Showing posts from May, 2011

Spiced Indian Tomato Soup

We've just enjoyed a lovely relaxing weekend down the coast in Perranporth staying in a rather luxurious caravan! Perranporth has a beautifully stunning beach which I can't believe I have haven't visited before considering I have lived in Cornwall all of my life. The kids (and hubby and I) had so much fun swimming, walking and playing on the almost deserted beach. It was also nice to be away from computers/laptops and phones....something I need to do more often! I whipped up a batch of this spicy, warming indian inspired soup to keep us all toasty during the chilly, breezy evenings....and it did the trick! I served it with some fresh salsa! TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE SPICED INDIAN TOMATO SOUP The soup freezes really well so why not make double and freeze half. Serve with a dollop of cooling yogurt. If you like it really hot, add an extra chilli. OTHER SOUP RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup from Jam and Clotted Cream Blood Soup w

Courgette, Feta and Pine Nut Penne

This is the perfect pasta dish for Spring. Courgettes and feta are a fabulous combination and the addition of the toasted pine nuts gives it a lovely nutty flavour and added crunch. If you aren't that keen on heat, omit the chili and add another clove of garlic. Alternatively, if you wanted to make it creamy, stir through a heaped TBSP of Creme Fraiche before serving. I'm submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta nights which this week is being hosted by Jac over at Tinned Tomatoes. COURGETTE, FETA AND PINE NUT PENNE Pasta, Vegetarian Yield: 4 Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe Pin it With Image Without Image Courgette, Feta and Pine Nut Penne A vegetarian pasta dish with courgette, feta and pine nuts prep time: 10 mins cook time: 10 mins total time: 20 mins ingredients: 250g Penne 2 TBSP Olive Oil 1 Garlic Clove, chopped 1 Red Chili, Chopped Handful of Toasted Pine Nuts 1 Courgette, halved then sliced 100g Feta instructio

Friday Treat: Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

A little Friday treat for the kids (and adults too) that are easy to whip up as an after school snack. It's also a crafty way to use up some of those Easter Eggs still hanging around....we still have about 10 in this house. MILK CHOC CHIP COOKIES Baking, Cookies Yield: 12 cookies Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe Pin it With Image Without Image Milk Choc Chip Cookies A milk choc chip cookie recipe prep time: 10 mins cook time: 10 mins total time: 20 mins ingredients: 125g Butter, room temperature 100g Light Muscavado Sugar 2 TBSP Golden Syrup 1 Egg 1 TSP Vanilla Extract 150g Milk Chocolate Chips (or broken up Easter Egg) 160g Self Raising Flour instructions Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°c and grease a large baking sheet. Step 2: Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale. Add the golden syrup, vanilla extract and the egg and beat until combined. Step 3: Mix in the flour and milk chocolate chips then spoon tsp of the m

Chorizo and Cheddar Risotto

An easy Chorizo and Cheddar Risotto recipe. A delicious and filling meal the whole family will love.