Mr Cookingfanatic has an extraordinary memory – although unable to remember anything he was taught in Science at school, he has an amazing capacity for remembering food. Particularly every meal he has eaten on every holiday he has ever been on. But the more mundane food memory unfortunately passes him by. When I sit down to do the online shopping order for the week, neither he nor I can remember 7 basic meals we eat.
So it’s nice to have a new Lorraine Pascale book for inspiration. This recipe book goes with the series Fast, Fresh and Easy Food, so I’ve already cooked a few recipes, because I watched the series. This last week, I cooked a couple of the main meals – Chicken Casserole, and Kedgeree.
Unlike her earlier 2 recipe books, this one tells you the equipment you need at the start.
It also tells you how long the recipe should take. So I thought I’d test it out, and set the timer for 35 mins.
The accompaniment to the casserole is roasted sliced baby potatoes and carrots, which made a pleasant change from mash, which is what I’d normally plump for (plump seemed the apposite word for mash!). They roast for about 30 minutes, drizzled with oil and seasoned.