In honour of St Paddy’s Day, let’s have some potatoes! With greens! If you don’t know any Irish folks who can explain to you how to have the fluffiest mashed potato ever, turn to YouTube: there are a few videos with hints and tips for the full Eire way. My go-to is always: hot milk […]
There’s really nothing like a true quiche: the silky, creamy filling wrapped around your favourite ingredients atop a crunchy pastry base… it’s worth the extra work that levels it up from an easy frittata! The use of cream in this recipe is what makes everything so smooth and gooey and is totally necessary and cannot […]
Many, many years ago (my teenage years) I lived with a family who took me under their wing for a little while! Jenny who I refer to as my fake mum was always cooking! She had four kids of her own and every night served up dinner and and dessert. I use to love watching […]
We’re all guilty of skipping breakfast sometimes because we’re so busy rushing to get everyone off to school and work. With these Easy Breaky Quiches you can have a protein rich, healthy meal ready to go every morning. When you’re doing your bacon and eggs on the weekend, just spend a little longer in the […]
A hearty dish chock-full of vitamins, minerals and YUM! The creamy mash topping is a mix of regular organic white potatoes and organic sweet potatoes, but would be lovely with carrot, parsnip or pumpkin joining the party. Naturally gluten-free, this pie can also be made vegan, and freezes/reheats beautifully. Enjoy! Print Recipe Sweet Potato-Topped Lentil […]
I’d heard rumours about chocolate cake or muffins which had zucchini in them and that the vegetable gave the dough a lovely texture. I decided to give it a go myself by substituting it into an easy chocolate cake recipe. I did a little bit of research first. You are advised to drain the zucchini […]
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 […]
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.
Strawberries are back in season and it is such a popular fruit with kids as well as adults. It’s unfortunate that our Aussie farmers are suffering after recent strawberry tampering. We’ve all seen the recent media coverage of growers having to dump ridiculous amounts of strawberries. How about we support our farmers, still buy strawberries, and […]