What are you cooking?

  • Community Manager - Posts: 120
    Edited by: MarkWilkin - 25/11/2014 11:33

    When you're living with a terminal illness or caring for someone with a terminal illness, your time and energy are always important and it's also a good idea to look after yourself.


    So this thread is for sharing quick and easy recipes with the rest of the community.

  • Community Manager - Posts: 120
    Edited by: MarkWilkin - 25/11/2014 11:35

    I'll start things off with a link to one of my favourite easy meals, Aubergine Curry.


    It's from Nigel Slater's book Eat which is full of simple and easy meals that take about 30 mins to prepare and cook.


    So what are your favourites?  

  • 18/11/2014  08:21

    Good call on the curry Mark, but Nigel Slater annoys me.


    Here's mine 


    Sweet potato and spinach curry


    Ingredients:

    1 tablespoon olive oil 

    2 red onions, thinly sliced 

    2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 

    1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 

    2 green chillies, thinly sliced 

    1 teaspoon ground coriander 

    1 teaspoon ground cumin 

    1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 

    1 heaped teaspoon turmeric 

    800g (1¾ lb) sweet potato, diced with skins left on 

    375ml (13 fl oz) vegetable stock 

    150g (5 oz) spinach, coarsely chopped 

    Large handful of fresh coriander leaves, coarsely torn 

    1 tablespoon toasted flaked almonds


    Method:


    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion, garlic, ginger, and chilli.

    2. When the onion has softened, add all the spices and heat until they become fragrant.

    3. Add the sweet potato and stock and simmer for about 15–20 minutes until the sweet potato is soft.

    4. At this point add the spinach.

    5. Once the spinach has wilted, the curry is ready to serve with coriander leaves, topped with flaked almonds.

  • Posts: 8
    07/05/2015  11:34

    I love a good quick stir-fry this time of year with all the green peas and asparagus in season - a bit of coconut oil, some sesame seeds and instant nutritious food in an instant - If you are looking for a bit of protein - how about a baked omelette/crustless quiche:


    Italian Sausage Crustless Quiche

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    • Prep Time: 20 mins
    • Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
    • Servings: 4-6

    About This Recipe

    "In the mood for a savory egg dish? Spicy Italian sausage and smoky Provolone make a delicious quiche perfect for breakfast or lunch with a big green salad."

    Ingredients

      • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
      • 1 1/2 cups milk ( or cream)
      • 1 cup Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
      • 1 red pepper, roasted, peeled, and chopped
      • 1 1/2 cups provolone cheese, grated
      • kosher salt
      • fresh cracked black pepper
      • 1 teaspoon basil or 1 teaspoon oregano or 1 teaspoon mixed italian seasoning
      • cooking spray

    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Mix the eggs and milk together and whisk well.
    3. Sesaon the egg mixture with salt, pepper, and herbs.
    4. Spray the oil into a deep pie dish.
    5. Layer the sausage and cheese and red pepper into the pie dish and pour the egg mixture on top.
    6. Pop into the oven and bake until middle is firm, about 40-45 minutes.

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