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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:37 pm

I've not cooked properly since the kitchen cupboard incident. (Last night's dinner was muesli.) I was in the middle of cooking when it happened on Thursday and threw away what was half prepared.
Had pan fried cheese stuffed gnocchi for dinner with garlic and butter and smoked oil with parmesan tonight. More construction than cooking. Ditto dessert: bought lemon cheesecake with raspberry couils (and, um, squirty cream!)

I hope to get back on track tomorrow. Any fresh spinach inspiration? So far got no further than cheese and spinach pie (will have to make some shortcrust - no filo etc.) which should be good enough. I ordered the spinach for a specific recipe, but can't remember what it was. Doh.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:23 am

Herbi, Claudia Roden's rice and spinach cake from The Food of Italy is fab. Will post it tomorrow.
Night night, take care!

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 am

We made some Chinese dishes on Saturday evening..honey, soy and sesame pork belly, Sichuan prawns, stir fried veg with cashews and egg fried rice. Plus a small quantity of bang bang chicken with some leftover chicken.

Yesterday we had mustard crust roast beef with roasted veg and potatoes, wilted greens, Yorkshire pudding and a red wine gravy. Leftover roast beef for lunch today.

Dinner will be cheesy rice stuffed peppers with a salad.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:38 pm

Thanks, KC2 :)

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:50 pm

Herbi, I hope this is going to be legible ... if not I'll try again or type it out. It's not very long!
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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:13 pm

Thank you very much!

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby scullion » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:28 pm

this may be easier to read.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:46 pm

it is. Thanks. I also just realized I have the book, and by some miracle manged to find it.

Not sure if I have the rice. Will have a look shortly.

... I do!

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby jeral » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:18 pm

Uses for spinach ought to be a thread of its own as it's useful with all sorts.

To use spinach up as a star, saag aloo (spicy spud and spinach) is the first delicious thing that springs to mind. Can serve as is, or add a chickpea or lentil dhal as a duo and paratha or naan to mop up.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby karadekoolaid » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:39 pm

Herbi:
How about Saag Paneer?
I found some nice spinach and ricotta (which I´m going to press) this morning and that´s going to be dinner later on.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:46 pm

I made the rice and spinach cake. how about that for decisiveness!

I wasn't going to bother with taking the stalks off, but glad I did as I found a spring of definitely not spinach amongst the spinach.

Anyway it's very nice, so thanks for that KC2.

I love saag paneer. Saag aloo too. Next time...

I have frozen spinach as well and potatoes and paneer.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby smitch » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:03 pm

As it is cold and miserable here today and I wasn’t feeling great earlier, I decided I needed something comforting for tea. I made a vegan cottage pie with colcannon mash topping. Was really nice, I enjoyed it.

No idea about tomorrow, maybe macaroni cheese.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:10 pm

herbidacious wrote:I made the rice and spinach cake. how about that for decisiveness!

I wasn't going to bother with taking the stalks off, but glad I did as I found a spring of definitely not spinach amongst the spinach.

Anyway it's very nice, so thanks for that KC2.



Great, so glad you enjoyed it! We've done it with different herbs and no herbs and always liked it.

The leftovers are great, too :thumbsup

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:39 am

Leftovers for dinner today. I had to give instructions to husband not to exceed half of it when he went for seconds.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Lusciouslush » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:25 pm

Smoked salmon with fennel in a cream sauce with penne last night. Today is wet & miserable & I'm thinking of doing bangers & mash with a puy lentil concoction

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:05 pm

herbidacious wrote:Leftovers for dinner today. I had to give instructions to husband not to exceed half of it when he went for seconds.

:lol:

OH concocted a delicious supper last night, cubed and roast sweet potato with lots of cumin, with a spinach, za'atar and lemony sauce with a couple of spoons of yogurt stirred in. There was some oldish spinach left at the bottom of the bag that wouldn't have been good for a salad any more. We wished he'd made the whole kg of sweet potatoes!

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Amyw » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:17 pm

That sounds lovely . I bought some za’tar the other week and cooked salmon with it . I think sweet potatoes roasted with spices are always lovely . Sometimes I add slice of halloumi too for a protein hit

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Lusciouslush » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:28 pm

Why don't I like sweet potatoes...…..?!?!

I have tried - really I have...………….. & there are not many things I can say I really don't like - food wise [another piggy insert here :D ]

Is there a fool-proof way of cooking them....?

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Amyw » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 pm

I think some people just find them too sweet , and I don’t think there’s a lot you can do with that . Never boil them they turn horrible . Suppose you could make soup with them , I like it with coconut milk and Indian spicing .

I normally roast in atraybake thing . As I said spices work well as does cheese . Normally I’m pubs , I tend to go for the sweet potato fry option rather than normal chips as I find they can be a bit disappointing

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:36 pm

Amyw wrote: Sometimes I add slice of halloumi too for a protein hit

What a good idea, do you roast it with the sweet pots?

Lusciouslush wrote:Why don't I like sweet potatoes...…..?!?!

I have tried - really I have...………….. & there are not many things I can say I really don't like - food wise [another piggy insert here :D ]

Is there a fool-proof way of cooking them....?


Ha, I guess you either like them or you don't!!

We like them any way, baked, roast, soup, mash, we have them at Christmas in Thanksgiving tradition.
Soup with coconut milk is another great combo, as Amyw says.

There's a wonderful salad in Claudia Roden's Arabesque with spices, olives and preserved lemon.

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