Tag: Cooking

Middle Eastern Cookery Lesson

Middle Eastern Cookery Lesson

The other week I finally got round to using up the rest of my The Cheshire Cookery School vouchers Neil got me for Christmas by going along to a Middle Eastern cookery class. I was really excited for this one after having such a positive 

Classic Cooking Mishaps

Classic Cooking Mishaps

A lot of what I have written about on this blog focuses on how I successfully cope in the kitchen without sight. However, it would be wrong of me to pretend that it is easy, simple and that it never goes wrong. There is always 

Knife Skills

Knife Skills

I’ve touched upon how I handle knives several times now, so I thought it about time I went in to a little more detail on preparing food with a knife without sight. Its definitely one of the areas that seems to fascinate sighted people as 

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Aubergine lends itself brilliantly to a tomato-based sauce, when you cook it this way it softens and helps to thicken it. It also absorbs flavour really well so leads to a very tasty dish. I used meatballs but if you prefer you can use chicken 

Grilling

Grilling

There is nothing more appealing than the smell of grilled cheese, or bacon in the kitchen. It never fails to make me feel hungry. However, I have a love/hate relationship with my grill. It is a lot healthier to grill than fry things like meat 

Chicken & Butternut Squash Tagine

Chicken & Butternut Squash Tagine

For this recipe I cheat a little and use a pre-made Moroccan Harissa spice mix. It’s basically a mixture of ground cumin, coriander, chilli powder and cinnamon, so if you can’t get hold of the mix then just use a combination of these. It will 

Weighing and Measuring

Weighing and Measuring

In Cooking Without Sight I briefly touch on how I both weigh and measure my ingredients when cooking. In this post I thought I would go in to a little more detail. Weighing ingredients these days is far easier than it used to be  if 

Is it Safe to Eat?

Is it Safe to Eat?

Very rarely is the packaging of products in supermarkets designed with blind people in mind. The only exception to this is medication, which is now also labelled in braille as well as print. This is still quite a recent thing really and I must admit, 

Ingredient of the Week: Kale

Ingredient of the Week: Kale

Kale is one of the more commonly used vegetables included in my diet. Once, I overheard Neil moaning to a friend that he was yet again having kale with his dinner that night. To be fair, it was probably the fourth night in a row 

Chorizo Kale Stew

Chorizo Kale Stew

Broth, soup, stew, whatever its technical name is I’m not sure. What I am sure of though, is that this is a comforting bowl of yumminess that can be ready to eat in just over half an hour. Roasting the sweet potatoes separately allows them 

Fishy Business

Fishy Business

If I had to choose between only eating meat or only eating fish and seafood for the rest of my life, then fish would win hands down. However fish can be a lot trickier to cook and eat when you can’t see, especially if it 

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Quinoa is an incredibly nutritious grain that can be substituted for pasta or rice. What sets it apart from other grains is that it has an unusually high level of protein in it. Most plant based foods can not be classed as a complete protein,