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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 21:35:01 BDT
That,s just how I feel, I have always been fascinated with the way people have lived their lives and food is a huge part of that. Cooking and eating is such a social thing and we all share a part in it. Xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 21:28:05 BDT
pixie says:
go girl! x

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 21:26:36 BDT
Absolutely Stu, cheeky mare really put my back up. I am a really nice person, most of the time, but don,t get on the wrong side of me, I tell you. She just did, what,s it got to do with the likes of her what we talk about on the food and cooking forum????xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 19:55:26 BDT
Stu says:
so very true grandma you can then taste their food too as pixie said and see the place from where it orientates from--xx

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 19:50:18 BDT
Grandma says:
True - especially now that I am older and traveling is more of a hassle than it used to be.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 19:47:53 BDT
pixie says:
Who needs to when you can travel dish by dish!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 19:46:58 BDT
Grandma says:
I think that is why I love to collect and read cookbooks Cookingdiamond. It lets me "visit" all the thousands of places I will never actually get to see.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 18:49:49 BDT
Stu says:
take it you are referring to emma? ahah

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 18:47:38 BDT
With recipes like that Grandma, I hope you keep posting, you have found a new home with us.xxxx. It,s so interesting to hear how other people go on about food and cooking from the far flung corners of the world.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 18:41:27 BDT
Great book Frenchie, lovely recipes.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 18:38:37 BDT
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Miserable cow....eMMa that is, before someone shoots me, come,s on the post once and starts telling us to get a life, I should coco. Where did she think she was, the kindle forum?????? Haha probably thinks she found the nut house by mistake.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 16:37:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2013 17:12:15 BDT
Grandma says:
Here you go Frenchie - this is one of our most favorite dishes and you can easily have it on the table in under 30 minutes. I've made it with cod & haddock as well as the tilapia. Since there is just me (ETA these days), I usually keep half of the sauce aside and pop it into the freezer for another meal.

Thai Coconut Curry Tilapia (or other firm white fish)

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil, divided
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 14-ounce can coconut milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (fresh coriander)
4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
3 cups hot cooked basmati, jasmine or coconut rice (enough for 4-6 servings)
1 lime, cut in 4 wedges - optional

Preheat broiler. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add peppers and onions; cook 1 minute. Stir in curry powder, curry paste, and cumin; cook 1 minute. Add soy sauce, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and coconut milk; bring to a simmer, but do not boil. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

Brush fish with remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with aluminum foil/parchment paper. Broil 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve fish with sauce, rice, and lime wedges.

NOTES - The Thai red curry paste that I use comes in small cans. Curry paste lasts quite awhile in the fridge, or you can portion it out in tablespoon-sized dollops on waxed paper or foil on a baking tray and pop it into the freezer until frozen, then package the dollops in a freezer container with waxed paper or plastic wrap between the layers.

The cans of coconut milk that we get here contain 460 ml. Anything close to that would work.

I do not ever bother to actually measure the red pepper or green onion (scalliion). I use 1 smallish red pepper, diced fairly small or 1/2 of a large one and 3-6 green onions, sliced (green and white), whatever I happen to have on hand.

Having a bit of a lazy streak, I usually grate the ginger on the microplane rather than bothering to mince it.

Also, I happen to have acquired a taste for cilantro (fresh coriander on your side of the pond) so I use FAR more than 2 tablespoons.

Posted on 21 Apr 2013 16:23:19 BDT
Frenchie my sweet, have you visited Vegweb.com? There are bajillions of vegetarian recipes on there. They are vegan but anyone who's ever cooked anything knows that where it says "soy milk" you can use regular milk and where it says "EnerG egg replacer" you can use an egg.

I just dropped about 60 Euros at the meat warehouse, but I know that the stuff will last for a good 2 mos so in reality I'm saving money. We eat a lot of fish as well so by filling the freezer I'm saving time, petrol and cash.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 16:14:45 BDT
Frenchie says:
Oh please Grandma. I would love it. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 15:56:36 BDT
Grandma says:
Frenchie, I see you like fish. I have a lovely recipe for a Fish Curry dish that is very quick and simple - and uses that coconut milk you stocked up on - if you would like to have it. I'm in and out at the minute doing dishes and getting ready for a birthday dinner this evening but I'll be happy to post it for you.

Posted on 21 Apr 2013 15:43:17 BDT
Frenchie says:
Thank you Pixie. I will check them out.

Posted on 21 Apr 2013 14:28:04 BDT
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pixie says:
Thought I'd mention a few more books you may like frenchie.....

New Vegetarian: 50 Fresh and Flavourful Recipes I like her food very much.

Lighten Up: A New Healthier Way to Cook she helped her husband lose a lot of weight by this way of eating.
Not veggie but small amounts of good quality meat.

New Cranks Recipe BookA new lighter version of the original.

The Accidental Vegetarian: Delicious Food without Meat

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 14:18:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2013 14:19:32 BDT
pixie says:
Have you seen this then frenchie....?

The Meat Free Monday Cookbook

Edit..used copy 3.99

Posted on 21 Apr 2013 14:16:38 BDT
Stu says:
off to walk the dog post when i get backlove you all--xx

Posted on 21 Apr 2013 14:12:18 BDT
Frenchie says:
Oh dear, Baked Beans are a unique English Food **smiles**
Nope, I forgot them.. next trip.
Grandma, that was only for the cupboard. So, no fresh food. It is a separate shopping trip (Mr French's job).
I am glad I made you laugh Pixie.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 14:11:17 BDT
Stu says:
and gets over his hernia from carrying the bags indoors lol---xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 14:09:15 BDT
Frenchie says:
Yes, this was only my stocking food. We do not eat a lot of meat but I try at least once a week to make a curry or a stew, because honestly, I am worried about all the hormones and antibiotics injected in the poor animals.
My problem is that I use tuna a lot.
I would like to make more vegetarian, filling dishes, but all the vegetarian cooking books I have bore me. They all need a lot of ingredients and they are not simple recipes. Me, I like it simple, filling and good. I am not really into gourmet food.
I remember once going to a restaurant where we had this huge plate and a tiny bit of salmon in something in the middle and the side vegs were like : 3 french beans and microscopic roast potato . Being a healthy eating country girl (!) this was totally unsatisfactory for me. Forget about the price, I could have fed my family for a week and with portions a hundred fold LOL... Nope, gourmet food is not for me. Good tasting yes.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 14:06:27 BDT
pixie says:
Doh! that's for the next trip Grandma when Mr french recovers from this one!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 14:03:56 BDT
Grandma says:
ROFLMAO! You forgot tomatoes . . .

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 14:03:46 BDT
pixie says:
frenchie...you are a card! I don't think you have forgotten a thing! Now you have a well stocked larder there will be no stopping you! I laughed my head off reading your post....big kiss~!xx
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