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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 24th Dec 17, 10:26 AM
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    The All New Bang on Trend Cookbook Challenge 2018
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    • 24th Dec 17, 10:26 AM
    The All New Bang on Trend Cookbook Challenge 2018 24th Dec 17 at 10:26 AM
    Some of you may remember this from a few years ago

    Cook Something Different

    Anyway does anyone fancy joining me for a 2018 version.

    Now despite all my good intentions I have added around another 10 cook books to my already huge collection. On top of this I am subscribed to both good food mag and delicious mag. I would love to say that all these additions mean a constantly changing and varied diet...................no i like looking at the pictures then heading to the kitchen to cook a chilli or a tikka masala .

    So enough is enough and there is no better time of year to start changing this habit.

    For me I will choose one 'new to me' recipe every week from one of my many resources and hopefully over time expand my current menu. Any one wanna join in? no pressure just a bit of fun
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    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 8th Jan 18, 9:28 AM
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    Another new recipe for me today:
    Greek potato stew.
    I'll serve with some focaccia.
    With a nod of thanks to Mr Singleton for recommending the recipe a while ago.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Is that from the greek vegan blog? I was also interested in that one.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 8th Jan 18, 10:02 AM
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    Is that from the greek vegan blog? I was also interested in that one.
    Originally posted by Need2bthrifty
    I'm sure Mr Singleton will be along to confirm but I believe it was this one:
    http://www.mygreekdish.com/?s=greek+potato+stew

    Or maybe that was a different website I found after Mr Singleton mentioned the dish.
    I do so many off-at-a-tangent searches that I often forget where i started from.
    Last edited by Pollycat; 08-01-2018 at 10:28 AM.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 8th Jan 18, 10:12 AM
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    Hi everyone Thought I'd join in as our weekly veg box is encouraging me to try and cook a lot of new things.

    Made a BBC good food recipe tonight- baked potatoes with chard and beans and tahini dressing.
    Very tasty, healthy and cheap!
    Originally posted by riotlady
    Hi riotlady

    That sounds lovely
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 8th Jan 18, 10:19 AM
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    Nothing new for the next couple of days ...tonight is leftovers from last nights use of the leftovers. Must be great to just cook something eat it all and have something totally different the next day...its a concept i have forgotten

    Out to dinner tomorrow so next attempt will be Weds when Im looking at doing my own Lamb Tikka Tandoori....not sure it will be worth the hassle compared to buying a paste but we shall see.
    • ScotinLondon
    • By ScotinLondon 8th Jan 18, 3:45 PM
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    I know that I am very late, but is it still ok to join? Ideally i would like to do a new recipe a week but think that a new recipe once a fortnight will be better for me. As i get home at odd times from work.

    There is a black bean & peanut butter stew that was emailed to me from cooking on a bootstrap that I would like to try.

    Thanks

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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 8th Jan 18, 3:47 PM
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    I know that I am very late, but is it still ok to join? Ideally i would like to do a new recipe a week but think that a new recipe once a fortnight will be better for me. As i get home at odd times from work.

    There is a black bean & peanut butter stew that was emailed to me from cooking on a bootstrap that I would like to try.

    Thanks

    SIL
    Originally posted by ScotinLondon
    Welcome, Scott.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 8th Jan 18, 4:59 PM
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    I know that I am very late, but is it still ok to join? Ideally i would like to do a new recipe a week but think that a new recipe once a fortnight will be better for me. As i get home at odd times from work.

    There is a black bean & peanut butter stew that was emailed to me from cooking on a bootstrap that I would like to try.

    Thanks

    SIL
    Originally posted by ScotinLondon
    Hi Scott course its OK

    Now that recipe does sound interesting 2 of my fav ingredients ...let us know the scores on the doors when you do it
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 9th Jan 18, 7:27 AM
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    Hi everyone, I finally did a new recipe last night. It was steamed lamb and leek suet pudding cooked in my instant pot. Would definitely make again especially as it only took 25 mins once it had come to pressure. I wrote the recipe down from Facebook as I think it was from the instant pot forum on there. I served it with mash, cabbage, carrots and gravy. Next time I would not bother with the mash as the pudding was filling enough.

    The next recipe I am going to try will be honey and garlic salmon. It is another online recipe. On Friday I am actually going to crack open a recipe book and make some food from that. It has been interesting reading about all of your efforts in the kitchen.
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    • pipkin71
    • By pipkin71 9th Jan 18, 7:31 AM
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    I'm sure Mr Singleton will be along to confirm but I believe it was this one:
    http://www.mygreekdish.com/?s=greek+potato+stew

    Or maybe that was a different website I found after Mr Singleton mentioned the dish.
    I do so many off-at-a-tangent searches that I often forget where i started from.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Thanks, Pollycat. That's another recipe we will try this week
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Jan 18, 9:04 AM
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    Greek potato stew.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Thanks, Pollycat. That's another recipe we will try this week
    Originally posted by pipkin71
    TBH, it had mixed reviews in our house.
    I enjoyed it, OH didn't, he said it was too bland.
    But then again, he's not that big a potato fan. And that's pretty much the dish.

    I actually added a tspn of dried oregano & parsley, half tspn of mint when I put the potatoes in and the fresh parsley on top with the feta & olives.

    It might have been better if I'd used non-supermarket potatoes.
    And the fab Greek tomatoes.

    After a discussion this morning, we'll try it again but I'll add some fresh chillies and some chorizo.

