First Sydney Curry Paste

After some grocery shopping today with Maxine, we realised that all the pre-made curry pastes in the supermarket have sugar in them, so I felt to make one up! 4 garlic cloves 1/2 large red onion – roughly chopped 2 teaspoons dried chilli 2 teaspoons turmeric 2 teaspoons cumin seeds or ground 2 teaspoons coriander seeds or ground 15 or so curry leaves 1 star anise 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped lemongrass 2 tablespoons of water Blend all of the above in a small blender till you have a fine paste. The twist on this recipe tale is that I … Continue reading First Sydney Curry Paste

Fennel Celery Mince & Guacamole!

This wholesome amazingness was whipped up in about 20 minutes and totally loved by Maxine and I for dinner tonight … you can use whatever mince you like or mash firm tofu for a hearty vegan option. Here’s the simplicity of the meal and you can create your own with whatever you have in the fridge – be bold and you will get more confident to explore your own yummy recipes. The only thing that always remains the same is the guacamole – I’ve been making it the same  my whole life and it’s scrumptious and as they say – … Continue reading Fennel Celery Mince & Guacamole!

Sarah’s Asian Chicken & Seaweed Soup

Hello everyone! I just found this in some notes … a creation from a while ago that is going on the menu for sure! Pop some skinless chicken thighs (with the bone) into a deep saucepan and barely cover with water. Simmer with sesame oil, star anise, cinnamon bark, shallots, lemongrass, peppercorns. chilli and garlic … when the chicken is almost falling from the bone … strain the liquid and save it. Remove the chicken bones then return the liquid to the pot, discarding the cinnamon, star anise, lemongrass, peppercorns etc. to the pot with the chicken minus the bones … Continue reading Sarah’s Asian Chicken & Seaweed Soup

Sarah’s Coconut Dahl

This is amazing – now I know I say that all the time (!) but this is delicious. Either blitz in food processor or finely chop one large brown onion and two fresh garlic cloves. In a saucepan melt two tablespoons of coconut oil and add the onion and garlic. Fry gently and slowly. The aim is to have it lightly browned and clear. Gently, gently. Add to that: 2 teaspoons of garam masala 1 teaspoon of turmeric A pinch of dried chilli flakes A teaspoon of ground black pepper 50g of creamed coconut – hard, 100% coconut that has … Continue reading Sarah’s Coconut Dahl

Sarah’s Scrumptious Sausage Casserole

Talk about an amazing meal on a budget. This gastronomic delight cost about £7 and just keeps on feeding me back the yumminess. In a large casserole dish lightly brown about half a kilo of whatever sausages you like – vegan or meat and always gluten free of course! I chop them into about one inch sections so they are bite sized (depending of course on the size of your mouth and how hungry you are at the time of chopping!). In this one, I used Merguez, which are a type of spicy lamb sausage which my local butcher makes. … Continue reading Sarah’s Scrumptious Sausage Casserole

Sarah’s Simple Green Curry With Chicken

Now I know there are literally hundreds of everyone’s favourite green curry chicken … here’s mine … Saute a finely sliced brown onion in some coconut oil with two large tablespoons of green curry paste. Add one packet of creamed coconut (hard pressed) into the pan and two cups of water. Allow the coconut to break down, helping with your wooden spoon! Once the coconut has dissolved and you now have a thick cream, add six skinless chicken thighs. Cover and simmer ever so slowly for 30 minutes till the chicken is almost falling off the bone. Add about a … Continue reading Sarah’s Simple Green Curry With Chicken