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…

Turkey, craisin, mushroom, almond and wild rice pilaf

I’ve been having a hankering for wild rice. I absolutely love the texture of it and it’s so good for you. I also love the flavour of nuts and raisins in food which are common in various Moroccan dishes. The sweet and savoury flavours are accentuated by the soft and crunchy textures. In trying to…

Quick Kangaroo for one

So I’m flying solo while the taller half is in China visiting family. I also had a chilly 4am start this morning due to Federal Budget requirements so I needed something quick and nutritious to ward off the cold. I went for baked sweet potato and spanish onion with loads of thyme served with grilled…

Celebrating autumn

This one was a pretty easy, leave-to-cook option for a weeknight. Chicken, sage and bacon baked with thin potato rounds and served with grilled zucchini topped with parmesan cheese. 1 chicken breast (halved lengthways) 1 dozen fresh sage leaves 2 rashers of bacon 2 medium sliced potatoes 2 zucchini Simply layer the sage on top…

Capsicum stuffed with marinara and quinoa

We went for a short weekend trip up to visit my in-laws at their property and it was magnificent. They have a beautiful garden full of veges, berries, fruit and nut trees so we snaffled a small amount of produce, amongst which were some green capsicum at a perfect size to stuff and bake. I…

Vegetarians may want to avert their vision

Been a while since I posted sorry. Life’s been hectic. We had some respite from the genral chaos of life last weekend and put the smoker to good use. Excuse my pic of the smoker Sasha built. My camera was AWOL at the time of it’s construction. I absolutely love the smoker. Apart from a…

Too easy

Throw BBQ prawns on the que and serve with your favourite salad and a slice of lime. Enjoy

Vegetarian – Mexican mushroom and zucchini tacos

I think my favourite taco that I tried in ‘Mexico’s best taqueria’ was a mushroom and zucchini taco. The juicy mushrooms were something else. This recipe made enough for 6 tacos which would feed two. Slice zucchini into thin strips, sprinkle with oregano and olive oil and bake in a pan with one spanish onion…

Fresh figs stuffed with goats cheese and wrapped in bacon

This is possibly one of the most divine things you could ever put in your mouth, chew, then swallow. Seriously good. Simply make four cuts into the top of the fig, pop in a nice amount of good quality goats cheese, wrap in bacon, drizzle with honey then bake in the oven until bacon is…

Pork chops with crackling and fresh figs

Sometimes I just really love a nice pork chop cooked as is. Pork has a wonderful flavour on it’s own and savouring that with a good salad is a perfect meal for me. I buy my pork chops with the skin on and remove it, salt it and fry it skin side down with the…