Winter

Quick & Simple Cara Cara Lamb Tagine

Quick & Simple Cara Cara Lamb Tagine

At the store the other day I found some English christmas crackers, and thought it would be REALLY fun to make a traditional English Christmas dinner for my little family! I actually managed to find a huge leg of lamb at the store, and decided to roast it, with some traditional English roast potatoes, honey glazed parsnips, mint sauce, Yorkshire puddings, gravy and petit Pois. I got some sparkling grape juice, and we all sat round to eat and celebrate English style! We pulled the crackers, and wore the hats inside, told the jokes, and played with the toys! My kids LOVED it!!! I haven’t been home for Christmas for nine years, since i’ve been married, and I miss some of those fun English traditions I was raised with!

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Best 10 minute Tom Kha

Best 10 minute Tom Kha

Tom Kha is my favorite soup in the whole world, so I have been determined to master the PERFECT recipe for it for ages!! At first, I tried making several recipes without the Tom Kha paste– and I just couldn’t seem to get the level of flavor I needed. So I went to the Asian Market and stocked up on Tom Kha Paste, and have been experimenting ever since– I didn’t just want to make the recipe on the back of the jar, by adding water, which you can do! Mostly because I wanted the recipe to taste as awesome as the ones you find in good thai restaurants. I have made SO much of this stuff recently that I thought my family and I would start to get sick of it, but somehow, the more I make it, the more I LOVE it, and…. I even managed to convert my two small kiddos! They are four and five, and the pickiest eaters on the planet, but they both picked up the bowl, and drank this soup down, and made me SO happy! I’m so glad I stocked my pantry with jars of this paste, because it has become a much-loved go-to meal for my family. It’s not only super delicious, but surprisingly filling and really healthy too! AND did I mention, I can make it in under 10 minutes?! I have some precooked frozen chicken that is already cut into bite-sized pieces to make this recipe SUPER easy and fast, as well as a carton of coconut milk always sitting in my fridge! Everyone needs fast, super simple, healthy, delicious recipes like this on hand! I hope you love it and make it as much as we do!

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Pork & Potato Pasties

Pork & Potato Pasties

Yesterday as we were pulling out all the christmas decorations to decorate for christmas, I stumbled upon an old christmas cooking magazine that contains some of my favorite English recipes on earth!! A couple of years back I made a pork and potato roll from it, and it was so divine, I decided to make it again this year– but with a little twist– Cornish Pasty style! The salty, tangy pork, potato and onion mixture inside the warm, flaky puff pastry was the perfect thing for a cold, cosy autumn day inside with the family, who mostly all have rotten colds! This recipe was so quick, easy and delicious, i’ll definitely be keeping it close by this season, and i’m also super excited to share lots more delicious English recipes! So keep posted, and as always, enjoy this recipe!
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Braised Lamb Shanks with Pomegranate

Braised Lamb Shanks with Pomegranate

I brought these lamb shanks last week thinking I would cook them around Easter–but we ended up spending the entire easter weekend with my husband’s family, which was fabulous! I didn’t have to worry about a thing {besides the church talk I have to give on Easter Sunday!} But since the lamb shanks had to be used by today, I decided to cook them up for no special reason or occasion… just a regular old tuesday evening {made a little less regular by this delicious dinner!} I know braised meats and pomegranates are often associated with winter time, so this recipe is a little “out of place” but to me, there is no better way to cook lamb shanks–than in a delicious, rich flavorful gravy, that makes the meat so tender it falls right off the bone! I loved the sweet pomegranate with the salty carrots and meat–and it also “dressed it up” adding some much-needed color with the thyme. So if you guys are thinking of making some lamb before it goes out for the Easter season for no special reason at all, or even for a nice, sunday dinner–you guys should give this recipe a go! You will love it.
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Thai Red Curry Noodles

Thai Red Curry Noodles

 

My Thai yellow curry recipe is one of my absolute favorite things on my Blog! Sadly my photos don’t do the recipe justice at all, but it is thick and creamy and flavorful and a little bit spicy, and a little bit salty, and everything a perfect thai yellow curry should be. So naturally, when I came across RED curry paste at the store the other day for the first time ever, I had to try it, and model the recipe after my yellow curry which I worked so hard to perfect. I changed up a few of the veggies {and added mushrooms, because they just make everything better}, and served it with rice noodles, but the result was still the same: thick, creamy, spicy, salty, tangy HEAVEN! I am in love with yet another curry recipe, and hope you love it too!
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