Archives for May 2009

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 4 Leek, Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe

This soup is delicious, and once you have made it, it will become a permanent fixture on your winter cooking schedule. It is quick to make, can be made in one pot, and is perfect for lunch on a cold winter’s afternoon. Leek, Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 3 stalks […]

Easy Sticky Date Pudding with Rich Caramel Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

This is the perfect rich, lush desert for cold winters nights. It is quite a heavy pudding, but somehow you won’t be able to resist seconds (or thirds!), with lashings of the caramel butterscotch sauce and ice cream. Easy Sticky Date Pudding Recipe Ingredients 170g pitted dates, roughly chopped (or you could snip with scissors) […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 5 Vegetarian Spicy Lentil and Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This spicy lentil and pumpkin soup recipe is a great hearty stew style soup, packed full of very healthy legumes and vegies. Most people expect vegetarian food to be boring and bland, but this is anything but! This recipe makes approximately 10 bowls of soup, so it is perfect if you are feeding a crowd […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Indonesian Beef Satay Skewers with Peanut Satay Sauce Recipe

Satay skewers are a favourite in our house, and they are very versatile. You can serve them with rice and stir fried vegies for a main meal, or serve smaller versions on toothpicks for cocktail parties. Indonesian Beef Satay Skewer Marinade Recipe Ingredients 1kg rump steak, fat removed and cut into 3cm cubes 1/2 brown […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Steamed Salmon Fillet with Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Everyone needs a recipe in their collection that is simple and easy, but stunning enough to be used for special occasions. For me, this steamed salmon fillet recipe is it. It cooks in the one pot (always good when you don’t want to deal with washing up), takes about 20 minutes to make (including preparation […]

Simple, Easy Chocolate Rocky Road Recipe (Perfect for Mother’s Day)

With Mother’s Day fast approaching (the second Sunday of May in most countries), now is the time to make a personalised gift. Chocolate Rocky Road is delicious, simple and cheap to make and looks stunning; the perfect recipe for all the Dads out there to give their kids a hand to make this delicious treat […]