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: Chicken San Choi Bau Recipe

Recently PS and I have been cooking a lot of ‘old faithfuls’ for dinner. You know the type of recipe, ones that you know off the top of your head, can do in an instant and have it on the table in 15 minutes. As good as they are, even old faithfuls get a bit […]

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Prawn and Chicken Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll Recipe

This is a quick ‘stand by’ dish that you can throw together with basic ingredients, is fantastic when you want to feed a large group of people, is great for kids as they can make their own and feel involved, and best of all is cheap (if you want to make it cheaper, just exclude […]

Quick and Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

To make the perfect pizza, you need to start with a great dough to give you the perfect crust! Not too thin and not too thick, this easy dough recipe is crispy and delicious. This is a great recipe to involve kids with; they can get their hands dirty, and enjoy eating the end result. […]

Healthy Homemade Toasted Muesli Recipe

Making your own muesli will save you heaps in cereal costs at the supermarket (which was the incentive for me to start making my own, and because I couldn’t find a brand that I really liked). Not only that, but you know exactly what goes into it, so you can be sure it has no […]

Smoked Rainbow Trout Salad Recipe

Smoked trout is a lovely ingredient, it is a (relatively) cheap piece of seafood, and gives a wonderful smokey flavour to dishes. This is quite a filling salad, so could be served as a main meal, either for a lazy weekend lunch with some crusty bread and a glass of wine or for dinner when […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Thai Red Curry Recipe

A little while ago we visited Kangaroo Valley and whilst we were there we came across a great brand ‘Serious Salsa & Sauces’ that hand make their own fantastic curry bases (along with a number of other products). We bought the Thai red curry paste and became hooked (the Thai green curry paste is great […]

Quick & Easy Hommus Recipe

Depending on what country you are based on hommus can be spelt a number of different ways (including hummus, hamos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos, hummous or humus!). It doesn’t matter how it is spelt, it is delicious, and very quick to make. Quick & Easy Hommus Recipe Ingredients 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed well […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Crumbing Mix (an alternative to traditional bread crumbs for Schnitzel & Fish) Recipe

This is more a helpful tip than a recipe, and a tasty (and healthy) alternative to traditional breadcrumbs for pork, veal or chicken schnitzels, or a lovely crumb crust for healthy quick fish. If you want to use this recipe as a crumb crust for fish, simply follow the steps below (substituting the walnuts for […]