Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Recent Eats


Chimichanga? Delicious fried burrito full of homemade refried beans, homemade green rice, homemade salsa, homemade guacamole, iceberg lettuce (the only time it is acceptable), sour cream and cheeeese. Lots of work, a bit scruffy, SO good / Peanut butter butternut squash soup - with lime and chilli and ginger and yoghurt and lots of coriander. A Hugh recipe and veritable soup porn.
Grilled harissa chicken with batata harra (my new favourite thing - little cubed roast potatoes with roasted red pepper and chilli and garlic - they go with everything) / The Guinness and beef stew I made for the current issue of Oh Comely, here with garlic fried cavolo nero.
Courgette and lots of Cheddar cheese soup - originally a Jamie recipe, rather violently butchered by both mine and my Madre's poor memories - still good. Put enough cheese in anything and it will be delicious though. / An actual Jamie recipe, spicy pork goulash. Totally delicious. Cue unattractive drooling.

In the interest of full disclosure, R made the peanut butter soup (he knows me well) and Madre made the goulash. She has got into the (truly excellent) habit of sending me back to London from visits home with Tupperware boxes full of stew. She is concerned that I might fade away. This is obviously hilarious. No way I'm complaining though, not if there is goulash on the cards...

All wonderful meals. Do follow the links if you are a big piglet like me. Also, do let me know if you've eaten anything particularly scrumptious that I should try. I love new recipes. And new eateries. My only recent recommendation is the Stratfield (Westfield-Stratford City, obv) Franco Manca which is surreal, eating in mall food courts makes me feel awkward and 13 again, but the pizza is just as good as the more atmospheric branch in Brixton. Their sourdough pizzas are the best I've had in London. So good and so reasonably priced. It is love.

Chuck x

14 comments:

  1. Yum, everything looks amazing. Its making me hungry!

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  2. That all looks so comforting yummy. Thanks for the meal ideas

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  3. You always eat the nicest looking food!

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  4. god you make amazing food! Love the sound of the burrito especially x

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  5. Oh yum! I cannot wait to get into my own kitchen and make some homemade salsa (and a few burritos).

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  6. Somehow I had forgotten all about my love for chimichanga - thanks for the reminder! That looks like a good one too. Also, peanut butter + butternut squash in a soup sounds inspired - I'll be checking that one out!

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  7. I'm so hungry and reading this didn't help! Hurry, one pm

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  8. Hmm this looks really Yummy :)) Great Post

    Besos Storm

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  11. so many good things here, i like the sound of the all to be honest. come round and cook for me please, we have very similar tastes. i had a Chimichanga last week, so good, with the beans and rice. surely that would be tricky to get right though, esp the beans/rice. i like peanut butter but cant see it as soup, so i best make it and see!

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  12. going to further bastarderise your courgette soup tonight. Then it'll be time to get on to that peanut butter one. x

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