Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. C. S. Lewis

The title of the post means that I finally found a job! After a year and 9 months of searching I am now working regular hours and loving it! As such I will be taking a 2 week break while my body and mind adjust to the new schedule. During that time I will be cooking and prepping new posts so I have a small stockpile of posts built up for times when I am working more overtime hours and less time to cook. I will be back to my regular 2 time a week posting on October 2nd. I love my blog, and sharing recipes with everyone and I promise you that I have some great recipes lined up to share when I get back. As always if you have a recipe you would like to see converted please send it to me and I will work it into the rotation. See you all soon!

Mushroom and Thyme Risotto

IMG_0602This is a recipe I found on the BBC Good Food Website. It made for a wonderful lunch one weekend. This was the first time I made a risotto and it turned out perfectly. It takes time to make, at least 20 minutes once you start adding the broth, but I feel it was well worth the time it took. Here is the link for the original recipe.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

350g/(about 6 to 8 palm sized) chestnut mushrooms, sliced

100g/1/4cups quinoa

1l/4 cups hot vegetable stock

175g/1/2cup risotto rice

handful thyme leaves/ 1 tbsp

handful grated Parmesan or vegetarian alternative

 

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Creamy Linguine with Bacon and Basil

IMG_0616I found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website. I loved it, it was so tasty. I cut down the pasta to make it the right size for 2 people but made the sauce as the recipe said and it was the perfect amount for the pasta I made. Here is the original recipe.

Ingredients

400g (I used 200g) linguine or spaghetti
90g pack prosciutto or bacon of your choice
1 tbsp olive oil
juice 1 lemon/ about 1 tbsp
2 egg yolks
3 tbsp crème fraîche
large handful basil leaves
large handful grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve, if you like(40 g)

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Tuna Salad, Tuna Mayo

IMG_0588This is my favorite recipe for Tuna Salad, Tuna Mayo. It makes for a great quick and easy lunch.

 

Ingredients

2 cans( 278g/9.8oz) Tuna in water, drained

1/3c onion chopped fine

1/3c celery chopped fine

1/2 c/125ml Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

2 medium/ 50g Pickled Cucumbers

 

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Spicy Boneless Chicken Wings

IMG_0474These are a favorite for my husband and I, they have a nice amount of spice and a wonderful flavor.

Ingredients

1 Kg/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts

Sauce

2c/680g Ketchup

1c/215g Brown Sugar ( if you want it really spicy use light brown sugar, if you want it milder then use dark brown sugar)

1/2c/148ml hot sauce ( I use Franks Red Hot Original, but I think any Cayenne based hot sauce would work)

1/3c/80ml Worcestershire Sauce

2 tsp chili powder (heaping)

2 tsp onion powder (heaping)

2tsp cayenne powder (heaping)

2 tsp paprika (heaping)

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