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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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    • caronc
    • By caronc 4th Feb 18, 8:48 PM
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    ...more to add to the veggie file caronc
    Originally posted by Nelski
    Yep it's growing hugely - shame nephew and his gf aren't getting on hugely well at the moment....... Still I'm not adverse to new veggie options for myself
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    • ScotinLondon
    • By ScotinLondon 4th Feb 18, 9:00 PM
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    The Mary Berry dish was quick and easy. Plus we already had most of the ingredients in, if we didn't we substituted. Still came out great.

    As DH says a nice Friday night meal...plus leftovers for lunch tomorrow too...

    Have a good rest of the evening all.

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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Feb 18, 8:28 AM
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    Tonight is a new-for-us recipe.
    Home made doner kebab from the Eat Well for Less programme.
    I spotted some harrissa pitta breads in Mr T's so thought they'd go really well.
    Might do a few home-made wedges to go with it.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 5th Feb 18, 8:36 AM
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    Tonight is a new-for-us recipe.
    Home made doner kebab from the Eat Well for Less programme.
    I spotted some harrissa pitta breads in Mr T's so thought they'd go really well.
    Might do a few home-made wedges to go with it.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    I love HM doner and make mine in the slow cooker - http://www.slowcookercentral.com/recipe/doner-kebab/ .
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 5th Feb 18, 9:49 AM
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    Salmon with chilli ginger sauce was delicious and definitely on the make again list. I’d say cook the salmon for the shortest time possible as it kind of begins to cook in the marinade. We had stir fried broccoli and carrots and quinoa with it. Yum.
    Originally posted by downshifted
    So glad to hear this as this has been on my "to eat" list for years
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 5th Feb 18, 10:00 AM
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    That sounds just the sort of dish I like - may be pinching that when I finally open the pot of stilton, thanks

    I've still not managed to go through any cook books but I was noodling online for ideas to use up lurking bits in the fridge so tonight I'm making this https://thecookreport.co.uk/tomato-halloumi-bake/ (albeit scaled down) which I'll have with greek pitta bread
    Originally posted by caronc
    caronc did you make this the recipe sounds amazing
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 5th Feb 18, 10:05 AM
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    I've made this and it's just fine - benefits (for me anyway) from some mango chutney added to the sauce mix just before serving. If you like their "fakeaways" I really like the donner kebabs though made with very lean lamb mince is better though that's much harder to find https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes/doner-kebab.aspx
    Originally posted by caronc
    One of mine/families fav recipes, and dinner tonight
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 5th Feb 18, 10:12 AM
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    :We tried a new recipe today! YAY!

    Mary Berry's panang chicken stir fry but we did a veggie version
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/panang_chicken_stir-fry_00869

    It was lovely and spicy...even DH enjoyed it!

    Think that we will be trying this one again...
    Originally posted by ScotinLondon
    on the "to make" list
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 5th Feb 18, 10:22 AM
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    Just found this wonderful thread - I had a good clear out of recipe books last year - kept my favs the Hairy Bikers are the ones I use most, however, I have folders of recipes that I have clipped from magazines or printed from the web, I am also following slimming world and love to try new recipes - last week I did a slowcooker chilli noodles, hunters chicken and a pork in hoison sauce

    Tonight is doner kebab but I have never cooked it in slowcooker so thanks to caronc I will try it in my slowcooker, so its doner kebab, salad and sw chips
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 5th Feb 18, 10:48 AM
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    caronc did you make this the recipe sounds amazing
    Originally posted by donnajt
    I did indeed and it was fab, would definitely make again
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Feb 18, 10:56 AM
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    I did indeed and it was fab, would definitely make again
    Originally posted by caronc
    As it's my first time, I'm going to stick with Gurning Greg's recipe.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 5th Feb 18, 11:11 AM
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    As it's my first time, I'm going to stick with Gurning Greg's recipe.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    I'm sure it will be tasty
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    • Mrs Cheshire
    • By Mrs Cheshire 5th Feb 18, 3:03 PM
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    I made doner kebab this week, ended up cooking it in the oven as I wasn't prepared enough in the morning. I didn't enjoy it as much this time, mush prefer my slow cooker version.
    Yesterday I boiled a gammon for the first time, I usually oven cook them. I'll definitely be doing it again as it was a lot less salty than usual and also was a good texture.
    I'm having cod with a pesto crumb tonight, going to make my own breadcrumbs using the crusts from the end of the loaf, not done it before. Hoping to be able to blitz them in my food processor.
    Will report back!

