Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CCC (Cottage Cooking Club) ~ July 2015

Enjoying my second month cooking along

with a healthy lifestyle cooking group

Every Day Veg (well... almost everyday!)

In the order of what I ate...

(1) Green beans, new potatoes and olives
from page 222 - cupboard suppers
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(2) Summer stir-fry with egg-fried (cauliflower) rice!
from page 286 - pasta and rice
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(3) Marinated cucumber with mint - pg 122

and from the same page...
(3a) Avocado (pickled young papaya) and ruby grapefruit
with chili
 from page 122 - raw assemblies
pickled young papaya in place of avocado
(nope, still have not developed any liking for avocado
- but I did buy them and promptly forgot all about them
languishing in the fridge and had to throw them out!)
picture of original recipe from the book with avocado
below - my version with only pickled young papaya
being out of the normal
but delish!
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(4) Runner beans with tomatoes and garlic - pg 375
(I used long beans and ladies fingers)
cos I could not find 'runner beans'
 and
(5) on the Left below: Peperonata (page 20)  with
(6) Couscous salad with herbs and walnuts (page 89)
but instead of Summer couscous salad cos I prefer walnuts!
(7) and Runner beans with tarragon and lemon (page 375)
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All for me as DH is in hospital for a minor surgery...
(8) Mexican tomato and bean soup (page 138)
with a mixture of black beans and white beans

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lost a couple of lbs in July!

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

TCS ~ July 2015 ~ Key Lime Icebox Cake!

I wonder if the TCS members managed to cover all the four choices for July!?

1. Lane Cake - A sticky rum & raisin filling oozes out and covers a golden layer cake. P76

2. Key Lime Icebox Cake - This refreshing summertime cake is really a super sneaky shortcut in cake baking - there's no cake to bake. Instead graham crackers sandwich a tart custard. P108

3. Tiramisu Layer Cake - This cake combines the flavour of traditional tiramisu with a 
layer cake you can decorate. P115

4. Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake - We replicated the flavour profile of Mexican chocolate
using semisweet chocolate and cinnamon. P185
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without hesitation, I choose Key Lime Icebox Cake - page 108
using both Limau Nipis and Limau Kasturi
 at half the recipe
no graham crackers from the USofA to be found
only one brand available from.... 
the Philippines!
 I opted to top the slice with tropical fruits instead of whipped cream
a nice dessert!
also good on its own, without any additional touches!
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rachel Khoo's recipes

from Rachel Khoo's website

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my collection of  Rachel Khoo's cookbooks:
Rachel Khoo's
The Little Paris Kitchen
My Little French Kitchen
RK's Kitchen Notebook

and the latest additions to my collection:
Rachel Khoo's 'sweet & savory pates'
and Rachel Khoo's 'muesli & granola'