Cooking galore

Warning; If you don’t want to read about my cooking, then look away now!

Yesterday I felt like something warming and filling for dinner, so I had a chilli (aubergine, peppers, tomatoes, chilli, garlic, kidney beans and quinoa).

T’was delish.

Today it was time to deal with my garden home-grown pumpkin (a lot of pictures were taken to commemorate the occasion).

Farewell beautiful orange pumpkin!

Chopped in half;

In the pan with a tsp pure spread, a squirt of olive oil and some rosemary;

Then add some stock (I was excited to try this in place of normal crumbly veg stock cubes; verdict= smelled like marmite, dissolved OK in hot water, I possibly added a little too much) and some garlic;

Simmer for about 20 minutes, and then blend away baby!

Then enjoy it while it is still steaming away (and put some in the freezer for another day). Scrumptious pumpkin 🙂

I also made some snickerdoodles. False advertising alert- they do not contain snickers. Neither do they have a snickers flavour. They do not contain peanuts, chocolate or even caramel. But I had seen them on a few blogs, and there happened to be a recipe in my Rachel Allen Bake book, where she describes them as “A somewhat soft and cakey biscuit with a spicy, autumnal flavour”. Sounds good to me. They were fun to make- you made up the dough (which is normal cookie dough with nutmeg grated in), then you put cinnamon and sugar in a bowl, rolled the dough into little balls and then roll them in the cinnamon mix, before they go on the baking tray. My hands got covered in dough (so no pics lucky you!!!) but I did take a picture of them out of the oven.

They went down a treat at Sunday tea today 🙂 I would make them again for sure, as they were really tasty- the right amount of nutmeg and cinnamon. Perfect for this time of year.

I also had an empty jar of peanut butter, so this morning one my porridge was cooked I added it to the jar. Porridge with a hint of PB is such a treat!

Although what is a mystery to me is that I weigh out my porridge ingredients, so I know I have the same, but when it is in a bowl it looks like loads, and then when it goes into a jar it looks like hardly anything. Some kind of alternative jar dimension. Hmm.

So, cooked anything nice this weekend?

And normal running service should be resumed tomorrow! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Cooking galore”

    1. I love the Bake book- it has so many recipes- breads, cookies etc, but also meals that can be baked (there is a sausage and bean bake which is the basis for the veggie bean bake that we make). It also has a great Christmas cake recipe, gingerbrerasd house (including stencils for the walls etc- I made it last year and will make one again thsi year)- it really has so many recipes. I put the link to amazon on the page- maybe you can see inside the book?

  1. I feel like I spent *all day* cooking today! The most exciting thing only just came out of the oven though — I followed your lead and make pumkin gingerbread cake today. It’s a little wet, though seems to be holding together well for a vegan attempt. Maybe I shouldn’t have hacked the end off as soon as it came out of the over 😀

    Oh, and I agree with you on the soup btw — you should be able to stand a spoon up in it!

    1. Oooh yum enjoy the gingerbread- yes I think you are supposed to trim the edges and of course eat those bits straight out of the oven!! 🙂

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