Friday, 31 July 2009

M&S recipes

Healthy diet solutions from M&S!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Beef Stroganoff recipe


  • 50 grams butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 250 grams button mushrooms, sliced
  • 500 grams lean steak, cut into thin strips
  • 200 grams crème fraîche
  • 300 grams tagliatelle or 1 portion of rice
  • Chopped parsley to serve

1) Melt 25 grams of butter in a large frying pan and then cook the onion until soft
2) Add in the mushrooms and cook over medium heat until they turn golden
3) Remove from the pan and leave to cool
4) Melt 25 grams of butter over high heat and cook the beef in small amount at a time. Stirring for 3-4 minutes until browned coloured. Before adding next batch of beef, make sure the fat in the pan is hot.
5) Add the onion, mushrooms and crème fraiche to all the beef and warm gently
6) Serve the beef stroganoff on either tagliatelle or rice
7) Sprinkly on top with the chopped parsley

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Fried Stuffed Crab Claws recipe

This is one of my favourite Chinese recipe!

If you like fish or seafood, this is irresistable! Ideal to cook for big parties.

Courtesy of Foodiesite.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Watermelon juice recipe

Water Melon juice is one of my favorite drink in the summer!

This is so easy, you can make it in minutes.
Ingredients (serve 2)
Half a watermelon, seedless
2 tablespoons sugar (or vary to how sweet you want it)
1/2 cup cold water

1. Scoop watermelon into a blender
2. Blend into puree until smooth.

Add ice cubes for lovely summer drink.

Italian Calzone recipe

Simple recipe for authentic Italian Calzone!

Ingredients (serve 4)
200g raw ham shredded
20g yeast
400g flour
130ml olive oil
200g mozzarella (diced)
300g ricotta (sieved)
4 eggs
6tbsp grated parmesan
3-4 sprigs oregano (chopped)
6-8 tbsp chopped tomatoes (tinned)
2-3 tbsp percorino (grated)

1. Mix the yeast with 60ml of lukewarm water
2. Add 3 tablespoons of flour
3. Cover and leave for 30 minutes
4. Pour the mixture into the middle of the remaining flour
5. Add 30m of oil, and then add a pinch of salt and 125ml of lukewarm water
6. Knead well and then cover and put in warm place to rise for 1 hour
7. Bind the ham, mozzarella and ricotta with the eggs, oregano and parmesan
8. Season the mixture and then preheat oven to 225c
9. Knead the dough again on a floured surface and roll out into 4 bases
10. Place the bases onto an oiled baking tray
11. Spread the filling on the bases but not around the edges
12. Fold and press the edges firmly
13. Brush with some oil and sprinkle with percorino and tomato
14. Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

French onion soup

Courtesy of Donna Hay. This is delicious!

Click here for French Onion soup!

She is my all time favourite food editor and stylist. Love the way she presents her food, and the photography is so beautiful for every dish.