For baby: Pasta shells with salmon and veggies in a ‘cheats’ cheese sauce

Total time: 0:45 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 0:30 Level: Easy Yield: 6 child portions Ingredients 200 g. skinless, boneless salmon fillet 1 Knob of butter 150 g. mini shell pasta 150 g. broccoli florets 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 200 g. peeled butternut squash, deseeded and diced 250 mL unsalted or weak vegetable stock 200 g. full fat creme fraiche 150 g. cherry tomatoes, halved 50 g. grated parmesan cheese squeeze lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Put the salmon in the centre of a…

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Grilled Cheese Cooked On Shutters? After Irma, Floridians Got Creative With Food

The power outages that followed hurricanes Harvey and Irma are unfortunately a common reality with powerful storms, just as is the fact that the affected people need to eat. Hurricane diets can consist of a lot of processed, prepackaged food, but with a bit of imagination or preparation, hot meals are possible. After Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Tara Gatscher and her family returned to their house in Tampa Bay to find that while the house didn’t have any terrible damage, they didn’t have power. During their hurricane preparations they had…

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Like Chhaunk and Cheese: The ongoing revival of French food and restaurants in India invites a comparison between these two great cuisines

Years ago, Paris-based filmmaker and novelist Vijay Singh recalls taking an Indian friend to a dinner at a French friend’s house. “When the main dish arrived, I turned to him and asked, ‘Is the steak okay for you?’ He smiled and said, ‘Excellent’. A minute later, he muttered from behind his napkin, ‘Rest is fine, it just needs a little chhaunk’” (an Indian mode of tempering to release the flavours of spices). This delightful little anecdote illustrates how differently French and Indians view food. At first look (and taste), the…

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Express Recipes: This Strawberry Cheese Cake will refresh your senses

Strawberry is juicy, refreshing and has just the right mix of nutrients and anti-oxidants. Add a little yogurt, cream, cheese and make a cake to satiate that sweet craving. Here’s the recipe Serves 8-10 Ingredients 1½ cups plain yogurt (ready made curd) – hang for 1 hour in a muslin cloth 300 gm (1½ cups) fresh cream 3 tbsp cheese spread ½ cup powdered sugar, or to taste 200 gm fresh strawberries – pureed in a mixer, see note 100 gm (1 cup) china grass mix, vanilla flavour base 22…

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Express Recipes: How to make Cheese Dosa

If you are one of those who like cheese in everything, this rendition of dosa is just perfect for you. Ingredients Idli batter – 2 cups Salt – ½ tsp or as per taste Mozzarella cheese – 2×2 inch chunk Butter – 2 to 3 tbsp Tomato chutney – ½ cup Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp Capsicum – ½ cup (finely chopped) Sweet corn – ½ cup Mushroom – ½ cup (finely chopped) Coriander – ½ tsp Salt – ¼ tsp or as per taste Chaat masala – ½…

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Express Recipe: How to make Steamed Potato and Cheese Balls

These steamed potato and cheese balls were the inaugural dish of my new bright red steamer . Until now the use of steaming in cooking was limited to steamed veggies to go with grilled meat. This I could do with keeping the veggies on a colander and then atop a pot of boiling water. But now I want to go a step further; try momos and dimsums at home. That’s why the new addition in the kitchen. These potato and cheese balls make for a quick delectable snack. I have…

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Express Recipe: How to make Steamed Potato and Cheese Balls

These steamed potato and cheese balls were the inaugural dish of my new bright red steamer . Until now the use of steaming in cooking was limited to steamed veggies to go with grilled meat. This I could do with keeping the veggies on a colander and then atop a pot of boiling water. But now I want to go a step further; try momos and dimsums at home. That’s why the new addition in the kitchen. These potato and cheese balls make for a quick delectable snack. I have…

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