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Oh hey there.
Here’s what I cooked for dinner last night. They were delicious. I’d never made them before, however I had made cannelloni and they are quite similar.
This page I’ve scanned in for you is from my journal which I have titled “Juliet’s Cooking Adventures. I started this journal earlier this year but haven’t really had the chance to try new recipes because I was so busy with uni. And now I am on holidays so hopefully I can cook more.
The reason I have made this journal is so I can track my cooking progress, remember what I’ve made and what I thought about what I’ve made.
I really love food but I’m not that great at coming up with my own recipes, so I kind of hope that by keeping a cooking journal and trying to regularly add to it my cooking skills can improve!
-It didn’t mention anywhere in the recipe that you should season it with salt and pepper, i highly recommend some salt at least, probably in step 4.
ps. the image of the pasta is my own!
S A L T A N D V I N E G A R K A L E C H I P S
The recipe is from the book; “The eat, drink, and be gorgeous project.”
Kale is the new potato! These light and crunchy “chips” are practically guilt-free.
2 bunches kale, rinsed with stems removed
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3tbsp olive oil
1tsp salt (or less, as desired)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut the kale into 2-to-3-in/5-to 7.5cm pieces. In a large bowl, combine the vinegar, olive oil, and salt. And the kale and toss by hand until all the leaves are covered. Evenly distribute the kale among the prepared baking sheets and bake for 20 minutes, or until the leaves are crispy. If the chips are not sizzling or crispy yet, turn up the heat to 200 degrees Celsius and bake for a few minutes more. Baking time varies depending on the size of your chips and desired crispness; note that the outer edges cook quicker than the pieces from near the stem. The chips are best if enjoyed immediately, but can keep overnight in an airtight container in the fridge.
I only made half the recipe, so one bunch. I ate half of that for lunch with some chicken. They turned out super delicious. I just need to make sure they’re crispier next time, the ones in the middle of the tray weren’t as crispy as they should be, but they were still good enough to eat. Yum. I think I’d prefer these over salt and vinegar potato chips from now on.
B U T T E R S C O T C H M U F F I N S
I made some muffins today and they turned out great. They’re from the Nigella book my friend let me borrow. You should make them too, they’re so easy to make.
3 very ripe bananas
125ml vegetable oil
100g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
150g butterscotch (or chocolate) morsels
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers.
2. Mash the bananas and set aside for a moment
3. Pour the oil into a jug and beat in the eggs.
4. Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in the beaten-egg-and-oil mixture, followed by the mashed bananas.
5. Fold in the butterscotch morsels, then place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin – I use an ice cream scoop and a spatula – and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
* I made half the recipe, so only making 6 muffins *
** I couldn’t find butterscotch morsels so i used caramel bits instead **
S P A G H E T T I B O L O G N E S E
When I chose this particular recipe I didn’t realise that it had to cook for 2 hours. As a result, last night I didn’t get to eat dinner until 11pm.
From now on I need to remember to read the full recipe ( ingredients and instructions) before I start cooking.
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours and 15 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
500g beef mince
1 cup beef stock
2 x 425g cans chopped tomatoes
1 and a half cups (375ml) red wine
1 teaspoon sugar
1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based pan and stir the onion, carrot and celery over medium hear for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
2. Add the mince and cook over high heat until well browned, breaking up any lumps with a fork. Add the stock, tomato, wine and sugar.
3. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Cook the pasta in boiling water until just tender. Season the sauce and serve with the spaghetti. The sauce can be kept for up to 2 days in the fridge or frozen for up to 2 months
*** I didn’t put wine in my sauce because I didn’t have any, so instead I added half a cup extra beef stock and one cup of water ***
*** I also didn’t add garlic because garlic and I don’t really get along ***
*** It turned out really well ***
- Juliet x