Home Cooking Made Easy p32
Sorry to shock you, dear reader, but in our household, sometimes we just don’t have time for a starter at dinner. But every recipe in the book has to be cooked so I sort of turned this one into a meal.
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Home Cooking Made Easy p162
Mr Cookingfanatic has been known, on occasion, to be disparaging about vegetarian food and, truth be told, vegetarians as a species. “No one would marry a vegetarian man – you’d doubt his masculinity.” So when I cook a veggie dish, I often cook some bacon too on the side (and make him chop some wood and stand in the garden roaring at any wildlife) just to clear up any masculinity issues.
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Home Cooking Made Easy p24
Throughout this whole books (and the linked TV series) Lorraine has been talking about comfort food for cold autumnal evenings. This recipe actually fits the bill (unlike raspberry ripple ice cream or tempura prawns, neither of which is particularly autumnal).
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Home Cooking Made Easy p28 and 53
For this Lorraine challenge, I’ve had to buy quite a few things I wouldn’t normally have in my storecupboard – kaffir lime leaves, mirin, pink peppercorns etc. But I’m afraid I wasn’t going to buy a bottle of vodka, just to add some to this soup. No, not even for you dear reader.
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Home Cooking Made Easy p36
Lots of Lorraine’s recipes in this book are comfort food for those autumn evenings or winter nights, but Satay chilli chicken is a recipe crying out for a picnic. So it’s a good thing that summer seems to be upon us. We don’t eat starters often in the cookingfanatic household (can’t think why), but this is in fact ideal lunch food.
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Home Cooking Made Easy p111
Lorraine’s mum, not mine. She suggests serving it with rice or tortilla chips, but why should anyone be forced to choose between the two? Serve it with both.
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