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Posted on 30 Jan 2013 10:55:02 GMT
pixie says:
Last night I didn't know what to have for a solo dinner. I ended up having a skinless boneless chicken breast. I put it on a piece of foil and put 2 tsps of...Mrs Ball's Hot Chutney - 470g on top, sprinkled with pepper and sealed it up and popped it into the oven. Had it with a mixed been and basil salad and wasn't bad at all! Some one bought me the chutney at Christmas and it was quite spicy and coated the chicken really well. I would make it washing up!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013 11:36:43 GMT
france says:
I have some recipe books that my Mum in Law brought back from Morocco. They all grate onions, I tried once and I cried so much that I shall never put myself through this again LOL.
Food processor anytime for me.

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 12:16:04 GMT
I have one of those little mini-chopper boxes I bought in Lidl, and it's small enough to zip onions and garlic into puree in a heartbeat without being a hassle to wash. Every time they have them I buy one because I use it so much the tops sometimes get broken. Only disadvantage, those cheap plastic tops. DH hates to find bits of onion or garlic in his food so it's nice to "chop them into submission" without crying.

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 14:33:11 GMT
For toast, or jacket potatoes or just on the side, veggie pates are delicious and guilt free.
Here are 2 of mine (and yes, I posted the artichoke heart pate on Bear's thread).
2 cups fire-roasted sweet red peppers, drained well
1 medium potato, microwaved and peeled (about 1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1" lemon zest
1 teaspoon adobo spice blend
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt, to taste

1. Place all ingredients in the glass of an immersion blender and whizz until smooth.
2. Taste for salt. Chill well.
This goes great on toast, canapes, baked potatoes or as a dip. If you want it spicy you could add a little hot sauce.

Artichoke Heart Pate
Juice and some zest from one lemon
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sweet basil
pinch salt

1. Before you squeeze the lemon, take off some of the zest.
2. Blitz all ingredients in a food chopper or processer until very smooth. Chill well.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013 14:53:46 GMT
france says:
ha ha, Ori, small world. I have the same. I even put chopped tomatoes in it and this liquidize them (better than taking out the big food processor).

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2013 14:41:50 GMT
Isobel Ayres says:
I usually wear contact lenses and it's bliss - no crying over onions! However, I had an issue with scratched eyes and have to wear glasses again and I'd totally forgotten how irritating onions are!
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