New recipe No. 6. This blog really isn't going to turn in to a recipe book! I am taking advantage of the proper cooker whilst I can and also trying to teach the kids about cheap and nutritious food. All three of my boys can cook and have been able to do so since they were little. I was a single, working mum for many years and we had a rota system for whose turn it was to cook. Even the youngest, Rob, was able to do scrambled egg in the microwave from about five years old. As they grew older it became a competition to see who could produce the tastiest meal of the week. All good life skills and now they can all cook better than the girls in their lives (lucky girls, I think they should be thanking me!).
Moroccan Style Vegetable Tagine
Gently fry two chopped onions, 2 cloves garlic, 500g butternut squash, 2 chopped carrots, 2 chopped potatoes with 1tsp each of ground cumin, ginger and cinnamon and half teaspoon of chilli powder for about 10 mins. Add tin of chopped tomatoes, tin of chick peas and 1.2 litres of veg stock, bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 mins. Add juice of half a lemon and serve. This was a lovely warming meal and I served it with brown rice, but you could obviously use cous cous or bulgar wheat. Again it was one of the recipes that you could play around with. Next time I might add celery or sweet potato or even do it in the slow cooker, ready for when I walk in the door from work.