Keeping the Heid

I’ve moved.

Posted in Uncategorized by TheGreedyGirl on December 26, 2010

I’m no longer updating this blog as I’ve decided to dedicate myself to what I really love – food.

As such you can find me at Pop on over – don’t be shy!


Aromatic lamb with dates

Posted in Food and Drink by TheGreedyGirl on October 21, 2010
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Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a large plan. Add 1/2 finely chopped onion and 250g diced lamb. Fry until lamb is brown.

Add 1tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and stir.

Pour 200ml boiling water and 1/2 tsp tomato purée. Bring to boil.

Cover and simmer until lamb is tender. Add 150g chopped sweet potato and 50g pitted dates. Simmer until potatoes are tender.

Serve with couscous. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and a dollop of greek yoghurt.

Ease of cooking 4/5 (5 being easiest)
Tastiness 3 (5 being tastiness)
Overall satisfaction 3.5

Operation wife

Posted in Food and Drink,Home & Family by TheGreedyGirl on October 19, 2010
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Now that my nuptials and proceeding honeymoon are out of the way, it’s time to focus on the next stage of life’s little journey – being a wife.

Phase one involves getting me, and my new husband back into shape. And after two weeks of pure gluttony (think oysters, bloody steak, lobster and dirty martinis) we both really need it!

I’ve come to a stage in my life where I no longer want to count calories. I want to enjoy food, rather than seeing it as a guilty pleasure. So it’s out with the processed Weight Watchers’ meals and in with good old fashioned, non-processed, healthy, home cooking.

I’ll post all the recipes here, rating them out of five for easy of cooking, taste and overall satisfaction levels.  The following week or so is likely to include:

  • Aromatic lamb with dates & cous-cous
  • Japanese poached beef with steamed rice
  • Tagliatelle with squash chilli and ricotta
  • Tandoori pork burgers
  • To name a few; all lovingly made by me. If you have any recipe suggestions please let me know!

    Those that have been following my blog are also no doubt aware that I’ve been suffering from panic attacks over the last month, and I’m now more determined than ever to beat my demons.

    I’m hoping cooking a nutritious home cooked meal each night will be therapeutic, helping me start the next chapter of my life on a more positive note. I’m also planning on running again, with running the best way I’ve found, to focus the mind and create a healthy appetite.

    Here are a couple of quotes which sum up how I feel:

    “As the days grow short, some faces grow long.  But not mine.  Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy.  It’s time to start making soup again.” – Leslie Newman

    “It is not really an exaggeration to say that peace and happiness begin, geographically, where garlic is used in cooking.” – Marcel Boulestin

    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R Tolkien

    And just to finish, my honeymoon was not only utterly wonderful, but really made me remember what’s important in life, no-doubt aided by a week at sea which always sooths my soul. As such I have a few other exciting plans in the pipeline to get myself back on track, I’ll keep you posted on these nearer the time.

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