My Bolognese Recipe

Filed Under Cooking & Food on January 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

BologeseThis is a recipe I learned from my mother, and then improved on, and now she does Bolognese my way! Sharing at it’s best 🙂

Anyhow, since this is a more complex recipe, I thought I’d start with an ingredient list this time:

  • 4 red onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1½ to 2 red bell peppers (can use other colours of you prefer)
  • 2 400g tins of chopped tomatoes (I like to use organic)
  • 500g of minced beef
  • ½ a tube of tomato puree (which is about 70g)
  • pasta of your choice (I use Gluten Free pasta from the Tesco Free From range)
  • A good selection of dried herbs, and fresh Basil and Parsley if possible

This recipe will make 4 generous portions.

The Ingredients

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Simple but Tasty Pan-fried Chicken

Filed Under Cooking & Food on December 28, 2010 | 4 Comments

Simple But Tasty Pan-fried ChickenThis is the first post in what I expect will become a semi-regular series on this blog. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, but I never thought to blog about it because I consider the food I cook to be very simple and not all that interesting. But, people keep asking me how I cook things, so I figured I may as well share my ‘secrets’ here. If you’re wondering what kind of food you’ll find here, I think I could best describe it as simple and wholesome. I hate processed foods, so I try to cook with as many fresh ingredients as possible. As for the style – it’s very eclectic. I neither like bland food nor spicy food, so I tend to cook things that have a lot of flavour, but aren’t spicy – a little tangy maybe, but never spicy.

I promise I’ll get to the first recipe in a moment, but before I do I want to share my ethos on cooking. For me it’s all about sharing, what’s the fun in cooking a nice meal if you can’t share it? And what’s the fun in sharing food if you don’t also share ideas and methods with people? I’m always changing how I cook things, and I’m always learning from people. I get ideas and I edit them to make them my own. The best thing that could come out of this series of posts for me is that I inspire people to customise and change my recipes and to share their thoughts and modifications with the community here.

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