Cookbook challenge

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Cookbook Challenge April

This month's cookbook was Hemsley and Hemsley.  A mixed month with some recipes working well and others just not having the flavour I'd hope. The revelations for me were the cauliflower mash and celeriac fries.  They will become staples in the Frivolitea household. Week 1 Huevos Racheros with guacamole. We really liked this. The guacamole was a great addition and we will add this to Shakshukit / Huevos rancheros every...

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Cook book challenge March 

So you might have noticed my attempt to blog the challenge each week is not because I failed at the challenge. Far from it. I've stuck to it every week but have failed at setting aside time to write about it so..... Here is A collection of photos of March's challenge using Nigella Lawson Kitchen. Week 1 lemony salmon with tomato cous cous  Week 2 Spanish chicken, chorizo and potatoes ...

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Cookbook Challenge February Week 2

As it's just before Chinese New Year, I thought this week I'd choose a Chinese inspired recipe.   I decided to choose something that would take a little more time.  However I was surprised at how easy this recipe was. I chose Chinese lemon chicken and really enjoyed cooking the sauce in the wok. The Chinese five spice in the chicken really added to the dish.    I also chose...

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Cookbook Challenge February Week 1

This month, I've chosen Bill Granger 'Everyday' as my cookbook for the month. I have to emit that I'm not as inspired by this book but perhaps that's why doing the cookbook challenge is a good thing.    This week I chose lime, paprika and honey chicken and served it with coconut rice and purple sprouting broccoli.  The recipe was easy to follow and I particularly liked the lime flavour....

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Cookbook challenge January week 4

This week is the last week of using Jamie Oliver's Everyday Superfood for the cookbook challenge and I saved the best til last (unknowingly.) I have to admit that I was nervous about this recipe. I love cauliflower and I love pineapple. I particularly love them both roasted, but together?! I did think perhaps Jamie had completely lost it.  Boy was I wrong. What a great dish. Even Mr Frivolitea...

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Cookbook Challenge January week 3

This week's recipe from Jamie Oliver's Everyday Superfood was skinny carbonara. I liked the simplicity of this dish and was surprised at how much flavour there was, considering only one slice of streaky bacon between two people. I'll definitely make this one again.

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Cookbook Challenge January week 2

I decided to choose 'Spelt spaghetti, vine tomatoes and baked ricotta  from Jamie Oliver's Everyday Superfood for this week's cookbook challenge.  I love roasted tomatoes and the recipe combined this with chilli, lemon and garlic. A winning combination.    I really enjoyed following the recipe and the baking of the ricotta. It works so well.    Very tasty dish that I will definitely make regularly. Though I'll ensure I buy...

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Cookbook Challenge January Week 1

So it has begun, it is week one of the cookbook challenge and I m slightly regretting planning to cook a new recipe on the first day back after the holidays and on the same night as I needed to go and do the food shop..... But I did it. I've chosen Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver as my book this month.      For this week's recipe I...

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The Cookbook Challenge

  I love my collection of cookbooks and I enjoy nothing more than an afternoon on the sofa, flicking through recipes. The problem is I don't always use them and challenge myself to do new things. Mr Frivolitea and I had been chatting about our plans for 2016 and one plan we had made was to try one new recipe a week. A couple of friends on Facebook starting discussing the...

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