This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

~Cook Up With donna hay (No 20) Roasted Soy and Ginger Chicken and Nespresso Coconut and Chocolate Panna Cotta~




Mint from our little herb patch...


all ready for a Cook Up from donna hay magazine Dec 2012/January 2013
Irina from Gypsy In Me has joined me in these Cook-Ups......if anyone is interested all you have to do is cook something up from the latest issue and blog it.......easy peasy
Just let me know if you are keen to have a go!!!



On the Menu is Roasted Soy and Ginger Chicken (I also added some Zucchini and Beans)
Above is donna's version


Chicken, Chick Peas and Sweet Potato all set to go into the oven


and all ready now......


with the mint all chopped now on it 


Zucchini all set to go



Before anyone eats here I have to take lots of pics ha ha...
Above and below is the dish all plated up



and together with the extra veggies
this is a really tasty meal......we all loved it





and to finish off Nespresso Coconut and Chocolate Panna Cotta
The Panna Cotta was lovely and light and perfect for a summer's evening meal....

Now I better get my act together and do another one as the next issue has arrived
Happy Weekend and Bon Appetit......Dzintra

18 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Looks very yummy and lots of sauce. Manu would love it.
Have a great weekend.
Bev.xoxo

Susan said...

Oh yum....that dessert looks scrumptious.

Fiona said...

very yummy...
Hugz

Yvonne W said...

All I can say is "Yummy"!!!

shez said...

yummy Dzintra you are so clever my friend.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY!!! This is so exciting because Irina lives near me....I am going to even SEE her today! I will almost get a glimpse of you as I understand that she too will be joining in on this feast! EVERYTHING my dear, looks so scrumptuous!

Thank you for visiting my dear! CHEERS! Anita

Gillie said...

Oh my gosh, what pictures at the beginning of the day! And such enabling too, maybe a trip to B and N tomorrow to buy the magazine? I can SMELL that mint!

Palomasea said...

You did it, my dear!!
Does it ever look delicious! Some of my favorite ingredients...

Ok, I better hustle here...lots of things going on, I need to focus and get cooking! :)) I have dessert picked out, but the main dish is on hold. I purchased a new jar of green curry paste for p.52, but it smelled and tasted very different from previous jars. I wonder if it was a weird batch, or if the company changed the recipe...
So, I hope to pick up a new jar today!

Sending love to you and a Bon Appetit!
- Irina

ria vogelzang said...

WOW! I see I haven't been visiting your blog often enough......
So much good and yummie things to see!
And I just love what you did to your hair in the last post!
Thanks for coming over to my blog, otherwise I wouldn't have seen this, I think.... :))
Love and a very big HUG,
Ria.

Fer said...

Yum-o! You're lucky there's so many gluten free options these days.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning DZINTRA! Oh, how yummy is this display here! I saw our dear Irina yesterday, but after school time. We have yet to meet for dinner, after all this time we have known each other!

CHEERS TO YOU, TO US THREE! Anita

Palomasea said...

Yes, the dinner will happen..it will!!! :)))
Oh, dear Dzintra...how we wish you could join us!

I wanted to update you, dear friend...I am about to cook now...the new jar tastes just right...will be posting this evening!
Have a beautiful day!
Love and hugs,
- Irina

Palomasea said...

Hello, my dear..are you at the computer?
It's up now!
I am anxious to try out the recipe you made though...I'll let you know how mine comes out...
Bon Appetit, dearest!! :)
Much love,
- Irina

Palomasea said...

Oh, it is so fun to chat in "real time", dear Dzintra!
I really goofed on those bars, though...
The recipe says to bake the caramel, but I have a feeling that just chilling it might have been ok?
Nevertheless, they were SO GOOD. Wish I could send some to you! :)
And I feel the same way...I don't remember the chicken and sweet potato dish...but I will try it, I love all of the ingredients...
Thank you so much for stopping by to share in dinner!
Have a beautiful day, dear friend...stay warm!
(How is your knee doing?)
Love and hugs,
- Irina

Palomasea said...

Dzintra! You have made the caramel slice? You know, after I took it out of the oven a second time, it did not look right to me...but this recipe does say bake...oh well...they still taste really good!
A splendid Sunday to you, dear one!
(Although it is almost Monday for you, I think :)
xoxoxo,
- Irina

Rachaeldaisy said...

That looks like an extra extra delicious meal!!

Nat Palaskas said...

I must have missed this post. Looking very yummy. I'm moving next door so you can feed me! Love Nat

veda sen said...

Wow awesome blog..Wonderful Recipes..
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