Shepherd’s Pie

Posted in macro baby on 16 April 2014 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

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Teia makes a grab for a little Shepherd’s Pie I prepared: the base (concealed) made up of well-cooked Puy Lentils with Kombu, some white Onions, Carrots, and Shiitake; the topping a simple Mashed Potato with chopped Basil.

Corn on the cob

Posted in macro baby, spring on 13 April 2014 by Kevin – 1 Comment

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Our little one. Loving this corn on the cob business.

In the French sun

Posted in lunches on 12 April 2014 by Kevin – 1 Comment

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A baguette picked up fresh that morning from the local Boulangerie, with a smear of sea salt infused butter; slices of Comte cheese; Proscuitto Ham; a lambs lettuce salad with a reduced Balsamic and Olive Oil dressing. A simple, delicious brunch/lunch.

Spur-of-the-moment Curry

Posted in dinners on 01 April 2014 by Kevin – 1 Comment

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After cooking a big batch of Chickpeas, I stopped off at a local Londis store, where the owners had a range of homemade chutneys on sale. This inspired the creation of a simple, tasty Chickpea Curry with Onions, Aubergines, Tomato Paste, Garlic, Cumin and Garam Masala. Served here with Steamed Rice, Blanched Kale, Yoghurt and Fresh Coriander; and a dollop of two chutneys I bought from the store: Yoghurt, Garlic, Chilli and Coriander; Coriander, Chilli and Garlic.

Mothers’ Day pancakes

Posted in breakfast on 01 April 2014 by Kevin – 1 Comment

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Pancakes for Nicky’s first Mother’s Day brunch, made with Stoneground Flour, Baking Powder, separated eggs (with whites beaten with a pinch of salt and folded in at the end), Soya Milk, a splash of Maple Syrup and Blueberries, served with Maple syrup and fresh Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries.

Teia’s first pancake

Posted in macro baby on 28 March 2014 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

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Teia samples her first pancake, made with Egg Yolk, Rice Flour, and Soya Milk. Sugar-free Dalfours Mixed Berry Jam serves as a tasty, sweet spread. The first pancake was cut into ‘rollups;’ pancake number 2 was cut into bite size squares, which went down much better. Fun to grab handfuls and play around with too.

 

 

Mexican Stew #2

Posted in spring on 27 March 2014 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

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A bowl of Mexican style Black Bean Stew with Sour Cream and Spring Onions, Sour Cream, and some natural Tortilla Chips.

Croquette meal #2

Posted in spring on 26 March 2014 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

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Proving the maxim that a few basic meal staples can inspire a sequence of meals of different guises, the croquettes which appeared the night before in Mexican dress, reappear here in a warming early Spring meal. This time, the panfried Red Lentil and Millet Croquettes are served with a rich Mushroom gravy, Sauteed Asparagus Spears, and some wilted, Garlicky Spinach.

Mexican, with a twist

Posted in spring on 26 March 2014 by Kevin – 5 Comments

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A Mexican inspired Black Bean Stew with Sour Cream and Guacamole, a side of Red Quinoa, Milllet and Red Lentil Croquettes and blanched Leeks.

Feeding Time

Posted in macro baby on 24 March 2014 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

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Feeding time: Red Lentils with Squash and Onion puree, cooked with Bayleaves. Alongside a few ‘bites’: blanched Zucchini and Polenta sticks.