Now that its getting cooler (and by cooler I mean its stopped reaching 35 degrees every day… it actually didn’t get about 29 the other day! Admittedly it was raining all day… but it still counts!!!), and we are on our way to winter it’s time to start thinking about warm wintery dishes (if we crank the air con we can pretend…).
I was recently given a lovely little home grown butter nut pumpkin with strict instructions that it must be made into a soup, so what better way to kick off the season than with a perfect winter warmer soup – Pumpkin soup!
Prep time – 10mins, Cooking time – 1 hr, Serves 4
If you’re like me, then you come home of an afternoon strip off your clothes, flick on the A/C and telly then its off to the kitchen to raid the fridge in a ravenous hunger fuelled, undie clad frenzy only to find no food, no snacks because you’re “trying to be healthy”. Sound familiar?? I feel for you. So here I have an easy quick fix to your problems, make this on the weekend to have afternoon snacks all week long that won’t make you feel terrible!
Prep time – 10mins, Cooking time – 10mins, Serves 4
Midweek is upon us yet again, and its the perfect time for an easy tasty meal that’s going to leave lots of left overs. Tonight’s midweek meal is a curry, a family friendly curry at that. It’s Butter Chicken! Yeah yeah you probably already knew that since you clicked the link but let me live a little.
The nice thing about this butter chicken is once you get past caramelising the onion (which is a must because it adds just the best flavour and depth to the meal) its really just a matter of chucking it all in the pot and walk away. There’s not a million and one spices you have to worry about, and if you have made just about any curry in the past you probably already have the spices needed. So give it a try and let me know what you think!
Prep time – 10mins, Cooking time – 40mins, Serves 4
Who doesn’t like chocolate? If you find someone that doesn’t, well then there is something seriously wrong with them! These chocolate muffins are a serious indulgence. Chocolate base with two types of chocolate chips (thee if you don’t have a fussy husband who won’t let you use milk chocolate) brings all the yummy to these muffins.
Prep time – 10 mins, Cooking time – 20 mins, Makes 15
I can remember when I was in primary school when we learned Indonesian we did a unit on food. The best part was the day the teacher made us nasi goreng which translates to fried rice.
It was delicious and has been a favourite to eat and make ever since that day.
Here is my simple fried rice recipe.
Prep time – 15mins, Cooking time -20mins, Serves 6
My favourite type of cake is a baked cheesecake. I can remember when I was little whenever I was taking into town we would always stop off at our favourite German coffee shop and without fail I would get one of two things. A jam berliner or a slice of baked cheesecake.
Each bite of this cheesecake took me right back to those cherished childhood memories.
You know when you’ve just been eating bad/naughty food all Easter long and all you want is something deliciously savoury and in no way made of chocolate? Well that’s where I am at with life this week.
I swear if I eat or even just see another Easter egg I might explode! As fantastic as it is to indulge in chocolate for a week straight there does come a time when enough is enough. So to combat all the sugary chocolatey goodness I had been consuming I fought back with this delectable somewhat fancy pants but actually really easy pasta.
Its full of semi sundried tomatoey goodness, creamy but with a hint of heat sauceyness and of course to make it a little bit healthy a heap of spinach!
This pasta was a winner with me right away due to the fact that once I got going it was made in about 15mins flat! How good is that for a filling midweek meal that yields loads of leftovers?
Interested yet? Ok, here we go!
Prep time – 5mins, Cooking time – 15mins, Serves 6-8