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Japanese ramen…

…again a part of the meal I cooked the other day! It is so yummy. Warming but not overpoweringly spicy….noodley, crunchy and filling! 

Ingredients (for 4-6 people)

For the broth:

3 pints vegetable stock

2 star anise

4 sticks lemongrass, cut up into 3 bits each

3-4 inches ginger, sliced

4 teaspoons dark soy sauce

1 teaspoon chilli flakes

2 teaspoons caster sugar

1/2 sheet nori seaweed

For the ‘filling’:

2 carrots, peeled and chopped thinly 

2 small tins drained bamboo shoots

8 spring onions, chopped finely

4 baby pak chois, chopped

3-4 handfuls beansprouts

a few tofu cubes each

4 bundles ramen noodles

Method of making! 

1. Put all your broth ingredients into a large saucepan. Put on a low heat and cook for as long as you can without letting it boil. I cooked for about 3 hours, but about half an hour will do if you’re short on time. . 

2. Take off the heat and strain, then put it back into the pan.

3. Add your cut up veggies to the broth and then cook the ramen noodles in another saucepan.

4. Drain the noodles and put in the bottom of your deep bowls, along with the few tofu cubes.

5. Spoon in some of the veggies and broth.

6. Nom! :D

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Chilli savoury pancakes

So, it was pancake Saturday. I didn’t want a sweet pancake, but a savoury one, so I decided to adapt my previous recipe for a chilli kicking pancake. It was lovely! Here it is..

Ingredients to make 8-10 pancakes

2.5 cups self raising flour

2.5 cups water

2 tablespoons ground nut oil

1 teaspoon chilli powder

Pinch salt and pepper

ground nut oil to cook pancakes


Grated Cheezly 


1. Mix all ingredients until well combined to form a batter.

2. Heat up a frying pan with some ground nut oil in it, until very hot. Pour in about half a ladle full of batter and cook for a few minutes either side, until golden.

3. Put your topping on and eat! I had grated Cheezly and tomato. Lush! 

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