Lamb shanks

I have a lot of favourite dishes but for slow cooking this has to be one of the best.IMG_2764

Behind the tomatoes, onion and celery you can see the shanks. They have been slow-cooked for over 3 hours in red wine, chicken stock and diced tomatoes (in an oven as I don’t own a slow-cooker). You only need a few ingredients¬†to make this dish work as the slow-cooking does the hard work¬†for you. Once ready, the meat will literally fall off the bone… definitely worth the wait. Serve with mash potato or polenta if you are adventurous, and of course red wine.

Creamy cauliflower mash

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My new fortnightly cooking challenge is to use an ingredient I have never (or rarely) cooked with. This week I saw cauliflower and thought it would be a great start seeing I can’t remember the last time I had it any where. Apparently this mash has less carbs that potato mash so it’s great for your health and surprisingly tasty.

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For a smoother texture, place the steamed cauliflower in a food processor. I only had a traditional masher.