Friday, 5 August 2011

Cannelloni & beef mince filling

Serves 4

12 Cannelloni

300 grams beef mince

150 grams grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

1 large chopped onion

6 Basel leaves

salt & pepper

Bechamel sauce:

9 litre of HOT milk

50 grms butter

70 grms plain flour

pinch of nutmeg



1. Pre heat oven to 190 deg C.

2. Bechamel sauce- Melt butter in a

saucepan, stir in flour,

add the hot milk, stirring

rapidly with a whisk to prevent lumps.

3. Once its boils, remove from

heat add nutmeg and salt.

4. Filling- Boil cannelloni for 4

mins in plenty of salted water.

5. Heat up oil in pan, brown onions with

mince for 10 mins. When browned

and add 2 ladles of the Bechamel sauce,

100 grms of Parmesan cheese.

6. Fill cannelloni with meat filling.

Use a tsp or easy your clean fingers.

7. Take a large greased baking tray,

spread a layer of Bechamel sauce on,

arrange filled pasta and pour the remaining

sauce over and top with Parmesan and

Basel leaves.

Bake for 20 mins.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Spatchcock Chicken with spinach, mushroom & goat cheese stuffing

Serves 2-4

1 medium whole chicken(spatchcock)

100 grams fresh spinach

1 cup button mushroom(sliced)

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil butter

Goat cheese

1 large onion(sliced)

4 garlic(smashed)

Freshly cracked black pepper



1. Preheat oven to 180 dec C.

2. Spatchcock the chicken and usign your

fingers gently pull the skin apart from

the flesh around the breast and thigh

area to create pocket for the stuffing.

Set aside onto baking tray lined with baking paper.

3. For the filling, heat up a butter in a medium pan.

Toss the mushrooms followed by spinach.

Add a tiny pinch of salt and pieces of goat cheese.

Set aside to cool after 5 mins.

4. Place onions and garlic onto baking tray arougn the chicken.

Take the stuffing mixture and fill up the pockets.

Brush the chicken with olive oil,

a good sprinkle of salt and black pepper.

5. Roast in oven for an hour and half.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Five Ways to Get Replenished in Ramadan | Asia Society

How to stay healthy during Ramadan!!



Ramadan is here again...

From Nam's Makan Time,

I wish all readers a healthy and peaceful Ramadan.

Check out my new scale friendly healthy dishes.

After a day of fasting, eat smart at each IFTAR is ideal.
I have posted a link for you to read up and

learn how to plan the right meal for your next Iftar..