Tuesday, 30 July 2013

random recipes #30 - the round-up

... what a month July has been eh?... it seems we've all been extremely busy bee's so I truly appreciate all these lovely entries to help me celebrate my 30th edition of random recipes all the more... as always you have not disappointed... so let's kick off with one of my favourite bloggers, Karen from Lavender and Lovage and her Spinach and Poached Egg Muffins taken from page 30 of her 30th book the Weight Watchers Pure Points Cookbook...

read the rest of your marvellous entries after the jump...

next is the wonderful Jean from Baking in Franglais with a very pretty Cheesy Baked Egg recipe from John Whaite Bakes

so next up is appropriately a random recipes virgin, Dawn from A Cup of Tea and a Slice of Cake with a gorgeous Carrot and Pecan Cake taken from page 30 of Rachel Allen's Bake.

and next is Victoria from A Kick at the Pantry Door with some Aztec Cookies taken from the 30th recipe from The Great British Bake Off - How to turn everyday bakes into showstoppers... which clearly Victoria achieved!

here's lovely Gill from Tales of Pigling Bland with a stunningly dark and rich Banana Oat Bread taken from Favourite Recipes from Hestercombe's Tea Rooms

next is Claire from Under the Blue Gum Tree and even though the summer is in full swing, the first of a few soups... with an absolutely beautiful Cambodian Green Fish Soup taken from the 30th page of Rick Steins Far East Odyssey 

next up is the lard-tastic Fiona from TIFFIN with these totally glorious and not in any way naughty Quesadillas San Luis taken from the 30th page in Mexican Cookery by Lourdes Nichols

here's the mushroom hating Caroline from Caroline Makes and some rather naughty Shortbread Squares with Chocolate Fudge and Marshmallow Topping taken from the mushroom-free Tea With Bea.

and on to another stunner from Choclette from the Chocolate Log Blog with a Rhubarb and Rose Polenta Cake taken from Forever Nigella via her 30th book on website Eat Your Books 

it may all be a big conspiracy but here's Chris from Cooking Around the World and some Potted Cheese taken from the very un-cheesy The Perfect Afternoon Tea Book

next along is Debby from Cooking Up a Storm in a Teacup with some gorgeous Indian Sweet Potato Pancakes taken from page 30 of Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights

and here's a first but clearly not a last from Craig from The Usual Saucepans - Lemon Curd, taken from page 30 of The Great British Bake-Off

and next up is Carol from Eat Slurp Burp with some rather unusual but still fabulous Sorbet Tomatoes taken from page 30 of her 30th cookbook The Great Garlic Cookbook

it's Extraordinary Salad time over at Gary's blog Exploits of a Food Nut with this rather wonderful Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds taken from page 30 of Jerusalem by Ottolenghi 

sometimes the stuff that seems so ordinary and often ignored in cookbooks can actually be really rather wonderful as Stacy from the brilliant Food Lust People Love found out when she made these Mushrooms Provencal found in Simply French Food by Richard Olney

next up is Laura from I'd Much Rather Bake Than... another random recipes virgin, with a sweet recipe for Chocolate Shortbread Fingers taken from The Great British Book of Baking by Linda Collister

here's Corina from Searching for Spice with Jamie Oliver's Chicken, Broccoli and Bulgur Wheat Salad swiftly taken from Jamie's 15 Minute Meals.

and here we have Fiona from Let Them Eat Cake and more naughtiness with this Cookie Dough Marshmallow taken from the 30th page of the appropriately titled The Cookie Dough's Lovers Cookbook!

you'd better look fast because here's Lola and Finn's Mum with some delightfully more-ish Salami Tarts taken from the 31st page of Totally Simple Food by Jill Dupleix

next up Denise from Magnolia Verandah with a simple classic and original Dr. Bircher Muesli taken from The Food I Love - Beautiful Simple Food to Cook at Home by Neil Perry

Ruth from Makey-Cakey is feeling pretty virtuous with this Nutty Savoury Oat Slice taken from Great Little Cookbooks, Wholefood Cooking ... and you can see why... 

next up is Elizabeth from Law Students Cookbooks with a very sweet Roasted Garlic Hummus that she's served with a stunning burger, taken from The Mixer Bible and book that came free with her KitchenAid Mixer!