    I'm looking for a good carbonara recipe for tomorrow's tea as I have half the gammon joint left over. Anyone got any tried and tested recipes to share?
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 5th Feb 18, 3:57 PM
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    I love this one from Gino

    Carbonara
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 5th Feb 18, 4:36 PM
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    Thanks for all the doner recipes I have some lamb mince in the freezer so I think I will try it in the slow cooker at the weekend. last time I made it it was from The Takeaway Secret which I love and he makes spicy onions to accompany which are now a staple for me.

    Mrs Cheshire
    I can totally recommend the John Tarode Pea and Ham soup ....I used some left over gammon for that too and a sneaky taste (half a bowl ) tells me its going to be really lovely...Ill report back properly tomorrow
    • gt568
    • By gt568 5th Feb 18, 5:10 PM
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    One for the dudes cooking the doner in a SC, does it not end up sat in a massive pool of grease and liquid from the lamb mince?
    Down with the signature fascists!!
    • caronc
    • By caronc 5th Feb 18, 5:58 PM
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    One for the dudes cooking the doner in a SC, does it not end up sat in a massive pool of grease and liquid from the lamb mince?
    Originally posted by gt568
    It can do though you leave it behind so it mainly drains off, I usually use lean lamb so it's not too bad but if fattier mince you can scrunch up foil balls and sit the meat on top of them (if you do that pop a a tbsp or so of water on the bottom of the slow cooker)
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 5th Feb 18, 6:42 PM
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    I made the Hairy Biker's "Portuguese Green Bean Soup" from the "Family Cookbook - Mum knows best".
    Apart from halving the recipe (the original made 8 portions) I made no changes.
    Feedback - This is a simple and quite frugal recipe that packs a lot of flavour. You cook onion, carrot and potatoes in chicken stock and a little olive oil until the veg are tender then blend until smooth. You then add thinly sliced carrots, chopped green beans and thinly sliced or diced chorizo and simmer gently until the carrots and beans are cooked.
    Would I make it again? Yes definitely especially in the summer when I hopefully will have a bean glut
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    • downshifted
    • By downshifted 5th Feb 18, 11:08 PM
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    Thanks for this caronc. I!!!8217;m hoping for a bean glut too !!!55357;!!!56832;

    Sorry for the glitches. No punctuation in future posts I promise. Apart from full stops which seem ok.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 7th Feb 18, 8:55 AM
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    Tonight is not really a new recipe but we're having lamb burgers.
    I took out 500gm of mince for this
    Tonight is a new-for-us recipe.
    Home made doner kebab from the Eat Well for Less programme.
    I spotted some harrissa pitta breads in Mr T's so thought they'd go really well.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    and decided it would be too much for 2 of us so made burgers.
    My home-made burgers are always different, I add different herbs and often mustard, horseradish etc.

    Re the doner kebab, I cooked it in a small loaf tin and it worked well.
    Some suggestions about doing it in the slow cooker but I think I'll stick with the oven method.
    I got a nice bit of crust on the outside which I don't think you'd get with the slow-cooker method and really, when you think about it, that's how doner meat is served - whether in your local chip shop or in Greece & Turkey.

    There was a fair amount of fat that came out of the meat.

    The harrissa pita breads were fab, added the perfect spicy taste.
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