Author Archives: Brooke

What’s in Season September

What's In Season September

Spring has sprung and there’s a whole new variety of fresh fruit and veg coming your way. Here’s what you will find available in the month of September: Apples „ Asian greens „ Asparagus „ Beans „ Beetroot „ Berries „ Broccoli „ Carrots „ Cauliflower „ Chillies „ Garlic „ Grapefruit „ Lemons „ […]

Organic Cabbage Rolls

Organic Cabbage Rolls

I almost don’t want to do share this recipe it’s just so good, but in the interest of not being a food scrooge and sharing the love here is my MOST FABULOUS recipe for cabbage rolls! There are a lot of recipes and variations out there, my cousin does a fantastic greek lemon version that are to die for, so you can experiment. Good additions are smoked pork bones at the bottom of the pot. Sometimes I add a dash of cayenne pepper, so go to work and create to your hearts content!

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic

Our kids absolutely love Brussels Sprouts, so much so that they request them to be cooked and packed in their school lunches. So today we thought we would have a play around and add some extra flavour to them by adding some bacon and garlic from a recipe I found in Pete Evans Family Food cookbook.
We hope you enjoy the as much as we did.

Organic Spaghetti Bolognese

organic spaghetti bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is is a hit for everyone in our home. We all love it and for something that is so easy to cook the flavour is amazing. Ben and myself use to have competitions on who could cook the best version then one day Ben added all his secret ingredients (of which I hope he gives me for this recipe post) and what I think is the star of the show, beef ribs and he nailed it! And the longer you cook, the better it will be! I love to cook a big pot and freeze the leftovers for a busy day or for Ben’s lunches throughout the week.

Oma Mary’s Hearty Beef Stew

We are now well and truly into winter which makes me crave comfort food. There’s nothing like a warming dinner at the end of a frosty day. This recipe is my mum’s beef stew, (she is known as Oma to my kids). There are too many variations to include but this is probably my favourite, and the most palatable to my children.
You can cook this in an hour or two on the stovetop but the best way is to chuck it all in a slow cooker in the morning. Go about your business and bask in the delish smells as they take over your house. Rest in the knowledge that all you have to do in the evening is throw some rice in the rice cooker, throw some pasta into the slow cooker half an hour before you want to eat, or if you’re really feeling energetic, you could whip up some mashed potato.

Organic Leek and Potato Soup

Organic Leek and Potato Soup

I’m a huge fan of leek and I’m a huge fan of soup. The sweetness it brings to roast vegetables is to die for and works very well alongside chicken and mushrooms in a winter warming pie. With the leek in this weeks delivery I though I might try something I was yet to cook, leek and potato soup. Perfect of lunches, easy to freeze and after a hard days work, would be lovely to come home to with a slice of toasted sourdough with melted butter.

Jacqueline’s Miso Stir Fry

Jacqueline’s Miso Stir Fry

If you are a fan of Japanese flavours, this is a simple way to incorporate them into a healthy dish. Better still, you can tailor the amount of miso and soy sauce you use to suit your family’s tastes. This recipe works best with a wok, and using sushi rice adds to the flavour of the dish.

San Choy Bow with Cabbage

San Choy Bow with cabbage

As a mum I am constantly trying to find ways to get my children to eat a wide range of vegetables. My last couple of attempts with cabbage didn’t go over so well. Firstly, I tried the lovely gluten free goodness of cabbage noodles (literally cabbage chopped into ribbons and softened in a pan) with our usual beef stroganoff recipe. Needless to say my husband nor children wanted to partake in eating the tasty spaghetti alternative. My last attempt of coleslaw atop of baked potatoes didn’t go over well with anyone else either and I had a surplus of coleslaw salad lunches for myself for days while my family members digested their unhealthy bacon and cheese topping instead.

When I read that cabbage would be a new addition to the Organic Place mixed bag this week, these past experiences immediately came to mind and I resolved that I would once again try to sneak cabbage into my family’s diet. However, this time I decided I may have to be a little bit James Bond about it all, and disguise it carefully within an exciting hands-on and delectable experience.