Category: Food

Risotto with lemon and asparagus

Risotto with lemon and asparagus

Risotto with lemon and asparagus Ingredients: Risotto with lemon and asparagus. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, organic preferred. 1 each yellow onion, chopped. 2 cups rice (or risotto rice if...

Blueberry butter biscuits

Blueberry butter biscuits

Blueberry butter biscuits Blueberry butter biscuits:   These easy to prepare biscuits make a great breakfast treat. Also eat these biscuits as a stack or use as a desert with custard or ice cream. Make...

Bacon and sweet potato quiche

Bacon and sweet potato quiche

Bacon and sweet potato quiche Ingredients 1 piece of refrigerated pie dough for 9″ pie 8 slices of bacon, cut into fine strips 1 large onion, diced 2 medium-sized sweet potato, peeled and sliced...

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg:  An all time, breakfast, lunch or supper favourite, for kids and adults from all over.   In addition,  using low fat yogurt instead of...

Cheddar and mushroom tart

Cheddar and mushroom tart

Cheddar and mushroom tart Ingredients: Cheddar Pastry 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2-3 tablespoons cold full cream milk In a spacious bowl,...

Vegetable casserole

Vegetable casserole

Vegetable casserole Ingredients 1 large onion, diced 3 cups mixed vegetables cut into small pieces (Use carrots,  parsnips, brussel sprouts,  broccoli and cauliflower. Also use mushrooms and potatoes) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup low...

Spicy carrot and peanut butter soup

Spicy carrot and peanut butter soup

Spicy carrot and peanut butter soup 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups) 2 pounds carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (about 6 cups) 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced 1...

Lemon and garlic quinoa salad

Lemon and garlic quinoa salad

Lemon and garlic quinoa salad Ingredients: 1 cup dried quinoa 8 cups water Pinch of sea salt ½ cup carrots, chopped 1/3 cup parsley, minced ¼ cup sunflower seeds Dressing: 2–3 cloves garlic, minced...

Pasta with herbs

Pasta with herbs

Pasta with herbs How to make pasta with herbs:  Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. The first references date back to 1154 in Sicily.  It is also commonly used to refer to...

Lemon and garlic chicken patties

Lemon and garlic chicken patties

Lemon and garlic chicken patties Ingredients: 60 ml Fresh parsley, chopped 60 ml Mayonnaise 15 ml sunflower oil 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 Cloves crushed garlic 800 g chicken mince 1 sachet Creamy Garlic...

Pumpkin or butternut with pasta

Pumpkin or butternut with pasta

Pumpkin or butternut with pasta Ingredients: 1 ½ – 2 cups fresh pumpkin peeled, cleaned and cubed (or 3 packets of frozen butternut squash). 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or sage...

Peanut butter and bran muffins

Peanut butter and bran muffins

Peanut butter and bran muffins Ingredients: 2 ½ cups bran flakes 1 ¼ cups milk 1 cup all purpose flour ½ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/3...

Three bean pasta salad

Three bean pasta salad

Three bean pasta salad Ingredients: 250 g Fusilli noodles 400 g Tin butter beans, rinsed and drained 1 Small red onion, finely sliced 30 ml Dijon mustard 45 ml Fresh coriander, chopped 400 g...

Roasted vegetables with couscous and feta

Roasted vegetables with couscous and feta

Roasted vegetables with couscous and feta Ingredients: Roasted vegetables with couscous and feta: 4 cups assorted, chopped roasting vegetables. Include: butternut, cauliflower, broccoli, baby marrows, carrots etc… 30 ml olive oil 1 sachet roasted...

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters Ingredients: Zucchini Fritters: 3 (about 400g) medium zucchini 75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour 40g (1/2 cup) parmesan, finely grated 3 shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced 1 egg, whisked 1/4 cup fresh continental...

Cheesy mince baked potato

Cheesy mince baked potato

Cheesy mince baked potato Ingredients: 100 ml Water 1 Tin chopped tomatoes 1 Beef Stock Pot 400 g Lean beef mince 1 Carrot, peeled and grated 1 Clove crushed garlic 1 Onion, finely diced...

