Monday, 18 May 2020

Veggie & bacon soup


1 bunch celery leaves
1 cup soaked split peas
400g chopped bacon
1/2 onion
1 bunch parsley
2 large carrots
2 leeks
4 turnips
2 TBS oil of choice
Salt and pepper to taste


Wash, peel and chop all veggies.
Brown bacon in pot, add chopped onion.
Add the oil and fresh veggies and allow to sweat off in the pot for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the split peas and enough water to come halfway up your veggie and bacon mixture.
Bring to the boil, reduce heat and summer, covered, until split peas tender.
Take masher and mash some of the veggies leaving the rest chunky.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Easy Sweet Potato Bake


230g cream cheese
250ml cream
2 large sweet potato
2 tbs paprika
1 tbs mixed herbs
Salt and pepper to taste


Mix together cream, cream cheese, salt, pepper, paprika and herbs until smooth.
Wash, peel and slice sweet potato into thin discs.
Place a layer of sweet potato slices into an oven proof dish, scoop a few heaped spoons of creamy mixture over the sweet potato layer. Continue the layering and place the rest of the cream mixture over the top.
Bake in 180C preheated oven for approximately an hour, uncovered.

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