24 January 2019

Filled Shell Pasta Bake.

200g large conchiglie pasta
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
400g passata
1/2tsp mixed herbs
1/2tsp paprika

Pasta Filling:
1/2 jar pesto 100g
100g cream cheese
1tbsp lemon juice

Pre-heat the oven to 180C. On a medium heat, fry the onion and garlic in oil to soften then add the passata, stir for a moment before mixing in herbs and paprika. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.
During this time, boil the pasta partly and drain.
Place the sauce base in an oven dish then place the conchiglie pasta in the sauce facing in a direction to spoon the mixture inside.
In a bowl, mix the pesto and cream cheese and spoon evenly into each pasta shell. Drizzle the lemon juice on top and place the dish in the oven for 20 minutes.
Season to taste.

2 January 2019

Christmas Left Overs Stew.

Red Cabbage:
35g butter or vegan alternative
1 red onion, finely sliced
0.75kg Red Cabbage very finely sliced
1/4 pint port
2tbsp cranberry sauce
40g cranberries, fresh or frozen
1tbsp light muscovado sugar

4 shallots, peeled & left whole
1 carrot, peeled & chopped
100g shiitake mushrooms, chopped into halves
1tsp soy sauce
1tsp Worcestershire sauce or vegan alternative
½cup passata
1 can cannellini beans, drained
1 vegetable stock cube
1 cup water

50g self-raising flour
25g Atora vegetable suet
2.5tbsp cold water
Pinch of salt

Even with good planning, food is often left over after Christmas, this year we had a little red cabbage and root vegetables left over and I made a dumpling stew for lunch.

Start making the red cabbage by melting butter in a saucepan and cook the onions gently for 15 minutes until softened. Stir in the remaining items plus salt & pepper and 75ml water. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and simmer for about 1hr, remove lid and continue to cook until all the liquid has gone.

During this time, fry the shallots in oil for 2 minutes on a medium heat and then add the rest of the stew ingredients. Bring to boil and stir well so that the stock dissolves, then turn down to a simmer and place a lid on the pot. Leave for 20 minutes, stirring half way through.
For the dumplings, start by mixing the ingredients and kneading into firm dough, divide into equal quarters and with your hands, roll into balls.
Stir the stew, place the dumplings on top and replace the lid, leaving for a further 20 minutes.
Serve with pepper.

Serves 2

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20 December 2018

It is the season of festive parties, birthdays and nights out for me in London, I wanted something chic and a little different from the dresses I have worn previous years. Instead I opted for a white draped crossover bodysuit and paired it with my favourite wide leg trousers, finishing the look with deep red lips and nails.
Zara White Crossover Bodysuit with Gold Buttons | Zara Black Culottes | &OtherStories Earrings & Peach Heels

14 December 2018