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Comfort food recipe – Tuna patties

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My daughters just love these tuna fish cakes. It’s easy to make and it’s the best thing you can do with a can of tuna.  And it goes really well with ketchup, mustard or chili sauce.
Today I’ll show how you how to make these pawfect patties. Crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside. 
This healthy comfort food will never break your heart or destroy your diet.  May your soul and belly be comforted in this time of restricted movement.
Ingredients:
500g (more or less) potatoes, boiled
50g butter
1 can of tuna
Some chopped onions
About half cup of grated carrot (squeeze the juice out) – Optional though
2 eggs, beaten
Plain flour and breadcrumbs (Japanese golden breadcrumbs is great for this recipe)
Salt, pepper (white & black)
1 or 2 tbsp of fish curry powder

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Step 1.  Boil the potatoes

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Step 2.  Mash the potatoes with butter.

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Yeah, just sMash the potatoes and let go of your frustration.

Step 3.  Mix in tuna, carrot, curry powder, salt, pepper, to taste and 1/4 of the beaten eggs
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Give it a good mix and then add 1/4 beaten egg.

Step 4.  Put the mixture in a container and chill for at least 30 minutes in the freezer

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Step 5.  Shape each into a flat round about 5 cm in diameter.  Coat in plain flour, dip into the remaining egg, then coat with breadcrumbs.
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Do I look like a snowman?

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Now the yolk’s on me.

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Look at the crumbs all over me.

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We’re ready to be fired….errr I mean fried

Step 6.  Heat the oil in a frying pan, fry the patties on each side until golden brown and heated through.

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Flip them over…looking good.

Step 7.  Let’s cool down.  We’re almost ready to be served

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And Shaye says, “yummy for my tummy.”

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Green Spaghetti! – kids friendly

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Bon Appétit

My two daughters are 12 and 7 and they are not a big fan of green vegetables.  But this is one dish that they love and I cook it at least 2 or 3 times a week.
It’s really easy to prepare and it’s super delicious.  Let me show you how to prepare this healthy green spaghetti.
1. Wash a bunch of English parsley (approximately 12 stems  – a little more or less is fine)

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2. Put the parsley in the food processor/blender and add  3 – 4 cloves of garlic, 1/2 tsp ginger powder (or grate some fresh ginger) and 1/2 tsp of salt. Add about 150ml of warm water.
[Note: You can also add a few walnuts.  Me and hubby like walnuts but my two girls do not.  I guess having two nutty parents is more than they could tolerate. LOL!]

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3.  Give it a good blend and you will get a nice healthy green mixture.

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4.  Pour mixture into a big bowl and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle some black pepper.  Mix well and keep aside.

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5. Boil the spaghetti and when it’s ready, drain and pour it into the green mixture.

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6. Give it a good mix and you’re ready to serve.  My girls like to have this spaghetti top with fried bacon and a few sprinkles of parmesan cheese.  This recipe would go well with roast chicken or any grilled meat of your choice.

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Enjoy! Eat well & be happy!

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