Thai Style Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

This amazing chicken noodle soup is very easy to make and is utterly delicious. I adapted a recipe from Chef John where he used leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I preferred to use fresh chicken which adds a depth of flavour to the stock and the aromatics in the broth flavour the chicken… Thai flavours are so…

Garlic Noodles

These deliciously addictive noodles are the easiest recipe I have tried. Chef John uses spaghetti but we love the texture of fat egg noodles. The combination of the Asian flavours along with the Parmesan cheese and butter make for an unusual pairing of salty and buttery flavour. Served on their own or as a side…

Pork Agrodolce

This sensational Chef John dish is so easy to throw together and the taste is out of this world. The word Agrodolce literally means sour and sweet and this sauce is exactly that. It’s almost like a BBQ sauce but so much better… We bought a prepackaged roast pork shoulder in the net bag and…

Tuscan Onion Soup

I seem to be on a quest to try and make as many different onion soups as I can. As it turns out there are an awful lot of interesting versions out there. This one is by one of my favourites Chef John from FoodWishes.com and is a beauty. Very simple to make and so…

Gnocchi in Parmesan Cream Sauce

This deliciously creamy dish of soft pillows of gnocchi with chicken, bacon and vegetables is so easy to make and takes no time at all to have on the table. My husband makes leftover mashed potatoes into gnocchi and freezes it so we always have a bag available at any given time. We first tried…

Korean Bread Rolls

We are planning to have Korean Bulgogi with rice for dinner tonight and hubby asked “How about some Korean Bread Rolls to go with it?” I follow a Korean Chef on YouTube called Maangchi and she is delightful. Her recipes are authentic and very easy to follow. This is her version which I modified slightly…

Harissa Chicken Tray Bake

This easy to make Jamie Oliver recipe is absolutely delicious and takes no time at all to prepare. The fresh chicken is butterflied by cutting down the back and opening it up. This way it cooks much quicker than a whole roast chicken. Harissa is a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste which gives a real…

Potato and Pea Samosas with Coriander Lime Sauce

We always have frozen pastry in the freezer so we thought this recipe was easy to adapt using a Chef John version of Samosas. I used his filling and a slight variation of his sauce to create these heavenly puff pastry triangles. The filling is sensational and is highly spiced so I made the sauce…

Spinach, Cheese and Spring Onion Muffins

I love savoury muffins and always have a few stashed in the freezer. They are delicious for breakfast or as a side with soup for lunch. These are so easy to make and can be whipped up and in the oven in minutes. Tips: A 120g bag of washed baby spinach makes about a half…

Home Made Dim Sims

This is our first serious attempt at making the wonderful Aussie Dim Sim. Invented in the 1940’s by William Wing Young, these are a variation of the Chinese Dumpling but are bigger and traditionally contain meat, cabbage and spices. Found in fish and chip shops particularly in Victoria, they can be steamed or fried and…

Stir Fried Asian Rice Cake Noodles

This delicious dish is a favourite of ours as it made so simple by using Mushroom XO Sauce which packs a punch flavour wise. It is made predominantly with shiitake mushrooms and soybean paste plus spices and a little bit goes a long way… Tips: Asian Rice Cakes are available fresh or frozen in Asian…

Surprise Secret Ingredient Spaghetti

This super quick and simple pasta dish is utterly delicious and a wonderful go-to when the cupboards are looking a bit bare. The surprise secret ingredient is good old Aussie Vegemite and it really works remarkably well. Nigella Lawson does a quick kids recipe using Marmite which can also be used if you’re not Vegemite…