Gnocchi

Homemade gnocchi is one of those foods that I thought would be difficult to make and had consequently never attempted to try.  I had visions of my dumplings being a messy glue that would dissolve at cooking or turn into bullets and leave us with a horrid pasty texture in our mouths.   Never one…

Homemade Lasagne

Lasagna is a wonderful comfort food.  Fabulous when you’re feeling like you need a foodie hug or something filling to take away the too many wines from the night before feeling.  It is one of those foods that tends to not look pretty on the plate, but who really cares when it tastes so good! It’s…

Raining Meatballs with a Chance of Spaghetti

I can be a bit of a food snob, wanting to make things from scratch as much as possible.   I know it’s true, and I will openly admit to it, although I’ve found myself relaxing the idea a little of late driven mainly by convenience and time limitations.  I have this philosophy of back…

No Cook Pasta Sauce

We loved this idea!  I will foremost admit I didn’t follow any particular recipe from the cookbook for this test, rather taking the concept and adapting it to what I had in the kitchen at the time, but it was an honest success and a recipe that will be going into high rotation in our…

Cannelloni… cheese and spinach goodness

I think I’ve been stuck in a bit of a food rut…making the same 4 or 5 recipes over and over, with variations of the same thing…. Spring has started well and truly though here in Queensland, so it was time to break out some new ideas, or in this case, an old idea that…

Homemade Frozen Dinners

I’m certainly in that category of people who works too many hours and finds it a struggle to be inspired to cook after a long day, this was particularly the case when I used to live alone.  Whilst I could never quite bring myself to eat the frozen dinners in the supermarket, it was way…

My Bolognese Sauce

I’m pretty sure that a version of this dish is a staple meal for every Australian household.  It’s easy and quick to make, and a great way to get your protein and vegetables all in one meal.  Based on an Italian pasta sauce, we have adopted this of one of our own.  Over winter it…

get your veggie fix here…..

Is it time for you to get more vegetables in your life? I feel like I am going through a period where I’m just not eating enough.  When this happens, I seek out fresh greens, and fill my fridge with loads of fruit and vegetables.   Then the next challenge is then what on earth…

Mediterranean Flavoured Green Tomato Pasta Sauce

Green tomatoes make me think of pickles, and from there I really struggle to come up with ideas of what on earth to do with them because the pickles are just that good.  What do I do when I don’t have enough to make pickles though??? Thanks to Lifestyles of the Organised I have found…