Category: Meals, Side Dishes, Savoury Snacks

2 Whole Chickens

2 Whole Chickens 2 large onions 2 small bouquet garni (parsley, sage, dill) 2 x 1-1.5kg chickens 4 tablespoons prepared pesto 1. Place 1 onion and 1 bouquet garni into each chicken cavity. Carefully ease the skin away from chicken breast and rub 2 tablespoons pesto between the meat...

All-In-One Pasta Bolognaise

All-In-One Pasta Bolognaise Serves 4 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and diced 500g beef mince 1 cup red wine 400g can diced and peeled tomatoes 400g can tomato puree 1 cup water 1 1/2 cups small pasta shapes salt and pepper grated parmesan cheese fresh basil, chopped...

Almond Fried Rice

Almond Fried Rice 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions and tops 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1 egg, beaten 3 cups cold cooked rice 1/2 cup diced cooked ham 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce 1/2 cup slivered blanched almonds, toasted Heat oil in hot wok...

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ambrosia Fruit Salad 300ml carton thickened cream 2 Tbsp icing sugar 1/4 cup plain yoghurt 1/2 cup flaked almonds 1 cup marshmallows, chopped 450g can crushed pineapple, drained 310g can mandarin segments, drained 1/2 cup coconut 1. Combine cream and sifted icing sugar in a small bowl, beat with...

Angel Hair Pasta in Garlic Sauce

Angel Hair Pasta in Garlic Sauce 1 pkt capellini (angel hair) pasta – (16 oz) 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 4 x garlic cloves finely chopped 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese Freshly-ground black pepper to serve 1. Cook pasta as directed on package....

Antipasto Sandwich

Antipasto Sandwich 12 ounces cooked roast beef, thinly sliced 1/2 cup Italian dressing, divided 1 (8-ounce) loaf Vienna bread, unsliced 2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives 6 lettuce leaves 6 tomato slices, cut 1/4-inch thick 6 onion slices, cut 1/8-inch thick 6 green onions bell pepper rings, cut 1/4-inch thick...

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty 5 slices of bread, cut into 1cm cubes 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 4 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped In a medium bowl, mix bread with...

Apple Cinnamon Pies

Apple Cinnamon Pies 1 1/3 cups pie or stewed apples 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1. Combine all ingredients. 2. Make pies as per instructions....

Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken 1kg chicken pieces 500g can apricot nectar pkt French onion soup 1 onion, diced Place chicken into casserole dish with soup, onion, salt and pepper. Add nectar and stir. Cover and bake in the oven on 180c for 1 1/2 hrs....

Apricot Custard Pies

Apricot Custard Pies 1 cup drained apricot halves, chopped 4 almond or coconut macaroon biscuits, crushed 1/2 cup prepared custard 1. Combine all ingredients. 2. Make pies as per instructions....

Apricot Porridge

Apricot Porridge 125 ml boiling water 10 dried organic apricots, finely chopped 60 g oats 125 soy/oat/rice milk # Pour boiling water over apricots and soak for 1/2 an hour. # Put all ingredients in a saucepan, cover, and heat gently for 5 minutes, until mixture is thickened. #...

Artichoke Frittata

Artichoke Frittata Makes 8 wedges 30g butter 2 small leeks, sliced 1 clove garlic, sliced 6 eggs 100g bottled marinated artichoke hearts, sliced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon lemon juice, for drizzling 1. Heat the butter in a 20cm (8 inch) non-stick frying pan, add the leek and garlic...

Asian Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Asian Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry 1-1/4 lbs boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1-inch thick 4 cups assorted fresh vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, broccoli florets, bell pepper strips and shredded carrots 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup prepared stir-fry sauce, preferably sesame-ginger flavour 1/8-1/4 tsp crushed red...

Asian Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad

Asian Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad 4 cups baby spinach 1.5 kg skinless chicken breast 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2/3 cup sesame oil 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger sesame seeds 1. Mix 4 tablespoons sesame oil, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and several drops of ginger soy...

Asian Chicken Broth

Asian Chicken Broth 1 Litre of water (4 Cups) 1 Litre of chicken stock (4 Cups) 10 cm stick of fresh lemon grass, chopped finely 4 cm piece of fresh ginger, sliced thinly 2 small red Thai chillies, sliced thinly 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 1 tablespoon of lime...

Asian Chicken Soup

Asian Chicken Soup Take two litres of vegetable stock. Add to this: 2 large onions (sliced) 2 carrots (julienned) 1 stick of celery (coarsely chopped) 1 x 440gm tin of sweet corn 100gm of bean shoots 1 tsp crushed garlic 1 tsp minced chilli 1 stick of lemon grass...

Asian Inspired Pumpkin Soup

Asian Inspired Pumpkin Soup 2 Tbsp veg oil 2 Tbsp red or green Thai curry paste 1 onion, diced 1 stick celery, diced 1 tomato, chopped 1 kg pumpkin, peeled and diced salt 1 L veg or chicken stock 400ml coconut milk freshly ground black pepper fresh coriander leaves...

