Archives for June 2009

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 1 Minestrone Soup Recipe

Minestrone soup is the perfectly balanced meal; full of flavour, healthy, nutritious and absolutely delicious. Minestrone Soup Recipe Ingredients 150g speck, chopped into lardons (you could use bacon if you don’t have any speck) 1 large brown onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or crushed Olive oil 1 stick celery, diced 2 small potatoes, […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Mexican Recipe for Burritos, Tacos and Enchiladas

This is a very easy authentic Mexican beef or chicken dinner recipe that you can use to fill burritos, tacos and enchiladas. Mexican food is great for a group, because you can lay the table with all the ingredients and then get everyone to help themselves. Mexican Burrito, Taco and Enchilada Ingredients 500g topside beef mince, […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 2 Lamb Shank Soup Recipe

This is my family’s recipe and has been handed down over a couple of generations (I got this recipe from my mother, and she got it from her mother, and I’m sure she probably got it from her mother). This soup is great, because you simply put everything in the pot first thing in the […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Roasted Chicken Pieces with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

This is a great recipe, as you can do all of the preparation work well in advance, then simply do the cooking, which is great if you know you have a big day ahead of you (or perfect for Sunday lunch when you want to be a bit lazy). Roast Chicken Pieces Ingredients 1 whole […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 3 (Thai) Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Another winter warmer that can be made in 20-30 minutes. Pop it in a thermos to take to Saturday sport, or enjoy in the warm. Pumpkin Soup Recipe Ingredients 500g pumpkin (I find Queensland Blue or Jap pumpkins have the best flavour for this recipe), skin removed and cut into 5cm cubes 2 brown onions, […]

Authentic Italian Tiramisu Desert Recipe

This is the best desert recipe that I have come across for the Italian favourite dessert Tiramsu, with delicious coffee flavoured sponge finger biscuits and a light luscious Marscapone based cream. Make it a few hours (or even better, a day) before you plan to serve it. Authentic Italian Tiramisu Desert Recipe Ingredients 2 eggs 75g […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Meat Lasagna (alla Bolognese) Recipe (Rezept or Recept)

If you have some Bolognese sauce in the freezer, then Lasagne is a really quick meal to whip up (perfect to go with the home made garlic bread you have in the freezer). Served with a green salad, it is very satisfying and hearty. Meat Lasagna Recipe Ingredients 1/2 quantity of Bolognese sauce (I usually […]

The Best Ever Roast Potato Recipe

A very big claim, but there is nothing like crunchy delicious roast potatoes with fluffy insides, served with your favourite roast (or on their own). Roast Potato Recipe Ingredients 1 large potato per person (I use Sebago) Olive oil Fresh rosemary (optional) Roast Potato Recipe Method Preheat oven to 180ºC. Peel the potatoes and remove […]

Easy Chocolate Caramel Slice Recipe

My favourite! I have made this easy caramel slice recipe a couple of times, and have tweaked the original version to make it even better (lush, rich, and just right!). I will definately be making this on the weekend when the girls come over for afternoon tea. Easy Chocolate Caramel Slice Recipe Ingredients 2/3 cup […]