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How Long Is Cooked Rice Good For?

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Across many different cultures around the world a popular staple dish is the one and only…rice ! Rice is such a versatile food and can be eaten, prepared and cooked in so many different ways ! Often times when we cook rice with out a 

Chicken Kebab Marinade In 3 Simple Steps

Chicken Kebab Marinade In 3 Simple Steps


A mouth-watering chicken kebab marinade recipe! Delicious and simple to prepare, once you try it this recipe will leave you wanting more!

Please bare is mind the importance of food safety when it comes to cooking grilled chicken in order to avoid food poisoning. Chicken needs to be cooked right through and should be served whilst steaming.

Chicken Kebab Marinade

Chicken Kebab Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course

Equipment

  • Wooden Skewers

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ tsp Chili Paste
  • 1 tbsp Onion Salt
  • 1 tbsp Cajun Spice
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Italian Herb
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Bell Peppers
  • 1 Pack Halloumi Cheese
  • ½ Shot Rum
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 40 ml Water
  • 8 Chicken thighs Cut Into Medium Sized Cubes

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl making sure that the marinade covers all the chicken cubes.
  • Leave to marinate for at least 1 hour . Then using the wooden skewers thread in the peppers , halloumi and chicken cubes.
  • You can either bbq on high heat for about 15 minutes or in the Oven-Grill at 190°C for 20 minutes. Please be sure to check the chicken is cooked right through. If you are cooking the kebabs on a bbq you can always finish off in the oven to make sure the chicken is cooked properly.

Notes

If you are having this as main course, you can serve this with chips and roast vegetables or salad.
Keyword Chicken kebabs



Disclaimer: Please note this article is intended for information purposes only and not advice. The guidelines for food safety might be different for your country, so please do check. This information is based on UK food safety guidelines.


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How To Make Chorizo Tagliatelle

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5 Reasons Why We Love Cooking

5 Reasons Why We Love Cooking


In the words of Guy Fieri,

Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat. In this article we talk about 5 reasons why we love cooking.

Growing up, we used to sit in the kitchen watching our mother and other women in our life cook. We watched them in admiration as they created various dishes and to us, it looked like an art that told a story through food. As we got older and finally were allowed to start dabbling in the kitchen, we didn’t waste a moment trying to create our own food.

We learned how to cook the basic foods like rice and pasta and as we became familiar with different flavours, textures and spices, our interests grew beyond what we were familiar with growing up. We started to explore worldly foods and cooking was no longer just a meal, it was a passion that brought us together.

As sisters, we have different styles and flares to cooking but have such great appreciation for each other’s’ food and equally bond over the similarities of why we both love cooking so much. So here we are, after more than 16 years of experimenting, writing about what inspires us to cook and why we love cooking so much.

5 Reasons Why We Love Cooking

1. Bringing family together

Picture this – Christmas Day waking up early in the morning and starting to prepare various dishes that will feed our family and friends on this special occasion. All these instances tend to have lots of us in the kitchen (mainly the girls!) cooking, chatting, singing, dancing as we create our Christmas lunch. We have a very multicultural family, so we all bring our traditions and experiences into the kitchen to create something that is so unique and special to all of us. This sense of togetherness creates beautiful memories as well as magnificent food (if we must say so!).

2. Creativity to try new flavours

There’s something incredible about being able to source raw ingredients and putting them together to create some beautiful flavours. Thanks to the Internet, everybody now has the ability to try all sorts of cuisines by simply searching for new recipes and trying them in their own home. For a creative and adventurous foodies like us, we are able to learn about new foods and recipes and add our own persona flares thus making the art of cooking so much more interesting.

3. Knowing what is in your food

We both have young families and like many, we have become conscious of what we feed our children. Knowing we could still let them enjoy some of their favourite meals like pizza yet be able to incorporate veggies into it, gave us great incentive to make my own foods. For us, it’s also important to pass on the food knowledge that was shared with us as children as well as recognise the importance of having a healthy and balanced meal. And what better way than to get them involved in fun cooking projects? Yes, its very messy but it’s so much fun!

4. Feedback on your food

We both love hosting dinner parties for our friends and families and to great lengths to plan our menus. When the party is finished, there is nothing more satisfying than hearing positive feedback about your food knowing your guests enjoyed their dining experience. It’s such a confidence booster!

5. Bringing us together

As sisters, we are lucky to have each other and be able to share so many life experiences



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Roasted Vegetable Omelette Recipe

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How To Make Banana Cake Without Sugar

How To Make Banana Cake Without Sugar

There’s nothing quite like having the whole house filled with the sweet smell of baked goods in the morning. That’s why this super easy banana and carrot cake recipe is such a treat. Today we’re going to share with you how to make banana cake without sugar that is still so yummy!

Now, we absolutely love baked treats especially when they can help to switch up the morning routine.

But being mums to young children as well as being conscious of what we feed ourselves, once in a while when we do make treats we try to limit the amount of unnecessary sugar. Or in some instances we simply won’t add any sugar to a baked recipe.


How to make banana cake without sugar

What we’ve found is that you can often still get great pleasure from baked treats without added sugar as you can from those that do have it – you just have to experiment to find what works for you.

What most people enjoy about a moist and aromatic cake or crusty croissant is not so much the sugar but the smell and the textures that come from the baking process itself. So for a while now we’ve been experimenting with different forms of natural sugar that we can use and other ingredients and spices that can still make our baked treats interesting.

For this recipe for example we didn’t use the usually recommended 100g of sugar and instead relied on a combination of the naturally sweet very ripe bananas, carrots, dried raisins and sweetended dried cranberries. The cake didn’t last survive very long in the kitchen so we guess it still hit the mark!

If this whole sugar substitution thing is not for you then not to worry as we’ve still outlined the recipe with added sugar if you so wish.


How To Make Banana Cake Without Sugar

Breakfast Banana Cake Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Ripe Bananas The riper the better
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • Cup Dried Raisins
  • ¼ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp All Spice
  • 100 g OPTIONAL: Brown Sugar
  • 150 ml Sunflower Oil Vegetable Oil also works
  • 270 g Self-Raising Flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line a 20cm round baking tray (or 2lb loaf baking pan).
  • Mush the bananas in a mixing bowl. Add in the eggs, vanilla, carrots and sunflower oil. [If you are using sugar, you can add it in at this stage]. Whisk it all together using a fork or dedicated whisk.
  • Now tip in the flour, raisins, cranberries, all spice, nutmeg and mix together. Make sure all the ingredients are well mixed in.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking tin. Place it in the oven for 40 minutes or until the mixture looks like it has risen well and when you put a knife through the cake it comes out dry.
  • Leave it out to cool down for around 10 minutes before placing it onto a suitable surface (wire rack is best if you have one).
  • Enjoy on its own or like we did topped with unsalted cashes and almonds!
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Recipe For Apple Loaf Cake In 6 Easy Steps

Recipe For Apple Loaf Cake In 6 Easy Steps

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