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A Recent Menu

So before I turned 30, I wanted to host a fancy dinner at my place and host a couple of friends. Being in a new city and making friends therefore provided the best backdrop for this as I decided to host a bunch of ladies that I have recently come to know whom I also thought would be a good fit to develop new friendships among themselves. The additional backstory is that I have so many cookery books and this gave me the chance to whip one out and base the days’ meal on it. I used Rachel Allen’s book, Entertaining at Home – easily my best recipe book.  So below is the prescribed menu:

Starters

Tomato, mozzarella and tapenade crostini

Mains

Bulgur wheat pilaf

Braised Moroccan chicken with basmati rice

Ribboned carrots with honey and parsley

Green salad

Dessert

Blackberry mousse

Chocolate cake

 

 

 

Monthly Menu: May

This pasta recipe, except I substituted Asparagus that are out of season, for French beans.

Pumpkin soup with bacon crumbs.

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Roasted vegetable couscous – I used aubergines, onions and peppers.

Potato bake (I like mine with peeled potatoes and I sometimes add tuna) with stir-fried french beans with sesame seeds and pine-nuts.

Monthly menu: April

If the record is anything to go by, I clearly haven’t eaten anything this year Smile with tongue out

Harissa lentils with cauliflower and rice

Sweet and sour stir fried fish with ginger and grilled foil potatoes

Mushroom stir-fry noodles with grilled french beans

Bulgur wheat, mixed peppers, mint and goat cheese (but I will probably replace goat cheese for feta)

14: Monthly Menu – October

I came across this blog where the writer endeavoured to cook a meal from Rachel Allen’s cookbook Easy Meals.

Since I don’t have the staying power to stick to all those recipes, I decided to tweak it and this month, pick four recipes from the one book rather. And they are:

Tagliatelle with bacon peas and mint

Chicken Stir fried Noodles with Asparagus

Yoghurt Masala Fish with potato wedges with Broccoli 

Thai chickpea and mushroom curry with couscous