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Chicken Pesto Pasta

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Hi everyone,

Another blog and I appear to be on a role!

I decided to do one on a traditional Pesto with a twist, yes with a twist.
Before anyone from an Italian family starts criticising, I know it's not the traditional recipe.

Anyway here is my version:

Pesto:

3 regular bags of Basil (leave some for serving)
Small handful of Sunflower seeds
2 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
Salt and Pepper
250 ml of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
50g of Parmesan Cheese or Peccorino (leave some for serving)
2 green Chillis

100g Pasta
20 g of shredded cooked Chicken or one Chicken Breast

OK, it's this easy!

Throw the Basil, Sunflower seeds, Garlic cloves, green chillis and Parmesan into a blitzer and blitz.


Now season and pour some Olive Oil into the mixture and keep adding till you have consistency that is still thick but you are still able to pour.

Now season and pour some Olive Oil into the mixture and keep adding till you have consistency that is still thick but you are still able to pour.

Now throw …

Teriyaki Tofu and steamed greens (Gluten Free)

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Another day, another blog.

Like all of you I appreciate all your support! Spurs fans or not! Especially Spurs fans! But a young lady called Sara Willis has given me support over my blogging time and she's a funny gal too. So a gluten free recipe goes out to her and this is virtually carb free too.

The story starts as I was going through my Chinese supermarket shop again and I'm determined not to waste a thing!

Today I tried to make Tofu exciting and I believe I did just that...

What you'll need is:


 For the Tofu stir fry:

100g of cooking Tofu
25 ml of Teriyaki sauce
2 large mushrooms (sliced)
1 red pepper (sliced)
1 green pepper (sliced)
One clove of garlic (grated)
One tsp of grated chilli or one tsp of Chilli bean paste
Handful of Bean Sprouts

For the steamed veg:

2 Pak Choi
Handful of Green Beans (trimmed)

Dressing:
3 tbsp of Ex Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp of dark Soy Sauce
1 tbsp of light Soy Sauce
1 tsp of Sesame Oil
A good grating of Ginger and Chilli

Too start get your …

KFC (Korean Fried Chicken)

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Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I last did a blog...mainly cause I started making an effort to lose weight and my cooking has been rather strictly measured.
Well I decided to give a rest for a day as I deserved a treat and made some KFC! No I didn't get a take away! It's my version of Korean Fried Chicken and whether it's authentic or not...who cares, it's bloody good!!

Well here is what you will need:



Sauce

75g of Tomato Ketchup
75g of Chilli Bean Paste (You can buy this in any Asian Supermarket)
One large Onion (finely diced)
5-6 cloves of Garlic (chopped)
100 ml of Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp of Syrup
Chilli Flakes to taste
100 ml of Cold Water

Chicken Wings
30-40 g of plain flour
Salt and Pepper
Spray Oil
400 g of Chicken Wings

Sesame seeds (optional)

OK set your oven at 180 or 190 if using gas.

Now in a frying pan (you'll need this quite wide for the Chicken Wings later) throw all sauce ingredients into that pan

Start with your Chicken wings in a zip up bag pu…