Author Archive | Millie Ferguson

Mushroom and thyme soup

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Mushroom and thyme soup
A simple and flavoursome soup
Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Finely chop the onion.
  2. Heat the oil and add the chopped onion.
  3. Saute for five minutes.
  4. Finely chop the mushrooms.
  5. Crush with a pinch of salt.
  6. Add the mushrooms, garlic and thyme to the onion.
  7. Continue cooking for five minutes.
  8. Add the stock cube and 500 ml water or to taste.
  9. Bring to the boil and then cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  10. Ladle and stir in 1 Tbsp of cream in each bowl.
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Quick Cod Fillet with Asparagus

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Quick Cod Fillet with Asparagus
Keep some cod fillets in the freezer and try this dish when hungry instead of reaching for the phone to order a fast food delivery
Course Main Dish
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Place the defrosted cod fillet in an oven dish.
  3. Arrange the tomatoes halves on top and around.
  4. Sprinkle with the onion.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle with a generous tablespoon of oil.
  7. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  8. In the meantime prepare the asparagus: Pour some boiling water in a frying pan and add the asparagus spear halves. Cook for 5 minutes then drain and reserve.
  9. Use the same pan to heat up one tablespoon of oil.
  10. Add the garlic and after 2 minutes add the breadcrumbs. Stir to allow the breadcrumbs to soak up the flavour. Continue to cook until slightly brown.
  11. Return the asparagus to the pan to cover with the breadcrumbs garlic mixture.
  12. Serve the asparagus with the cooked fish. If liked you can also include saute potatoes which can be prepared within the 20 minutes while the cod is cooking in the oven.
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Store cupboard lunch

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Store cupboard lunch
A quick and filling dish made with items in your store cupboard.
Course Main Dish
Cook Time 7 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cook Time 7 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Cook the spaghetti in boiling water
  2. Three minutes before the spaghetti are ready, add the peas and continue to boil
  3. In the meantime prepare the sardines:
  4. Crush the garlic with a pinch of salt
  5. Chop the anchovy and add to the garlic. Continue to crush.
  6. Heat the oil and add the garlic and anchovy mixture and cook for 2 min or so.
  7. Add the breadcrumbs and stir to soak up the oil. Continue cooking until the mixture begins to brown.
  8. Add the sardines and break up with the stirring spoon.
  9. Once the spaghetti and the peas are cooked tip in with the flavorings and stir.
  10. Top with grated Parmesan cheese
  11. Serve with a plain green salad made with lettuce, a few slices of onion and a few olives and dressed with oil and vinegar.
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No sugar chia and raspberry pudding

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No sugar chia and raspberry pudding
This desert has a luxurious texture that is sharp and refreshing on the tongue.
Course Deset
Passive Time 4 hours
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Course Deset
Passive Time 4 hours
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Instructions
  1. Mix the water with the chia seeds and stir well.
  2. Leave in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of four hours
  3. Stir in the cream and the raspberries
  4. Serve
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