BBQ fare

I finally mastered a roast garlic hummus for a recent BBQ which is definitely worthy of a belated blog update. I spent Friday making dips and Saturday morning putting together the salads and everything was a hit. Roast garlic hummus 2 cans chickpeas or two cups cooked chickpeas 2 tablespoons tahini 4 tablespoons olive oil…

Pulled pork and slaw rolls

Who doesn’t love them? We recently smoked an extra pork shoulder at our BBQ so we could have a stockpile of pulled pork for various uses on hand. What better way to put it to use but in a fresh fluffy white roll with home made coleslaw. The coleslaw got the thumbs up. My taller…

Trio of sliders

First of all I am very excited as I have finally found a source of slider buns. Hooray. Sliders make so much sense to me. I mean why would you have just one large burger in one flavour when you can have three small ones in three different flavours? I’ve been on a mission to…

Mediterranean vegetables and roast lamb

When you’ve got your head deep in the books your oven can become your best friend. It’s an amazing addition to any kitchen that you can more or less throw things into and they come out not only ready to eat, but tasting truly divine. I threw some chopped sweet potato, kipfler potatoes, tomatoes, spanish…

Mexican madness

I love our home made Mexican food. Despite the Mexican food wave sweeping the Australian landscape, the stuff we make at home comes the closest to satisfying the desire we have for the flavours we had in Mexico. Now the problem with being too busy to post some of these recipes when we actually made…

Summer snapper with wild rice and mango salsa

This dish reminds me of a camping trip we went on some years back where some random folk in a bunch of 4WDs pulled over near us for a breakfast stop. They delivered us a plate full of the most amazing fresh food for which we were very grateful and made short work of. It…

Sunday night roast lamb rack with italian salad

I popped down to Marrickville markets on Sunday and grabbed 2 lovely lamb racks for roasting. I was a bit excited by all the amazing produce they have there. If you live in the area definitely pop in. I coated the lamb racks in a mixture of dijon mustard, fresh thyme, olive oil and lemon…

Merry Christmas and Happy 2012

Things get frantic around Christmas time don’t they? It’s been a while since I’ve been able to find time to put any of my cooking escapades up here and now I have a backlog of stuff to catch up with. The nice thing is that all the craziness culminates in a wonderful Christmas day which…

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…

Vegetarian stuffed baby pumpkin with a side of halloumi

So my taller half’s mum has an amazing fruit and vegetable garden on her small farm and she recently gave us some of the cutest little pumpkins I’ve ever seen. It seemed a crime to cut them up so I opted for baking them whole and stuffing them. I went for a red quinoa based…