jamaican jerk chicken

This has to be in my top 10 favourite foods of all time. Legit. It’s hot, it’s spicy, it’s colourful, it’s bold .. all in all, there is something super sexy about jerk chicken. It’s taken me a while of trial and error to get this recipe to where it is now, many successes and…

quick spicy tomato sauce

Tomato sauce out of a bottle makes me gag, it’s too sweet, too salty and too red.. All kinds of nasties live in that bottle. I made this tonight to serve alongside my lamb and fetta sausage rolls 🙂 What a winner! Really easy and super delicious. And as an added bonus is completely clean 😉…

homemade mayonnaise

Mmmm Mayonnaise – goes on sandwiches, served with salad, great for dipping, great to use as a base for dips or dressings or even other specialty mayonnaise’s. Until I learned how to make my own mayo, I thought it was difficult, and now that I have my KitchenAid it’s even easier – and near fail-proof!…

cowboy bbq sauce

I’ve been seeing a really cool range of sweet and bbq sauce recipes out on the blogosphere. So the other night, when we were having burgers, I tried my luck in making my own spin on bbq sauce. It was a winner.. and man approved. Bart usually is a tomato-sauce-kind-of-man. But he loved it 😀…

pizza sauce

I have an abundance of ripe tomatoes at the moment; truss, roma and normal table variety. I was planning on making chutney, but I was missing a few ingredients. As well as tomatoes I have heaps of vegetables that need to be used.. I’m thinking vegetarian pizza’s, with homemade pizza sauce. Ingredients: – 4-6 large…

creamy mustard chicken

One of the first things I learnt to cook (and love) when I started living out of home was Chicken Tonights Golden Mustard Simmer Sauce – with chicken + green beans and rice. Simple huh? I would have this at least once a week. It used to be my comfort meal.However, after having Parker, I…

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…

homemade tartare sauce

Great accompaniment to fish n’ chips, plus it’s super easy, low fat and a little different !! Ingredients: – 1 cup of natural low fat yoghurt – 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley – 6 gherkins – 4 tablespoons of capers – zest of one lemon – salt and pepper 1. In a small mixing…

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…

hollandaise

An all round all purpose sauce delicious on eggs, veggies, roast meats and fish 😀 Ingredients – 3 egg yolks, but keep and freeze the whites 😀 no wastage!! – 2 tablespoons of water – 150g of UNSALTED softened butter, diced into cubes – 1 1/2 lemon juice – pinch of white pepper and salt 1….

middle eastern dry spice rub

Ingredients – 3 teaspoons of rock salt – 1 teaspoon of corriander powder – 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano – 1/2 teaspoon of dried corriander – 1/4 teaspoon of pepper 1. In a low heated frypan toast the salt for 2-3minutes. Then pour…

nuoc cham ~ vietnamese dipping sauce

Ingredients – 2 long red chillies, sliced finely – 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped super finely  – 1 tablespoon grated palm sugar or 1 tablespoon of brown sugar also works – the juice of one lime – 1/4 cup fish sauce – 1/4 cup of water – 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar – 1/2…