You will never be stuck for what to cook for dinner ever again!
Whether you crave pork, fish, tofu or lamb – there is something for everyone. I’m a firm believer in lowering my carbon footprint by eating more vegetarian meals, so there are plenty of those, and although I don’t have any food intolerances I have lots of friends who do so I cook my fair share of vegan and gluten free goodies too.
The weather is still hot here in the northern rivers, even though it’s almost Autumn, so cool dinners are a welcome respite at the end of the day. Even better when they are practically no-cook.
This sauce is designed to be quick and easy but still full of the best flavours of Summer. Stir it into cooked and cooled pasta for an instant salad or stir through hot pasta for dinner in a flash. Mums, it’s a winner. (more…)
Today is less of a recipe, more of a philosophy. A rough method, if you will.
Long time readers will know of my intense hatred of food wastage. Yes, hate is a strong word, but in this context it is warranted. I absolutely can’t stand allowing food to go bad in the fridge – it’s the reason why I keep my fridge well organised and clean pretty much all the time.
My favourite way to use up bits and bobs from the fridge and pantry is to make a salad. A chuck everything in salad. (more…)
Have you ever tried to debone and flatten out a turkey breast? It’s quite an ordeal.
Do you know what’s a better idea? Make good friends with your butcher and ask that lovely man (or woman) to do it for you. Let those experts with their super sharp knives help you out. Work smarter, not harder people! That’s what I did.
So I’m going to go ahead and give a big public shoutout to Ashley and the team at Quality Meats Alstonville for their hard work on my lovely bird. Gobble gobble. They deboned the breast and flattened it out with a big meat mallet so that all I had to do was lay her on my kitchen bench and stuff and roll her.
Minds out of the gutter please readers! This is still a turkey we are talking about! (more…)
Pumpkin is just sooo good at the moment. There are gorgeous local specimens flooding the farmers markets and green grocers, and I couldn’t be happier.
While straight-up roasted is my favourite way to eat pumpkin, you really need to get creative when it’s in season and features on your menu at least twice a week. That’s where these little parcels come in. I mean, what doesn’t taste fantastic wrapped in pastry? Exactly. (more…)
When I make couscous salads I go a bit crazy and throw loads of different flavours into them; veggies, cheese, nuts, herbs, salad leaves and other extras like olives and preserved lemon.
It makes them delicious, but does take a bit of brain power to get the balance right.
On this particular day I didn’t have the necessary brain power required, so I practised an exercise in restraint.
And you know what? It tasted really good! (more…)