Inspired by Zimbabwe: Tomato Chicken Stew with Peanut Butter Rice

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This is a really comforting dish!

Serves 4

Prep: 20mins

Cook: 1 hour 10mins

Ingredients: For the Tomato Chicken Stew; 8 chicken thighs, 3 large tomatoes, 1 large onion, handful of fresh or frozen green beans, handful of parsley, 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp tomato puree

For the Peanut Butter Rice; 2 cups of cooked rice (basmati or long grain is good), 1 tbsp of crushed salted peanuts, 1 tsp of butter, 1 tsp dried chives

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200(fan), brown the chicken thighs in a pan on both sides, cut the tomato and onion into chunks, cut the garlic and add to an oven proof pan,
  2. Add 1 tsp of olive oil and start cooking the mixture on the hob for 5-10mins until it starts to break down, add the tomato puree stir and place the chicken thighs on top
  3. Place in the oven with a lid and cook in the oven for 40mins
  4. After 40 mins add the green beans and cook with the lid off for a further 10 – 15 mins
  5. While this is cooking start on the rice, heat 1 tsp of butter in a pan until it melts
  6. Add the crushed peanuts and let it start to sizzle a little before adding the cooked rice
  7. Stir over a medium heat until all combined and warmed through, add the chopped chives and you’re done! Serve all together with fresh parsley scattered over the chicken.
The prevalance of HIV and Aids in Zimbabwe, means that many children are left oprhaned, many are not able to go to school and those that are, are often unable to participate once there falling asleep due to malnutrition, to find out how Save the Children are working in Zimbabwe please click on the link:
https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/africa/Zimbabwe

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January Recipes Review: From the Ukraine to Indonesia…

Hi All!

So how am I doing with my Food from the World for the World?

In January, I took you too…the Ukraine with my Beetroot Soup with Shredded Chicken, Garlic Breadcrumbs and Dill infused Yogurt, https://wp.me/pahvtD-1S hoping to start the year off with something healthy and comforting.

Next stop…Bangladesh for my Carrot Bhajis with Raita, https://wp.me/pahvtD-1n (also included extra recipes for homemade Lime Pickle and Spicy Tomato Chutney), and even showed you another recipe to use up the chutney, the Spicy Oven Cooked Aubergines https://wp.me/pahvtD-3Q with my Bangladeshi Inspired Spicy Tomato Chutney!

From Bangladesh we made a visit to Nigeria for my Peanut Butter, Coconut and Banana Chip Crumbly Cookies, https://wp.me/pahvtD-21 which got me to thinking about other store cupboard favourites, and decided to experiment… the results of which were the Super Easy Gluten Free Nutella cookies https://wp.me/pahvtD-3Y which went down a treat in my household…

Last stop in January was my favourite, Inspired by Indonesia – Slow Cooked Beef Noodles, with Spinach, Fried Egg and Peanut Sambal, https://wp.me/pahvtD-3Z using cheap cuts of meat to create something that really wakes up your taste buds as well as providing a bit of heat on a cold January day.

So where will February take us? Come back on Monday to find out…and in the meantime I would love to have your feedback on the recipes created by Feastforfamine so far!

Thanks

Rosalyn x

Inspired by Indonesia: Slow Cooked Beef Noodles, with Spinach, Fried Egg and Peanut Sambal

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The flavours really wake up your taste buds and the combination of the slow cooked beef with the noodles is really comforting…try it!

Serves: 4

Prep: 20mins
Cook: 2h 10mins

Ingredients: 600g chuck steak, dried egg noodles (4 person portion), 400ml of coconut milk (I used low fat as it’s January, but full fat is fine!), 400ml of chicken stock, 2 large handfuls of spinach, 4 eggs, 2 garlic cloves peeled and finely sliced, 2 small sliced red chillies, thumb sized piece of ginger peeled and finely sliced, juice of one lime, 1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp of turmeric, oil for frying the eggs.

For the Peanut Sambal: 1 tbsp of natural or salted peanuts, 1 small red chilli with seeds, 1/2 thumb sized piece of ginger, 1 garlic clove, 3 tbsp of rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp of olive oil, juice of 1/2 a lime, 1 tsp of brown sugar, small bunch of coriander.

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 150(fan)
  2. Cut your beef into chunks and add to an oven proof lidded dish
  3. Add to this 400ml of coconut milk, 400ml of chicken stock, garlic, chillies, ginger, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, sugar and turmeric
  4. Place into oven and cook for one hour
  5. In the meantime make your Peanut Sambal…
  6. In a pestle and mortar place all your dry ingredients and bring to almost a paste like consistency
  7. Now add the rice wine vinegar, olive oil and lime juice and leave to one side
  8. After the beef has been cooking for one hour, remove from the oven and using a wooden spoon press down on the beef to help break it down, give it all a stir and place back into the over for the last hour
  9. When the last hour is up, turn the oven off and cook your noodles using packet instructions, drain the noodles and add to your beef, giving them all a good stir, put the lid back on and leave in the oven while you fry your eggs
  10. Heat a little oil in a pan and cook your eggs to your liking
  11. Tear up your spinach add to your beef noodles and start to plate up
  12. Place your eggs on top of the noodles, drizzle over the peanut sambal and dig in!

