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…

homestyle corned beef

For those that know me well, I really dislike corned beef – also called silverside depending on where you live in the world. I can’t really tell you why, because I don’t even really know. But my boys love it, and every blue moon I will make it for them.. they corned beef it for dinner, lunch and…

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 –…

pepper crusted beef eye fillet roast

Nothing better than a roast on a Sunday. This roast is simple and delicious.. Cooking times depend on how rare you like your meat. ** Pre-heat oven to 200*C Ingredients: – 600g piece of eye fillet beef – 2 tablespoons of black peppercorns – 1 tablespoon of mustard powder – 1 tablespoon of salt –…

zucchini pizza

Tonight we had pizzas. I love pizza night. It gives me the opportunity to use up a lot of produce before my next shop. I make my own dough, sauce and use only fresh ingredients, it makes for a more fresher, tastier and more delicious pizza. ** Place pizza stone in the oven and crank…

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…

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…

linguine with roasted cherry tomatoes

Sometimes, or most times, it is the simplest things in life which are the most enjoyable. Whilst I love dishes with complex flavours, I also adore the simple things, like vegemite on toast and egg and lettuce sandwiches. Tonight I felt like pasta. I am a little bored of carbonara and spag bol. I need…

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…

Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse, Brisbane

A couple of nights ago I was lucky enough to be asked to attend a complimentary dinner at Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse, located on the riverside of Riparian Plaza on Eagle Street, Brisbane City. I was thrilled to have been invited and jumped at the chance. I had already dined at their Sydney venue when…

slooooow roasted lamb

Lamb would have to be my favourite meat. I’m not sure why, but it’s definately my comfort food, oh and so is slow cooked meals. Just remember: low and slow is how it goes! This rule pretty much applies to all meat too 😀 (majority of the credit goes to Barbara from http://www.winosandfoodies.com – check out…