fish n’ chips

I am usually not a big fish eater. On a rare occasion Bart and I will purchase salmon steaks and eat those, but we don’t eat a lot of fish – when really we should – omega 3’s, essential fatty acids etc etc. But last night I had a craving for fish.. So I conjured…

a new kind of pesto – basil & fetta

One thing I hate about buying herbs from the supermarket, is when you only need a couple of leaves or stalks but the rest has to goto waste 😦 This makes for one sad Lolly. Especially when they are so expensive too!! So after making my vegetarian ratatouille, I had nearly a whole bunch of…

zucchini fritters

I have had copious amounts of zucchini lately. Wondering what to do, I recall my breakfast that I had at ‘Bills’ in Surry Hills, Sydney. So heres what I came up with. Ingredients – 1 small capsiucum, diced finely – 1/2 onion, diced finely – 2 spring onions, diced finely – 1 cob of corn,…

silverbeet slice

I had a bunch of silverbeet that was looking a bit sad in my fridge. I had planned on making Krys’ Silverbeet and Caramelized Onion Tart but because we were in Sydney, I didn’t get the chance. Now not knowing what to make, I came up with this beauty. It was super delish, simple and economic.. and I…

quick breakfast frittata

I made this for Krys and I after we had stayed up wayyyyyy past our bedtime the night before drinking wine and watching the first season of House. It was a winner ! ** Pre-heat oven to 200*C Ingredients – 3 eggs – 1 tablespoon of milk – 1 potato, peeled and cut into dice…

crispy chicken strips

I love chicken – such a versatile ingredient.. Ingredients: – 1 large chicken breast – 2 pieces of stale wholegrain bread – 1 egg – 1/2 cup of plain flour – vegetable oil for frying – salt and pepper 1. Toast your bread. 2. Cut chicken in desired pieces, whether thats strips, medalions, chunks ?…

beautiful baked beans with chorizo and egg

Nourishing. Homey. Simple. Cheap. Easy. Delicious. What more could you ask for? This recipe is great, you can easily omit the meat for vego’s. Or make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner 🙂 ** Pre-heat oven 180*C Ingredients – 1 can of butter beans or canellini beans, drained and rinsed – 1 can of diced…

warm marinated tofu salad

Something different and delicious, a  great lite lunch or dinner. Ingredients – block of firm tofu – 2 cloves of crushed garlic – 1 teaspoon of crushed ginger – 1 or 2 teaspoons of crushed chilli – 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, or tamari (wheatfree soy) – 2 tablespoons of Kecap Manis (sweet soy) – 1…

4 cheese & spinach filo rolls

I’m not too sure if you have noticed, but I am a huge fan of cheese and spinach anything. I love spinach and I adore cheese and I personally think they are a match made in heaven. ** Pre-heat oven to 190*C Ingredients – a large tub of ricotta cheese – 1/4 cup of mozzarella…

aussie meat pies

I was recently given a 2nd hand pie-maker from my mother-in-law, and I must say, what a fabulous machine 😀 Its super quick, and easy and there are so many fillings to make. I thought I should post this in time for Australia Day 😉 Ingredients – puff pastry – shortcrust pastry – 500g lean…

mango chicken salad

Courtesy – Gordon Ramseys Healthy Appetite 🙂 Great book. Awesome recipe. Ingredients –  2 medium mangos – 2 ripe avocados – squeeze of lemon juice – 300-350g chicken breasts, cut into tender loins – 200g mixed salad leaves, such as rocket or baby spinach – 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted (optional) – salt and pepper 1. Peel the…

rare beef rice paper rolls

This can be eaten as a snack, a lite lunch or used as appetizers at parties or BBQ’s. Ingredients – 350g of cooked rare beef, thinly sliced (roast beef from the deli works well :P) – rice vermicelli noodles, soaked – 1 continental cucumber, cut into thin strips – 1 carrot, cut into thin strips…