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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri May 18, 2018 9:07 am

I could eat those pakoras RIGHT NOW! Sakkarin.

Have fun, Renee.

Jeral
Good ol' Gino made a light lasagne summer dish years ago.
Using just tinned tomatoes. I do the same with cannelonis. I pour the tinned tomatoes or passata over the top.
Then pour doubled cream over too. And bake.

No need for a white sauce.
If you are asking for a vegan, use cashew cream, or provomel soya cream.

Had my usual chicken breast with lemon thyme, and a salad.
Tony bought the feta from ASDA, and it's the best I've had for a long time. Creamy and gentle tasting.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri May 18, 2018 10:39 am

Having a cheese hater I used to make white sauce flavouring the milk with onion, bay leaves, peppercorns and a bit of mace or nutmeg (we weren't keen on cloves) I just used to measure the milk in a large jug, add the flavourings, heat in the microwave to just below boiling, then leave it to infuse for a while I always felt the microwave extracted more flavour than using the hob

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby jeral » Fri May 18, 2018 4:06 pm

Thanks Renée. I hope you have a lovely two weeks - and some good weather to enjoy them even more :)

Thanks all for the lasagne white sauce ideas and microwave tip. Yes, it is for a vegan dish so I'll see which might go best with veg I'm proposing, i.e. a tom/aubergine layer (the tasty tinned one I use), a blackbean/onion and mushroom layer, and a sweetcorn/yellow pepper layer. (<-Any leftover veg they'll happily use in stirfries.) Then the white sauce and crispy garlic crumbs to top a minute before the end.

Gillthepainter , your chicken salad looks perfect - very clean-tasting for sunny weather.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Fri May 18, 2018 9:56 pm

Gil, :thumbsup :thumbsup

Very lovely absolutely .. A Greek Style Salad is always a marvel !! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Have fabulous weekend .. :wave :wave
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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Fri May 18, 2018 10:05 pm

Today was the birthday of a dear fríend of many years, and we all had lunch at a traditional Galician Seafood Tavern & Bar ..

Lunch included a wonderful O´Rosal Designation of Origin, Tri Varietal Grape Wine called: Santiago Ruiz ( 70 % Albariño ) ..

The fish of the day was Freshly Caught Wild, John Dory. My 1st course was and usually is a salad .. However, I eat my salad after my main, if possible ..

The dessert was made on premises and was a lovely light cheesecake with fresh blue berries ..

I had a very slim slither ..

And I actually had the Santiago Almond Bizcocho, which I am very fond of .. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Espresso and a good walk back home ..


Have a lovely weekend ..


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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby jeral » Mon May 21, 2018 7:41 pm

A light mushroom and bell pepper etc stir fry conction with rice with coconut cream tonight; "light" as flaky apple pastry thingy and custard to follow. Mmm custard - forget the rest ;)

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Mon May 21, 2018 8:49 pm

Mondays are always a very busy day so, it is a quick Bar Tavern lunch or a lovely little Bistro on the beach which is Japanese ..

Sunday was a home grilled wild salmon fusion Teriyaki with fresh mango & papaya, ginger, honey and Bio Teriyaki from Japan .. Lovely lovely little dish and can also be done with chicken ..


Tuesday & Wednesday: Office lunches out .. Probably Greek or Catalan cuisine ..
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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby karadekoolaid » Mon May 21, 2018 11:08 pm

LAST Monday was a very busy day, because I had a last minute call for dinner.
And THIS Monday, my wife decided to have some friends over to play Canasta.
" Cook some curry" she said.
"Oh,and why don´t you make my favourite aubergine dish?" 8-)
2 hours later:
" Aren´t you going to make some lentils? SOOOOO good with curries" 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

So that was my morning gone.
Then there was the sweet course.... :gonzo :gonzo

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue May 22, 2018 12:29 pm

I haven't made anything very exciting recently, though I had a beautiful plaice on Sarurday, cooked a la meuniere with some broccoli peas and new potatoes. And Morrison's The Best Tartare sauce - don't bother, reverting to Maille.

Had a dosa in the Southbank street food market, nice but the chick pea curry on the side was different and delicious. I mke mine dark and sour with tamarind, none of that here, it was light coloured, sweet sour, and perhaps slightly fruity. I think maybe both amchoor and a bit of mango puree? Quite a lot of herb coriander too

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Badger's Mate » Tue May 22, 2018 1:14 pm

We've found quite a lot of supermarket tartares that we didn't much like. Our favourite is the M&S one. Will check out Maille. :thumbsup

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby mark111757 » Tue May 22, 2018 2:41 pm

Joan

I have chorizo and andouille made in an Italian deli. The andouille was missing something the stuff made in the south has. The same with the chorizo. Maybe Spanish seasonings I don't know. I will say tho both were raw.

There was one store chain that offers heat and eat chorizo and andouille sausage.

They are $5.29 for 12oz PKG.

As long as it did not but coming out for three days , it would be great

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Tue May 22, 2018 4:32 pm

Tuesday: Had a lovely bruschetta in a new venue close to beach .. The toppings were: Italian sun dried tomatoes, fresh oregano herb, capers and a drizzle of Tarragona Evoo e Balsamic Vinegar from Modena ..

Hit the spot .. :thumbsup :thumbsup

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby strictlysalsaclare » Wed May 23, 2018 7:50 am

I'm not fond of ready made tartare sauce either. I tend to add the relevant bits and bobs to a ramekin full of ready made mayonnaise especially for a relevant meal. I have enough jars in the fridge without adding ready made mayo-based sauces to it! :lol:

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed May 23, 2018 11:09 am

I only "make" it for a champagne breakfast with salmon.
Otherwise, the Waitrose tubs in our house. I don't eat it, and Tony likes this one in particular.

There was a time, fairly recently in fact.
When I made everything. Mayo, sauces, cooked tomatoes rather than tinned, I even tried making mustard.

But I don't bother being so enthusiastic nowadays.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby karadekoolaid » Thu May 24, 2018 3:04 pm

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Fri May 25, 2018 5:16 pm

Fabulous, KK! :clap :clap :clap

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri May 25, 2018 6:21 pm

Nice one, squirrel.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Sakkarin » Fri May 25, 2018 6:50 pm

In a similar vein, I've had two day's worth of Chicken Biryani made to Dipna Anand's recipe.

It's not absolutely the best I've had (although I said it was in this post), but very very good. I've not yet found a recipe that I'd consider the perfect one, but this is maybe 8.5 out of 10.

It was going to be an approximation, using what I had to hand, but oddly enough I found that I had both kewra water and rosewater in the cupboard, so I was able to follow her recipe to the letter. Except for the colouring - I subbed a bit of turmeric and paprika for colour, although I HAVE both the powdered colours in stock.

http://www.dipna.com/chicken_biryani.html

The best I've had was at a little Indian Curry house round the back of Tottenham Court Road, about 30 years ago.

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