Friday, 30 August 2013

random recipes #31 - round-up

... I knew this month would be an enjoyable one for me... it was great to get a bit more insight into your lovely minds and your amazing cookbook collections... and so interesting to discover which books you'd grab and run and why... like me, many of you went with books that wern't your favourite but had some kind of practical aspect or books that covered all corners of cooking... and then some of you simply panicked and just grabbed the first book they saw... anyway I think you all enjoyed the process too, so without further ado here's August's collection of random recipes...

first out of the gate we have Shaheen from A2K Allotment to Kitchen with a divine Eggs en Cocotte with Spinach and Cream randomly selected from Cranks Fast Food by Nadine Abensur

read the rest of your amazing entry's after the jump...

next up is Phil from As Strong As Soup with a very chocolatey Chocolate Chantilly taken from a panic grab Larousse Gastronomique 

here we have Jean from Baking in Franglais with a Butternut Squash and Red Onion Tart randomly selected very directly from the Popina Book of Baking

next is Caroline from Caroline Makes with a stonker of a bake and this Giant Cookie Buttermilk Birthday Cake taken from one of my potential grab and run books Nigella's How to be a Domestic Goddess

it seems good old Nigella and her How to be a Domestic Goddess is a popular grab and run book for many of you... here's the very chocolatey Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog with a rather wonderful looking Fig and Chocolate Victoria Sponge

and even though you'd think we deserve a break from Nigella here's Debby from Cooking Up A Storm in a Teacup with a delicious Pea and Garlic Soup - a Nigella recipe taken from the also popular Nigel Slater's Real Food

next up is Gary from Exploits of a Food Nut who does give us that Nigella-free recipe with this stunning Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry taken from Veg Everyday by HFW.

i thought i'd sneak mine in here... it's a Aubergine and Courgette Bake randomly selected from Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course

next up is another lovely mixed vegetable curry, this time from Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen who randomly selected from The Good Housekeeping Cookery Book - The Cook's Classic Companion

here's Denise from Magnolia Verandah with an actual real-life grab and run situation... she chose well with this Stir Fry Pork Fillets with Honey and Ginger, randomly chosen from Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking

next is Stacy from Food Lust People Love and what I would consider one of my ultimate dishes to eat on any given day of the week an Arroz con Pollo taken from Flour Too by Joanne Chang

now we've got our first random recipes virgin this month and it's Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust with an Impossible Pie taken from her grab and run book The Australian Women's Weekly Home Cooked

next up is Lola and Finn's Mum with some rather gorgeous looking Linzer Cookies randomly selected from the excellent Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

and here's Janet at The Taste Space with these brilliant Mango Curry Chickpea Salad Wraps taken from  The Great Vegan Bean Book

continuing our grab and run journey now is Elizabeth from Law Students Cookbook and a very naughty looking Mediterranean Chicken taken from the less naughty Cook Yourself Thin

and here's the lovely and hopefully healthy Jane from Onions and Paper and a Tapenade very randomly selected from a rather tattered and torn copy of The Paupers Cookbook by Jocasta Innes

next along we have a double whammy from the brilliant Lou and Steve from Please Do Not Feed The Animals... Lou grabbed the brilliant Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries and made a Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Spread and Steve grabbed the equally amazing Moro Cookbook and made a Broad Bean and Dill Pilav

well next we have Sally the Recipe Junkie with a Chicken Paprika taken from a 'much loved' copy of Leith's Cookery Bible

and here we are back to Sir Nigel of Slater and the beautifully evocative Karen from Lavender and Lovage with Saint Marcellin Cheese, Tomatoes and Basil

and here's Fiona from TIFFIN and a delicious Tuna Carpaccio taken from Donna Hay's brilliant Off the Shelf - Cooking from the Pantry... a signed book none-the-less!

next up is lovely Roz from The More Than Occasional Baker with a stunning Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Marble Cake randomly selected from Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book

and last but by no means least here's Claire from Under The Blue Gum Tree with a delightful Tomato and Chilli Jam randomly selected from the excellent Ballymoloe Cookery School by Darina Allen

and that's all folks... a wonderful round-up, I thank you all for your brilliant entries... now, random recipes is taking a little break in September to make way for a very special one-off project... I will explain more next week... watch this space!



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