On the menu – Red Pepper & Tomato Risotto and Pizza Boats

Monday This is from the James Wong 10-a-day book, it’s an ‘interesting’ way to cook risotto. It’s basically everything bunged together, with the liquid being milk and cooked for a long time. The milk bit was interesting, it made the risotto sort of like a savoury rice pudding but the whole bung everything in and…

On the menu – not chicken soup and ‘not’ mac & cheese

Friday This is Not Chicken Soup from Anna Jones’ The Modern Cook’s Year. It’s meant to have a tofu topping, which would have been delicious but I’m intolerant, hence the pancetta. The whole thing is rather nice, I’ve made chicken soup before and been really uninspired by the broth, ‘Not Chicken Soup’ is meant to…

On the menu – Hot Chocolate and Thursday Cooking

Sunday This is an adapted version of James Wong’s Hot Chocolate from How To Eat Better, which is an interesting book about the health benefits of various foods, including chocolate, and how to make the best choice for each type of food. Anyway, in the chocolate section, James talks about how dutched cocoa, which is…

On the menu – health food kick

Friday I can not get enough of Minimalist Baker’s recipes at the moment; I’m not vegan or gluten free but the recipes are perfectly adaptable if you don’t mind some dairy or gluten in your food and anything that increases my wholegrain, fruit and vegetable intake is fine by me. I thought I’d give the…