Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sweet memories of Chicken Tikka Lasagne ♥

When my lovely boyfriend and I moved to England a couple years ago, after 6 months of not working, living the high life just outside of London in my Sisters beautiful home, eating whatever we wanted when we wanted, lots of trips to the quaint little pub down the high street and traveling to Germany, Poland, Ireland and Scotland.... we were pretty much left broke. (Which is to be expected I guess!)

So after that, we moved up North to Liverpool where the wages are cut in half, but the price of living is also amazingly cheap.
So for the first few months we did all our shopping at a giant, tacky supermarket that you will know as 'Iceland'.
Basically most of their food is frozen and processed to the max, and the very few fresh ingredients they have shouldn't even really be called 'fresh'.

However, ONE good thing has come out of our experience with Iceland, and that is the day my boyfriend spotted their 'Chicken Tikka Lasagne' and an absolute steal at £1 for a pretty large portion.
Our curiosity got the better of us, and we decided we HAD to try it.
Once we did try it, chicken tikka lasagne became a weekly meal in our house. It was amazing.

So more than two years after we found it (and four months after we moved back to Australia) my urge to have this dish again was too intense so I decided to make one from scratch and wing it.
And wing it I did, If I don't sound too cocky! The first mouth full brought me right back to some of the happiest moments of my entire life, snuggling up to my boyfriend on our broken wooden couch happily eating our
£1 dinners whilst watching some corny show like Deal or No Deal. 

That to me, is bliss :)

Friday, 16 September 2011

Potato Röschti with Egg, two ways!

So I finally broke my healthy spell with one of the greatest foods in the world. My serious weakness is the humble potato...
And what better way to enjoy potato than make up a freshly cooked potato Röschti (or Rösti in German).
I guess some would argue that this is more like a hash brown or even similar to a Jewish Latke (minus the flour) but I'm going to call it a Röschti just because I feel like it.

Anyway, the other night I had some potatoes getting slightly old and also some eggs in the fridge that I wanted to use up, so I googled Röschti & egg and stumbled across THIS recipe from 'Food is my Life' and decided to go along with her idea of cracking the egg on top of the Röschti and mixing it through, but I also decided to make one more where I simply cracked the egg on top and let the egg whites set before dishing it up so the yolk was all runny.

Click below for the recipe :)

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Baked Tortellini with Tomato, Olives & Ricotta.

I am dying to post something hugely greasy and unhealthy, okay what I REALLY mean is that I want to EAT something hugely unhealthy like this mouth watering Southern fried chicken recipe in one of my older Masterchef Australia magazines where they went to America. However.... my Mum & I are still trying to be 'good' and are trying out all the recipes in our Weight Watchers magazine first so low and behold here is another one of my 'healthy' posts!

I do have my Mum to thank for cooking this lovely dish as I have been sick so have been sitting back being as lazy as I can be, so I guess maybe it's a blessing I haven't given in to temptation & sat there with some fried chicken goodness....

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