Category Archive: Recipes

Recipes NOT included in Un-Cookbook

Mar 04

Another Un-Recipe: Creamy ginger-coconut chicken off the cuff!

Serving suggestion with brussell sprouts and penne pasta.

On most evenings, I at least have a vague idea about what I am going to prepare for supper. Yesterday, at 7PM, I had less than a clue. There are times when inspiration just totally fails. The only thing I could resort to was looking in the fridge and freezer and see what I could find. …

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Feb 07

Meatless stew or vegetable soup? – The choice is yours!

With the coldest days of winter upon us, nothing goes down better that a steaming bowl of soup or stew. It is just one of those comfort foods that has the ability to warm up the frostiest of times and climes. Recently, whilst visiting Christa, our daughter in Saverne, France, she said that she had …

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Jan 25

Banana-Kiwi Charlotte – An Un-Chef Special Dessert

Banana-Kiwi Charlotte Surprise

As you will already know if you have been following The Un-Chef for any length of time, our method of cooking involves making things up as we go along! Recently, we were entertaining a large group of people and I needed an extra dessert. I really had no idea at all what I was going to make. …

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Nov 15

Make friends with the Pillsbury Dough Boy!

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Pillsbury Pop-overs – Three ingredients, three minutes prep time! [ad name=”Chitika468x120″] Perhaps like me, you occasionally have a brain-freeze and have a hard time deciding what to make for lunch when you are just looking for something simple but different. As I get older, I find that I am no longer satisfied with the same …

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Nov 01

Joanne’s Blueberry Yoghourt Pot cake – Un-Chef Style…

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There are a lot of would-be cooks who shy away from making cakes because they believe it is either too time-consuming or the results are likely to disappoint! Recently, I was sent a recipe from my son, Ian with the claim that it was both easy and tasty. We took up the challenge and had …

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Jun 16

Un-Chef 10 Minute Chick’n’Chicken

Un-Chef Chick'N'Chicken

This evening’s supper was a typical example of two of the main themes that run through all of the Un-Chef’s cooking. 1.Work with what you have in the cupboards and the refrigerator 2. Colour is an important factor in putting together an attractive and appealing finished dish. Yesterday, I bought some boneless, skinless chicken thighs …

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May 14

Avacado & Tuna salad: Quick, inexpensive, healthy & nutritious!

Although it is often the case, things don’t have to taste or look bad to be good for you! You also don’t have to pay a fortune to have healthy and delicious meals. Our recipe today is a case in point. It’s not really even a recipe, just an assembling of ingredients. The only real …

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May 06

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Orange Glaze – A mid-week marvel!

Oven-baked Vegetable Samosas with Raspberry Yogourt sauce

[ad#Google Adsense Banner468x60] This snapshot will remind Andreea of the days when she was still small! It was taken in a small French town called Bitche last summer. We never discovered what, if any, connection there was here to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party but we all had a good time there. This summer will …

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Apr 16

The Salad Days of Summer

Quick and Easy Salad Plate

Although we do regularly eat salad during the winter, it is at this time of year when we Canadians start to think warmer thoughts, that it really comes into its own! When I was a kid, salad was synonymous with lettuce. The big, green, leafy kind that we used to think was great for rabbits, …

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Apr 14

And why can’t Easter be about coffee too?

Un-Chef Tiramisu

[ad#Google Adsense links 468×15]   If you have been following us for any length of time at all, you will already know that the Un-Chef doesn’t often follow recipes! Even when I come across one that I like, I usually read it, inwardly digest the basics and then make my own concoction. Generally, this will …

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