Japanese prawn and mushroom miso soup

I think I’m starting to get the hang of this Japanese thing. I made this great soup last week which the taller half said tasted a lot like udon. I have some pre-made dashi stock in the freezer which really helps to have as a time saver. Also… don’t be scared to put all your…

Pea soup with home made bacon croutons

I sent this recipe to my taller half when he was out ideas for soup last week. It’s a really quick recipe that’s easily doable on a weeknight. We altered the recipe a little bit by substituting the chervil with flat leaf parsley and adding in some crispy fried croutons at the end made from…

Leftover roast lamb gourmet sandwiches

I use the term gourmet pretty loosely here because in reality this meal was utterly easy to make yet tasted so fantastic. Simply roast some red capsicum and remove the skin. Spread mustard on rye bread (or another artisan bread of your choice), then stack sliced lamb, capsicum and coriander. Close sandwich and eat! Too…

Macedonion inspired snack

I made this based on something I saw on the Macedonion edition of Food safari a while back. Quick and simple. Sweet tomato paste Anchovies (get good quality ones, not those hairy salty little things in the jar) Chopped fresh basil Parmesan or similar hard cheese Olive oil Bead of your choice (I used rye…

Winter roast lamb with pears, potatoes and beans

My taller half took a trip to Establishment 218 on Saturday while I was in class and considering the weather was absolutely dreadful I decided to make a roast out of two lamb mini roasts he had bought. I dressed the lamb with garlic, rosemary and anchovies then roasted it on 180ºC on the lowest…

Tasty guacamole snack

I was starving after a trip to the markets on Sunday afternoon and whipped up this tasty snack with one of the beautiful avocados I bought. 1 avocado – mashed with a fork 2 tablespoons coriander – finely chopped 1/2 spanish onion – finely diced 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder squeeze of lime…

Crunchy polenta coated ricotta arancini balls

I made these for a ‘pot luck’ dinner I’m going to at a friends house tonight. They were ideal for making ahead and keeping in the fridge ready to be heated up in the oven for 10 minutes when I get there. For added gluten-free joy I substituted breadcrumbs for polenta. The result is VERY…

Coq au vin and potatoes roasted in duck fat

Well, it’s winter and the desire for stewy slow cooked rich flavours has definitely kicked in. I’ve been dying to make Coq au vin for quite some time so a free lazy Sunday was a great opportunity to fulfill this mission. I sourced some free range mixed chicken pieces and used our first attempt at…