Pumpkin and Kumara Soup

This is a bit of a mash up on an Israeli and a couple of New Zealand Pumpkin soup recipes. Seems to work.  Pumpkin and Kumara Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg Pumpkin peeled, chopped1/2 kg Kumara Sweet Potato, peeled, chopped2 Medium Onions peeled, quartered2 cloves garlic peeled1 litre water1 tablespoon chicken stock powder1/2 ...

Vegetable Soup

Galit loves soup. This one is simple but tasty. Galit calls it a “light” meal. Vegetable Soup Simple but tasty vegetable soup. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil2 onions chopped small2 cloves garlic8 cups stock – home made is best but I add a "Parsley and Garlic" flavoured stock cube for extra flavour1 1/2 to ...

Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

Manolito’s was a Tex-Mex restaurant in my home town and Sue Dempsey smuggled out a couple of recipes. Their Guacamole was okay, but not great, which I blame on the sour cream they added (300 grams of it). Without the sour cream it was better. With a bit more garlic and a dash of lemon ...

Chicken in Orange Marinade with Sweet Potato

It was Rosh Hashanah again so we had to make something sweet … very sweet. Chicken in Orange Marinade with Sweet Potato Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for the chicken4 chicken breast fillets1 cup fresh orange juice2 tablespoon orange ginger marmalade St. Dalfour1 tablespoon root ginger grated roughly1/2 cup semi-dry white wine1/2 cup olive oil2 ...

Malaysian Chicken Curry

Malaysian restaurants are common in Australia and New Zealand and I got a bit of a taste for Malaysian Chicken curry with Roti. These restaurants are rare in the UK so here is my attempt to recreate the taste. The recipe is for 800 grams of chicken, which is a fairly standard pack in the ...

Chicken in Tarragon Cream Sauce

Really simple and really wicked. Serve with a salad and new potatoes. Serves 4. Chicken in Tarragon Cream Sauce Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil15 grams butter800 grams of chicken pieces about 8 drumsticks, skinned[Optional] 3-4 cups of Vegetables (for example 350 grams of choppedmushrooms and a bunch of finely chopped spring onions)Leaves from 3-4 ...

Sushi – Simpler Than It Might Seem

Sushi is rice with vinegar – and usually something tasty as well. I’ve tried it a few times and found it quite simple really. Galit doesn’t like sea food and likes the seaweed rolls (i.e. sushi in a seaweed wrapping) so that’s what I make. I’ve based the proportions on a 500 gram packet of ...

Chicken in Lemon and Caper Sauce

Brilliantly simple. The capers and lemon really zing.  Chicken in Lemon and Caper Sauce Brilliantly simple chicken recipe. The capers and lemon really zing. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil25 g unsalted butter4 chicken breast fillets each weighing about 150g, flattened with malletFinely grated zest of 1 lemonJuice of 1 lemon1 tablespoon capers preferably salt ...

Chicken with Lemon and Coriander

Incredible. Serve chicken on noodles with a side salad.  Chicken with Lemon and Coriander Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons plain flourFreshly ground black pepper1.2 kg chicken pieces2 tablespoons olive oil2 cups chicken stock3 tablespoons lemon juice3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander3 cloves garlic crushed400 grams noodles and/or long pasta2 tablespoons cream Instructions Combine flour and black ...

“Jane’s Apricot Special”: Apricot Chicken

Jane’s Apricot Special is chicken cooked in an apricot sauce. Yum. Sauce should be rich and fruity – watch you don’t dilute it too much. "Jane's Apricot Special": Apricot Chicken Jane Bray Print Recipe Ingredients  3 medium Onions3 cloves Garlic8 Chicken piecesolive oil1 teaspoon Onion or chicken stock stock/soup powder[Optional] Water to dilute the stock2 Cans ...