as well as Feta Cheese which apart from keeping them moist,  gives them such a lovely flavour.  I have oven baked them and also shallow fried them.  Both ways came good.  Baked, they have a…

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MUSHROOM PIZZA WITH DUXELLES & FONTINA

Date: 23 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pizza Comments

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If you are a mushroom lover, than you will love this Pizza with Duxelles, Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese.  The recipe for the Duxelles is on this link  http://www.senza-g.com/the-classic-fr…hroom-duxelles/  Whilst the recipe for the pizza dough can be found here http://www.senza-g.com/deliciously-si…-pizza-caprese/ 500 gr Gluten Free Pizza Dough (as above) Duxelles (as per recipe link above) 150gr mushrooms,…

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THE CLASSIC FRENCH MUSHROOM DUXELLES

Date: 23 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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Mushroom Duxelles is an old fashioned French recipe which dates back to the 1600′s.  It is basically a mix of finely chopped mushrooms and herbs cooked in butter.  It is used in stuffings, sauces, pastry fillings, to flavor soups or even as a garnish.  It is very simple to make and it adds an intense…

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SMOKED SALMON & ZUCCHINI PAPPARDELLE

Date: 23 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas, Starters & Soups Comments

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Pasta with smoked salmon has always been a favorite of mine.  This quick and simple dish is usually made with fresh cream, smoked salmon and a little vodka.   It is still delicious that way, however I thought of reducing the amount of cream by substituting it mostly with some simple zucchini.  I still added a…

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OSSO BUCO WITH GREMOLADA & RISOTTO MILANESE

Date: 20 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes Comments

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A traditional dish from Milan, Osso Buco is very easy to prepare.  There are two versions, the older and more traditional version is made with white wine whilst this one, which is more modern and popular is cooked in a rich tomato sauce.  Usually it is served with Risotto Milanese, made with Saffron, but many…

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SWEET & SAVORY SWEET POTATO & PORK CRUMBLE

Date: 19 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes Comments

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The very first time I made this, I kinda wasn’t convinced how it would turn out …. a sweet crumble on top of something so savory? But oh my when it was baking … the smell of the cinnamon was heartbreaking!  And the taste, sweet with salty … lovely!  Do not be put off…first give…

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NO PASTRY & ALL VEGETABLE AUBERGINE LASAGNA

Date: 19 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes Comments

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I know that thankfully, today we have available such a large variety of gluten free pasta, however, our pasta is still full of starches.  So if you are looking for something with less carbs, than this is perfect.  This lasagna uses aubergine slices in lieu of the pasta.  You will not even notice there is…

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