Domestic Goddess my arse!

These are the recipes I'm good at... quick, simple, out of the store-cupboard and onto the plate fare. I never spend more than 30 minutes faffing in the kitchen. So there.

This will be my recipe & homemadey remedy diary.

If you have those 'OMG! It's lunchtime and all I've got is a parsnip and a packet of boil in the bag rice.' moments, then you're a kindred spirit and you know that bad planning is often the mother of great food. So welcome to fast slurpy soups and 'really?' salads made from what's left in the fridge.

Never, ever believe there isn't something wonderful to make from the last 3 ingredients in your kitchen. Unless those ingredients really are fairy liquid, eggshells and dead flies.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Low Carb Cauliflower Rice

Here's another quick entry for the low-carbers. I should confess that I don't like cauliflower but someone told me recently that you can grate the white florets and make a sort of cauliflower rice. Well I was too intrigued not to try it! Turns out you can - and it's jolly tasty tucker if you cook it like I do - with lots of butter...

Half a head of cauliflower is enough for two people.

Grate half a head of cauliflower. Melt a generous couple of knobs of butter in a large frying pan - or skillet if you've got one.

Sling in the cauliflower 'rice' and keep it moving so it doesn't fry so much as gently fluffle.

Add lots of black pepper and a twitch of salt.

That is all...

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Sweet potato gratey burger matey

Last night we had beef burgers from the butcher. (I warmly recommend you try your local butcher's burgers and saussies there is no comparision with the flaccid meat-pops you buy in the supermarket. So there!)

I flung together a swee potato rosti/tortilla that was so delicious I'm posting it here so I remember it next time. It's not really a rosti because it doesn't really go crisp but it isn't a tortilla either because you do grate the potato - I'm calling it a rostilla. You can call it Frankie.

 Warning: You will need two frying pans to flip the rostilla. Be bold my friends.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Rootty Toot Toot - Parsnip Soup

Right then, hang onto your blenders my friends because I've been experimenting. I've got a huge bowl full of  windfall crabbies as big as a small boy's head, from my 'not-mother-in-law's' tree and too much hummus in the fridge - oh and parsnips.

So you're being asked to witness an unholy culinary marriage here, it's as well you know that up front.

Three more things you should know about me.
  • I'm fearless.
  • When I was 6 I wanted to be a chemist.
  • Measuring things - not my strong suit.