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Carrot Balls Cooking Video

Monday, November 5th, 2012

This is a video of me preparing carrot baaaaaaaalls! It is one of the many recipes I concocted as I had a couple of carrots left, and not knowing what else to do with it, having prepared carrot soup before, and being the genius that I am, I came up with this recipe. As the saying goes, eating carrots help you see in the dark. I don’t know how true to form this is, but I suspect it is one of those old wives tales!! This is a recipe that is easy peezy, you can prepare it with your eyes shut and you can’t go wrong. If you do, give me a shout.

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So long !


Nina Gaskell



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Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Carrots & Kaffir leaves soup

Carrots & Kaffir leaves soup

This soup is one of the many ways  of making sure that you’ve got a dose of vegetables. I’ve chosen carrots as one of my favourite vegetables, made it into a soup with a touch of Oriental. It is packed with nutrients and makes our bodies work  more efficiently.

Ingredients: (4)

4 Medium-sized carrots, peeled and cubed

1 Medium onion, peeled and chopped

2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

1thumb sized ginger, crushed

2tbsp vegetable oil

1 large tomoat, skinned, deseeded and chopped

1 large potato, peeled and cubed

3 Kafir leaves

1 stock cube (of your choice) dissolved in 700ml of warm water

1 small tub of creme fraiche for garnishing

Heat oil in pan and add onions, garlic, ginger, tomotoes, kaffir leaves and sautee for 5 mins on medium heat, stirring all the time. Now add carrots and potatoes, cook for another 5 mins and add the stock, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 25mins until potatoes and carrots are cooked. Check seasoning and add crushed black pepper. Cool and put in a liquidiser for a smooth consistency. Serve in individual bowls with a dollop of  creme fraiche with French garlicy bread.

Greetings and enjoy!!


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