I love food but when I cook I hardly eat and I’ve heard this is quite normal.
Just in case you are wondering why I’m not skinny if i don’t eat, deserts are my downfall when it comes to my diet, apple crumble with custard, brownies with cream, raspberry cheesecake, hovis digestive with Philadelphia cream cheese, dVees red velvet cake plus the hips i inherited from my mama are the reasons I would never be a size zero model, he he he.
My diet pitfalls are not really what I planned to blog about.
I didn’t even plan to write this post until I tasted my dinner.
Like I said I don’t really eat when I cook but there are a number of dishes that I created/cooked that have made me put modesty aside, pat myself on the back and say V2 you are gifted, dishes like the DVees creamy prawns and plantain delight, DVees stir fry bean cakes and now this stir fry noodles.
DVees stir fry rice noodles, mixed vegetables sautéed in coconut oil and black garlic, king prawns tossed in almond oil seasoned herbs and spices.
Cooking time: 15 mins, serves: 2, costs > £5.
375g of cooked rice noodles
250g of king prawns
135g of mixed vegetables
Almond oil &coconut oil
Salt, herbs and spices to taste
I duff my hat to the cook 🙂
Another recipe from The Purple Kitchen; Potato and Smoked Salmon Salad. Please see our Vlog with V1 below for more details.
Lots of love,
It’s another week and we feel so blessed to be alive, to have family and to have food.
Another recipe from The Purple Kitchen; Jazzy Mango Fish. Please see our Vlog below for more details.
Lots of love,
Bored with your typical tomato stew??? Try this tropical fish stew fragrant with garlic and peppers, the mellow taste of palm oil, enriched with coconut milk.
Serve with basmati rice and fried plantain – beautiful!
1 kg thick, firm, white fish fillets
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 scotch bonnet pepper chopped
1 red bell pepper, sliced
salt and pepper
1 bunch coriander, chopped
spring onions, finely sliced, to garnish
Fish stock cubes
120 ml palm oil
Juice of 1 lime
Optional: Mussels and jumbo prawns (we love seafood so we fit them in wherever we can)
In a large saucepan, sauté the garlic, onion, ginger and peppers in the oil until a sauce is formed. Taste and add salt and pepper.
Add the fish, stock cubes and coconut milk simmer gently until cooked. If using a combination of fish and prawns, add the prawns later as they cook in less time. Cook for for 15minutes.
Stir through the chopped coriander.
Place in a serving dish and squeeze over some lime juice and sprinkle the spring onions and serve.
Recipes using Heck sausages, Jus-Rol Puff Pastry, massive prawns and Waitrose cooks’ ingredients. #lovewaitrose. DVees simple cooking, beautiful food. #shakara cuisine #masteringtheartofgoodfood
We are pleased to introduce our latest project; DVees Vlog.
We spend a lot of time gisting, cooking, dancing and eating but we always forget to take pictures. We’ve decided it’s best to let you into our world by recording our time together.
We hope you like it.
This rich and creamy yam bake is perfect for the winter as it is so comforting with warm melty cheese and full of flavour from the smoked bacon, chicken and sautéed onions, garlic and pepper coated in cream. The star of the dish is obviously the humble Nigerian Yam.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
1 medium tuber of yam
200g diced pancetta or smoked bacon lardons or chorizos
2 smoked chicken breasts (can substitute with plain cooked chicken breasts)
1 medium shallot, coarsely chopped (can substitute with a medium white onion)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 or 2 scotch bonnet peppers, sliced
2 tsps sweet paprika
1 tbsp olive oil
150ml double cream
50g grated Gruyère cheese
1 tsp of old bay seasoning (can use all purpose seasoning or 1 stock cube)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley (for garnishing)
1 spring onion, thinly sliced (for garnishing)
- Preheat oven to 180°, generously butter a baking dish.
- Slice the yams, peel the skin, cut into cubes and wash thoroughly.
- Place the yams in a saucepan, add enough water to cover the yams and boil for about 7 minutes, take off the heat and drain the excess water.
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and pan fry the pancetta or bacon for about 5 minutes until starting to crisp. Put aside
- Add garlic, shallots and pepper to the same pan, cook for 3 minutes, season with paprika and old bay seasoning, add cream, cook for an additional 3 minutes and then set aside.
- Combine ingredients in large baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
- Bake, uncovered, until the cheese is melted, bubbling and starting to brown a little, probably 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the yam bake from the oven and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Top with spring onion and parsley, and then serve