BBQ Salad Series:Moroccan Carrot Salad

Carrot is a great base for salads.  It’s substantial, sweet and crunchy all at the same time.  Add a few interesting ingredients and you have a fabulous way to turn the humble carrot into something a little exotic for your meal table without it taking hours to create.   This salad is actually one that  I…

Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup

Unfortunately this time of year tends to bring with it cold’s and flu’s.  There’s been some particularly nasty strains doing the rounds and our household has not been immune.   Whilst there is a lot of remedy’s that are proven to be effective for recovering and preventing these illnesses,  there is something a little bit…

Lime Marmalade and Coconut Muffins

A while back I made a massive batch of lime marmalade with a cheap box of limes that I’d bought at a market and ever since I’ve had 3 containers of the stuff in my fridge waiting to be used for something.  I’d run out of jars you see so I didn’t have anything to…

Smoked Trout Dip

For me, fish always seems like a treat, probably because I always think its so expensive.  The reality is that most meat is expensive these days, and with the health benefits of fish, and how much I love to eat it, I really should have it on the menu more.  In spite of this logic,…

Tuna Mornay with a bit of a difference

  There is not really a way to make this dish look particularly pretty….but boy does it make up for it in flavour and comfort on a cold winters night. As a child I was always a fan of cheese and cauliflower….there was something about the flavours of the cauliflower that was perfectly matched by…

Tomato Napolitana Sauce

This simple recipe is what started me many years ago on my cooking journey. I was 18 years old, just home from a year overseas.  For some reason at this point in my life I was quite stubborn about not wanting to cook.  I’m really not sure why,  as we did have quite a culture…

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…

Cajun Spiced Roast Vegetable & Chicken Salad

This little gem comes courtesy of the yummy Cajun Spice Mix from Please Pass the Recipe.  I’ve altered the recipe to suit what I had in the fridge at the time, and as you can see below it’s a bitsa (bits of this bits of that) so don’t stress too much about quantities.  This is a…

Zucchini & Sweet Corn Fritters

I love making these, one because its a favourite in my house, two because it brings back memories of zuchini fritters from my childhood, and finally, because I love the sweet bursts of corn that contrast with the smoothness of the zucchini and the crunchiness of the outside. These are great served with salad on…

Leah’s Version of Asian Coleslaw

Its summer in Australia, and to me that means salads.  Crisp fresh vegetables, salad leaves and lots of them.  The thing is that you very quickly get bored with making the same three options and so I find myself looking for inspiration continuously.  Lucky me, I didn’t have to go too far for this idea. …