This sounds interesting. I grabbed it from a cookbook on my mother's shelf called 'Grandma's Casserole '. I wanted to put in on here so I have it when I am back in the UK. It sounds like it would be a nice brunch dish and maybe especially good for an Easter breakfast or something like that. Coking time doesn't include chilling time since it could be 6 hours or it could be overnight.
This sounds really simple to make and they look very elegant compared to the work involved. I found this recipe in the Winter 2008 copy of the BBC Easy Cook magazine. The cooking time I listed is really the chilling time.
Moussaka is such a yummy dish but it can be a tad of a chore to put together sometimes. This is a quick version that can be made on the stovetop and be on the table in no time. I originally found this recipe in BBC Good Food Magazine.
I bought a ton of fresh fruit at the start of the week and it is now Saturday and there is the odd bit of fruit still left in the fridge that must not have much time left in it. I hate throwing food away but know I won't get to eating it all one bit at a time before it goes off. So, I threw it all in the smoothie maker and decided to see what would happen. I ended up really enjoying the results. I used Greek yoghurt because it is what I had and my lactose intolerance doesn't flair up if I use it. I am sure you could use any fat free yoghurt though. This made two big smoothies for me but could easily be four smaller ones.
This is my favourite hummus recipe that I have developed as of late. The green olives work well to add a slightly salty note to the hummus. The way I make hummus uses less oil so I can feel less guilty about enjoying my favourite dish. Coriander is known in the States as cilantro. I came up with this recipe for my vegetarian food blog at wwww.weekendcarnivore.com .
Another recipe from the 1980 version of the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church cookbook from Muir, Pennsylvania that was given to me by my Nana when I became an adult. This recipe was submitted to the cookbook by Grandma Strohecker. As with so many of these recipes, she didn't specify serving yield. So, I am guessing a bit. I have had a version of this so many times growing up and it is *so* good.
I was making up a box of sugar free pudding and spotted the bottle of creme de menthe on the shelf. It wouldn't let me ignore it and I thought 'hmm, I wonder' and added a bit into the mix. It worked and turned normal chocolate pudding into something lush tasting. I could see it being the base of easy 'grown up' parfaits and that sort of thing too.
This soup is was inspired by a mushroom soup I had at an upscale Indian restaurant here in London. I love mushrooms and I really liked how the soup was spiced rather than spicy. That is just how I like spices to be used as I am a heat wimp when it comes to spices. So, I went home and tried to recreate the recipe in my own kitchen and I think I got pretty close. This is low fat and vegan friendly as potatoes are used as the 'creamy' eliminate rather than dairy. Of course, if you are okay with dairy a nice dollop of sour cream drizzled over the top of this when serving would certainly be nice too.
I grabbed this from an 'Easy Home Cooking' booklet I found at my mother's place on my last visit. It sounded good and I am always happy to find a slaw recipe that doesn't include raw onion since I dislike raw onion so much. When I made this I used fat free mayo and splenda and it worked great. I really liked the colours in the dish. Cooking time includes chilling time.
One of the trendiest soups over here in the UK at the moment is carrot and coriander soup. Coriander is the same thing as cilantro only by a different name. I have enjoyed this soup but because of my dietary requirements have avoided it because creamy soups like this so often use a lot of cream. So, I was happy to find this version of the soup in the August 2008 copy of BBC Good Magazine because it doesn't use any dairy at all. I have now tried the recipe and think it is fantastic. It is very rich and creamy tasting without any at all.
I enjoy coming up with different types of oven fries to satisfy my craving for fries while still staying within the ranges of my low fat diet. This is my most recent creation. My husband went 'mmmm' when he tasted the first one. So, i am thinking it is worth posting and sharing :)
In the Northern part of England it is very common to go to a fish and chips shop and order chips with curry sauce. The curry sauce you get in chip shops is different from the sort you would get on an actual curry at an Indian takeaway. It tends to be a bit sweeter and considerably more mild in spicy heat. People eat it either poured all over their chips (ie steak fries) of in a pot on the side where they dip their chips. I found this version on a blog and it sounds very close to the type I enjoy.
Another recipe from the 1980 version of the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church cookbook from Muir, Pennsylvania that was given to me by my Nana when I became an adult. This recipe was submitted to the cookbook by my Uncle John who really is a rather good cook. It is in the 'Men Only and Junior Cooks' section of the church cookbook.