Archive for March, 2012


Thursday, March 29th, 2012


This is me on a video shoot for Barchester Healthcare!!


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Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Cucumber, Mint & Coconut milk soup

Cucumber, Mint & Coconut Milk soup

This is a soup I have devised with my vegetarian friends in  mind. It is simple to make , very cheap and nutritous.  Try it and tell me what you think.

This is for 4 people


1 cucumber

1 vegetable stock dissolved in 700 ml of warm water

4tbsp of coconut milk

2tbsp of vegetable oil or olive oil

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped,

2 cloves garlic  and crushed

50gr mint leaves (reserve couple for garnishing)

salt & pepper

Peel cucumber and cut in half lengthways. Remove seeds and cut into very small pieces. Heat oil in pan saute onions and garlic,  for a couple minutes. Add cucumber, salt and pepper to taste. Gradually add the vegetable stock and simmer for 15mins or until the cucumber is tender. Now add the chopped mint leaves and simmer for another 10mins. Remove soup from heat, stir in coconut milk. Liquidise , return to heat but not boil, check seasoning. Serve immediately garnishing with the remainder of mint leaves.



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Stuffed Sweet Red Pepper w/Plantain

Monday, March 19th, 2012

A delicious and unique recipe for stuffed Sweet Red pepper and plantain presented by Nina Gaskell.

Sweet Red Pepper
Cocktail Sausages
Curry Leaves
Baked Beans
Maggi Sauce
Paprika Pepper

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Prima magazine approached me, I gave interview for their magazine and here is the end result!!

Prima magazine article 2012

Prima magazine article 2012

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012

This an article about me in Prima Magazine:

Prima magazine article 2012

Prima magazine article 2012

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Me on mobility scooter!

Me on mobility scooter!


A friend and I ready for the shoot

A friend and I ready for the shoot


My services were required for a shoot advertising a care home in Redhill in Surrey. On the day of the shoot I had to leave home at 6.30am to catch the 7.03am from Dartford to London Bridge and connect from there to Redhill.  From Redhill station, I was collected by car to the care home. On arrival at the care home, I was given breakfast. Not only was breakfast laid out, there was lunch and tea. It was a very cold day though I was wearing a coat,  the producer said it had to be removed. With so many takes, I’m surprised I did not catch pneumonia!! By 5pm, the producers called it a day and it seemed a good time was had by all!!


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Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Chicken cooked in Peanut butter

Chicken cooked in Peanut butter

This is another easy chicken recipe; just by adding peanut butter whilst cooking gives it a touch of oriental flavour without having to get all the ingredients to prepare a Thai chicken recipe.
375kg chicken fillets cut into biteable sizes
1 chicken stock dissolved in 500ml warm water
3tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1tbsp tomato puree
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
1 medium red pepper, deseeded and chopped
1tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Prepare the chicken by rubbing the salt, pepper and corn flour into the meat, heat oil and fry quickly to seal. Add the pepper, onion, garlic and ginger and cook for a further 5mins. Then add the stock, tomato puree and peanut butter. Bring to boil and simmer for 20/25mins. Check seasoning – add salt and pepper if required. Thicken with corn flour if the consistency is a bit runny or if too dry, add a little water. Stir well, remove from heat and serve with boiled potatoes and vegetables.
This sauce also goes well with boiled rice.


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