Those living in Indonesia are in real danger from natural disasters, with around 40% of Indonesia being prone to earthquakes or tsunamis. As well as suffering the consequences of these events, sadly children living in Indonesia are also subject to malnutrition, exploitation including sex work and child labour. To find out what Save The Children are doing to try and make their lives better please visit:

https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/asia/indonesia

And if you would like to make a donation to help, please visit:

link:https://justgiving.com/fundraising/feastforfamine

Thanks x

Spicy Oven Cooked Aubergines with my Bangladeshi Inspired Spicy Tomato Chutney!

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I’m cold…so thinking about what to eat to warm myself up a bit!! On Monday I released recipes inspired by Bangladesh including a recipe for Spicy Tomato Chutney:

https://feastforfamine.blog/2019/01/14/inspired-by-bangladesh-carrot-bhajis-with-raita-also-included-extra-recipes-for-homemade-lime-pickle-and-spicy-tomato-chutney/

Well here is a really simple way to use it…

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 55 mins (plus absorption time)

Serves 2 as a main 4 as a starter

Ingredients: 1 large Aubergine, 2 tbsp of olive oil

Method

  1. Cut your aubergine into medium slices (no more than 1/2 inch)
  2. Put on a plate and cover with kitchen towel and place a weight on top, like another plate, leave for 1-2 hours, allowing the paper towel to absorb the moisture
  3. Pre-heat your oven to 180(F), Gas mark 5
  4. Place your aubergine on a baking tray and cover with oil
  5. Bake for 40 minutes turning over half way through
  6. Remove from the oven and drain off any excess oil
  7. Top with the ready made Spicy Tomato Chutney and put back in the oven for 15 minutes
  8. Enjoy!

Goes well with rice for a more substantial dish.

In Bangladesh, children are at risks from many factors from the moment they are born, as well living in a country impacted by natural disasters, they are also exposed to threatening childhood diseases, as well as being subjected to exploitation, abuse and early marriage as they grow, to find out more about these children and what Save The Children are doing to help, please click on the following link: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/asia/bangladesh

If you would like to make a donation please visit the link:

https://justgiving.com/fundraising/feastforfamine

Thanks x

Inspired by the Ukraine: Beetroot Soup with Shredded Chicken, Garlic Breadcrumbs and Dill infused Yogurt

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Ingredients;

For the soup – 2 x skinless chicken breast, 1 large beetroot (peeled and chopped into chunks), 1 large onion (peeled and sliced), 400g new potatoes (skin on cut into chunks), 1 large carrot (chopped into chunks), 1 small tin of cooked green lentils, 1 clove of garlic (peeled and thinly sliced), 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 cube of low sodium chicken stock salt and black pepper

For the breadcrumbs – Slice of bread (any that you like), 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 garlic clove

For the dill yogurt – 250g of greek yogurt, 1 heaped tsp of dried dill, juice of 1/2 a lemon.

Method:

  1. Start with your chicken, place the two chicken breast in a lidded pan with the chicken stock cube and 1 litre of cold water, bring to the boil then leave on a gentle simmer for 30mins
  2. Add your oil to a large saucepan and fry the onion and garlic for a few minutes, add the rest of the beetroot with 100ml of cold water, bring to the boil and leave on a low to medium simmer for 10mins with the lid on
  3. Now make your yogurt, mix the yogurt with the dill and lemon juice and leave in the fridge until ready to use
  4. When your chicken has finished poaching, remove the chicken breast from the pan and set aside and add all of the poaching liquid to your vegetable pan, now add all the rest of your vegetables including the lentils and cook on a medium heat with the lid on for 40 mins
  5. To make your breadcrumbs, blitz the bread in a food processor, heat 1tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and fry one thinly sliced clove of garlic for 2 – 3 mins to infuse the oil, now add your breadcrumbs and fry until golden brown, set aside
  6. When your stew has finished cooking take your chicken breast and shred into pieces, check your seasoning, adding salt and pepper to taste, add chicken to the stew to warm through and now you are ready to serve…
  7. Serve the stew in deep bowls with a good dollop of your dill yogurt and a generous sprinkle of breadcrumbs…enjoy!
    As well as living through harsh winters, children in the Ukraine continue to live amidst conflict. Many of their homes destroyed, and roads blocked making it increasingly difficult to access supplies, schooling and urgently needed medical care. To find out what Save The Children are doing to help, please visit their website using the link:

    https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/europe/ukraine

    If you would like to donate please visit the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/feastforfamine

    Thanks x