November Recipe Review – From Italy to Ethiopia!

 

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Hi All,

November seemed like a short month here at FeastForFamine, but I still managed to squeeze in four recipes that I hope you liked, some designed to save the pennies and some to keep you warm this winter.

So first up was  Inspired by Ethiopia – Berber Style Peas and Broad Beans on Toast with Feta, a really filling cheap and easy recipes that can be used for lunch brunch or dinner and the addition of the Berber, a traditional spice mix from Ethiopia, is sure to warm you up on a cold day.

Next, Madagascar for a sweet treat, Inspired by Madagascar – Vanilla, Banana and Tumeric Muffins with Sea Salt and Vanilla Glaze, lovely light muffins with earthy turmeric and lots and lots of vanilla, making the most of Madagascars’ biggest export! You will want to make this again and again.

Thinking of winter nights, but wanting to stay healthy, I created the Inspired by Romania – Horseraddish and Dill Roasted Salmon with White Beans, Beetroot and Kale full of goodness and deep wintery flavours favoured by Romania.

Last stop in November and to a regular place of inspirations in many households, was to Italy for Inspired by Italy – A Kinda Osso Buco Ragu with Smashed Rosemary Potatoes, a healthier way of cooking this Italian favourite, and great for leftovers poured over pasta the next day.

Hope you are all getting into the festive spirit and are looking forward to the recipes that will be coming here in December, December also marks the last month that you can make donations to my fundraising year for Save The Children, so remember all recipes are created for you not only to enjoy, but to also raise awareness of the struggles countries around the World face on a daily basis, so if you would like to make a donation to Save The Children who are working everyday to support children around the World, please visit my just giving page by clicking the link Just Giving for more information.

So where will we go next? Come back on Monday to find out!

See you soon!

Thanks

Rosalyn x

 

 

Inspired by Italy – A Kinda Osso Buco Ragu with Smashed Rosemary Potatoes

Try this cheap, healthier alternative to traditional Osso Buco dishes, slow cooked with loads of veg, and smashed potatoes…use up any left overs by mixing with cooked pasta and some cheese – yummy!

Serves: 4

Prep: 20mins
Cook: 3.5-4 hours

Ingredients: Roughly 500g piece of Osso Buco, 1 can of chopped tomatoes, 4 medium carrots, 1 large onion, handful of mushrooms, (such as white, chestnut, button), 2 large tomatoes, 4 celery sticks, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 heaped teaspoons of dried oregano, 1 heaped teaspoon of dried thyme, 2 bay leaves, 1 beef or vegetable stock cube made up with 250ml of water, a little oil for browning

For the potatoes: 500g of new potatoes, few springs of fresh rosemary, 2 tbsp. of olive oil, good mil of salt and pepper.

Method:

  1. Start by browning your meat in a pan with a little oil
  2. Once done, transfer to an oven proof lidded pan/deep dish
  3. Roughly chop all of your veggies including the garlic and add to the pan
  4. Top up with the stock and tinned tomatoes and sprinkle over your dried herbs and give a good mix
  5. Pop in a pre-heated oven at 130F and cook for 3.5 hours, checking half way through to see if it needs any added moisture, (if it does you can top up with a little extra stock)
  6. About an hour before your meat is ready, start on your potatoes
  7. Place the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water and cook for 20mins
  8. After 20mins, drain well and give the potatoes a light mash with a potato masher to break them down a bit
  9. Transfer to an oven proof dish, mix together the olive oil and rosemary and pour over the potatoes and add a sprinkling of salt and pepper
  10. Cook alongside the Osso Buco for 20 – 30 minutes until they start to turn golden on top
  11. Dig in!!!

Remember all recipes are created for you not only to enjoy, but to also raise awareness of the struggles these countries face on a daily basis, so if you would like to make a donation to Save The Children who are working everyday to support children around the World, please visit my just giving page by clicking the link Just Giving for more information.

Thanks x