August Recipe Review -From Portugal to India

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As many of you return to work this week and school after the summer break, let’s have a look back at the Feastforfamine recipes in August. I hope you enjoyed the recipes and even got to try some out, and whether you had a staycation or travelled further afield I hope you had fun and are feeling well rested.

First up in August was a trip to the USA for the healthy but delicious Key Lime Pots, the aim of this recipe was to try and keep all the flavour of this American classic, but without the calories and cooking time, I hope it worked!

Second up and in keeping with the summer theme, I’m thinking BBQs here and lots of them, with the Inspired by Australia – Beer soaked Chicken Wings with Apple and Cucumber Salad, really moorish and easy to make.

Summer is also a great time for picnics, so with this in mind have a look at Inspired by Portugal – Chorizo Loaf simple baking but great to share.

Last stop took us to India for some vegetarian treats with the Inspired by India – Potato and Sweetcorn Samosas with Pea Raita and I really recommend the pea raita as a stand alone dip too!

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.

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

See you soon!

Thanks

Rosalyn x

Inspired by Portugal – Chorizo Loaf

Makes one loaf – great for picnics!

Prep: 15mins
Cook: 30 – 40mins

Ingredients: 250g plain flour, 150g chorizo (thinly sliced or cut into cubes), 4 large eggs, 150ml olive oil, 100ml semi skimmed milk, 50g plain yogurt, 50g hard cheese like parmesan, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. dried thyme

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160F
  2. Beat your eggs until pale then add all of the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the remainder of dry your ingredients except the chorizo
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture slowly mixing well
  5. When all combined add the chorizo and combine with the batter
  6. Grease a loaf tin and pour in your batter
  7. Cook for 30 – 35 mins checking if it’s cooked by using a knife straight down the middle of the loaf and if it comes out clean your loaf is done, if not give it another 5 – 10mins
  8. Allow to cool
  9. Enjoy!

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Inspired by Australia – Beer soaked Chicken Wings with Apple and Cucumber Salad

Looking for a super easy marinade for your chicken, then you need to try this, great baked in the oven or on the BBQ.

Makes: 16 wings

Prep: 10mins

Cook: 40mins

Ingredients: For the chicken wings; 250ml beer, 1 tbsp. runny honey, 1 tsp. English mustard, a little salt.

For the salad; 1 green apple, 1/2 cucumber, good squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Method:

  1. Combine the beer, honey and mustard and mix well
  2. Add your chicken wings and make sure they are submerged in the liquid
  3. Leave in the fridge overnight or for as least 4 hours
  4. Preheat your oven to 200f
  5. Take the chicken wings out of the marinade and place onto a baking tray, pouring a little of the marinade over to stop them drying out
  6. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and bake in the oven until golden brown but not burnt, (35-40mins), alternatively you could cook these on the bbq!
  7. To make your salad chop your cucumber and apple into chunks, mix together and add a good squeeze of lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve your chicken wings alongside the salad
  9. Enjoy!

To find out about the amazing work Save The Children Australia are currently doing to support children across the globe, please visit the link:

https://www.savethechildren.org.au

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July Recipe Review – From New Zealand to Myanmar

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Hi All!

So how is Summer treating you so far? Exams, deadlines? Or vacations and new destinations? Whatever you are doing I hope it is filled full with sunshine, picnics, BBQs and alfresco dining!

The beginning of July marked the six month anniversary of the Feastforfamine journey and as a little bonus recipe I shared Nan’s Jam Tart, a recipe I remember fondly from my childhood and now share with my daughter, it’s so easy but so tasty and full of memories for me!

First stop in July took us to Mexico, to cool down with the Inspired by Mexico – Avocado and Cucumber Gazpacho, a really easy lunch or refreshing light starter. Next we went to Vietnam to explore a different take on the Banh Mi, the famous baguette normally filled with pork, pate, mayo and pickles. I wanted to try and create a different version that didn’t cut any of the flavour but instead offered a vegetarian option so created the Inspired by Vietnam – Aubergine Buns with Veggie Pickles and Spiced Mayo.

I love summer cooking and food, but often find it difficult to think of desserts that compliment lighter eating, so during the warmer months when entertaining, I will always make at least one pavlova as it’s light but sweet and you can add any flavour combinations you like, I definitely think I have found a winning combo with the Inspired by New Zealand – Orange, Honey and Macadamia Nut Pavlova, and I would also love to have your favourite pavlova creations too, feel free to contact me here Contact, and I will have a go and making some of them before the summer is over.

Next we went to Libya for an African twist on pasta, (https://feastforfamine.blog/2019/07/22/inspired-by-libya-spiced-orange-chicken-with-coriander-and-pinenut-pasta/) a zesty chicken dish that does not waste any of the juices from the chicken, as it drizzles down onto the coriander and pine nut pasta, great served with a fresh green salad.

Finally in July, we went to Myanmar for Pork and Mango Coconut Noodles (https://feastforfamine.blog/2019/07/29/inspired-by-myanmar-pork-and-mango-coconut-noodles/), you can use up any other left over meats you have from your Sunday Roast, but they have a saying in Myanmar ‘Of all the fruit the mango is the best, of all the meat, the pork is the best and of all the leaves lahpet is the best’, and I certainly agree with that for this recipe, the pork and mango really are the best combo…I hope you do too!

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.

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

See you soon!

Thanks

Rosalyn x

Inspired by Libya – Spiced Orange Chicken with Coriander and Pinenut Pasta

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This is an easy tasty dish, with lots of fresh flavours so great for the summer!

Serves: 2 as a main

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 35 – 40 mins

Ingredients: For the chicken; 4 chicken thighs, juice of an orange, 1 garlic clove, tsp. ground cinnamon, tsp. turmeric powder, tsp. olive oil, salt and pepper.

For the pasta; 120g of dried pasta, small bunch of coriander, 15g of Pinenuts.

Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven of 200F
  2. In a pestle and mortar add all your dry ingredients plus the olive oil and blend to a paste, add your orange juice and mix well
  3. Place your chicken thighs on a roasting tray and pour over the mixture with some salt and pepper on top (you can leave the chicken to marinate in the fridge at this point)
  4. Add 100ml of cold water to the bottom of the pan and roast for 35 – 40 mins, the chicken should be crispy and brown but not burnt!
  5. 10 minutes before your chicken is ready, cook your pasta, ( I used fusilli)
  6. Once cooked mix the chopped coriander through the pasta, pop your chicken on top and add all the juices from the tray
  7. Sprinkle over the pinenuts and serve with a crisp green salad
  8. Enjoy!

Save The Children, were the first international aid agency to go into Libya when fighting broke out in 2011, they are still there on the ground, supporting those affected by the conflict, and offering support to the many refugees now living in Tunisia, to find out more please visit:

https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/africa/libya

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