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Meal Plan 1st October 2012 - 7th October 2012


 The coming weeks meal plan for the Jam and Clotted Cream household. What is everyone else having?


Monday 1st October
Macaroni Cheese Nigella Stylee

Tuesday 2nd October
Curried Mince and Peas with Rice

Wednesday 3rd October
Chorizo and Pea Risotto

Thursday 4th October
Spaghetti Bolognese

Friday 5th October
Roasted Pumpkin Frittata and Chips

Saturday 6th October
Scallops with Chorizo for me, Burgers for the hubby and kids!

Sunday 7th October
Roast of some description
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Giveaway: New Zealand Honey Co (Better Breakfast Week)





New Zealand Honey Co is giving two lucky readers the chance to win a selection of their delicious healthy honeys to celebrate National Breakfast Week which starts on Monday.

What could be nicer than a burst of tasty honey drizzled over your muesli or spread on your toast in the morning? New Zealand Honey Co has teamed up with Better Breakfast Week to encourage people to eat healthier breakfasts in order to gain the best possible start to the day.

The mouth-watering New Zealand Honey Co range includes premium jarred honeys as well as a range of squeezy honeys which are an easy way to incorporate natural goodness into your diet and help improve overall health and wellbeing. Try swapping sugar for honey and enjoy all the sweetness of sugar, with additional benefits including antioxidant, pre-biotic and antibacterial properties.

The range includes:
-          Thyme Honey, which is high in free-radical-neutralising antioxidants, has a very distinctive flavour and works beautifully in a glaze or marinade for dishes such as lamb.
-          Beech Forest Honeydew, which helps to feed the good bacteria in the gut and boost overall digestive health. Ideal for drizzling over porridge, cereal or your favourite fruit.
-          Manuka Honey with Lemon, which helps banish germs by contributing to the normal function of the immune system. Lemon is rich in Vitamin C, perfect for battling sore throats.
-          Manuka Honey with Ginger, which gives a healthy boost whilst the ginger provides a great digestive aid, settling upset stomachs. The distinct flavour makes an ideal ingredient in salad dressings.

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Meal Plan 17th - 23rd September 2012


Apologies for lack of meal plan blog posts these last few weeks....I was in fact very organised and did have a meal plan but just didn't have time to post it!

On Wednesday hubby and I are off to see John Bishop at Plymouth Pavillions so I'm looking for some good restaurant suggestions if anyone has any.

Monday 17th September
Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Tuesday 18th September
BBQ Sausages and Beans with Green Veg

Wednesday 19th September
In Plymouth to see John Bishop

Thursday 20th September
Homemade Pizza

Friday 21st September
Chilli Con Carne

Saturday 22nd September
Leftover Chilli Pasta Bake

Sunday 23rd September
Family Meal

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Courgette, Herb and Rice Filo Pie & Nigella!


Courgette, Herb and Rice Filo Pie
I've been AWOL - sorry! Its not that I haven't been cooking, I have, but with everyone going back to school/nursery and me going back to work after the holidays I just haven't had any spare time to blog. We are back into the groove now though so I promise to have some new recipes (and competitions) on the blog for you shortly, I suspect with Nigellissima inspiration. Well, I couldn't have an incomplete Nigella cookbook collection could I.....

The recipe here is not a Nigella recipe, but instead has it's origins at River Cottage. I've tinkered as usual and varied the herbs that Hugh used. It's filling, hearty and hubby didn't even notice the lack of flesh!

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Courgette, Herb and Filo Rice Pie
A hearty vegetarian lunch dish
Ingredients
  • 500g Courgettes, grated
  • 75g Long grain rice
  • 1 small Red Onion, chopped
  • 100g Mature Cheddar, grated
  • 2 Egss, beaten
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Handful Flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Small handful Tarragon, chopped
  • 250g Filo pastry sheets
  • 75g Butter, melted
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
Step 1: Preheat oven to 190c. Mix courgettes, rice, onion, cheese, eggs, oil and herbs in a bowl. SeasonStep 2: Take a sheet of filo pastry, brush with melted butter and line a 1.5ltr oven proof dish, placing it butter side down. Keep adding the sheets until you have one left.Tip the filling into the dish then fold over pastry ends to enclose filling. Scrunch up last sheet of filo and place on top, brush with butter and tuck it into sides of dish.Bake for 45 minutes, serve warm.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6
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