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Hello and welcome to Passion for Food! Passion for Food is all about healthy, seasonal and flavoursome cooking. Passion for Food is run by Multi-Award Winning Kiran Singh (www.kiransingh.net) and Award Winning Khushi Kaur (www.khushikkaur.co.uk). More about us here.

PASSION FOR FOOD – Healthy, Seasonal and Flavorsome Cooking

One of the things we LOVE about cooking is that cooking a meal is one of the most personal things you can do for someone. You’re literally providing plated nourishment made with your own hands and creativity. Even if you’re following a recipe, you picked the recipe and planned the meal didn’t you?

The speciality about a home cooked meal is the feeling of abundance it provides. Everything you have and need is right in the front of you within arms reach. The fragrance of garlic, the crackle from the skillet, and the sight of perfectly roasted bird coming out from the oven…. DIVINE! Cooking speaks to all of our senses. It’s a joy we are so proud to know!

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HOW IT STARTED

Passion for Food is about healthy, seasonal, cooking. It started in 2014 with an attempt to teach my daughter Khushi to cook – which resulted in her being a Junior Bake Off contestant in 2015!

Having been born and brought up in Norway, of Indian origin, living in London for 9 years AND loving French and Italian cuisine – our cooking is inspired by all of these cultures plus more; from Norwegian Fiskeboller with Curry Sauce to Boeuf Bourguignon with Masala Mash – so stay tuned for delicious, and healthy recipes, must-have kitchen and cooking gadgets, our favourite products, ‘guides to‘, interviews and more! Passion or Food is all about…well simply….Our Passion for Food!

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As a self-confessed foodies, we recently became a BonAppetour Host, which means you can come and cook with us at the gorgeous countryside of Hertfordshire. Our home is surrounded by gorgeous nature with a river and a canal on. View from dining table overlooks the tranquil canal and you see houseboats passing by. So why not join us for a cooking and eating experience?

 

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Inspiration

SPICY WARM ROASTED TOMATO AND CUMIN SALAD

SPICY WARM ROASTED TOMATO AND CUMIN SALAD

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This salad is humble yet amazing. It looks great on the plate and I love the flavour combination of tomato and cumin. Cumin is one of my very favourite spices, and is a great natural remedy for digestive problems as well as boosting the immune system.’

Spicy Warm Roasted Tomato and Cumin Salad

RELATED: Interview with Anjula Devi

Preparation time 15 minutes, cooking time 25 minutes

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

20 cherry tomatoes

KEY SPICES

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp coriander seeds

1 tsp red chilli flakes

1/4 tsp black peppercorns

WARMING SPICES

1 tsp fennel seeds

OTHER SPICES

Pinch of asafoetida

1 tsp mango powder

WET INGREDIENTS

2 tbs vegetable oil

1 medium sized onion, diced finely

2 tsp pulped garlic

1 tsp pulped ginger

1 tbs white wine vinegar

Sea salt to taste

1 tsp grated jaggery

Small bunch of coriander, chopped

METHOD

Place a small dry frying pan on a low heat, add the key spices and fennel seeds, and warm for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat, place in a pestle and mortar, grind to a powder and set aside.

Heat the oil in a sauté pan on a medium heat, add the asafoetida and allow to sizzle, then immediately add the onion and salt, and sauté until golden-brown for about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, ginger, white wine vinegar, jaggery, the contents of the pestle and mortar and mango powder, then sauté on a low heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and turn the heat to a high simmer, cook the tomatoes until they start to blister. Remove from the heat, add the fresh coriander and serve.

Spice for Life by Anjula Devi includes meat and fish recipes too and is published by Clearview Books

Photography by Dan Jones.  Priced at £25 and available online and from all good bookshops (ISBN: 978-1908337-375)

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