Thursday, May 27, 2010

Onion Bhajis

A bit of a treat as they are deep fried, but delicious.

Coarsely chop 4 medium onions and add 2 cups of frozen peas/sweetcorn or other veg.
Add 1 cup chickpea flour, 1tsp baking powder, 2 tsp coriander, half tsp cumin, 2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp paprika.
Then add just enough water and mix to get a thick gloopy consistency and the veg is just coated (about half a cup).

Add spoonfuls of mixture to hot sunflower oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove carefully with a slotted spoon.

Serve immediately or keep warm in oven until ready.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Starter ideas

Dates wrapped in streaky bacon (de-seed dates+wrap+bake for 15-20 mins)
Antipasti (Cured meats, roasted marinated peppers, artichokes etc)
Soup (Any!  No butter/cream and use GF stock cubes)
Caesar Salad (salad+chicken+garlicy,mayo dressing.  Add fried GF bread crutons)
Bacon pots filled with rocket, tomatoes etc (bake bacon strips on upturned pots in oven to make "bacon bowls")
Soft Spring rolls (soften rice papers in hot water and fill with ready to eat raw/pre-cooked food.  Serve with GF soy/ chilli dip. Use colourful ingredients as you'll see them through the wrappers)
Smoked salmon on GF crackers.
Houmous with carrot, celery and cucumber sticks.