i do char grill pasta. it is so delicious……give it a go……..
zucchini and mint rigatoni, lemon oil and salt.
cut up two zucchinis into rods. boil 2 cups of rigatoni until al dente. strain the pasta and toss in the zucchini’s with some olive oil and salt. heat the char grill plate to almost smoking. put the pasta and zucchinis on and leave until the burn marks sear into the sides. should take 30 seconds. the zuchinis should still be crunchy. take off and toss through some lemon juice, some fresh mint leaves and a sprinkle of parmesan powder. you can also add some chilli flakes and a good turn of the pepper mill and maybe some capers.
unbelievable how awesome this is………..go on……..
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this was the most delicious antipasto over the weekend. it took no time to make and was really gorgeous to eat.
chilled goats cheese, grilled vegetables, honey reduced balsamic
fresh cut some goats cheese and keep it chilled. grill some asparagus, a slice of spanish onion, tomato, red pepper, and eggplant and some spinach on the char grill. i then reduced balsamic with some honey. i put the hot vegetables in between the chilled goats cheese, drizzled the balsamic over the plate, and served it with some green leaves and crunchy bread. one of these is for 2 people.
it was so delicious and it took a secod to make. the cheese went all melty inside but firm on the outside…also you could use anything really. it would be gorgeous with just asparagus and spinach or just tomatoes grilled. or just some artichokes………i love the way it looks too…..
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you know when its sunday afternoon, its sleepy, warm and quiet and you feel like a small sweet something?
olive oil and maple syrup shortbreads.
dry, crunchy, sweet, melty. a small cheeky treat.
mix: 1 cup italian plain flour, 1/2 cup icing sugar, 1 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, a splash of good vanilla. stir in a magi-mix adding olive oil to get to biscuit consistency. (i do like this biscuit dry so just on creamy)
i use a scooped 12 biscuit tray. place a teaspoon of mixture in each and flatten with the heel of your spoon. bake in oven heated to 200C for 20-20 minutes. sprinkle with icing sugar and eat straight away.
the gorgeous susie stenmark has started her blog about art and culture. a must for all things divine and desire. ….’the stenmark’ is a really beautiful blog…….in typical susie stenmark taste, it is refined, delicious, incredible, otherworldly…… just like her jewellery, everything is covetable…..what is fantastic is she has included an article on food and film that i wrote for her exclusively.
please check it out…….and of course……her blog…..wwww.thestenmarkjewels.com
ginger is so good for you.they say that it came directly from the garden of eden, others south east asia. others India. ….ginger was also nearly lost after the fall of the roman empire because it was so widely used as a medicine, and only became popular again when re-discovered in Europe. ginger travelled widely by boat so reached many countries. dynasties rise and fell with the power of ginger. wars were fought over the object of seizing of it. Trade in spices in the asiatics were the root of currency and world ecomonics for centuries.the healing properties are endless. a cure for heart disease cancer , arthritis. for example blood clots when exposed to ginger apparently dissolve. something called thromboxane synthesis occurs and regulates the clotting that leads to blockages around the heart. the active ingredient gingerol increases energy levels around cancer cells, and in some cases induces cell death in leukaemia cells, and can prevent cancer cells in colon cancer. it acts as blood thinner protects against radiation…so good. contains essential oils, vitamin B6, and C, and the minerals calcium, magnesium, sulphur phosphorus, and potassium. it also stimulates body heat and circulation.
BUT – i thought of this soup because i had a major tooth out yesterday, drilling, stiches, a major abcess having antibiotics and pain killers. 2 and a half hours of shear hell in the chair… so this is my go to soup when i want a soup like pho but different but makes me feel so good….honestly.. so many dishes derive from this too…i shred the chicken and serve it as a mound and drip an oil made of grated ginger, chopped garlic and olive oil. i then squeeze lemon juice and cut chilli all over it, and serbve it with steamed bok Choy and/or rice..love!
any way here is my soup
ginger, cinnamon and star anise poached organic chicken, with faro, celery, lemon and chill
put a whole no 16 chicken breast down, in a large pot with three big knobs of fresh ginger, 8 star anise pieces, and one tablespoon cinnamon powder. cover with enough water to cover chicken completely. bring to boil then reduce to simmer for 30 minutes. turn off the heat and cool for 1 hour. remove chicken. boil 1 cup faro in liquid remaining, add 1 sachet of miso soup, 2 cut celery sticks, 1 carrot cut up super finely, and 1 stock cube. boil for 30 minutes. add a handful of bok choy at the end. season with tamari after tasting personal salt levels. i prefer just the lemon and chilli addition at the end. remove chicken from the bone. you can shred or keep in whole pieces.
spoon 2 tablespoons of farro/vegetables into bowl , flood with the soup and some pieces of bok choy. place chicken on top, with a wedge of lemon, cut fresh red chilli and a splash of olive oil…..so yum….
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these are so beautifully simplistic and inspiring…..
i don’t like to taint these gorgeous things with anything other than:
good olive oil, smashed salt and cracked pepper. i add this to soba noodles with a splash of sesame oil, some tamari, lime and chilli
a bowl of grated cabbage, some poppy seeds and a sweet and gentle garlic vinaigrette
sprinkle on top of rice with some steamed chicken breast, and a dressing made of chopped garlic, sesame seeds, grated ginger and a squeeze of lemon
make a chicken broth and add some wontons with ricotta and fennel inside and some floating enoki and kaffir lime leaf….
or just add some mint, finely chopped white onion, a splash of white balsamic vinegar and some first pressed extra virgin olive oil..and have it with crispy roasted lamb shoulder that has been rubbed in just salt…..and bbq’d crispy and pink
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