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…

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…

Mexican ceviche salad with crispy tortilla chips

We were supposed to have a dinner guest and bought a mountain of seafood with which to make Mexican treats and wash down with our selection of fine mescals. Sadly they cancelled so we waded through the mountain of seafood over the next few days starting with a typical Mexican ceviche salad served with crispy…

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…

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…

More tasty marinated chicken mexican inspirations

I made corn wraps (due to lack of tortillas) on Saturday night again. Practising the mexicano is tres awesome. Marinated chicken breast (lime juice, chilli, garlic, coriander) Coriander Sliced avocado Spanish onion, tomato and chilli salsa White mozzerella Simple and divine. I think the use of the really white mozzeralla was a much better result…

Mexican: Chicken tacos

This was my first attempt at making something as authentically Mexican as I could which is a little tricky as sourcing the correct ingredients is impossible. The are only about 3000 Mexicans living in Australia which solves my long pondered problem as to why Mexican food in Australia is so crap. The key to really…

Seared tuna, chorizo and mango salsa and wild rice

The title speaks for itself and I’ll keep this simple. Wild rice Sauteé 1 onion and 2 garlic cloves in olive oil until soft Simmer rice for 45 minutes, drain then stir in sauteéd onion and garlic Salsa 1/2 a mango diced 1/2 a chorizo diced and sauteéd until crisp 1/2 a spanish onion 2…

What’s up Skip?

Warning. Some cute furry Australian native animals were most definitely harmed in order to create this meal. Kangaroo. It’s lean, tasty, good for you and a more environmentally friendly option than beef. Oh… and it’s cheap. There is so much going for this great source of nutrition I highly recommend trying it if you haven’t….