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Sticky BBQ Ribs and Apple Slaw

  My husband is a big fan of American BBQ food, and to be honest so am I, but try to avoid it due to the fact its normally packed full of sugar and takes such a long time to make. This is because the slow cooking method is by far the best and most satisfying. It was a Sunday, and we had planned this was going to be our ‘Sunday roast’ with the hopes of some left overs (obviously none happened in the end). So the day started with my husband pulling out the pork ribs that he had already covered in a dry rub the night before. (Please note all ingredients below). He placed the ribs into a large high sided roasting dish and poured in the apple juice and water to the base of the dish. Then he  covered the dish in tin foil, wrapping it tightly around the edges of the dish. The ribs go into the oven at 150 degrees for 2 to 2.5 hours with a basting after 90 …

Burmese cauliflower curry

It was a cold dark night and I just felt a little fed up of eating soup and wanted something chunky with a bit of heat to clear my cold which didn’t want to go. This was just the recipe, adapted from a few different recipes I have tried over the past year and it isn’t realise Burmese or Indian or Thai, but I like the combination. The Cauliflower is wonderfully comforting with the chick peas and spinach giving a lot of textures, makes you realise how easy it is to have three vegetables in just one sitting and no meat. The chick peas give us the protein to fill up even a hungry boy, while the spinach is packed full of iron and cauliflower full of vitamin C. All in all this is a flu fighting recipe perfect for any one! Ingredients: 1 cauliflower cut into florets 2 teaspoons curry powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 tsp garam masala drizzles of olive oil 1 teaspoon chilli powder/ or cayenne 2 teaspoons sweet paprika …