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Spiced Shepherd's Pie with Root Veg Mash

Clever cooking is a method used by a vast majority of fancy restaurants. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a fish pie (using fillets) on the dinner menu, then a fish soup (using bones and offcuts) featured on the lunch time menu the next day. 457 more words

Healthy Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Ice Cream


Had. To. Try. It.  In time for Thanksgiving!

With only 80gm of sugar in the whole recipe, what’s not to like?

How does it taste? The flavour of this Ice Cream is a sweet, subtle pumpkin flavour, with a very creamy, dense texture. 437 more words

Chicken and Olive Stew with Butterbean Mash

I wish I could tell you that I’ve been keeping myself busy with lots of worthwhile things over the last month and that’s why I’ve been AWOL again but alas that hasn’t quite been the case.  948 more words

Saturday Evening Pasta

I made pasta this afternoon. It’s just two ingredients, all-purpose flour and eggs, and that’s a good thing because I have been having a tough time planning and shopping for meals the last few days, but I always have eggs and flour, and I have a pasta roller, but you don’t need one to make your own pasta. 329 more words

Real Food

Homemade donuts? Yes, please

NOV 5 is National DONUT DAY in the USA, so with a nod to New Orleans, here is my recipe for homemade donut-beignets – doughnets? This is my first attempt at donuts and as usual, I like to add a little spice. 273 more words

Surprise Pancakes

What to do with those bananas that get over ripened if you don’t enjoy the flavor of banana bread?  Why, make Surprise Pancakes, of course!  The surprise is these light, fluffy cakes are made with banana and the taste is almost imperceptible. 243 more words


Simply Sous-Vide

Simply Sous-Vide

I became interested in Sous-Vide cooking last year at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle (October 2015). A dark-colored liquid in a sample bottle was in my swag bag, labeled, “Steak Aging Sauce.” 1,702 more words