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#461 Sat 10 Nov 12 2:54pm

Bobby13

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Bobby13 wrote:

Why am I unable to retrieve your 15 minute recipe for Sticky Kicky Chicken
& Chilli Con Carne Meatballs.

Best Regards
Bobby

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#462 Sat 10 Nov 12 3:56pm

hema3033

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Not a question but I don't know where else to post this(?)
I have just bought 15 Minute Meals. I NEVER ordinarily buy cookery books. Last one purchased was about 30 years ago! I can cook Gujerati food but this is not practical for me and have been battling for years to put nutritious, tasty food on the table on a daily basis - this book is an answer to my lifelong prayers. Why did I buy 15MM - well, are you sitting comfortably?....
As to whether I can achieve the meal in 15 minutes or not - I don't give a monkeys. I like to cook slowly whilst sipping wine so I won't even attempt to do it in 15 minutes. What I have got though is:
1)Simple yet exquisite meals that you have made wholly do-able - no intimidating elements whatsoever. This means I can feel totally in control in my own kitchen - how liberating is that!
2) A way in to using ingredients that I am curious about but would ordinarily be far too scared to purchase
3) It is indeed a complete meal, so once cooked, I don't then have the challenge of "what should I serve it with" - you have done that for me - thank you.
4) I count my calories on a daily basis as a lifestyle choice. You've worked out the calories for me - thank you.
5) Cram packed with basic tips that are gems like using 2 spoons to stir.

In general I think this book is revolutionary. I have to use up stuff that I have in my fridge and freezer before I can make a start on it but I believe this will be my food bible.

This cannot be an accident, I believe you must have taken a lot of trouble to get into the mindset of a regular person, who does not cook for a living and used this as your starting point.
You are revolutionary -  genius, creative, funny!

I am a gujarati, when I see white chefs making raitu and then they say put it together at the last minute - I am always screaming at the telly "squeeze the juice out the cucumber - it keeps for ages. Well, you are the first white chef I see doing just that clap

A Gift Tip from me to you!
You don't need to peel ginger - I never have. I mince up loads of it - peel 'n all and freeze it.

Thank You Sir Jamie!!!
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#463 Sat 10 Nov 12 4:32pm

hema3033

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Oh yeah! I do have a question:
Please could you consider making a CD of 15MM for the likes of me to purchase.
At the moment the 15MM book is very much alive because I will have just watched you doing it on tele. I would love to be able to refresh this aliveness years down the line.
Picture the scene on a typical day next year. I am putting together a menu and shopping list for the coming week. Mmmm! Think I will cook the Moroccan Bream dinner. With the food ordered on line, I put the CD on and go straight to Moroccan Bream and watch it to inspire and empower me ready for the week ahead! Mint!

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#464 Sat 10 Nov 12 11:09pm

alisonoliver

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Just cooked 15 min Chilli Con carne meatballs - they are AMAZING!!!  Don't normally do the cooking in our house, but managed to pull these off in exactly 15 minutes!!  Thanks so much Jamie.  Maybe there is a cook in me yet. Hoping to get the book for Xmas!!
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#465 Sat 10 Nov 12 11:36pm

Kye

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Bobby13 wrote:

Bobby13 wrote:

Why am I unable to retrieve your 15 minute recipe for Sticky Kicky Chicken
& Chilli Con Carne Meatballs.

Best Regards
Bobby

Seems that you have to download the recipes, the link is here:
http://scrapbook.channel4.com/programme … episode-10

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#466 Mon 12 Nov 12 6:20pm

minimilk82

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Hi, has anyone tried Jamie's piccalillii recipe yet?  I have the book and the menu says to soak the veg in salt water for 1 to 2 hours.  Every other recipes says to soak overnight so just wanted to check if it's ok to soak the beg in brine for this shorter time and what the results are! Looking forward to making it, but as the batch will be used as Christmas gifts, want to make sure I get it right!

Thanks!

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#467 Tue 13 Nov 12 12:51am

robynlyndon1

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I watched your TV show In Australia for 15 minutes meals and you did a burger and a coleslaw through the food processor - I made it but my coleslaw tasted great but was too wet - I know you did a 1/4 cabbage, 2 carrots, half a red onion and 1 pear - was this done on the thin slicer or how did you do it in the food processor - I have a magi mix food processor and I did it on the grater and it was too wet unless you put the cabbage through the slicer and then change to the greater for the carrot not sure but I will cut the pear by hand as it made my coleslaw too wet so it probably depends what pear you use here in Australia but the taste was sensational but I need to have it dryer.

Thanks again for all your help!!

My mayonnaise worked out in the end as I found you can not use olive oil to make mayonnaise you need to use other oils that are not strong in taste and yes I was successful at long last and I just used my blender and it was very thick and creamy.  I use canola oil but I noticed some people use grape seed oil and Bran oil and other ones that do not have that strong taste unless there is an olive oil that does not taste strong but the ones I get over here that are extra virgin olive oil and are made in Italy are very strong in taste.
Have a great day!!!

Cheers
Robyn yikes  big_smile  clap  help

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#468 Tue 13 Nov 12 2:01am

truthful person

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Hi, I watched your chicken pot pie on the 30 minute meal show, I cannot find the recipe on this site. Plus what is creme fresh. Please respond.
thank you. help

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#469 Tue 13 Nov 12 3:40am

Cindy

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Truthful person, you will probably need to purchase the 30 minute meals book for the recipe, Jaime only puts a few of his recipes on the site. Creme fraiche is basically a soured cream http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crème_fraîche
If you cannot find it in the supermarket, you can make it yourself by adding some fresh lemon juice to fresh cream and leaving it for awhile to sour.

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#470 Tue 13 Nov 12 6:42am

robynlyndon1

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Hi Jamie

I watched your TV program on 9 or 10th November in Queensland Australia and you demonstrated a 15 minute coleslaw with your home made burgers - now I made the coleslaw but it was too wet - I have a magi mix food processor - now to I use the thinner slicer for the cabbage or the coaser one?  I grated all my ingredients which was 1/4 cabbage, 2 carrots, 1 pear and half red onion but I think I should have sliced the cabbage on the thinner disc and then grate the carrot - but when you did it - it was all on one disc and then you mixed it with olive oil salt and pepper and some vinegar from the gerkins (or pickle cucumber) but it was great but I need to stop it being so wet - the only other thing I can do is slice it all by hand but I have done slaw on my slicer before and never had a problem might be the cabbage was to wet from the fridge and should have been room temperature as this has never happened to me before.

Thanks again for all your had work with the meals I really do appreciate it - I have most of all your books will need to purchase the 15 minute one now as I am watching my weight and I love that part that all of your meals have been calorie controlled only I do not know how to work out the calorie for each dish.

It is great what you are doing for the whole world with your meals - I hope people take notice and start to cook for themselves - I love cooking heaps but then I am passionate about cooking so this is why I make great meals as well but even though I am 63 years old I am still learning new ways of doing things.

Thanks for answering any questions we ask -= that is great too!!

Cheers
Robyn 

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