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May Recipes

posted May 14, 2013, 3:50 AM by Shona Macgregor   [ updated May 14, 2013, 3:50 AM by Steve Macgregor ]
Turmeric and ginger tea, for a healthy chest
1 thumb fresh root ginger,sliced.
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
Put the above in a tea pot and cover with boiling water, leave for about 5 minutes before pouring.

Tea Loaf
80z dried fruit, i used raisins, soaked for 8 hours or overnight in 1 cuo of tea( i used the turmeric and ginger tea)
In a separate bowl mix together 8oz plain flour OR 80z gluten free flour,  1 tbsp baking powder, 4oz sugar, 1 egg, 2 tbsp marmalade OR jam OR agave syrup, the grated rind of 1orange and 1 lemon. 
stir in the soaked fruits and liquid.
Bake 180c till done.

Samosa filling
Heat 2tbsp ghee or oil in a pan, add 2 finely chopped onions and cook till soft, add 1tsp brown mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds and turn up the heat till they sizzle and release their aroma, add 2 tsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp ground coriander, mix well.  
Add 2 cups diced potatoesand 1 cup of water,bring to the boil and add 1 cup of chopped kamo kamo OR other pumpkin. 
Cook till soft adding more water if necessary.
add 1 cup frozen peas and cook till just soft.
Remove from the heat and add salt and pepper, the juice of 2 lemons and 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley.
Use to fill phyllo pastry or any other pastry parcels.