Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Roast Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted sweet potatoes bulks this salad up and keeps you full while the toasted pumpkin seeds add a nutty flavour and gives the salad a nice crunch.

Roast Sweet Potato Salad Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

Hello!

I am always experimenting with my salads and I would like to share this easy peasy recipe with you.

At the start of the week I usually roast a few sweet potatoes and keep them refrigerated. I can then heat them up for a quick snack before the gym or just add them into salads, like I did here. The recipe I use is set out below but feel free to roast them using whatever spices you fancy.

The toasted pumpkin seeds in this salad really gives it a delicious crunchy boost so don’t skip it if you can. The only thing to be careful of is not adding too much. They are so delicious but are also really high in fat so a little goes a long way here.

Roast Sweet Potato Salad Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

Monday, 11 January 2016

Traditional Irish Guinness and Beef Stew Pie

Chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots stewed together in Guinness for a rich and comforting stew then topped with a puff pastry top. Divine!

Nomsies Kitchen Recipe - Traditional Irish Guinness and Beef Stew Pie

Hi everyone!

I am proud to report that I am a qualified gym instructor now. I am so happy! I never thought I would have done this until I actually went out to do it. Now I am all the happier for it. So, the point I am trying to make is this – if you too are thinking of doing something, just believe in yourself and go for it. Don’t suffer by paralysis from analysis.

Moving on from the inspiration of the day, here is a recipe I tried over the weekend.

Nomsies Kitchen Recipe - Traditional Irish Guinness and Beef Stew Pie

Nomsies Kitchen Recipe - Traditional Irish Guinness and Beef Stew Pie

I was in Dublin over the Christmas Holidays and had excellent beef and Guinness stew. I knew I had to replicate it. After some searching I found a recipe that looked fool proof. The results were really good and I want to share it with you.


Nomsies Kitchen Recipe - Traditional Irish Guinness and Beef Stew Pie

Nomsies Kitchen Recipe - Traditional Irish Guinness and Beef Stew Pie

This was made in a pressure cooker. I stewed it for about an hour. If you are cooking it on the stove, the original recipe calls for it to be stewed for 2 hours.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Sesame Chicken

Simply delicious pieces of chicken slathered in a scrumptious sauce!

Sesame Chicken Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

Hi everyone!

I have been so busy with college and I absolutely love every minute of it. I just had my mid-term practical assessment and it went well! I was so nervous before it, I was waking up in the night reciting the different muscles each exercise would work. The upright row works the trapezius, anterior deltoids, medial deltoids and the biceps! So on and so forth. It’s good stress I assure you.

Since I was having my mid-term break, I was looking up new recipes to try and I thought I would make this sesame chicken. Oh, it goes so well with rice. Make more sauce if you want, you will not regret it.

Sesame Chicken Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

Sesame Chicken Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

It’s the kind of flavours that you can’t get enough of. Savoury with a hint of sweetness and crispy chicken, pure comfort food! Instead of frying the chicken, I baked it here. Makes you feel less guilty, eh? Go ahead and try this one!

Sesame Chicken Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Chinese Peanut and Beancurd Sheets (Foo Chuk) Soup

Delicious Chinese style soup perfect for lifting your spirits and warming you up.

Chinese Peanut and Beancurd Sheets Soup Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

Hi everyone!

It is officially the end of summer and the weather has certainly gotten rainier and slightly colder. I always want soup on gloomy days, I find that it is a real comfort food.

Chinese Peanut and Beancurd Sheets Soup Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

Chinese Peanut and Beancurd Sheets Soup Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

This soup is so easy – really, you can count the ingredients, 5 in total, not including the water. I used raw blanched peanuts here, the ones you can buy from the Oriental shop.

In Malaysia, I used a different variant that is specially for boiling soup. It is much softer but I can’t seem to find it here in the UK so this will have to suffice. You can use beancurd sticks if you prefer, though those are slightly harder and hence you would have to boil them a little longer.

Chinese Peanut and Beancurd Sheets Soup Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

In other news I was listed in an infographic published on Rebates Zone as being one of the Top 50 food blogs in the UK! I must say I feel very proud and happy to be included – Yippee! Here is the infographic.

Rebate Zone's Top 50 UK Food Blogs Infographic

I get to have this badge of honour!

Badge of Honour!

In further news, I am going back to college. I will be starting my first day at Loughborough College tomorrow and I am so excited. Sure I am twice the age of most of the students but I have not felt so happy and excited in a long time. I don’t ever recall feeling so happy or excited when I enrolled for my A Levels and or University half a lifetime ago. I will be training to be a gym instructor, it will be tough so, wish me luck! Be sure to follow me on Instagram for all the exciting updates of life as a mature student. I am going to prove to myself that at 33, I have still got it.

Now click on for the soup recipe! 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Thai Minced Pork Salad (Larb Moo)

This is a really delightful and fresh salad, the meat makes it quite filling and satisfying. Eat with some vermicelli noodles or just wrap in some lettuce leaves for a low carb meal. 

Thai Minced Pork Salad (Larb Moo) Recipe | nomsieskitchen.com

I am always on the lookout for different salads to try.

One of my favourite salads these days is this fabulous Thai Minced Pork Salad or Larb Moo.

Thai Minced Pork Salad (Larb Moo) Recipe | nomsieskitchen.com

Thai Minced Pork Salad (Larb Moo) Recipe | nomsieskitchen.com

It is everything you can ever wish for in a salad! Fresh and a little tangy, it tastes so good with some plain vermicelli noodles. It is also totally delicious wrapped up in lettuce leaves as a low carb wrap. You can add in some mint as well. Go on and give this salad a try!

Thai Minced Pork Salad (Larb Moo) Recipe | nomsieskitchen.com

Thai Minced Pork Salad (Larb Moo) Recipe | nomsieskitchen.com

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Mamak Mee Goreng

This dish is a favourite street food in Malaysia. Today I am sharing my recipe for it with you.

Recipe for Mamak Mee Goreng from Nomsies Kitchen

In essence, this is fried noodles. It’s quick, it’s fast, and it is delicious.

All credit for this dish needs to go to my husband. He was the chef here.


Recipe for Mamak Mee Goreng from Nomsies Kitchen

Being typical of a Malaysian dish the noodles have a nice spicy kick in it. This dish was so on point I can’t get enough of it.

If you can, don’t skip the crushed peanuts, it just adds another level of tastiness to the noodles. Squeeze on some lime juice just before eating to add a nice tangy zest to this dish.


Recipe for Mamak Mee Goreng from Nomsies Kitchen


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