Macaroni with Ham and Cheese

This crunchy pasta dish is so easy to make and tastes really good!  It’s a different take on the old favourite Macaroni Cheese – not so rich because there is no cheese sauce – just cheese!  You can really add anything you fancy to this dish – I often add a punnet of chopped button…

Crunchy Flathead Fillets with Spinach

Lowly fish and chips can be given a tremendous boost by coating your fish with crunchy Panko crumbs.  This dish is lovely on its own as light lunch or serve it with thick chips or wedges for dinner.  We love the bed of spinach which seems to go very well with any type of fish. Ingredients:…

Roasted Chicken with Tarragon

This is a favourite of ours – it’s delicious cold as well… Ingredients: 1 large free range chicken 200grams butter 1 bunch fresh tarragon 6 shallots (or pickling onions) 6 cloves fresh garlic 1 lemon Salt & pepper to season Cooking string to tie up the chicken Method: Rinse the chicken and pat dry inside and…

Lizzie’s Pie and Peas

We adore this dish – there’s nothing better than a fabulous homemade pie.  This recipe is for a basic Aussie Beef pie but we have also done these using chicken curry, goulash and chicken and mushroom.  The combinations are endless – just stick it in a pie and plonk it on a bed of pea…

Panko Prawns and Scallops

We love this dish in the summer – sitting outside with a big bowl of crunchy prawns and scallops with a nice salad and a selection of dipping sauces…  Panko crumbs are wonderful Japanese style breadscrumbs and give a really crisp crunchy texture to food.  They can befound in the Asian section any supermarket these…

Prawn and Scallop Soft Tacos with Avocado Salsa

These can be made using soft tacos or the larger tortillas  – they are delicious – try stopping at just one – it’s impossible…  Grilled prawns and scallops with a luscious Avocado Salsa drizzled with fresh lime juice… Yum!  The amount of prawns and scallops listed below will make two tacos.  We find cooking one…

Breakfast Pizza

Some mornings you wake up and just have to have a pizza!  This breakfast pizza is just the thing…  Bacon, eggs and fresh vine tomatoes – what could be better…  You can also add anything else you have on hand – spinach, mushrooms – anything that cooks fairly quickly will do… Ingredients for 2: 2…

Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Crispy Bacon

This yummy soup is so easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes or so to cook.   The coriander seeds and bay leaves help give this soup a lovely subtle flavour… Ingredients: 50 grams butter 5 medium-sized potatoes diced 1 large leek finely chopped 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds 2 bay leaves 1…

Teriyaki Beef with Toasted Sesame Seeds

This delicious beef dish is ridiculously easy to make.  We have this a lot in the summer as Simon grills the pieces on the BBQ.  I sometimes thread them onto skewers and serve with a Wasabi Cream. You can also use chicken thighs if you wish but these have to be left on for much…

Asian Style Sweet Roast Pork and Dumpling Soup

This isn’t so much a recipe as a list of ingredients to buy and put together!  It’s such a time saver and looks and tastes wonderful.. This is the one I make but you can really put anything you fancy in it! I always have a pack of frozen dumplings in the freezer.  They are…