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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 5th -11th June 2022-Monday Musings, Health, Food Review “Real food v Processed Food” and Saturday Snippets where “Spin” is my one word prompt.

Welcome to my weekly roundup …Wow, I can’t believe we are in June already halfway through the year…June is the first month of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere and astronomical winter in the Southern Hemisphere…the roses are showing their pretty heads here plus it is the flower of the month June alongside its fragrant sister the lovely honeysuckle…my journey to the UK was not without its holdups…but the sunshine has come with me which is a bonus it is still got a chill in the air but it’s bracing …lol…

Food there are so many food “days around the world I will just stick to the International days/weeks /month…Today is International Falafel Day made from ground chickpeas, broad beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon; “falafel” also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces…June 18th is International Sushi day…but all the days have something in common …summer…

Monday Musings this last week was dedicated to the Queen on her Platnium Jubillee…70 years on the throne and without a whiff of personal scandal she has been a dedicated Queen to her country and the Commonwealth…

https://carolcooks2.com/2022/06/06/monday-musings-6th-june-2022/

Adding a topping to a filling, whether it be chicken, fish, vegetables or other meats, adds sustenance and makes a meal go that little further…something we may all have to consider in the not too distant future…

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Chicken Pot Pie…

Welcome to my green kitchen where I bring you recipes mainly “bread”-smile- any kitchen tips and this month there are tips about Strawberry stems something I have always composted or shock horror binned…no longer there are a few things I just didn’t know about Strawberry stems…waste which is pet peeve and cookware which if chosen wisely is safe and a good investment as it lasts years or a lifetime…

Carol Taylors Green Kitchen…June 2022…Bread Rolls, Food Waste, Cookware, and “What to do with your leftover Strawberry Stems” …

Store cupboard basic where this week it is canned or bottled foods…It is always good to have some extra cans of fish, sweetcorn, and jars of vegetables or pickles and chutneys…for a rainy day.

https://carolcooks2.com/2022/06/09/this-week-in-my-kitchenstore-cupboard-basicspart-5bottled-canned-goods/

It is important that we have an adequate amount of “Phosphorous ” in our diet…Phosphorus is an essential mineral usually combined with oxygen as a phosphate. Most phosphate in the body is found in our bones. But, phosphate-containing molecules, (phospholipids) are also important components of cell membranes and lipoprotein particles such as HDL (healthy cholesterol) and LDL (lousy cholesterol). A small amount of phosphate plays a role in many of our biochemical reactions including the production of our essential fuel ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and the formation of red blood cells…Deficiency is rare in a person with a normal diet. Alcoholics however are at risk as are people who are constantly taking antacids because of the aluminium content in some brands.

The far bigger risk with phosphorus is the amount we are consuming in processed foods such as soft drinks. A diet high in phosphorus may decrease the absorption of other minerals such as iron, copper and zinc…to read more please click the highlighted link below…

Smorgasbord Health Column – Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency with Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Phosphorus – Dairy, Poultry, Pork, Nuts, Wholegrains

Much of the time it isn’t easy finding how healthy something really is…I hope this post will be helpful and make it a little easier …

https://carolcooks2.com/2022/06/10/carolcooks2friday-food-reviews-5/

Saturday Snippets…12th June 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Spin”

Saturday Snippets is always a pleasure to write for me…This week’s prompt word that my muse landed in my lap is “Spin”…immediately I thought of a child’s spinning top and those spin classes something I personally have never tried but many people love them and participate..just not me…lol…I’ll stick to my walking…I am sitting putting the finishing touches to this post with the sun streaming through the loft window in my little room for the month it is lovely a tad cold for me but a beautiful sunny morning back in England…I have had my camomile tea and my brunch will be some lovely smoked haddock with a poached egg that I am looking forward to as I haven’t eaten smoked haddock or yellow fish as I have always called it for many years… Thank you for joining me today I hope you have a great week and as always I look forward to your comments…xx

 

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Chicken Pot Pie…

Welcome to my kitchen…It’s time for another Chicken Recipe …Last week I shared how from one chicken you could make 4 meals…one of my suggestions was a chicken Pot Pie but I didn’t share the recipe..today I am remedying that and sharing my Chicken Pot Pie recipe…normally I would call it a  Chicken Pie however it seems in many parts of the world it is called a Chicken Pot Pie…WHY? Well, it seems to have a long history… it is said to have originated in Greece where cooked meat was put into a pastry case…it was then the Romans who added the lid making it into a pie…Hence the Pot Pie however it wasn’t until about the late 1800s …the fondness for a pie soon spread to the new world and in the 19th-century settlers who came to America introduced the Pot Pie…it seems that although the “Pot Pie” originated in Elizabethan England today it’s as American as Apple Pie…why the Britsh hate the name pot pies so much I don’t know…maybe its because they believe a pie is only a pie when it has a top and bottom…

Chicken is a very versatile protein it has little fat(unless we add it)…a healthy alternative to red meat…  it is indeed low in saturated fat, contains higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acids than other animal meats, and is high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals such as B6, B12, iron, zinc, and copper…

Today I am sharing Chicken Pot Pie…my chicken pot pies vary every time I make them…why? Because if I have a drop of wine to use it goes in, sometimes although not often I use cream instead of milk…I always add bay leaf but again sometimes I add some fresh or dried thyme…if I have mushrooms to use in they go as do any other veggies that I may need to use…the same with the topping some like filo and hubby likes shortcrust so I might mix and match..its a juggling act in my kitchen sometimes…lol

  • 1/3cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3cup chopped shallot
  • 1/3cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp pepper
  • 1 3/4cups homemade chicken stock or  ready-made stock
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 1/2cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
  • 2cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed or fresh vegetables diced.

Let’s Cook!

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Gradually stir in your stock and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened.

Stir in chicken and mixed vegetables. Remove from heat. Spoon chicken mixture into your dish…then top with your chosen pastry…seal the edge and flute. Cut a cross in the centre of your pie then using a spare bit of pastry cut 4 small diamonds and arrange them in the gaps of your cross…

For the pastry crust, you can use any pastry either a shortcrust pastry, puff pastry or filo…sometimes I even add sliced potatoes instead of a pastry crust. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes in a pre heated oven at 180C /356F or until the crust is golden brown. During the last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover the crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning if required.

The cooking time of course always depends on your oven and whether you make individual pies or one large pie…

These are two small pies I made and I used square dishes this time but round or square, individual or one large pie it is another meal from your chicken…

Stand 5 minutes before serving with a side of vegetables and gravy of course you can have pie and mash or pie and chips(fries) we don’t as if we have pastry we don’t have potatoes…

Thank you for joining me today and as always I look forward to your comments xx