Tag: grains

grains and pilafs – instant food

grains and pilafs – instant food

Writing a food blog is not good for the waistline…crunchy potatoes, ice cream, creme caramel, cheesecakes, lasagna…well you get the idea. So I’ve been back at the gym recently, exercising so I can continue to eat without the inevitable consequences. While I do like to eat 

pearl couscous pilaf

pearl couscous pilaf

I am in love with pearl couscous. It is hard to overcook, and it makes a speedy and stylish dish just cooked up with some spices, stock and vegetables. Today’s effort has onion, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika and orange juice as the flavours, and the 

spring vegetable risotto

spring vegetable risotto

Spring vegetables always make me want to eat risotto. The garden is full of sugar snap peas and I’ve just got a beautiful bunch of asparagus that is begging to be used immediately while it is snappingly fresh. Risotto has always been a difficult dish