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Posted on 17 Aug 2012 08:01:08 BDT
Those pies looked half baked and stodgy, why they didn't,t egg wash them instead of milk,only a
Few calories different!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 08:50:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Aug 2012 08:50:30 BDT
pixie says:
I thought that JC! They looked aneamic! When they took them to the pie shop though they had a nice golden hue about them!

Posted on 17 Aug 2012 18:55:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Aug 2012 18:56:45 BDT
pixie says:
I cooked tonight from...The Giraffe Family Cookbook I made ....
Hot Thai duck noodle stir-fry with chilli jam.
the recipe said cooked duck meat but I had 2 skinless raw duck breasts in the fridge so I sliced them thinly...it was great for the healthy eating kick I'm doing as when I checked the calories for a skinless duck breast it came in at 102 calories per breast...amazing cos it's one of my favs...so is the crispy skin but we wont go there!
I've made chilli jam before and it's sugar, vinegar chillis etc but Giraffe cheat was a cinch and so good, I wont be going back to the long drawn out one.
It's the first recipe I have cooked from the book and it wont be the last. I'd love to know if anyone has eaten at one of the chain restaurants. I haven't but if the book is anything to go by I will!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 20:20:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Aug 2012 20:21:54 BDT
I did the Hairy Wotsits meat pies, tweaked them a bit though. I left out the potato and added mushrooms instead. Made wholemeal pizza dough, and used low fat yoghurt instead of olive oil in in. The mix and filling made ten pies as I use smaller pie dishes.

I find their portions too big. It's fine if you're going to stick to just eating three times a day, but it's supposed to be a lifestyle change not just a diet.

I couldn't live without the odd biscuit, or cake or glass ( preferably more) of alcohol. So portions have to be reduced to allow for this.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 20:58:48 BDT
pixie says:
But did the pies taste good happy?...would they pass for a pie, what do you think?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 21:01:05 BDT
Ivan says:
Evening pix

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 21:03:08 BDT
pixie says:
Hello moosh!...you had a good day, what you been up to or shouldn't I ask? Lol!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 21:07:42 BDT
Ivan says:
Just work unfortunately. It's a bit quiet on the forums tonight (no trouble) ;-) so I might just read the kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 21:11:26 BDT
pixie says:
What you reading? Been some good freebies lately...you into cooking?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 21:30:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Aug 2012 21:38:15 BDT
Ivan says:
Just finished False Friends (The 9th Spider Shepherd Thriller) which was very good and just started Assassin (John Stratton Book 8) which is looking good so far. I haven't looked at the freebies lately as i've got about 30 still to read,

I'll probably be cooking a chinese tommorow if I can find the recipe book, it's been a while since I made one. When I find it i'll let you know the name of it, it's really good.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 22:50:23 BDT
I shall cetainly make the pies again. Of course they are not as good as if made with real pastry, and full fat ingredients, but they were still quite passable. We'll have them cold tomorrow for lunch, then we'll be able to see how the pastry is when it's cold.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 23:28:59 BDT
Hmmm, the pies. I'm not so sure although the guy who ran the pie shop seemed to like them so there must be something to them. I guess the only way we'll know is to try them. If they are nice it would certainly be something that I would be looking to adapt as I am partial to a pie every once in a while

They do make me laugh though. They are such naturals on TV

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 09:10:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Aug 2012 09:14:02 BDT
pixie says:
Fab..Kelp Poo! We all love a new book recommendation! You been watching Ching and Ken? That programme is so interesting and I can't get over Chings confidence, I think she is really good. Poor Ken is so moved by it all, I think that the programme seems to have affected him alot.

O/T sorry folks. Kelp P did you see the freebie post I put up yesterday...
Operation Herod (An Action Thriller in the Tradition of Ian Fleming, Len Deighton and Jack Higgins)sadly it's a paid but looks a good 'un!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 10:12:29 BDT
Morning Pixie
Hope all ok on this beautiful morning. Had the Turkistan chickpea burger last night out of Paul Gaylers burger book, yummy.am not veggie but my veggie guests loved them. Also made the quick tomato chutney out of Love Good Food Sophie Mitchell that was tasty but sweet so added more vinegar and. The meal was a great success. I don,t know whether you saw ina Garten put cloves at the base of a hurricane lamp but tried that as well it smelt lovely

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 11:31:19 BDT
Ivan says:
no missed it.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 13:26:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Aug 2012 13:28:00 BDT
pixie says:
J C..I did! Thought it was a fab idea and looked so good as smelling very nice...she is so stylish, isn't she?

The chickpea burgers sound right up my street! I have had them before and they are yum...not tried his recipe though so will give it a go..thanks for the thumbs up.

I haven't got that Sophie Mitchell, I have these..
Irresistible

Fabulous Food: Sexy Recipes for Healthy Living
Just notice used pric 54p!

Would you say the "good Food" is ok?....
I don't know if you like Turkish food but going by the title of your burgers..

Turkish Flavours Very nice book! Watch out for it when the price drops or you see it in the works or book people.
Sounds like you had a good evening!x

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 14:51:38 BDT
Ching is adorable isn't she? It's such a lovely programme because we don't get to see much of the real China. We only hear about the negatives such as their human rights record etc

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 17:19:22 BDT
pixie says:
So pretty, charming and easy going...did you see the one where she cooked for the "fussy" man and his wife didn't like what she'd cooked? Chings face was a picture and she laughed! Unlike Fanny Craddock...remember the face she pulled at that poor womans suggested menu, what a Diva!

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 17:22:41 BDT
pixie says:
Tonight I'm cooking caramelized pancetta and fennel salad with a griddled chicken breast. Saw the salad on a cooking programme and managed to take down the recipe. It is ok menu for my "healthy eating kick" Do you think I could sneak in a couple of chunky chips?....it is saturday night!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 17:26:47 BDT
Yeh, I would.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 17:28:02 BDT
Followed by a tub of honeycombe icecream and a big spoon!!! x

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 17:28:35 BDT
pixie says:
Right! That's all the encouragement I need happy! They will be actifry so all good...Thanks!x

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 17:29:25 BDT
Had the pies cold for lunch Mrs P. The pastry was nice, it hadn't gone hard. Shall definitely leave the tomato ketchup and brown sauce out next time. The carrots add enough sweetness. The filling was too sweet for my liking, but I think tomato paste would be fine.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 17:30:11 BDT
pixie says:
Now look lady! The fries are one thing but the ice crea....mmmmm, oh I don't know though!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 17:30:33 BDT
Actifry your icecream? Well? if you're really sure about that Pixie? then go for it!!!
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