Saturday, 24 January 2015

Slow Cooked Chinese Chicken Curry

Fakeaways are hugely popular at the moment. Pizzas, kebabs, and homemade nuggets everyone is looking to be a little bit healthier and spend a little less money. Chinese Chicken Curry is probably my favourite of all takeaways and it is so easy to make yourself at home.
Goldfish Chinese Chicken Curry Paste is the magic ingredient and it tastes exactly like the takeaway version. I buy mine from this seller on ebay but I believe it is available in some supermarkets too. You can make this without a slow cooker of course but I much prefer it done this way.

Slow cooker Chinese chicken curry fakeaway

300g diced chicken breast
2 large brown onions
100g Goldfish Chinese Curry Concentrate
300ml water
A couple of handfuls of frozen peas

Peel onions and chop it into chunky pieces, pop into the slow cooker and add the chicken breast. In a jug mix the Chinese Curry Concentrate and water together and then add to the slow cooker. Cook for around 5 hours on low (3 on high).  Around 15 minutes before you want to eat throw in the peas.

Serve with noodles or rice. Chopsticks optional!

If you liked my Slow Cooker Chinese Curry recipe why not check out some of my other slow cooker recipes?

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Sweet potato is a huge favourite in this house and the bonus is that it is full of goodness tooThis Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup, is really easy to make and really tasty, you can also cook this in a pan if you prefer or need it in a hurry. I like my slow cooker for ease as I can pop it in when I have a few minutes to spare. Sweet potato and coconut soup

1 clove of garlic, minced
1 brown onion, chopped finely
2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into chunks
1 sachet of creamed coconut
1 teaspoon mixed herbs
2 teaspoons curry powder (I used a korma powder)
1 litre vegetable stock
Fry the onion and garlic in a pan with a little oil until softened then add them to the slow cooker. Add the potato, coconut, herbs, curry powder and vegetable stock to the slow cooker and give it a quick stir. Cook on high for around 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours, Once cooked give it a good stir and then blend to your desired consistency and serve.

I love this served with garlic and coriander naan bread, yum!

Why not take a look at my other soup recipes?

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Dragonfly Tea

I make no secret about my love of tea. From English Breakfast to wake me up in the morning to Camomile to keep me refreshed throughout  the day I am usually found with a lovely cuppa to hand. I am pretty fussy though, I only drink good quality teas.
Dragonfly Tea are a British family owned company with a 100 year history of sourcing, growing and making the finest teas. Their range of authentic, artisan teas come from right across the globe and they have introduced some of our favourites  such as roobis onto the British high street. Dragonfly have a range of teas, something to suit everybody.
I was sent some samples of their tea to try for myself.  My current favourite tea is Camomile and Dragonfly Tea’s blend is just delicious, it smells lovely and I find it really gentle and calming to drink, perfect when I am rushing around after 2 small boys!Dragonfly Tea Camomile
Dragonfly Tea Camomile Dragonfly Tea Camomile
I was also sent Traditional English Breakfast, Indian Spice Chai and Vanilla Roobis to try. All delicious in their own right, these teas are of excellent quality. I love the beautiful Dragonfly packaging too.
I even made some white chocolate tea bread with the boys using some of the Traditional English Breakfast tea. It is totally divine! Dragonfly Tea
Visit Dragonfly Tea for more information on their range of teas and to purchase , you can also follow Dragonfly Tea  on Twitter or Facebook.
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***I was sent a selection of Dragonfly Tea for the purpose of this post but all opinions are my own***

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