I thought i'd slip my very own random recipes entry in here somewhere... it's a rather bloody good chocolate caramel salted-popcorn ice-cream taken from page 30 of  Fat by Jennifer mcLagan

next up is another soup this time from The Foodie Couple with their take on a Mulligatawny Soup taken from James Martin's Slow Cooking

and now here's Jane from Onions and Paper with a simply beautiful (but excruciatingly time consuming) Asparagus with Poached Egg taken from Jason Atherton's Maze - The Cookbook... i'd also like to take this opportunity to with Jane a speedy recovery... x

here's the amazing Susan from The Spice Garden with another 'not-summer soup' recipe... a Zuppe di Pesce taken from The North End Italian Cookbook

next along the random recipes bandwagon is Lou from Please Do Not Feed The Animals who proudly counts this 30th submission as her 30th submission having played along since the very beginning and never missing a single edition... i'd hand out a blue peter style badge if I had one... this month she randomly selected the stunning Roast Figs Sugar Snow by Diana Henry as her 30th cookbook with a recipe for A Salad of Pear, Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese

next up is Jack from The Knight of the Round Table and a Cappuccino Pavlova taken from Nigellisima 

and now yet another random recipes virgin, this time from Rachel from My Life In Knitwear with a stunning recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with a Rose Marshmallow topping taken from Sweet Paris by Michael Paul

here's Sally the Recipe Junkie with some very Posh Poached Eggs taken from page 30 of Leon - Family and Friends 

and yet another random recipes virgin to throw into the fire... it's Jane from Fromage Homage and this yummy Baked Cheese, Ham and Spinach Pancake taken from Rick Stein's Food Heroes

here's a rare but very welcome entry from lovely Scrumptious Sally with a glorious plateful of Maple and Walnut Scones taken from Baked, New Frontiers in Baking

and next is Vanesther from Bangers and Mash with a wonderfully simple but very tasty recipe for Bacon Kebabs taken from Good Foods: 101 Cheap Eats

and finally to round off this excellent round-up is Lyndsey from Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops with another soup dish to make us all happy... it's Nigella's Happiness Soup taken from Forever Summer

oh and this last minute entry that I must have let slip past my random recipes trawler net... its a very sophisticated dish of Rabbit Curry with Eggs from lovely Solange at Pebble Soup 

... I have a nice little idea for the August edition of random recipes so look out for the theme in a couple of days... and once again thank you all for your beautiful entries...

eat and of course, enjoy!


  1. Wow! That's certainly a huge number of entries. It's always nice to skip over to other people's blogs and learn a bit more about them. Thanks for organising this happy community Dom.

  2. Such a variety!!!!!!!!!!I can't choose a favourite! Congrats on hosting such a nice event!

  3. Enjoyed taking part Dom, looking forward to the next chalenge :0)

  4. I'm sure I entered this one!
    Never mind, it's a great round-up so I'm off to do some exploring.......

    1. Thanks for adding me in, very sweet of you xx

  5. WOW! That is SOME round-up Dom and what a fabulous and dare I say a RANDOM selection of recipes too! Great challenge, my favourite as you know! XXX Cannot wait to see what you have planned for August! Karen

  6. That's some round up! I really love the variety this challenge produces - always a fascinating range of recipes and skill on show!

  7. Love this round up! Plenty of variety here and some excellent discoveries. I have enjoyed exploring the entries!

  8. It never fails to amaze me ..the variety of entries, the lovely photos and the number of people entering seems to grow by the month. That Blue Peter Award was truely deserved by Lou from Please do not feed the Animals - quite an achievement. Great roundup, looking forward to what next month.

  9. Fantastic random round up, I am really gutted that I did not get round to contributing my recipe that I had chosen from 30th book on my bookshelf and from 30th page, but not got round to making because of my overseas guests - I really want to participate :(

  10. Wow! I think this round-up has the best and most varied selection that we've seen yet! Amazing work everyone! I usually have just a few favorites that I lust after, but this month it's a 'veritable smorgasbord' of temptation!

  11. I'm sure these just get better and better Dom. I've just had lunch but I'm now feeling HUNGRY all over again. Well done Lou for completing every RR challenge and thank you for your lovely write up.


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