Cooking with Auntie and Pria: Vegetable Spring Roll

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Next on Auntie’s lesson plan was her delicious recipe for an irresistible vegetable spring roll! Like all the recipes we were taught on this day, the quantities are enough to feed a whole hostel of hungry volunteers! So I would half all of the below.

Ingredients

For the filling

  • Half a white cabbage
  • 2 or 3 green pepper
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 table spoon of soy sauce
  • 2 table spoons of red chilli paste
  • 1 table spoon of green chilli sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 1 table spoon of salt
  • Half teaspoon of Ajinomoto seasoning

For the roll

  • 1kg of white flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pints of water
  • 1 tablespoon of cornflour

For the cook

  • Lots and lots of vegetable oil!

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WENGZ.

Tonight I am celebrating good news! I have just been offered a new job in Northampton (my new residence) which takes away the pain of the commute to London and also means my super secret surprise is well on its way (the announcement of which I’m sure is looming, but please, stay tuned!)

My last day in my current role is 14th February, and I start my new job (perfectly, perhaps, with a kitchen company) 17th February. I’m very excited!! And with tomorrow being my birthday, this is all shaping up pretty fine. I certainly am feeling positive about 2014 right now!

Good news like this (particularly when received midweek) can only be followed by one great simplicity. HOT WINGS!

We all have our own version. Here’s mine!

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Hot Sausage Casserole

THE CASSEROLE!

Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s time to get thinking on some new cozy recipes to melt the icicles off our nose and ears when we get in from those long days at work. Being in an events based job, I usually get home around 9pm each evening, so I want something I can get ready fast. A great one for this is Sausage Casserole! It’s incredibly simple, you can cook it in bulk at the weekend and freeze off portions (also a great money saving trick) and I promise it’s just as good reheated as it is when you’ve just cooked it.

If there’s two things I find comforting, it’s sausage casserole and spicy lamb. After a little inspiration from watching Levi Roots make his Pepperpot, I came up with for a recipe for a lamb sausage casserole that will never fail to warm you up!

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