25 May 2012

Cranberry & Cheddar Salad

Mixed salad leaves
Thinly sliced good quality cheddar cheese
Dried cranberries
Extra virgin olive oil
Cracked black pepper
Pinch of sea salt

A delicious summer salad that I like to accompany with
my homemade ice-tea or a nice cold bottle of ginger beer!

24 May 2012

Homemade Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce


50g red chillies
100g raisins or sultanas
3/4 cup sugar
(I use rapadura sugar as the purest form of sugar, delicious!)
1 cup white wine vinegar
1-2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt

How to make:
  • Chop the chillies, raisins and garlic cloves.
    (It doesn't have to be perfect as they you will blend them into a paste later.)
  • Blend together the chillies and half of the white wine vinegar.
  • Add this mixture to the other ingredients in a pan and place on a low heat.
  • Keep stirring the mixture, bring to the boil and then let it simmer for 15-20 mins.
    (chillies and raisins should be soft)
  • Leave the mixture to cool.
  • When cool, blend the mixture until it reaches a paste-like texture.
  • Dispense the paste into a bottle or jar (sealable) and stoor in the fridge to keep it fresh.
  • Works well as a salad dressing or snack dip, and is delicious as a burger relish or meat marinade!

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I was born and grew up in the city of Wolverhampton where I went to school and studied A-Levels. I lived in Walsall for the two years of my life before coming to university in Nottingham where I now live. I graduated in Summer 2012 with a degree in Theology, and currently study an MA in Systematic & Philosophical Theology. I enjoy contemporary dance, travelling, literature, live music, being a connoisseur of hot beverages and liberating the oppressed. I have written for 'The Mic' magazine and held the position of Editor for the Women's Network magazine, 'Artemis'. I wouldn't be anything without my God, the beautiful author of life. Any feedback on my blogs is much appreciated.