Recipe: Home-made Lemonade

Home-made Lemonade

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Ingredients

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200g/ 7oz Caster Sugar

850ml / 11/2 pint (Chilled) Still / Sparking Water

150ml / 1/2 pint hot water from the kettle

6 Lemons

Mint leaves (Optional)

Ice (Plenty of it)

Preparation and completion time – 10 minutes.

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Every thought how to make your own Lemonade? Need an easy, healthier and more affordable summer/heatwave drink? Then here’s how.

Average cost

Under £10 pounds, maybe even £5

Method

1) Pour the sugar in a heatproof bowl and add hot water from the kettle. Add in stilled water. Stir to dissolve the sugar then set aside to cool.

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2) Roll out your lemons on a worktop or surface as this helps release the juice. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice. 250ml/9fl oz will do if your measuring. Use a colander if you want to remove the pips all in one, than individually.

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3) Pour the lemon juice into a tall jug or pitcher, if you have one.

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4) Pour in the sugar syrup mixture, which should be clear now.

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5) Add lemon slices to dress jug mixture for extra flavour or in your glass, you decide.

6) Add fresh Mint leaves if you have them for added taste.

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7) Put your feet up, relax and chill in the garden, at no extra cost.

Move over Fanny Craddock, there’s a new people’s chef in town! 🙂

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Recipe: False Fabs Asian-Inspired Sweet, Tangy Turkey Kabobs

Recipe: False Fabs Asian-Inspired Sweet, Tangy Turkey Kabobs

Looking for a quick, healthy and tasty recipe for your bank holiday. Or perhaps a general cooking recipe? Well here we have one specifically for you. All instructions below and affordable.

Ingredients

1

x1 Tablespoon sugar

½ Teaspoon ginger

¼ Teaspoon black pepper

Bell peppers (2 colours)

Turkey Breast (Diced)

Mushrooms

x2 Cloves of Garlic (minced/pressed)

1/4 cup of Sunflower Oil

Skewers

Lime

Lemon

Rice (Optional)

Substitutes

If you don’t like some of the ingredients above you can use substitutes. You can use Vegetable Oil (Sunflower is healthier) ¼ cup Soy Sauce instead of Lemon/Lime etc.

So it’s the bank holiday weekend here so many are looking for a different way to cook this weekend. Why not try this recipe above, which is a healthier option for foodies, musclemen and everyone in general. You can substitute your toppings and flavours accordingly.

Serves 4-6 people dependent on the Turkey you use. We got through half a pack so had plenty left over from a single pack of diced pieces and served 2-4 on this occasion.

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 20 minutes

Overall time – 35 minutes

Serves – 4-6

 

Instructions

  1. Have the diced turkey placed into a shallow glass dish or resealable bag. Add in the remaining ingredients, Ginger, Black Pepper, crushed Garlic, sugar, sunflower oil, lemon juice and lime juice. Cut the lemon and lime apart from the sides in a separate bowl to separate the pips and stringy extras. Use the juice only.

2         2. Cover the dish for 1-3 hours, with cellophane/cling film.

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3. Before cooking, prepare your remaining ingredients, Mushroom, Bell Peppers, or substitutes to be placed onto the skewers to make the kebabs.

4. Keep the marinade from the bowl to one side.

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5. Add the turkey diced breast to the skewer in order with ingredients. For example – Turkey Bell Pepper, Mushroom. Repeat the layers. Roughly 5 portions of turkey can fit one skewer.

6. Place them onto the grill (or barbecue if you prefer) and brush with marinade multiple times during cooking using a gentle glide up and down. Check after roughly4-5 minutes to marinate, then another time period to turn and marinate.

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7. Judge cooking accordingly.

8. Stop brushing marinade 5 minutes before cooking is finished.

       9. Optional – You can serve with a small portion of rice or equivalent if you prefer.

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