Jar Salads

Jar Salads seems to be the latest craze sweeping the internet.  I stumbled across them by accident and thought what a wonderful idea!  I often take a salad to work for lunch and find I have to take various bits separately as they go soggy or dry out.  Also the dressing is always a problem –…

Spicy Pork, Chorizo & Rice

I am always on the look out for quick one pan meals.  This one has been slightly adapted from a “Hairy Bikers” recipe and is absolutely scrumptious…    The combination of spices is delicious and you can add more or less chilli powder as required…   Ingredients: 2 teaspoons Olive oil 1 medium Onion sliced 500…

Potato & Carrot Rosti with Spinach, Peas & Eggs…

Vegetarians can rejoice over this wonderful meal.  We adapted it slightly from a Jamie Oliver (always reliable) recipe and the result was delicious. The food processor took care of the chore of grating the vegetables in minutes and the rest was just putting it together once the rosti had cooked.  You can play around with all aspects of…

Delicious Beef and Guinness Stew

Cold winter nights in Melbourne and time to enjoy a rich simmering pot of Beef & Guinness stew…   Bubbling away on the stove top the aroma is wonderful and comforting.  I adapted this recipe I found on the internet and added in some balsamic vinegar at the end of cooking.  It adds a deep colour and richness to the stew and…

Easy Vindaloo Prawn Curry

I stumbled across an old recipe hand written on a piece of A4 paper for Indian Curry Fish which I suspect comes from a dear friend at work.  I have adapted it and used prawns instead. The result was fantastic.  It is so quick and easy to make – if you prefer less spicy sauce…

Potatoes Of The Night…

We laughingly call these “Potatoes Of The Night” because each time I make then it depends entirely on what I have in the fridge on the night…  I have used whole spring onions, parsley, red peppers, dill, thyme, zucchini, whole garlic cloves and rosemary.  It’s a terrific way of using up fresh herbs and the…

Spicy Red Curry Pumpkin Soup with Prawns

Everyone loves pumpkin soup but sometimes it needs a little boot up the bum to be a bit more exciting. This is an adaption of a recipe I found in a newspaper – I tweaked it a little and the result is fantastic. Hot and spicy with crunchy prawns it can be as hot or…