Perfect for a weeknight meal, lazy weekend brunch, light lunch or midnight snack, this carby, savoury treat is everything you want from a potato. Of course you can doctor them up as you please – some chilli and coriander for an Asian twist, feta and lemon for a Greek slant, peas and parsley for a […]
On our recent trip overseas we visited Malta because my husband has family there and our children wanted to see a piece of their history. We were also very eager to try an authentic pastizzi. In Malta they traditionally have either spinach and ricotta or mushy peas as a filling. Both are equally delicious. In […]
Tempura is like the Japanese version of our fish and chips but infinitely better. The batter is so much lighter. Consequently, it won’t leave you with that queasy feeling people often get after eating greasy food. It is not reserved for fish and potatoes either. The Japanese deep fry everything: from green beans, eggplant and […]
I’ve been cooking this recipe I found one day in Taste magazine for many years now. At the time it was a combination of foods both Ben and I had never really eaten but when we did, oh my goodness! It’s now one of our favourite dinners we cook on a regular basis and is […]
Taco lovers, have you tried a Mexican Taco Bowl? It is a healthy and easy take on the original and much less messy! It doesn’t take too long to throw together, especially if you have rice at the ready. Cook it up for the family for a refreshing summer dinner. Alternatively, prep it on Sunday for a few lunches during the week. These toppings for the bowl are delish but you can change it up with whatever you fancy: substitute rice for quinoa, add some mixed lettuce leaves, or top with vegan cream cheese instead of cheese and sour cream for a dairy-free meal. Let fussy eaters choose their own toppings or eat it deconstructed. It’s a great meal to eat on the back deck on a warm evening and another bonus is that there’s not much washing up. Buen provecho!
Pork Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish. It is traditionally served with shredded cabbage, pickled vegetables, rice and miso soup as a set. I recently visited Japan for the first time in ten years and fell in love with Tonkatsu again. I never fully appreciated cabbage until I experienced it in Japan. It is a side for many dishes there and demonstrates that something as simple as shredded cabbage with a sauce can be a delicious accompaniment. It can be a welcome alternative to green salad.
The Tonkatsu set was also very popular with our children in our travels, mostly because of the deep fried crunchy meat, and the sticky rice. It is a good meal to practise using chopsticks for that reason. Whilst Tonkatsu usually uses pork fillets, it is also just as nice with chicken.
A simple lunch or dinner on these hot days is always a good idea, and nothing is simpler than a quick tortilla. With such simple ingredients in a dish, you really want them to be quality to help bring out the flavour. Fortunately we source some of the best organic Dutch Cream in the country, […]
There’s nothing like getting a big, delicious avocado in The Organic Place fruit and veggie bag. I love how they can add that extra tasty goodness to almost anything, as well as all those amazing health benefits. Vitamins, folate, magnesium, potassium; you name it, avocado has it. We love it at our place as a […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The long winter has waved goodbye, and the fresh, tender veg of spring are HERE! This base risotto recipe is, of course, perfect year-round, but there’s something special about the delicate greenery and lemon zinginess of this spring version. It’s about to be your new favourite. Print […]