We made this back at the end of January 2020 and I didn't take a picture of it for some reason. It was delish though!
You can make a portable version by emptying out a bag of Fritos, then layering the chips, chili, cheese, and garnishes to refill the bag. You can use the big bags for 2 or 3...
This vegetarian dish is fairly straightforward and fast to make, providing you have already cooked the rice. The quantities make one serving but are easily multiplied up to feed more. The pickled red onion is a lovely contrast to the nutty tasting rice and the sweet pepper and corn. Use...
You don’t really need to use purple rice to make this. White rice will suffice! But it looks so pretty I couldn’t resist and in truth, I had some purple rice leftover from making Purple Rice Salad with Tuna, Egg and Asparagus. The sweet taste of the peppers and corn contrast with the salty...
I caught the end of a programme on tv a couple of nights ago, they were picking round red chillies, I've never seen or heard of them, called chill........ Something like chillteners??? Grown in the dessert, I should have written the word down, supposed to be 10 times hotter than jalopenos?? I...
This is something of a discovery for me. This sauce has such a vibrant red colour, the texture is velvety and thick and yet its totally fat free and consequently low calorie. I used it here with chicken - I simply added chunks of chicken breast to the sauce and simmered gently until the chicken...
Whist preparing a few chillis for my pizza today I was reminded of the ongoing discussions that have ensued regarding the spiciest part of the fresh chilli pepper. (I'm guessing that the numerous types of fresh chillis are similar in this respect). Personally when using fresh chillis I do not...
Mainly cooked from freezer contents! The frozen methi leaves are an excellent product. 'Methi' is fenugreek which in Western cooking is mainly used in seed form. The leaves are wonderful and very pungent. The way I made this was as a virtually fat free curry, as I used caramelised onions cooked...
I call this a loaf-cake because its a bit like a cross between bread and a heavy cake. It goes well with salad for a nice lunch but its tasty enough to eat on its own (especially toasted).
I know this is a bit of a vague recipe - the exact quantities of the vegetables aren't specified but you...
3 Cheese Chili Cheese Fries ( All Vegan )
I went vegan in 2020. That is to say, I adopted a plant-based vegan diet. No meat, no dairy, no cheese, and no eggs. The vegan diet certainly puts a large "dent" into the old cookbook. So when I saw the Recipe Challenge ingredient was...
There are several versions of eggs cooked in spicy tomato sauce around the world. For example: Italian 'Eggs in Purgatory', Mexican 'Ranch Eggs (Huavos Ranchos)' and Middle Eastern 'Shakshuka'. In this version, tangy and savoury green olives work perfectly with the hot spicy sauce and silky...
This dish is very easy to make and you can adjust the amount of chilli according to taste. I served this with pulled pork (not shown).
Ingredients (serves 2)
½ large onion, chopped
70g of mixed bell peppers, chopped (use more if you wish)
1 tbsp oil
130g chopped tomatoes (I used tinned)
200 gm Moong Beans
1 tsp Coriander seeds, ground
1 tsp Cumin seeds, ground
¼ tsp Ground turmeric
¼ tsp Chilli powder
2 tblsp Olive oil
½ tsp Salt
2 tblsp Ghee
½ tsp Cuming seeds, whole
2 Dried red chillis
Wash the beans in several changes of water. Put the beans in a bowl...
Picking daily red and green chillies, I'm deseeding half and freezing as I go. These are mainly for Thai and Indian dishes I make. Wife grows I do the rest. These are all grown from seeds I grow. Jalapeños pablano and about 6 other types. Also capsicums as well.
2 Medium onions, coarsely chopped
8 Garlic cloves, coursely chopped
Juice of 2 – 3 limes
8 Large cayenne chillis, coarsely chopped
8 Red/Green Thai chillis (to your taste)
8 Firm ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
A splash of vinegar
¼ tsp Sugar
2 Handfuls of chopped fresh...
This simple dish is perfect for lunch. Its a good way to use up left-over boiled potatoes too. Cumin seeds love potatoes and mushrooms, the spinach adds a fresh note and the Gruyère cheese brings a luxurious nutty sweetness. Spike it with as much chilli as you wish!
70 gms dried cranberries
1 large cayenne chilli (deseeded), sliced in half lengthways
1 cup albarino
10 ice cubes
Place cranberries, 1/2 the chilli, wine, and five ice cubes in a processor and whizz up for a few minutes. Put contents in a bowl, and use a stick blender to...