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 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]