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    Default Cooking challenge #just for fun

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    You have to feed 4 people on a budget of $20.
    You have to include the given ingredient from the previous poster.
    You can included pantry staples at %of how much you used. Egg a teaspoon of sugar = 5 cents.
    Just approx for each dish.

    Your meal could be breakfast. Lunch or dinner.



    Beetroot
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    No one took on the challenge

    So here's my go.

    Burgers with beetroot and pineapple. (Approx $12)
    And caramel tart for dessert
    ($3.30)


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    Oh a beef stew with dumplings

    Prob 600g chuck steak for $10 then another 10 for veg, tinned tomatoes a few herbs from pantry flour milk and butter for dumplings.

    Kidney beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    No one took on the challenge

    So here's my go.

    Burgers with beetroot and pineapple. (Approx $12)
    And caramel tart for dessert
    ($3.30)


    Your ingredient is
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    I started to post but I realised I didn't know how the budget allocation was supposed to go.

    if we are just going with approximate values then I am happy to participate!

    so....beetroot!!

    I'd make borscht (beetroot soup). the pork or beef would be the most expensive item (I'd prob buy $10 worth) and the rest is just veggies (approx $6.50) and stock ($2, I'd cheat and use stock cubes). serve with sour cream ($1.50) and sprinkled with loads of dill (free from the garden!). yum!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummymaybe View Post
    Oh a beef stew with dumplings

    Prob 600g chuck steak for $10 then another 10 for veg, tinned tomatoes a few herbs from pantry flour milk and butter for dumplings.

    Kidney beans.
    Veggie nachos

    Fry a chopped brown onion and 2 cloves of garlic in a fry pan with olive oil, add fresh chopped chilli and fresh coriander roots, teaspoon paprika and cumin, a tin of kidney beans and tin of crushed tomatoes , salt and black pepper and cook for ten mins, add the rest of the chopped fresh coriander and put in oven proof dish, place organic corn chips around it, top with grated tasty cheese and bake in oven until cheese is melted approx ten mins, top with fresh guacamole made from smashed avocado, lime juice , coriander , chilli and salt

    Onion, garlic, chilli, coriander,lime $5
    Tin Beans and tin tomatoes $4
    Corn chips $3
    Avocado $3
    Cheese $5
    Total $20
    The rest are pantry items

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    Ginger

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    I would make pork and ginger potstickers.

    $7 for 500g pork mince
    $ 3.5 for wonton wrappers
    $5 for Asian greens ie bok choy
    $1 for ginger
    Sauces and oil from pantry and herbs from garden

    Combine pork, grated ginger, coriander and shallots with kecep manis mix to combine.
    Divide mixture between wonton wrappers and fold.
    Add to hot pan with vegetable oil until bases are crisp add 1/4 water and greens and cover tightly, steam until cooked through.

    I serve with homemade chilli sauce which prob costs about $2 a litre to make, turns out I'm very good at growing chillies.


    Your ingredient:
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    Following - sounding delicious!

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    Default Cooking challenge #just for fun

    I could play this game all day!

    Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi in sage butter

    2 large eggs $1
    2 cups fresh ricotta $8
    1 cup baked, mashed fresh pumpkin $3
    1½ cups flour
    ½ cup finely grated Parmesan $3
    2 cloves garlic minced $1
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Garlic Sage Butter
    8 tablespoon unsalted butter $2
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon slivered fresh sage $2
    sea salt, to taste
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    gnocchi: lightly beat the eggs and then add ricotta, pumpkin, flour, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    divide the dough into 8 equal size pieces, and roll each piece into a thick rope. Use a sharp knife to cut 2cm lengths of dough from the rolls, use a fork to impress grooves into each piece - bring a salted pot of water to boil and drop in gnocchi , they are cooked when they rise to the top approx 2 minutes

    Sauce:

    In a large fry pan, heat the butter with the garlic and cook it slowly until it begins to brown. Add the sage and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss in gnocchi and serve!

    Next ingredient:

    Green prawns
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    Prawn curry with spinach pilaf

    Prawns $14 ish
    1 onion 50c
    Garlic 50c
    Spices
    Can diced tomato or 2 large Roma tomatoes $1
    Coconut cream $1
    Zucchini $1
    Frozen spinach $1- defrosted
    Rice $1

    Peel and devein prawns saving shells.
    Boil shells and reserve liquid

    Pan fry garlic and onion till translucent
    Add turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli flakes or powder
    Add finely sliced zucchini
    Add prawns
    Add tomatoes
    Make sure to spices cover everything well.
    Add coconut cream and enough reserved prawn shell stock to just cover everything.
    Cook 5 min.

    Use leftover prawn stock to make rice.

    Pan fry spinach and Some garlic and a
    Mix thru spinach
    Mix in cooked rice.

    Leeks

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    Chicken and leak pie:

    chicken thighs $8
    Leeks $3
    Stock $2
    Bacon $3
    Pastry $2
    Egg 50c
    Garlic & thyme from garden
    Oil salt pepper corn flour from pantry
    White wine (optional)

    Brown diced onion in pain add sliced leeks and cook until soft. Add diced chicken thighs and brown all over.

    Add stock and simmer for 30 minutes. Mix cornflour with small amount of water, add to chicken mix and stir until thick.

    Once cooled place in pie dish and cover with puff pastry, brush with egg and back for 20 minutes.

    With the extra $1.50 I would probably serve with some frozen peas.

    Next ingredient:

    Soba noodles


 

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