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  • BLUis
    BLUis Posts: 773 Forumite
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    Nelski wrote: »
    that sounds lovely bluis im not a great lover of stilton myself so what cheese did you use? was it gorgeous:o

    SOme Mediterranean style that i had left over, it was a couple of days out of date,but i thought as i was cooking it, what the hell! It tastes really nice actually.

    Ive divided it up into 5 take out boxes for work each day, as another thing i want to do is eat healthily and lose weight and not keep buying a cob from across the road!!
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  • Penelope_Penguin
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    For Week 1, we'll be having :Jamie's Tomato macaroni cheese - Jamie's Dinners, page 204

    For some reason, DDD doesn't start college until 11 Jan, so she may be making it :D

    And please don;t mock AWT - he keeps Middle Whites. spot the difference:

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    Jamie's Balsamic-Baked Onions and Potatoes with Roast Pork

    Jamie's chicken legs with sweet tomatoes - Jamie's Dinners, page 222

    Economy Gastronomy Salmon

    Economy Gastronomy Salmon adnSwetcorn Chowder (when I can find the recipe :p )
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  • Nelski
    Nelski Posts: 15,197 Forumite
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    For Week 1, we'll be having :Jamie's Tomato macaroni cheese - Jamie's Dinners, page 204

    For some reason, DDD doesn't start college until 11 Jan, so she may be making it :D

    And please don;t mock AWT - he keeps Middle Whites. spot the difference:

    Prupiglets05300A.JPG

    Penny. x

    Jamie's Balsamic-Baked Onions and Potatoes with Roast Pork

    Jamie's chicken legs with sweet tomatoes - Jamie's Dinners, page 222

    Economy Gastronomy Salmon

    Economy Gastronomy Salmon adnSwetcorn Chowder (when I can find the recipe :p )

    Oh well they do say owners start to look like their pets :D how unfortunate for the pig:rotfl: . Got to say I dont like AWT much anyway despite his looks :o Anyways pen pen those first weeks choices look lovely ......i love the jamie at home book:T
  • gerturdeanna
    gerturdeanna Posts: 4,350 Forumite
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    Can I just say that AWT was a joke - he looks like a troll!!!
    Made it - 15 years married!! Finally!! xx:beer:
  • cooking-mama
    cooking-mama Posts: 2,069 Forumite
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    1474Aw,it has to be the lovely Gino...dont have any of his books tho(does he have books?:o),
    I also have a load of cookery books lying unused,some celebrity,(jamie,Tana Ramsay,Gordon Ramsay etc)some ingredients based,(100 ways with chicken/mince/pasta etc)some diet clubs(Weightwatchers/scottish slimmers,slimming world)or even equiptment based,(-slow cooker book/remoska book/rosemary connely roaster book,)etc etc,and yet we still always eat,slow cooker stew,roast chicken,macaroni cheese,mince n tatties,spag bol,same old same old--and so 2010 is the year to be more adventorous with cooking and ingredients...gonna start Tues tho as booked into Indian restaurant this evening(my new year treat worked 31st/1st and 2nd)Then im working again tomorrow,but Tuesday I will have chosen.cooked and reported on an untried recipe from one of my books,thinking maybe a tomato based pasta dish???...great challenge OP,just what i needed,cheers.
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    Week 10,total weightloss is now 13.5lbs Week 11 STSweek 14(I think)..-2, total loss now 1 stone exactly
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  • BonandDom
    BonandDom Posts: 497 Forumite
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    Hi,

    I'd love to join this challenge, although I don't have many recipe books, as I tend to trawl the net for something different.

    Cooked this http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/Tasty-Beef-Rissoles-L4463.html last night and they were droolingly good, even DH who is very fussy loved them. Served them with home made coleslaw and new potatoes.
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  • angeltreats
    angeltreats Posts: 2,286 Forumite
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    Nelski wrote: »
    So why dont we all post a Week 1 challenge by choosing at least one thing we are going to have a go at. For me this is equally about trying new ingredients as it is trying different recipes with my same old same old stuff.

    I was watching Come Dine With Me the other day and one of the contestants made a lentil pate that I thought sounded gorgeous. The recipe is here and I'm going to make it my 'new' recipe for this week. I might do it this evening and have it for my lunch tomorrow.
  • clarabella23
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    Hi everyone! I have made a poatato and bacon hotpot thing today- based it on this http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=1669907&postcount=340 except for my white sauce didn't come out right, so I layered it up with tomatoes through the centre, and just topped with white sauce instead. Hoping that it turns out like a potato version of a lasagne, but we will see! Let you know in an hour!

    I would like to join in this, as I want to get DD to be a bit more adventurous, so need to set a good example. But currently, we tend to eat the basics as I work full time, so she has meat & 2 veg kind of meals at nans 4 days a week.

    My meal for next week is going to be fish based, I think- can you believe I've never had fresh salmon or tuna steaks?! I'm always put off because the tinned stuff smells so awful, but have been assured that it tastes very different!

    Any ideas for a nice recipe to start it off? Not too keen on pasta bake or spaghetti dishes, find I get bored halfway through, but am open to lots of ideas!
  • *Jellie*
    *Jellie* Posts: 3,018 Forumite
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    My meal for next week is going to be fish based, I think- can you believe I've never had fresh salmon or tuna steaks?! I'm always put off because the tinned stuff smells so awful, but have been assured that it tastes very different!

    Any ideas for a nice recipe to start it off? Not too keen on pasta bake or spaghetti dishes, find I get bored halfway through, but am open to lots of ideas!

    They do taste very different. I posted a very simple tuna recipe before.
    Other possibilities for salmon
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/warmpoachedsalmonand_92049.shtml
    http://www.rosemaryconley.com/content/past-recipes-of-the-week/steamed-salmon-with-sweet-ginger.htm
    http://www.rosemaryconley.com/content/past-recipes-of-the-week/oriental-salmon.htm
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  • Ladyhawk
    Ladyhawk Posts: 2,064 Forumite
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    How about trying oven baked salmon (soooo much nicer than tinned salmon which is vile)

    Just wrap loosely in tin foil with some lemon and seasoning and bake for 10-15 minutes...

    or top with pesto and grill?

    Fresh tuna is very meaty in flavour... I think it almost tastes beefy (odd I know!) Personally I wouldn't go for the tuna as they are very over fished unless it is MSC certified, which is extremely hard to find as a fresh product.
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