    I'll be interested to read your opinion on it.
    • pipkin71
    • By pipkin71 9th Jan 18, 10:42 AM
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    TBH, it had mixed reviews in our house.
    I enjoyed it, OH didn't, he said it was too bland.
    But then again, he's not that big a potato fan. And that's pretty much the dish.

    I actually added a tspn of dried oregano & parsley, half tspn of mint when I put the potatoes in and the fresh parsley on top with the feta & olives.

    It might have been better if I'd used non-supermarket potatoes.
    And the fab Greek tomatoes.

    After a discussion this morning, we'll try it again but I'll add some fresh chillies and some chorizo.

    I'll be interested to read your opinion on it.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Due to dietary issues, I won't add feta to mine but the girls will enjoy it, along with the chorizo. Fresh chillies are a good idea as well
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    • mollythewestie
    • By mollythewestie 9th Jan 18, 11:11 AM
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    I'm joining late to the party, but this challenge sounds right up my street.

    Tonight I am making the southern-style chicken from Tom Kerridge's book/TV programme "Lose weight for good" (Recipe here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/southern-style_chicken_09457 )

    I have the chicken in the buttermilk marinade already, and will serve with tomato and red onion salsa and either sweetcorn fritters or cornbread, I haven't decided which yet!
    Last edited by mollythewestie; 09-01-2018 at 11:16 AM.
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 9th Jan 18, 5:56 PM
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    I'm joining late to the party, but this challenge sounds right up my street.

    Tonight I am making the southern-style chicken from Tom Kerridge's book/TV programme "Lose weight for good" (Recipe here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/southern-style_chicken_09457 )

    I have the chicken in the buttermilk marinade already, and will serve with tomato and red onion salsa and either sweetcorn fritters or cornbread, I haven't decided which yet!
    Originally posted by mollythewestie
    Oh I saw that in the good food mag this month. It looked gorgeous so Im looking forward to hearing what you think.

    pub lunch for me today. Picked up a big piece of smoked haddock from Morrisons today so will be making an omelette Arnold Bennett tomorrow which is new to me Rest of the haddock can go in a fish pie (not new to me )
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 9th Jan 18, 7:41 PM
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    Hello,can I join in?

    I love cooking, love new recipes and love cook books.

    But I recently read something like the average person only cooks 1 or 2 recipes from a cookbook and that you are doing well if you cook 5+ and as I have a habit of collecting cook books and just reading them I have decided I am allowed no more until I have cooked 5+ recipes from each of them.

    This does present a problem because my OH is a very fussy eater and most of our dinners are very boring (to me) meals because he doesn't like many things. Also he eats some meat and hates fish and I'm a pescetarian.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Jan 18, 8:10 PM
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    Due to dietary issues, I won't add feta to mine but the girls will enjoy it, along with the chorizo. Fresh chillies are a good idea as well
    Originally posted by pipkin71
    It's hard to decide whether to be true to the original recipe (that Mr Singleton said was great) or to tweak it.
    Ho! Hum!
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 9th Jan 18, 8:41 PM
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    Nelski
    Hello,can I join in?

    I love cooking, love new recipes and love cook books.

    But I recently read something like the average person only cooks 1 or 2 recipes from a cookbook and that you are doing well if you cook 5+ and as I have a habit of collecting cook books and just reading them I have decided I am allowed no more until I have cooked 5+ recipes from each of them.

    This does present a problem because my OH is a very fussy eater and most of our dinners are very boring (to me) meals because he doesn't like many things. Also he eats some meat and hates fish and I'm a pescetarian.
    Originally posted by Florence J
    Course you can Florence .....welcome

    Sounds like you have an interesting challenge with your other half...maybe start gently Could you get him to chose some meals from the books?
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 10th Jan 18, 12:39 AM
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    Nothing new for the next couple of days ...tonight is leftovers from last nights use of the leftovers. Must be great to just cook something eat it all and have something totally different the next day...its a concept i have forgotten

    Out to dinner tomorrow so next attempt will be Weds when Im looking at doing my own Lamb Tikka Tandoori....not sure it will be worth the hassle compared to buying a paste but we shall see.
    Originally posted by Nelski

    Home made tikka is so much nicer then paste, plus you can add more kick or less depending on taste. It does take a while but I double up on the dry spices and keep them in a jar for use another time and I now cheat and buy frozen garlic and ginger
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 10th Jan 18, 12:54 AM
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    My new wok arrived this morning, so I have just ordered a Ken Hom recipe book, for a few stir fry recipes
    Originally posted by pipkin71

    Can I offer a word of caution with Ken Hom , ignore when he says salt

    I love kens recipes, but when I fist started to use his books and followed the recipes to the latter, we were poisoned by the salt so now if there is soy sauce as an ingredient, the salt is left out

    But then we don't use much salt at all so it may just be us
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    • pipkin71
    • By pipkin71 10th Jan 18, 7:25 AM
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    Can I offer a word of caution with Ken Hom , ignore when he says salt

    I love kens recipes, but when I fist started to use his books and followed the recipes to the latter, we were poisoned by the salt so now if there is soy sauce as an ingredient, the salt is left out

    But then we don't use much salt at all so it may just be us
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Thanks suki. I will bear that in mind as we're not big salt users either
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    • pipkin71
    • By pipkin71 10th Jan 18, 9:03 AM
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    I've just looked through the Ken Hom book I bought and will be making the spicy stir fried mushrooms today, as we have those ingredients in stock. The only changes are: reducing the salt, as per suki's comments. It asks for a teaspoon but as there is soy sauce in the ingredients, I will miss it out. It also lists two teaspoons of sugar, which I will also leave out as sugar can make me ill
    There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you - Beatrix Potter
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