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Trudy Scrumptious

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Here's a brand-new recipe thread for a brand-new year. The old one has been moved to Limbo in case anyone still wants to try any recipes posted last year.

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Avey
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Here is a recipe for a "Home-Style" lamb and potato Punjabi curry given to me by a friend years ago. I make this often in winter and it is delicious.

7 tablespoons vegetable oil
One large onion finely chopped
2 finely chopped green chillies
5 cloves of garlic finely chopped
500 grams boneless cubed lamb
Large tin chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
Half a teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon chilli powder (or to taste, I add a bit more)
2 teaspoons salt
3 or 4 large potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks.
1 and a half pints water

Heat oil over a high heat and when hot add onions and green chillies, stir fry until onions begin to brown on the edges.

Add garlic and all the ground spices and the salt stir until you can smell the spices roasting.

Add lamb stir well until coated with the spice mixture then add the tomatoes, Cook on high heat until sauce thickens and the oil separates.

Add water and potatoes, bring to boil then cover and cook on a low heat, leaving lid on pot ajar, for an hour or until meat is tender and the sauce thick.

Serves 4 and freezes really well.

I usually serve this with rice and an onion salad.

[ 09. January 2017, 15:13: Message edited by: Avey ]

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Lyda*Rose

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I have found that I have a problem with milk, although it isn't lactose intolerance. Also I'm planning on lowering my carbs and milk is pretty carbie. Has anyone had experience in using plant based milk substitutes like rice, almond, or soy milk in cooking? Would unsweetened versions act like real milk in soups or white sauces and gravy? Thanks!

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Brenda Clough
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Here is a recipe for spiced nuts. These are highly addictive and perennially popular at parties.

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Avey
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That looks delicious must try.
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Penny S
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This is my attempt on a recipe from a local charity cafe. Equal parts of whipped cream and a soured dairy product - could be yoghurt, but last time I used smatana. A quantity of halved seedless grapes. Then soft brown sugar sprinkled on and folded roughly in to form streaks.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
Has anyone had experience in using plant based milk substitutes like rice, almond, or soy milk in cooking? Would unsweetened versions act like real milk in soups or white sauces and gravy? Thanks!

I use unsweetened soya milk as a dairy replacement. It takes a bit more effort to get a lump free white sauce with soya milk than with normal milk and there is according to other people a distinct taste to anything made with soya milk. It's also messier when used in tea or coffee. You can always tell which mug is mine from the residue at the bottom.

Rice milk has a watery taste and I have never managed to cook with it and not have it split. It also doesn't add anything dish.

Most people I know swear by almond and cashew nut milk as their preferred substitutes and would use cashew for white sauces as it's a creamer texture.

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Jengie jon

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My solution to that is to blend silken tofu with soya milk with flavourings until I get the right constituency then heat.

Avocado with it makes a really rich creamy sauce.

Jengie

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Moo

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I haven't tried it yet, but I was thinking of using coconut milk as a substitute. Has anyone had any experience with this?

Moo

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I have used soya milk successfully in pancakes and Yorkshire puddings, but they are nicer with some flavouring. The other trick is using soya cream to add creamy textures to sauces. The problem is I am usually substituting gluten free flours too, but buckwheat pancakes work.

I have also made rice pudding successfully with coconut milk. That one I like with dried fruit, such as apricots, as sweetener and cardamom pods, but the same person who can't eat wheat or dairy can't eat cardamom seeds either.

We can get hold of a butter substitute based on coconut oil that works well, avoids whey powder and doesn't have a strong taste.

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Gee D
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We use soy milk for virtually everything to minimise cholesterol intake. Some friends use coconut substitutes, as she is lactose intolerant and he says that they may as well use the same. The only time dairy milk is used is in making bread when the mix will be put into the machine well before the dough needs be ready to be baked. Then we use milk powder, too great a risk of liquid milk either soy or cow going sour beforehand.

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Gee D
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We use soy milk for virtually everything to minimise cholesterol intake. Some friends use coconut substitutes, as she is lactose intolerant and he says that they may as well use the same. The only time dairy milk is used is in making bread when the mix will be put into the machine well before the dough needs be ready to be baked. Then we use milk powder, too great a risk of liquid milk either soy or cow going sour beforehand.

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Lyda*Rose

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Thanks for the replies. Sorry I didn't get back here sooner. I think I was particularly interested in making sauces and I'm pleased to hear about the nut milks. I think I'll head for Trader Joe's and get some unsweetened almond milk to try chicken a la king. And coconut milk sounds like a winner for desserts.

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Penny S
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I need some ideas for savoury dishes for someone whose teeth aren't up to much. She managed Christmas dinner with shredded and cut up turkey, and the sausage stuffing, though not the bacon round the chipolata. The potatoes, parsnips and sprouts were OK. I have served shepherds' pie with added lentils and mushrooms (though they bothered her), and the meat filling with added tomato and mascarpone sauce the following week. This week was fish pie with haddock, which went well. She had problems with frozen peas, preferring tinned ones, as they mash down, and the fresh carrot batons didn't either.
I suspect Indian or Chinese might not be appropriate. I know she eats tinned spaghetti on toast, but that doesn't really count!

I can manage dessert recipes OK.

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Because I'm actually part piglet and part soup-dragon [Big Grin] I'd advocate any kind of soup that takes your (or her) fancy, especially at this time of year when you want something warm and comforting. And nearly every kind of soup can be pureed without coming to much harm.

If you add some nice soft bread or rolls, it would make a very decent (and quite filling) lunch or supper.

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Penny S
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It seems that quiche type things are OK, which extends the repertoire a bit! (She wanted one bought after shop-shut time!) I don't think puree is quite needed yet. Though possibly the veggies can go that route. (I might try cauliflower rice.)

And I can see problems involving soup and my Dad's rugs under the table.

I used to have a story book from which I read to classes, and there was a Chinese story involving a creature called a Nunguama, which threatened to eat an old widow woman, and the shocking part of this was that Nunguamas were known to be very messy eaters. And it has come to mind, of late.

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How about a Risotto?

It's tasty and the varieties are endless.

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Or pasta with ragu and grated Parmesan, Penny S? You could up the stewed fruit for roughage.

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This sounds like my Grandad (short of teeth and likes traditional British food).

He enjoys casseroles where the meat is tender and falling apart. They go well with mashed potato (tasty, easy to eat and soaks up juices from said casserole). On the same lines, shepherd’s/cottage pie has mash and everything else chopped up small. He also finds fish not very hard to chew.

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Penny S
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Sounds a bit like where I was going anyway. This weekend is probably going to be meaty sauce (whether ragu or casserole or mince (though I think I won't use the veal)) under a potato gratin. Tinned veggies. Rhubarb something or other to follow. Probably layered with custard and breadcrumb crumble. (I have a lot of breadcrumbs.)

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Use short pasta - may horrify the purists, but perhaps easier for her to manage.

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