Saturday, November 7, 2015

~Cook Up with donna hay......Sticky Chilli Ribs/Slaw and Coconut Meringue Cake~

Cook Up with donna hay and Irina from donna hay magazine Issue 78 Dec/Jan 2015

Menu tonight was Sticky Chilli Ribs with Coconut and Cabbage Slaw
Sticky Date Meringue Cake

Free Range Pork in mixture of Ginger, Garlic, Chilli, Honey and Lime Juice

Out of the oven and looking crackling good too!!!!!!

Recipe for Sticky Chilli Ribs with Coconut and Cabbage Slaw here

Sticky Date Meringue Cake

and sliced.

It was such a hot night here that this meal was just perfect!!!!

Irina also participates in the cook up from time-to-time
To see what she has been making go over here

Bon Appetit......Dzintra xo

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

~Cook Up with donna hay~

Just before Christmas saw me do another Cook Up with donna hay 

from donna hay magazine Issue 76 Aug/Sep 2014
Menu for the evening was

Chicken in White Wine with Lemon Potatoes (recipe over here)
Rose and Raspberry Trifles (recipe over here)
and I couldn't resist trying the
Cherry and Cardamom Pound Cake

Instead of Dry White Wine in the Chicken I used Dry Cider

The Chicken just about ready

Instead of Artichoke I used Snow Peas from our garden and some Sweet Potato

All dressed with Parmesan Cheese
and very tasty indeed!!!

The Trifle in an Eiffel Tower glass

Looking down into it

The Cake in the background
I couldn't stop at 1 Dessert to make I had to try out the Cherry and Cardamom Cake
After all it would be good for the next day's Morning Coffee, right?!

Well we couldn't resist just a little piece lol

Better get cracking as another Cook Up is waaaay overdue!!!

Bon Appetit........Dzintra

Sunday, October 19, 2014

~Cook Up With donna hay~

I recently did another cook up from the donna hay magazine Issue 75 Jun/July 2014

Menu from the magazine was

Crispy Pork Belly with Cider Pickled Pears
Whole Spice Roasted Cauliflower
Kale Chips
Lemon and Goat's Yoghurt Cake
and I added Roast Potato

I use all Organic and Free Range if it all possible (and it mainly is)
All my meals are gluten free

Cauliflower in White Wine, Chicken Stock and Spices

and after Roasting

Kale Chips

The Pork

Next door's Lemons which I had frozen

And the cake (all gluten free) sprinkled with Thyme

And of course I forgot to put the Kale on for the photo

During the evening Mr Armchair took a photo unbeknownst to me lol


The lovely Irina from America has joined me in the Cook Ups.......check her blog over here

I am 2 issues behind so I better get cracking!!!

Bon Appetit.......Dzintra

Sunday, August 17, 2014

~Cook up with donna hay Issue 72 Dec/Jan 2014~

 Another cook-up from donna hay magazine Issue 72 Dec/Jan 2014
above is one pic of the Watermelon, Raspberry and Coconut Liqueur Granita

The Menu was

~Watermelon, Raspberry and Coconut Liqueur Granita~
~Hummus with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas~

~Char-Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Corn and Zucchini Salad~

~Caramel Floating Island Cake with Caramelized Peaches~

Delicious fruit ready for blending

Granita after some hours in the freezer

Donna's version

This is my version along with the one in the top pic
Just different glasses

Very delicious Hummus

The Zucchini Salad

had Char-Grilled Corn tossed through it

Donna's version

And a few of my versions

A bit of dressing on these Cutlets

Peaches Caramelizing

And this extremely delicious Caramel Floating Island Cake

together with half a peach

Needless to say we all had go with the Peaches of course!!!

Irina has joined me in these cook-ups and we are having fun doing them and eagerly awaiting to see what the other does!!!  To see what Irina has been cooking go over here

If anyone would like to join us drop me a line
All easy-peasy
just cook up something from the latest issue and blog it!!1

Bon Appetit,