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To rediscover real food, regain the habit
of cooking from scratch with locally sourced
ingredients, and free myself from the
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Yearly Archives: 2019

Instant Pot Adventure #2 – Pressure Cooked Chicken

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September 8, 2019

My first use of the Instant Pot as a pressure cooker would be to cook a whole chicken.
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Instant Pot Adventure #1 – Beef Stew

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September 7, 2019

I've cooked many beef stews, so this is nothing new.

But it is my first one in my Instant Pot.
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Pasta Evangelists – Delivery

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September 3, 2019

So my delivery from Pasta Evangelists arrived today. Pictures follow.

My first reaction was "where are the cooking instructions?" But each meal is colour coded with a dot, and in the enclosed booklet, full details are given - a lengthy description, ingredients and cooking instructions.
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Pasta Evangelists

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August 30, 2019

I originally set up this blog to encourage me to cook more from scratch. I still like to do so, but there are other times when you just want a plate of delicious food delivered to you.

Pasta Evangelists sell "artisan" pasta online, delivered to your door. It is a bit pricey, at...
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Improved Recipe Layouts Are Here

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August 10, 2019
The header for a recipe in mobile mode

Two years ago, I added a recipe module to the food adventure website.

I did this partly to kickstart me into posting some useful content on there, as my tendency to post to social media instead has seen the site withering on the vine.

But the main reason was to make a...
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Penne with Mushroom and Spinach

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August 8, 2019

This is the easiest pasta dish I know, and it's so tasty.
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Being even thriftier with the pizza habit

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June 13, 2019

Back in January, I posted about buying Dominos pizza using their lunchtime 2-for-1 deal; eating a slice or two, then freezing the rest. This gives me a choice of pizza on hand, easily (and tastily) reheated, for £1 a slice.

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Beef Stew With Suet Dumplings (Slow Cooker)

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February 8, 2019

I used to love dumplings as a child, and as student, they were an easy way to make a meal go further.

They seem to have gone out of fashion, and when you do see them, they are often either made from a packet mix, containing vegetable suet (with palm oil), or no...
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Being thrifty with the pizza habit

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January 14, 2019

As some of you will know, I have a fondness for Domino's Pizza. Naughty, I know! :)

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Pearl Barley Milk Pudding

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January 6, 2019

Pearl Barley Milk Pudding

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