Monday, October 31, 2011

Tasty Chicken and broccoli with cauliflower as side dish

was really delicious :) 
This was dinner last week, my husband really enjoyed it , the thing about eating healthy is , you can have so little but you can really make it very tasty and with no trouble at all :)
I made a chicken breast stuffed with roasted veggies , the veggies was peas, asparagus, small baby mealies , green sweet peppers, and broccoli and cauliflower , courgettes and a few baby tomatoes .

you can buy a whole bunch of asparagus and cut a few of them in pieces per person , you do not have to cook the whole bunch all at once and with a variety of veggies it is not that expensive, so one can eat delicious food and yet it wont be expensive . some are just to lazy to rince veggies off and mix it in batches and devide and put it in seperate bags and freeze :)

I love using Ina Paarman's green onion mix on my chicken, it is really tasty
when I stirfried /roasted the veggies I add a bit of sesame seeds for the umph /mojo , it makes it so yummy and give the veggies such a nutty taste

I just cooked the broccoli and cauliflower in saltwater for a few minutes , it was still crispy and so good :)
the end result before I added the broccoli and cauliflower to the plate , my husband said it was so yummy :) 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October birthday dinner :)

the tip here is , it did not shrink much , is to seal the meat in a big pot first after you marinate it , here you can see the raw stage, did not shrink all that much :)
my husband bought me a flight ticket to go visit my dad in Pretoria , I had to make this for my birthday dinner , everyone had a great time , I flew back to Cape town the following day :) 
after you pushed it full of garlic you can marinate it for an afternoon in lemon juice rosemary and garlic slices and mrs balls chutney , yummy

Leg of lamb my dad bought , not a joke as this was round about R300-00 worth of leg and it was huge , I had to ask the guy to cut some fat off as I feel why should we pay for fat and not just the meat, I made it with the bone inside of the leg , my dad likes it that way , then got the rosemary ,mrs balls chutney and spices ready :) and lots of fresh garlic,rub with mrs balls garlic and then add lemon juice and rosemary and spices , beef spices will do :)
you must peel onion quite thick and let the leg of lamb rest on it while baking
first had to peel a lot of garlic to stuff the leg of lamb with , fresh garlic work the best :) yummy
sorry about being all back to front but this is what the dinner looked like when I cooked for my dad when I visited them the week of my birthday the 7th October 2011 just before I had to fly back to Cape town the following day .I made garlic potatoes with parsley and sweet pumpkin and green beans with onion and potato just the way the old boere tannies made it :) (kookkos)  and my famous mushrooms sauce :)
This was the leg of lamb when it got out of the oven , full of stuffed garlic , it was so juicy :)

One of  my dear friends that visited me on my birthday 

Bread in Afrikaans and English

Ingredients /Bestandele
15 g kitsgis / instant yeast
250 – 300 ml milk/milk
1 teelepel strooisuiker /castor sugar
450 g sterk broodmeel/bread flour
1 teelepel sout/salt
100 ml olyfolie/oliv oil

1. Meng die gis met 150 ml melk en die suiker.Mix yeast with sugar and milk
2. In ‘n aparte mengbak, meng meel, sout en olie. Vryf die olie in. In seperate bowl mix flour , salt and oil
3. Meng die meel en melkmengsel en voeg geonoeg van die melk by om ‘n klewerige deeg te vorm. Mix flour and milk mixture and mix with enough milk to form sticky dough mixture
4. Knie deeglik tot die deeg nie meer klewerig is nie. Knee the dough till its not sticky
5. Bedek met ‘n doek en laat dit in ‘n warm plek rys tot dubbel die grootte./cover with cloth and let it rise in a warm place to double in size
6. Knie weer vir so 5 minute en vorm dan vier 30 cm lang ronde brooodjies. knee the dough for another five minutes and form four 30cm long round bread
7. Laat dit staan tot grootte verdubbel en bak dan teen 200 degC. / let is rise to double in size and bake on 200 deg C till golden brown, if it gets out of the oven cover with wet cloth and let it cool off or take a bit of butter and rub it in warm crust , mmm yummy :)