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Archive for January, 2009

Sweet Potato and Red Bean Chili

Posted by zerfall on January 23, 2009

I cooked chili for the first time from scratch yesterday. Over the last month I’ve found I like to cook without using recipes unless it’s something that ratios or exact temperatures are really needed, so when I decided to make chili last night I did a bit of reading, I looked over several chili recipes I’ve found on the internet and noted a few things. The first was one recipe called for sweet potatoes, which I happened to have a couple I needed to use up. The next thing I noticed was that most of the recipes cooked the food in different orders. I though I probably can’t mess this up then as long as everything gets cooked, and with the long simmer time to reduce and thicken the chili I figured I was in the clear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cream of Celery Root and Leek Soup

Posted by zerfall on January 7, 2009

Cooking just for myself soup one of the best things to make. It gets better the next day after the flavours have had a chance to mingle and they tend to freeze well for quick meals later. This Cream of Celery Root and Leek Soup lets you make good use of some winter veg.

Cream of Celery Root and Leek Soup

Cream of Celery Root and Leek Soup

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