Massaman Noodle Soup

This is really simple and delicous. Massaman curry paste is a new addition to my life and one I won’t turn away from anytime soon. Unless I get it together and start making my own curry paste… One day, one day! Its not very spicey and kind of sweet. For this spontaneous soup I used up the veg in my fridge, they worked really well together and feel free to follow them or use whatever you have! I ‘d love to hear what you like massaman curry paste with! 

Fry onions, garlic and ginger untill golden. Add diced aubergine and a large teaspoon of massaman curry paste. Fry until aromatic. Add coconut milk or coconut cream, simmer until the aubergine is cooked then add a handfull of noodles or two and some frozen peas. Depends how much you want! Be carefull not to overcook the noodles though! Follow the packet onstructions, usually between 3-5 minutes. If you have any fresh coriander chuck some on top and enjoy!

I love using aubergine in vegitarian cuisine, its a great meat substitute due to it’s spongy consistency, it absorves flavours and lets out its own juice similarily to meat. I don’t bother salting it as I never remember too. 

Pancake Day Recipes and its Introduction to a Spanish Family

Pancake Day marks the beginning of Lent, why pancakes you may ask? Well, I wondered that too, so I had a look and it’s to do with using up what is left of your luxurious food such as eggs, milk and sugar. But not everyone celebrates Pancake Day; Italy, Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries celebrate Carnival, which derives from the words carne levare, to take away meat.
Growing up in Portugal, we were always too busy getting dressed up for the parades to even think of pancakes, which is amazing considering how much I love pancakes! I could eat them all day, any day.
Every weekend we would make pancakes for breakfast, its probably one of the first things I learnt how to make and cooked alone. I remember my mum teaching me, ‘an egg per mug of flour and enough milk to make it the right runny consistency’, it’s the closest I have ever gotten to using a recipe! Continue reading

Making Arepas with my Colombian Uncle

It is said G makes the best arepas in his whole family. Now, I’ve only ever tasted his, but I believe it because they are delicious! Arepas are a staple part of Colombian gastronomy, like our bread here. You could probably classify them as a flat bread made from maize. They eat them for breakfast and/or dinner with whatever you have to hand or like. Again, like bread. G likes his with fried eggs, my aunty likes hers with avocado and cheese. I have been nagging G to teach me to make them for sometime and this weekend he did!

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Delicious Veggie Tacos Recipe

I’ve decided to share savoury dishes too! All good food deserves to be on The Goody Blog after all.

My uncle is Columbian and has introduced a love for Mexican food in the family. One of my favourite things to do when I first moved to England alone at 17 was to go to my aunt and uncles for wraps with tones of guacamole! We had tacos rarely as they are more fiddly I suppose… Another good dish was tortilla chips with all the wrap condiments piled on top, covered with cheese and heated until melted in the oven. Mmm! Kind of like greedy tacos actually!

Anyway, here are my tacos and my first try at making them vegetarian.

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