poor mans cassoulet with sausages

  Who has eaten cassoulet before? Ohmygoodness.. so rich, and flavoursome, such a great balance of flavours and very homely – and not really that cheap to make. Here’s my poor mans version, super easy, doesn’t take hours and really delicious.. Ingredients: – 8 lean good quality pork or beef sausages – 2 rashers of…

creamy tomato rigatoni

I was craving pasta today. But something creamy and tomato-ey. This dish is easy and quick to make.. hard to go wrong really. Ingredients – 500g lean pork or beef mince – 1 onion, diced finely – 1 clove of garlic, crushed – 1 can of diced tomatoes – 3 tablespoons of tomato paste –…

penne amatriciana

This kind of pasta is on many of my friends favourites list. I have to give credit to my Mimi; my aunt makes the best amatriciana in the world. Its so saucy and delicious. Traditionally, this pasta sauce is made with dried pork cheek or pancetta, tomato and chilli, but varies across menus and dinner…

chorizo and green bean spanish pilaf

It’s a bit chilly here tonight in Brisbane.. and because we were enjoying a lazy Sunday at our house, I forgot to take something out of the freezer. All I found in my fridge was chorizo, some fresh veggies and a few other bits and pieces, and in the pantry, rice, pasta, some various legumes,…

carbonara

Carbonara is super quick, easy and delicious. However, it should only be a sometimes food. Ingredients: – 3 eggs, and 2 egg yolks – 90ml of pure cream – 1 clove of garlic, crushed. – 4 rashers of bacon, diced, sliced, or chopped. – 2/3 cup + a lil bit more of a good quality parmesan cheese…

pork gyoza

My grandma recently left half a napa (chinese) cabbage in my fridge. Wondering what to do with said cabbage, it struck me that I needed to have another crack at making dumplings. My last attempt was a failure as I didn’t pleat them properly, and they came undone – which resulted in a very messy…

BLT’s with wasabi lemon mayo

There are some nights in the week where I don’t feel like cooking.. Such as tonight. I was thinking BLT – with a twist.. wasabi mayo ?? Would it be too odd ?? Funnily enough it was a risk I was willing to take and it worked beautifully.. Have a go!!?! Pre-heat oven to 150*C…

san choy bau

San Choy Bau is so easy to make. And when I say easy, I mean really easy!! For example, tonight we had a power outage that lasted about an hour and a half.. In that time I was still able to prepare and make dinner and feed my family under torch light – I must also give…

easy peasy, spicy sticky pork ribs marinade

This is something I have chucked together a couple of times now and seeings as I haven’t measured anything either times, this is a rough estimate, but change it to how you want it to taste and use this as a guide 🙂 ** PLEASE NOTE – best marinated overnight 😀 Ingredients: – 1/4 cup…

Roast Maple Pork Fillet With Mustard Aioli Potatoes.

A friend once tried to describe me as opposed to a “normal” person as this: “A normal person will have a slice of cake and think. “This is good cake I might have another slice of cake.” Krystal on the other hand thinks. “This is good cake I should learn to make this cake so…