2014-02-10

Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

Number of Servings: 4


INGREDIENTS
- 280g spaghetti
- 180g brown onions, diced
- 200g quorn mince
- 240g mushrooms, sliced
- 400g can of tomatoes in tomato juice
- 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 2tbsp soy sauce
- 2tsp sugar


1. Cook mushrooms in boiling water for 2 minutes. Set aside.

2. Cook spaghetti according to instructions on package.

3. Meanwhile, prepare the Bolognese sauce. First, stir-fry garlic, onions, and quorn mince for 5 minutes. Add soy sauce and cook for another 2 minutes. Then, add mushrooms, tomatoes and juice, followed by sugar. Cook for the last 3 minutes.

4. Pour cooked, rinsed and drained spaghetti into the pan of Bolognese sauce. Stir well before switching off the fire.

Chocolate Brownies

Number of Servings: 16


INGREDIENTS

- 150g dark chocolate

- 113g unsalted butter

- 80g sugar

- 15g cocoa powder, sifted

- 1tsp vanilla extract

- 3 eggs

- 1/4tsp salt

- 95g plain flour


1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 20cm square pan, or line the pan with baking paper.

2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a large stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and cocoa powder. Next, whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Finally, stir in the salt and flour.

3. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little batter and a few moist clumps clinging to it. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for hours and serve chilled.

Congee with Sweetcorn and Ham

Number of Servings: 2




INGREDIENTS


- 120ml rice (white rice only; or a combination of white rice, brown rice, and dried millet)

- 160g sweetcorn

- 120g ham, diced

- 1200ml water

- 1/4tsp salt, or 1 cube of chicken stock

- 1tsp sesame oil

- ground black pepper to taste


1. Wash rice and have it soaked in water in a saucepan for 30 minutes (up to 2 hours if brown rice is also used).

2. Heat the pan over medium high heat to bring to boil. Add sweetcorn, sesame oil, and salt. Cook partly covered over medium low heat for 40 minutes. Stir 2-3 times.

3. Stir in ham 3 minutes before switching off the fire. 

4. Add ground black pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Simple Chocolate Cake

Yield: 1 Loaf Cake


INGREDIENTS
165g plain flour
100g light brown sugar
50g cocoa powder, sifted
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 egg yolk and 2 egg whites
160ml unsweetened soya milk
180ml water or coffee
60ml vegetable oil
1tsp vanilla extract


1. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix all wet in another.

3. Pour the wet into the dry and mix well.

4. Transfer the batter into the loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 50-60 minutes.

5. Let it cool on a wire rack before serving.