Saturday, July 29, 2006

Spaghetti with herby courgettes (Italian recipe):

Spaghetti 350gr
Courgettes cut into slim sticks 650gr
Garlic finely chopped 2cloves
Grated Grana Padano 50gr
Butter cut into pieces 30gr
Olive oil 4tbsp

Handful each Basil and parsley roughly torn
Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water for about 1omin until al dente or as directed on the pack.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic and fry briefly without letting it brown. Tip in the courgettes, and then cook over a low heat for about 5min, stirring until just tender.
Drain the spaghetti, and then gently stir into the courgettes with butter, cheese and herbs. Season wit
h salt and pepper and serve it.

Summery Sandwich:

Seafood sticks 10
Cucumber 50gr
Carrots 3
Yoghurt 2tbsp
Chinese chilli sauce 1tsp
Cream salad sauce 3tbsp

Soya sauce 1tbsp
Slices of bread

Chop the seafood and cucumber.
Grate the carrots.
Mix all the ingredients together and put on the bread.
Cut the sandwiches and serve with pickle.
* Also you ca
n use chopped spinach and butter on the bread.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Fusilli pasta with green spinach saucea(Italian recipe):

Fusilli pasta 400gr
Baby spinach 250gr

Garlic 2cloves

Mascarpone 250gr

Lemon juice ½
Grated parmesan 30gr or grated cheddar 60gr

Grated parmesan or cheddar 10gr for serve
Pine nuts or peanuts, lightly toasted 60gr

Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile put half the spinach in a food pr
ocessor with the garlic, mascarpone, lemon juice and parmesan, then whiz to a smooth sauce. Drain the pasta thoroughly and return to the pan over a low heat. Stir in the sauce, pine nuts or peanuts and remaining spinach, until the spinach has just wilted. Season and serve with extra parmesan or cheddar sprinkled.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Mango & banana smoothie:

½ ripe mango
2 bananas
200ml natural yogurt
1 tsp honey
50ml milk
100ml ice
Peeled mango, stone removed and flesh roughly chop
Put all the ingredients (including the ice if using) in a liquidiser and whizz until smooth.
Check the taste, adding a little more honey if you need it.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Vinegar sauce:

Sugar 10gr
Vinegar 5tbsps

Chopped mint 15gr

Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy it!


Sushi rice 250gr
Nori seaweed 10sheets
Cucumber ½ large size or 250gr
Carrots 250gr
Cheese slices 10
Eggs 3 medium or large
Seafood sticky 6
s 4 medium size
Mincemeat 200gr
Chopped onion 1
Cook the rice.*
Scramble the eggs.
Cut all the ingredients (except rice, meat and onion) J into convenient lengths similar to that shown in the picture.
Fry onion with meat, adding a pinch of salt and turmeric.
Fry carrot
s in a pan in a little oil.
Lay the rice on the Nori. Leave 2cm space from top of the sheet and about 3cm space from end of sheet as shown in the picture.
Start rolling from top of the sheet. You can also use Wasabi sauce, or sesame oil at the end of the sheet (just a small quantity).
Cut with a sharp knife, but before use, wash th
e knife in water.
You can serve it with Soya sauce or vinegar sauce.

  • If you haven't any Sushi rice*, you can make the rice and mix it with sugar and vinegar and make the rice sticky, because you need sticky rice for this dish.
  • You can also use avocado or any fish that you like, but the best fish is salmon.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Basic banana smoothie:

2 bananas 200ml natural yogurt 1 tsp honey 50ml milk 100ml ice
Put all the ingredients (including the ice if using) in a liquidiser and whizz until smooth. Check the taste, adding a little more honey if you need it.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Persian Stumboli:

Rice 500gr
Chopped tomatoes 1tin or (fresh tomatoes 400gr)
Potatoes 1tin or (cooked potatoes 300gr)*
Mince beef 250gr
Chopped onions 2

Cumin 1tsp

Turmeric 1tsp
Cook the rice separately.
Fry the onions till they begin to turn slightly golden. After this, add the beef and fry together until the beef is cooked. Add the potatoes and tomatoes and after 3mins, add all the rest of the spices and cook for 10mins.
Add the rice to all ingredients.
* If you are going to use raw potatoes, you can mix all the ingredients together with the raw rice and cook together.

Summery pasta:

Tuna 1tin
Sweet corn 1tin
Cherry tomatoes 100gr

Green peas 1tin
Cucumber 50gr

Chicken rolls 50gr
Pasta 200gr
Lettuce 100gr

Chinese chilli sauce 1tsp
Yoghurt 2tsp

Soya sauce 1tsp

Salad cream 2tsp

Cook the pasta in boiling water. Drain and completely dry it.
Chop the lettuce and the tomatoes and chicken rolls.

Mix all ingredients together.
Place it in the fridge for 2hours.

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