Chicken chow mein with oyster sauce

Chicken chow mein with oyster sauce

Chicken chow mein with oyster sauce Ingredients:  1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 600g chicken breast cut into small pieces 1 carrot, peeled, halved, thinly sliced 1...

Torchetti Italian sugar coated biscuits.

Torchetti Italian sugar coated biscuits

Torchetti Italian sugar coated biscuits Ingredients: 5 cups of all-purpose flour. 1 cup of cold butter, cubed. 1 cup of  shortening. 1 package (1/4 ounce) of active dry yeast. 1/2 cup warm milk (110°...

Bean and barley soup

Bean and barley soup

Bean and barley soup Ingredients 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped Onions can be yellow or brown 1 medium fennel bulb, cored and chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried...

Baked fish with creamy cheese sauce

Baked fish with creamy cheese sauce

Baked fish with creamy cheese sauce Ingredients 2 large hake fillets (4 ounces each) 1-2 teaspoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs 1-2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons milk 1/4 cup shredded cheddar...

Cheese and vegetable omelette

Cheese and vegetable omelette

Cheese and vegetable omelette Cheese and vegetable omelette:  A perfectly folded soft omelette,  oozing with cheese,   is a quick and delicious meal, enjoyed anytime day or night. Include sweet peppers and mushrooms or substitute...

Warm sticky date pudding with caramel sauce

Warm sticky date pudding with caramel sauce

Warm sticky date pudding with caramel sauce Ingredients: Melted butter, to grease 200g dried pitted dates, coarsely chopped 250ml (1 cup) water 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g butter 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar...

Crispy pork chops with warm fennel salad

Crispy pork chops with warm fennel salad

Crispy pork chops with warm fennel salad Ingredients 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground fennel Kosher salt Pepper 1 large egg 2 cups panko Four 8-ounce bone-in pork rib chops, meat pounded 1/8...

Grilled chicken breast with rosemary

Grilled chicken breast with rosemary

Grilled chicken breast with rosemary Ingredients: 2 boneless,  skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbs olive oil 1 Tbs Balsamic vinegar salt & pepper, to taste 1/2 tsp lemon zest 1 tsp sage leaves 2 tsp...

Korean barbecued short ribs and chops

Korean barbecued short ribs and chops

Korean barbecued short ribs and chops Korean barbecued short ribs and chops:   When it comes to live fire cooking,  there are two main types of beef used in the Korean BBQ line up. Kalbi,...

Beef and Barley Soup

Beef and barley soup

Beef and barley soup Ingredients 500g Lean Soup Meat (soft shin, brisket or stewing steak on the bone, cut into small pieces) 3 litre Water 1 Onion peeled and chopped 4 Carrots sliced 2...

Warm potato salad for winter

Warm potato salad for winter

Warm potato salad for winter Ingredients 1 kg Baby Potatoes 85 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil Juice of 1 Lemon 10 ml Garlic Flakes 30 ml Italian Herbs Rocket Leaves to serve Instructions Steam...

Gnocchi bolognese with spinach

Gnocchi Bolognese with spinach

Gnocchi Bolognese with spinach Ingredients: 500g lean minced beef 1 tsp Olive Oil 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato 1 tbsp Italian herbs 400g gnocchi 125g reduced-fat mozzarella 400g Spinach washed Method: Fry the...

Malva pudding a baked dessert

Malva pudding a baked dessert

  Malva pudding a baked dessert Malva pudding a baked dessert Ingredients for pudding: 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tbsp apricot jam 150g all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp...

Festive fruit mince pies

Festive fruit mince pies

  Festive fruit mince pies Festive fruit mince pies Ingredients: 2 cups flour. 120g butter, cut into cubes. 2 tablespoons sugar. Pinch of salt. Grated zest (1 tablespoon) juice of 1 orange (1/3 cup)....