Wednesday dinner: Beans, plantain, rice, yam,...
Nigerian brown beans cooked with palm oil. Following instructions from eccentricyoruba, who is teaching me to cook Nigerian food. Yam pottage with spinach. Left over from last night. Jollof rice. Roughly following instructions from African Food TV, though I left out the bell peppers, and I substituted garam masala for the curry powder since I didn’t have any. Fried plantain. Ripe (but...
Tuesday dinner: Yam, spinach, pork
Yam pottage with spinach. Following instructions from eccentricyoruba, who is teaching me to cook Nigerian food. Pork chops. The chops were from the happy pig we bought from Yorkshire Meats. I just grilled them. This meat is good enough that it didn’t even need salt.
Sunday lunch: mushrooms, aubergines, mackerel,...
Gluten-free, dairy-free lunch for several friends. All vegetarian aside from the mackerel, all vegan aside from the mackerel and the cake. mushroom pate vegetable crisps (bought) caponata mackerel escabèche millet bread (bought) pesto rice (made with Yarden dairy-free pesto) patatas bravas salad leaves (bought) orange-almond cake
[bob cooks] Sunday dinner: Pies, pies, pies
bob and I are resurrecting our cookbook project, in which I choose a cookbook and then he chooses some recipes from it and cooks them. This one was a Good Housekeeping book called Pies, Pies, Pies. Pissaladière. This is traditionally made using a bread dough, but the version here used puff pastry. It was really nice — caramelised onions, roasted peppers, anchovies, and black olives on an...
Saturday dinner: Pork, kelp, rice
Steamed minced pork with dried squid and water chestnuts. I followed the Minty’s Kitchen recipe but added some finely-chopped water chestnuts too on the advice of Mr Noodles. Spicy shredded kelp. From a packet. Jasmine rice. Done in the rice cooker.