The night before I realized I had to bring something and invented some burgers (actually one kind, the other was an old standby recipe of mine). Alas, it was dark and I didn't take any proper pictures. Here are a few of them on the BBQ, along with awesome kebabs, shrooms and corn:
I had a lot of leftovers from making thai curry, so I decided to try a Thai-influenced burger... no pictures sadly, but here's the recipe since a few people asked for it.
(for 10-12 medium burgers)
- 150g tofu, drained and crumbled
- 4-6 medium mushrooms, finely chopped
- 2-3 spring onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbs rice wine
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- a pinch of shichimi togarashi (Japanese hot spice, any sort of chili powder will do as well)
- 2-3 tbs Thai green curry paste (I used Tesco's which I think is medium hot)
- a little flour
Mix everything and use flour as a binding agent- if you've squeezed the tofu properly, you'll only need about 3-4 tablespoons. Then form burgers- you can freeze those right away, but I pan-fried them and then froze them so they only took a short time on the bbq later.
The other week I made use of my Amazon.co.uk gift certificate and ordered a few new cookbooks, including Get it Ripe which I absolutely love!
Yesterday's dinner was influenced by the Quinoa with Bok Choy, Beans and pesto, except I forgot to buy bok choy and used spinach. I would never have thought of a combination like this, although it's so easy, very healthy and not to forget, yum!
And ah, keep your fingers crossed! I had the perfect job interview for an amazing job (event coordinator for an international exhibition company) the other day and will hear from them on Tuesday...