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…

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…

Pan Fried Brie and Pear Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a pan fried cheese sandwich. Well this one from Chef John takes it to another level. This is a seriously great sandwich and, with a side salad, makes a fabulous brunch. Tips: Use good bread such as a crusty cob as your sandwich will only be as good as your bread Be…

Sensational Spinach and Feta Pie

We aren’t actual vegetarians but we do love our veggies and try to incorporate as many into our recipes as we can. Delicious food is delicious food regardless, and we often find ourselves eating meat free meals on any night of the week. In the search for recipes with less or no meat I came…

Easy Eggplant and Tomato Curry

All cooked in one pan this incredibly quick and easy Curry is a Jamie Oliver recipe. I watched him make it on YouTube and, hey presto, I cooked it that evening… Tips: Any curry paste can be used. Rogan Josh has a lovely flavour and isn’t too hot I started to pound up the pistachios…

Balsamic Beetroot with Blue Cheese

This simple side dish is wonderful as it only takes minutes to make and can be started the day before. The vacuum-sealed bags of beetroot are the best thing to use or you can roast them yourself if time permits… Tips: Don’t use tinned beetroot – the taste is wrong I use Blue Castello which…

Beetroot hummus

We love hummus and often make it in the traditional way. It’s low fat and delicious with carrot and salad sticks for a healthy lunch. It is so very easy to add in other flavours such as spinach, puréed carrots, cooked red peppers etc. Having discovered the little vacuum sealed packets of cooked beetroots sold…

Terrific Tomato Tart

This terrific tomato tart was made by my husband after viewing a Chef John video and he smashed it out of the ball park! So easy to make and utterly delicious – the blend of tastes is amazing for something so simple… Lovely for a lunch with a green salad or can be made into…

Easy Sushi Using a Sushezi

We purchased a Sushezi and it is a wonderful product. Basically it is a plastic apparatus that allows me to make fresh sushi any time and is nowhere near as time consuming as trying to make it by hand. The ingredients below are just a sample of fillings that can be used… These are also…

Savoury Cheese and Veggie Muffins

I love savoury muffins. They are so easy to make and are delicious with soup for a health lunch. You can put any veggies you like in this recipe so it is also a terrific way to use all the leftovers at the end of the week… Tips: Instead of salt & pepper I use…

Thai Dipping Sauce (Nam Jim)

This sauce is a Chef John recipe and it is wonderful.  So quick and easy to make and it keeps in the fridge for a couple of weeks.  Served with Prawn Cakes or Spring Rolls, it is sensational.  I will never buy dipping sauce again as this was so good… I stored mine in a…