Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas: Steamed Fish Parcels Recipe

This is an incredibly quick and easy recipe, perfect for nights when you are in a rush. You can literally have dinner on the table within 20 minutes (and it is very healthy)! Serve with steamed green vegies. If you are serving more than 2 people, then just double the ingredients for the number of […]

Simple and Authentic French Beef (Boeuf) Bourguignon Recipe

Celebrate Bastille Day (14 July), the French national holiday, with this authentic French dish. Enjoy with a lovely French red, some good crusty bread, a light salad and good friends for a wonderful dinner. Beef Bourguignon Recipe Ingredients 1kg chuck steak, cut into 3-4cm dice Olive oil 1 large brown onion, diced 1 carrot, peeled […]

Spinach Pie (Greek Spanakopita) Recipe

This is a great, nutritious meal, full of healthy, leafy greens. Spinach Pie (Greek Spanakopita) Ingredients 1 large bunch fresh spinach (in Australia you may find it sold under the name Silverbeet) 1/2 brown onion, finely diced, OR, 3 green shallots, finely chopped 5 eggs, lightly beaten 100g Danish fetta, crumbled 100g Cheddar cheese (it is […]

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas: Kid Friendly Roast Chicken (& Gravy) Recipe

A well roasted chicken is one of the most simple, easy and spectacular dinners you can make. It only takes a little bit of preparation, and then dinner cooks itself, so don’t be put off by the ‘roast’ word. Purchasing a whole chicken is much cheaper per kilo than any of the individual cuts (breast, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]