Filipino Style Chicken Noodle Soup

The delicious Filipino style soup came about when I was searching for ideas to use up left over Wombok or Chinese Cabbage.  This wonderful vegetable is so versatile and is a very quick way of producing a soup or side dish when you don’t have much time… I added in additional thighs as the stock…

Vietnamese Cold Rolls

These healthy scrumptious cold rice paper rolls are a must to try.  You can add anything you like to them and the vegetarian option is just as delicious.  The ingredients I used were what I had at hand… All the ingredients can be readily bought at a supermarket.  The secret is having everything cook, sliced and…

Swedish Meatballs

The Swedish Meatball craze struck when Ikea started serving them in their stores here in Melbourne.  Everyone was hooked on these luscious, creamy, slightly sweet balls of heaven.  I recently decided to try my hand at making them after watching a video clip of USA cooking host/chef  Rachel Ray who added an unexpected ingredient – crushed…

Easy Beef Stroganoff

We used to love Beef Stroganoff.  This dish was considered the epitome of elegance to serve at a dinner party in the 70’s and 80’s and sadly has fallen out of favour in recent years. Eager to experience that delicious taste again, I hunted down my old Woman’s Weekly recipe which never fails and made it the other…

Noodles with Poached Ginger Chicken and Coriander-Lime Pesto

This is another one of Simon’s efforts which is light and fragrant and scumptious!  He found the pesto recipe in a Donna Hay article.  It also contains his favourite flavours which are coriander and lime.  The chicken is lightly poached and very moist and the noodles only take minutes to prepare. Pesto freezes very well or can…

Simon’s Chicken Cacciatore

My husband doesn’t cook very often but boy when he does it’s worth the wait! Simon has adapted a traditional Chicken Cacciatore recipe and come up with the most delicious rustic chicken casserole ever. As he is not keen on bones in his food, he uses whole chicken thighs. Very tasy and easy to make…

Lizzie’s Lasagne

Everyone has their own Lasagne recipe and everyone makes it a different way. This one is quick and easy and absolutely delicious. I have also made it using curly fettucine which works very well if you don’t have any lasagne sheets in the house. Just cook them following the packet instructions and layer them as…

Dutch Bami (Fried Noodles)

This marvelleous recipe comes from my husbands homeland the Netherlands where a lot of Indonesian style food is eaten and enjoyed. The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in the 16th century in search of cloves, nutmeg and pepper during the height of the spice trade. When the Dutch East India Company (VOC) went bankrupt in 1800,…