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edible hair mask

29 Jul

this is simple, natural and actually works-

one egg yolk

half cup of honey

2 tbsp olive oil/almond oil

2 small ripe avocados

smush together and leave on for 2 hours
a simpler option is just to mix some avocado with some almond oil and leave overnight

result 🙂

recipe #14 spicy pasta soup

21 Jan

need:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 red onion, chopped

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2 x 400g whole plum tomatoes

1 1/4 litre of veg stock

110g broken spaghetti or other small pasta

handful of black pitted olives

half a handful of capers, drained and rinsed

handful of large. torn basil leaves

make:

heat the oil in a large saucepan

add onion and chilli, cook for about ten mins until soft

stir in tomatoes, pour in stock, cover, bring to boil, simmer for 5 mins

add spaghetti, simmer for 6-8 mins, stir in olives and capers and basil

serve drizzled with olive oil and some warm crusty bread

recipe #13 roasted ratatouille pasta – quick office lunch

18 Jan

need:

1 red onion sliced thinly

1 courgette, trimmed and in small chunks

1 aubergine sliced

1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks

2 garlic cloves, with skin on, left whole

2 tbsp olive oil

200g penne pasta

basil for decoration and taste

make:

heat oven to 200C

put all veg, garlic and olive oil in roasting tin, cover all veg with oil and season

toast for 20 mins, add tomatoes, roast for another 10 mins

cook pasta but keep about 5 tbsp of water when you drain it

put pasta and remaining water into oven tray and toss with veg in oil

add basil and squeeze over the yummy gooey garlic

 

recipe #12 perfect fluffy american pancakes

9 Oct

need:

3 large eggs

120g flour

150ml milk

1 tsp baking powder

teeny pinch of salt

make:

separate the eggs, put whites in one bowl and yolks in the other

add the flour, baking powder and milk and mix together to make a really smooth batter

in the other bowl whisk the whites with the pinch of salt until they form peaks

fold the egg whites into the batter mix and whisk together

heat a pan to medium, grease with some butter

pour in some of the pancake mixture and heat for a few minutes

when it’s almost golden, add whatever mixture you want, chocolate, bananas etc..

cook until golden…

(note: the ones i made in the pictures were a little lighter than the recipe above)

recipe#11 homemade chicken and potato curry

3 Oct

need:

chicken breasts (better if bones still intact)

one large onion

1 clove of garlic

pinch cumin seeds toasted

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp paprika

1 fresh chilli (more if you like SPICY)

1/2 teaspoon salt

tblsp tomato puree

1 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tblsp nut oil

4 or 5 potatoes

stock cube

300-500ml water

olive oil for frying

4-5 peeled potatoes

corriander to taste

make:

whizz all curry paste ingredients in a food processor

heat a big pot, add oil and curry paste

heat for about 15 seconds until you can smell all the ingredients

add the chicken and coat and heat for a few seconds

add stock to curry paste and cook chicken

leave to simmer

about 25 minutes before serving, add potatoes (halved)

serve with some torn corriander, rice and  wholemeal pitta bread

recipe#10 chocolate bread and butter pudding

4 Sep

need:

10 slices of one day old white sliced bread

200g of dark chocolate-over 75% cocoa

80g butter

450 ml whipping cream

130g caster sugar

3 medium eggs

pinch of cinnamon

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

make:

remove crusts from bread

cut into four triangles

gently heat chocolate, cream, sugar, butter and cinnamon until dissolved

stir all ingredients together

in another bowl, whisk eggs, then pour eggs over chocolate mix

pour half the chocolate and egg mix into greased ovenproof bowl

place half the bread triangles side by side over chocolate

pour almost all other half of chocolate on top of bread

add more bread again and finish off with more chocolate

press mix with fork to make sure all bread is coated and soggy

cover and leave to cool in fridge for up to 48 hours

when ready to cook, remove cover, preheat oven to 190 celsius

cook in middle shelf for about 30 mins

stand for ten mins to cool

dollop of whipped cream and a big cup of tea

recipe#9 spaghetti bolognese a la moi

28 Jul

need:

500g sirloin mince

1 chopped onion

3/4 garlic cloves crushed

tin chopped tomatoes

few tblsp passata

glass full-bodied red wine

few mushrooms chopped

two handfuls of cherry tomatoes

handful of ripped basil

chopped aubergine

make:

fry the mince in a heated pan on low heat with olive oil

when meat is frying for a few minutes, add red wine

chop garlic and onions and add to pan

add aubergine, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes

add tin of tomatoes and passata

leave to simmer for about an hour, longer if possible

boil the water, add oil and salt, then pasta

serve the meat sauce on a bed of pasta

sprinkle some ripped basil on top

serve with some fresh warm crusty bread

oh and a huge glass of nice red wine

enjoy 🙂

recipe #8 white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake

14 Jul

need:

200g crushed digestive biccies or ginger nuts

55g  melted butter

420g philadelphia cream cheese

55g caster sugar

1/2 lemon with zest and juice

350g chopped white chocolate

300ml whipped cream

250-300g raspberries

 

 

make:

crush biccies

stir in melted butter and press mixture into a greased cake tin

chill in fridge for 15 mins

whisk cheese, sugar, lemon zest and juice together

melt chocolate  and add to beated ingredients and fold in the cream

put some raspberries onto the base and pour half of the filling on top

repeat until filling is all used up and smooth the surface of the cake with a spoon

leave to chill overnight if possible

serve with fresh cream and raspberries and decorate with some lemon zest and a sprig of mint


 

recipe #7 yummy breakfast smoothie

6 Jul

need:

half can of low fat coconut milk

spoonful of good honey

half a glass of ice

handful of strawberries

half a banana

passionfruit

tablespoon of wheatgerm

 

 


make:

blend until smooth and enjoy

 

recipe #6 dippy guacamole

20 Jun

need:

2 kind of brown avocados

1 big clove of garlic

few slices of spring onion

juice of one lime

juicy bits of one vine tomato

half a handful of corriander

warm fresh ripped bread or

slices of cucumber or peppers to dip

make:

chop garlic, spring onions, corriander

slice avocados and remove seeds

half a tomato and squeeze out the juice

slice and juice lime

mash up avocado

mix lime and tomato juice

add garlic, onions and sprinkle the corriander