Log in

Hearth Cuisine

> Recent Entries
> Archive
> Friends
> Profile
> previous 10 entries
> next 10 entries

Cooking By Numbers


6 High-Protein Foods You Should Know About

April 8th, 2007

09:32 pm - Hot Pagan Buns
...because this is more of a pagan-type festival, and I think that stars look nicer than crosses. Presented here with two different flavourings, for your choice.
Seasonal, snacks, buns, vegetarian
All quantities are in imperial - can provide metric/cup equivalents on request
Hot Pentagram BunsCollapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

(Leave a comment)

March 10th, 2007

07:57 pm - Nice vege gravy
3 red onions, sliced and chopped
2 tbsp flour
tbsp olive oil
large glass of port (250ml?) and another one of water
1 tsp marmite
about a tbsp mushroom ketchup
about a tbsp soy sauce

This is thick dark gravy, and it takes about 25-30 minutes.

Fry the onions over a low heat in the olive oil until they are getting a bit caramelised.
Sprinkle in the flour & let it cook for at least a minute. Add the port slowly, stirring a lot to prevent lumps. Then add the marmite, mushroom ketchup & soy, stir. Let to bubble away slowly, adding the water a bit at a time and stirring to stop it going completely goopy.

Mmm, gravy.

(Leave a comment)

February 10th, 2007

10:30 am - Pancakes. (Vegetarian)
I just have to write about pancakes. Here's my recipe, roughly, for making pancakes without a mix:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 t. oil

Stir up the flour and baking soda completely, mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, and whisk them all together. It should be runny, not paste-like. To cook them, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium-low heat in a skillet, and pour about a quarter cup of batter into the skillet. When it starts to look like it's drying out on top and not glossy and wet, stick a spatula under it and flip it over. Cook until it's golden on both sides, put it on a plate, and do it again until you run out of batter.

Unlike pancakes from a mix, this recipe has no built-in flavours. You can put anything on top of it -- sweet syrups, fruit and cream, or even something savoury. You can put stuff in the batter as well. If you want the pancakes themselves to be sweet, you can add a tablespoon of sugar. You can stir in berries or fruit or chocolate chips. I had mine this morning with home-canned peaches on top. One of these nights for dinner I'm going to stir green onions into the batter and eat them with soy sauce.

It's really quick, satisfying and carb-y food for those times when you just can't be arsed to do any work, and it goes with pretty much anything you have in the fridge.

(3 comments | Leave a comment)

January 11th, 2007

08:11 pm - Cauliflower curry in a pita. (Vegetarian)

One small to medium cauliflower, chopped
1/2 cup frozen spinach
4 cloves of garlic
A chunk of ginger
Your favourite curry powder
Tamarind chutney or barbecue sauce
Pita bread or flour tortillas
Optional: sour cream or plain yogurt; salt to taste


Mince the garlic and ginger. (Or use the kind that come from a jar.) Brown it in the oil over medium-low heat in a frying pan, and add the spinach. Add the cauliflower and put the lid on. Mix a couple of tablespoons of chutney with a bit of water, pour it in and stir it up, and replace the lid. Stir occasionally to keep it from burning or sticking.

When the cauliflower is starting to soften up, add curry powder and stir well. (My combination is garam masala and cumin.) Put the lid back on for a couple of minutes.

To serve, fill tortillas or pitas with the curry, and add salt or sour cream if desired.


I'm trying to think of other veggies to try this with now. Maybe zucchini, although that might be too wet. Potatoes and carrots and sweet potatoes might be good.

I like to buy fresh ginger and freeze it. It doesn't go moldy (well, not very fast, and the mold can be removed) and it doesn't lose too much flavour. Freezing seems to make it easier to slice, peel, and chop too.

(Leave a comment)

November 19th, 2006

04:22 pm - Fissssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhh
A nice glaze for salmon:
Mix 1/2 tsp paprika with 1/2 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp (or less) chilli. Make into a paste with 2tsp maple syrup and smear all over a frozen salmon steak. Microwave 5 min from frozen or much less unfrozen. Serves one, nice with new potatoes and green beans.

(2 comments | Leave a comment)

October 26th, 2006

02:14 pm
Todays recipe is pointlessly easy, I'm only writing it down because it came out rather nice.

vegetable soup.Collapse )

(Leave a comment)

October 8th, 2006

02:29 pm - PIE
Recipe of the day: Healthy vegetarian Shepherds Pie

Arguably this isn't shepherds pie because it doesn't have lamb in, but it's tastylicious.

Read more...Collapse )

This is meant to serve 4. If you want to be full, you should serve the pie with plenty of veg.

(Leave a comment)

October 4th, 2006

12:06 pm - Pocket pie filling # 543728593475892 (vegetarian, portable)
I bought a bag of fresh pizza dough and made a sort of stuffed pizza, but I didn't use pizza filling.

I peeled and diced a medium cooking onion and a large Macintosh apple, sauteed them with olive oil, steamed and mashed a small acorn squash, and mixed all of that together with a teeny bit of salt. Then I flattened out half the dough on a greased baking tray and put the squash mixture on top, layered sharp cheddar cheese over it, covered it with the other half of the dough, and rolled the edges up to seal them. I poked holes in the dough for steam and baked it at 350 F for about half an hour.

I cut off a bit and ate it fresh last night, and it tasted like barf. But determined not to waste food, I took more of it to work with me today. After it had been sitting for twelve hours, the flavours had mingled and it tasted heavenly. Not the failed experiment I thought it was.

(7 comments | Leave a comment)

September 23rd, 2006

09:39 am - [LJ2ME (http://www.xfyre.com/sw/lj2me.html)] Simple Coconut Curry
Simple Coconut Curry

2 chicken breasts.
1 tablespoon nut oil.
1 medium onion, chopped roughly.
1 carton UHT coconut cream.
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar.
1 teaspoon mild curry powder.
1/2 teaspoon mild chilli powder.
1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Fry off the onions, when translucent add the meat and curry powder. Continue to fry until the meat is sealed.
Add the coconut cream, chilli powder and sugar.
Simmer for 20 minutes.
Taste ans add the lemon juice as required for a little kick.

(Leave a comment)

September 18th, 2006

08:37 pm - Honeycake
I've just posted my mum's traditional honeycake recipe in my personal journal, in preparation for the Jewish New Year on friday (the cake matures and tastes better if made in advance).

My one is currently in the oven smelling nice, and if it looks pretty i'll take a picture to post here!

Feel free to wander over and give the recipe a try, whether you're Jewish or not.

(Leave a comment)

> previous 10 entries
> next 10 entries
> Go to Top