ginger-chicken udon soup

Not only is this recipe kid-approved, but it’s also man-approved. A quick an easy mid-week meal using poached chicken and Asian broth! Packed with veggies and the nutritional benefits of homemade stock, this quick and easy weeknight meal is perfect for busy weeks and long days. Plus.. who doesn’t love a noodle? The addition of…

asian style white poached chicken

I’ve been mixing things up lately in our kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I go thru phases of cuisines; one week it’s a Mexican vibe, the next week its a Spanish flavour fiesta, this week it’s all about the Asian flavours. Whole free-range chooks were on special this week at my local grocers….

50 cloves of garlic – soup

Who doesn’t loooove garlic ? No, seriously, who ? Garlic is pretty special if you ask me. It’s considered as one of natures original wonder drugs 😀 and this is due to an active compound called allicin. According to online healthy life ambassadors ‘Natural Society’ dot com “A mere one milligram of allicin is nearly…

no meat monday – potato and leek soup with gruyere turkish dippers

Winter is here, and it’s time for good old fashioned comfort food. On the plus side, it’s another no meat Monday.. 😀 Ingredients: – 2 largish leeks, rinsed, and sliced (white part only) – 4-6 medium sized potatos, peeled and diced – 3 sprigs of thyme – 50g of butter – 2 cloves of garlic…

vegetable and chicken noodle soup

I have a very sick baby at the moment 😦 A cold + teething = Sir Cranky Pants. He is off most foods at the moment, well anything that requires a large amount of effort, ie. chewing, so I thought I should make him something that is nourishing but is going to make him feel…

simple homemade chicken stock

Sadly, I haven’t yet mastered the art of the highly prized and treasured gelatinous stock yet.. But I am working on it. I still simmer the bones for most of the day, making sure I steal all that gelatinous, mineral-ly, vitamin-y goodness from the carcass, I also add a mirepoix of different veggies and an abundance of fresh and…

cauliflower soup with crispy maple bacon bits and gruyere turkish dippers

I whipped this up tonite – its cheap, its healthy, its wholesome. Definately an autumn/winter warmer meal. Ingredients – 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into chunks, stalks included – 1 large potato, peeled and diced – 1 leek or onion, sliced – 1 clove of garlic, minced – 1 generous knob of butter – vegetable oil –…

teriyaki glazed salmon with miso soba noodles

Salmon is beautiful, providing it is cooked properly. This dish would make an easy dinner party main. Its quick, simple, fresh and tasty.. all you want when you are cooking for the masses 😀  Ingredients – 1/4 mirin – 1/4 soy sauce – 70g of firmly packed brown sugar – 4 salmon steaks, skin on – 1…

punkin soup

I have never really been a fan of pumpkin. This is probably because my mum and dad killed pumpkin for me in mash with our meat and three veg dinners. So it’s not something I really buy, however there was some in my fruit and vegetable delivery today 🙂 So this is my very first…