Sweet corn starter with beef ribs and salad main

If you’ve got time to marinate then this is a meal well worth the effort. There’s a million recipes out the for beef rib marinades and after checking many of them out I have tended to make my own variation of others that is well received. I’m pretty loose with the ingredients so I’ll try…

Breakfast at Karen’s

My delightful friend Karen was kind enough to cook me a yummy breakfast treat. She has a gorgeous apartment overlooking Sydney Park and we ate outside on her fabulous new outdoor setting. I’m so glad she moved to our area so I get to see her more often. She’s off to South Africa to visit…

Warm weather roast

If you’re inclined to leave roast meals for the warmer months do reconsider. Roasts are fantastic because they’re packed with flavour (that’s why we love them) and they virtually cook themselves. Pop one in the oven on a Sunday afternoon and with the kitchen warming up it’s a great excuse to get outside, do some…

Olive and sundried tomato damper

I’ve been missing being able to eat my favourite butter from Gympie Farm since giving up wheat. I used to make my own flavoured dampers quite often so I thought I’d give a gluten free flour mix a go. The result was very stodgy. Damper is a heavy bread but this was quite gluggy. I…

Smoked salmon done two ways

I sourced some absolutely divine smoked salmon from Eveleigh Markets as well as some zucchini flowers and made zucchini flowers stuffed with smoked salmon and smoked salmon served on butter bean salad. This was really, really, really, REALLY good! Smoked salmon stuffed zucchini flowers Batter 1/2 cup flour (I used gluten free) 1/2 cup white…

Healthy fish stew

Phew. Last of my updates for today. This was a personal creation that turned out great. 1 large ling fillet, diced 1 tin of whole tomatoes 1 capsicum sliced into rings 1/2 spanish onion 1 clove of garlic 1 tbs turmeric 1 small bunch coriander (I picked mine fresh) 1 small container vege stock 1…

Garlic prawn skewers

Well. At this point I was still pretty unwell and favouring plain food. Sasha made some boiled rice and a plain salad of julienned carrots, snow peas and bean sprouts. The hero was the garlic prawn skewers which I couldn’t eat much of. I think they were a little bit dry and this recipe would…

Roasted lamb rack with lentil salad and mint sauce

This was a most awesome meal. 🙂 Made by the delightful Sasha. Lamb rack 2 garlic bulbs, crushed 1 lemon, juiced 1/4 cup olive oil 1 rack of lamb 2 tbs thyme Whisk ingredients minus thyme, season with salt and pepper. PLace lamb racks on roasting tray and pour garlic mixture over. Sprinkle thyme over…

Brazillian chicken soup

This soup is great if you’re not feeling well because it’s salty, it’s liquid and it has rice in it. 1 chicken breast, diced 2 chopped carrots 1/2 yellow onion finely diced 1 bacon rasher chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 litre of chicken stock 1/2 cup rice 2 tbs parsley Boil chicken, onion and garlic…

Broad bean dalliance

I went to the markets with the idea of making roast spatchcock with broad beans. I went too late and the spatchcock had sold out. The spatchcock I have had from Eveleigh Markets is the most succulent I have tasted. In any case I found myself some hours later with a batch of bread beans…

The good produce omelette.

With the leftover eggs and bacon from the Eveleigh Markets I decided to try actually cooking with them rather than serving them straight up and made an omelette. 4×110 gram eggs smokey bacon (chopped and pre cooked) 2 teaspoons of marinated goats feta with the herb oil it is infused with 1/4 spanish onion diced…

Great breakfast produce

This post is more about the produce choice than the meal itself. As you can see the meal is quite simple. Breakfast is my most favourite meal, specifically on the weekends. It’s such a treat to have a leisurely breakfast and I love the array of options within this simple meal that are inherently possible…