Quick & Easy Mayonnaise Mussels

A fabulous dish to share with the one you love, or make double and feed a crowd! Serve with plenty of toasted crusty bread (with butter!) and a large leafy green salad. Quick & Easy Mayonnaise Mussel Recipe Ingredients 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp dijon or French mustard 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp white […]

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas: Asian Style Steamed Fish Parcels Recipe

Given that the steamed fish parcels recipe was such a success (perfect Monday night dinner for when you don’t know what to cook; quick, easy, healthy and delicious), we have done another steamed fish parcel recipe, but this time with an asian slant. Delicious served over steamed rice with steamed asian greens. Asian Style Steamed […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 4 Mango and Coconut Smoothie Recipe

I remember drinking a smoothie similar to this in a cafe at breakfast on the beach at Palm Cove (in tropical North Queensland near Cairns; think hot sunny days, blue water etc). I have tried to recreate it, but somehow it is never the same… possibly something to do with the location? Anyway, this smoothie […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 5 Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are the ultimate fast food fix; roughly chop the ingredients, add to a blender or cup, whizz and it is done. In an instant you have breakfast, morning tea or an after school/work snack made, which makes it perfect for the “I’m hungry mum” chorus. I use a stick blender to whizz up smoothies […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]