Asian Meatball Soup

Asian Meatball Soup Serves 4 2 dried Chinese mushrooms 1 litre beef stock 1 Tbsp mirin * 2 tbsp soy sauce 400g beef mince 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 stem lemon grass white part only, finely chopped 2 spring onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 4 baby...

Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts Savoury Shortcrust Pastry: 150g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1.5cm cubes 300g plain flour, chilled 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp vinegar, chilled with 85ml water Remove butter from fridge 20 mins before you start mixing, the butter should be just...

Asparagus and Pesto Salad

Asparagus and Pesto Salad 2 Tablespoons walnut pieces 650g pumpkin cut into 2cm pieces little bit of oil 20g basil leaves 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon grated parmesan 2 bunches asparagus Heat oven to 180C toast walnuts for 5 mins set aside. Put pumpkin and a little oil in...

Asparagus Quiche

Asparagus Quiche 3 eggs 5 green onions, sliced 1 cup asparagus pieces, drained 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese salt and pepper to taste 1. Combine all ingredients. 2. Place pastry bases into preheated Pie Maker. Pour egg mixture into the base, close and cook for 10 minutes, then turn...

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto 3 bunches asparagus 12 slices of prosciutto, halved crosswise Fill a high sided frying pan with water. Season with salt and bring to a simmer. Remove the woody ends from the asparagus and add to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes. Drain and run under...

Asparagus, Zucchini and Goats Cheese Loaf

Photo by Julie O’Malley Asparagus, Zucchini and Goats Cheese Loaf 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed 3 zucchini, coarsely grated 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup self-raising flour 5 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup grated tasty cheddar cheese 1/3 cup frozen peas 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves...

Aussie Bushman’s Pies

Aussie Bushman’s Pies 200g beef steak, chopped 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 teaspoon beef stock powder 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, finely chopped 100g field mushrooms, diced 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup water 1. Toss steak in combined flour, stock powder and pepper....

Aussie Kangaroo Pie

Aussie Kangaroo Pie 500 gm Kangaroo topside, minced 1 Onion 1 cup Stock, meat 1 cup Peas, frozen 1/2 cup Sauce, tomato 1 pinch Nutmeg Salt Pepper 2 tbsp Flour Water 375 gm Pastry, shortcrust, thawed. 1 Pastry, puff, ready-made, thawed. Sauce, tomato -OR- bush tomato relish 1. Sauté...

Aussie Meat Pie

Aussie Meat Pie 500g / 1lb chuck or blade steak 2 tablespoons flour Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup water 1 x 375g / 12 oz packet frozen puff pastry, thawed Beaten egg to glaze Trim gristle and fat from steak, cut into thin shreds, then...

Aussie Meat Pies with Pea Mash

Aussie Meat Pies with Pea Mash 1 tbsp oil 1 kg diced beef 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 med onion chopped 1/4 cup plain flour 3 1/2 cups beef stock 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 frozen shortcrust pastry [thawed] fresh herbs to garnish Pea Mash:...

Avocado and Parma Ham Pasta

Avocado and Parma Ham Pasta 250g Pasta of your choice 6 slices good quality smoked bacon 2 avocado, peeled and sliced 3 Tomatoes, seeds removed, sliced small bunch Basil, finely chopped small bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped Parmesan cheese shavings For the Dressing: 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar...

Avocado and Prawn Salad

Avocado and Prawn Salad The dressing and prawns can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge. Slice the avocados at the last minute as they tend to discolour if prepared too far in advance. 2 ripe, but not too soft, avocados 200g fresh cooked prawns, shell on,...

Baby Bolognese

Baby Bolognese 1 tbsp Vegetable oil 3 tbsp Onion, peeled then chopped finely 1/2 tsp of Minced Garlic 2 tbsp Celery, finely chopped 1/4 cup of Carrots, peeled and grated 125 grams of Beef Mince 1/2 tsp Tomato paste 2 Tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped 1 tbsp of Sun-dried...

Bacon and Egg Pie

Photo by Denise C Bacon and Egg Pie 2 sheets shortcrust pastry 5 eggs (beaten) 4 rashes of chopped bacon Sliced tomatoes to layer 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms 1/4 cup of chopped parsley 1/2 cup of cream Salt and pepper Milk to glaze # Blind bake 1 sheet of...

Bacon and Egg Potato Salad

Bacon and Egg Potato Salad 4 medium potatoes, cubed 2 hardboiled eggs, quartered 1 cup cooked, diced bacon 1 tbsp mixed herbs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 250ml thickened cream 1 shallot, finely sliced 1. Boil potatoes until just tender, allow to cool and place in a large bowl. 2. Add...

Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

Bacon and Mushroom Risotto Serves 4-5 1 1/2 cups arborio rice 100g chopped bacon 25g butter 2 cups chicken stock or water 1 cup frozen peas 1 tsp crushed garlic 1 x 420g condensed cream of mushroom soup 100g sliced mushrooms 1 small finely chopped onion 1. Stir condensed...

Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta

Photo by EmmCee Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta Serves 4 1kg kent pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 2.5cm pieces Olive oil spray Salt and freshly ground black pepper 400g dried penne pasta 300g short-cut bacon, thinly sliced 125g (1/2 cup) basil pesto Shaved parmesan, to serve 1. Preheat oven...

Bacon and Tomato Pasta

Bacon and Tomato Pasta 5 rashers of bacon 1 onion chopped 1/2 tin of pineapple 1 tin of crushed tomatoes 1 tbsp of tomato paste garlic, basil and oregano oil 1. Fry bacon and onion in a little oil. 2. Add pineapple and herbs. 3. Add tomatoes and tomato...

Bacon Fried Rice

Bacon Fried Rice 3/4 pound bacon 3 eggs 4 tablespoons Oil 4 tablespoons soy sauce 4 cups cold cooked rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup green onions, chopped Fry bacon very crispy, drain, cut in 1/4″ strips and set aside. Beat eggs until white and yolk are well mixed,...

Bacon, Cabbage and Cauliflower Soup

Bacon, Cabbage and Cauliflower Soup 1 tablespoon butter 6 rashers of rindless bacon, chopped 2 leeks, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1/2 medium cauliflower, cut into floretes 1/2 medium cabbage, shredded 5 cups chicken stock salt and pepper 2 spring onions, chopped dollop of sour cream sweet paprika...

Bacon, Cheese and Rice Pie

Bacon, Cheese and Rice Pie Preheat the oven to 200c. Grease a 20cm springform tin with melted butter. Cut the crusts off 6-8 slices of white toast bread. Spread each slice with butter. Line the tin with slices buttered-side down and corners sticking up. Place 2 cups of cooled...

Baguette with Egg, Dill Pesto and Prosciutto

Baguette with Egg, Dill Pesto and Prosciutto Makes 30 8 thin slices prosciutto 45g fresh dill sprigs 75g pine nuts, toasted 60g Parmesan, finely grated 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/3 cup (80ml) virgin olive oil 1 French bread stick, sliced diagonally 2 teaspoons butter 7 eggs, lightly beaten 1/3...

Baked Apples

Baked Apples 6 Large cooking apples 3/4 Cup orange juice 2 Teaspoons grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon lemon rind grated 3/4 Cup rose wine 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 Cup brown sugar Whipped cream Remove core from apples and place in crockpot. Mix together all other ingredients except whipped cream....

Baked Beans

Baked Beans 375g dried Borlotti or Red Kidney beans, soaked 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 rashers thick streaky bacon, cut into 1cm wide strips 2 red peppers, cut into 2cm squares 1 green pepper, cut into 2cm squares...

Baked Carbonara

Baked Carbonara 400g Fettuccine 4 Eggs 2 Cups Cream 1 1/2 Cups Milk 4 Rashers Bacon 1 cup sliced mushroom 1 onion diced 1-2 cloves of garlic A sprinkle of Italian Herbs 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan A sprinkle of grated Cheddar Preheat oven to 180C. Cook the Pasta till...

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni 500g broccoli, washed, florets and stalks chopped 500g white cauliflower, same as broccoli 7 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves picked 25g tin best quality anchovies in oil, drained and chopped, oil reserved 2-3 small dried chillies, crumbled...

Baked Manicotti

Baked Manicotti Servings: 6 8 ounces Manicotti, uncooked 1 15-ounce container part-skim Ricotta cheese, whipped until smooth 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup sliced scallions 2 teaspoons parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 26-ounce jar spaghetti sauce Grated Parmesan cheese, for topping...

Baked Mushroom, Bacon and Spinach Risotto

Baked Mushroom, Bacon and Spinach Risotto 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 150g button mushrooms, roughly chopped 2 rashers bacon, rind removed, roughly chopped 3/4 cup (150g) arborio rice 2 1/4 cups (560ml) chicken stock 30g baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan 20g butter...

Baked Mushrooms

Baked Mushrooms 2 large field mushrooms 1 clove garlic a few chunks of feta 2 strips palma ham a little pinch of thyme and rosemary 1. Peel the brownish skin from the top of the mushroom and cut out the stork. 2. Chop garlic and herbs, put them in...

Baked Rice Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Baked Rice Pudding Serves 4 2 cups (500ml) milk 300ml thin cream 1/2 cup (110g) medium grain (calrose) rice, rinsed, drained 1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped Pinch of ground nutmeg, plus extra to sprinkle 2 strips...

Baked Ricotta Pasta

Baked Ricotta Pasta 1 large tin diced tomatoes 1 diced onion 1 or 2 cloves of crushed garlic salt, pepper to taste basil, oregano chilli fine chopped mushrooms (optional) olives (optional) fine chopped spinach (optional) capsicum (optional) enough pasta to fill a large casserole dish (about 500grams) 1-2 teaspoons...

Baked Sausages

Baked Sausages 500g sausages 2 rashers bacon 1 onion 2 tomatoes 1 cup water 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) tomato sauce 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) plain flour salt, pepper Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Separate sausages and pierce 3 or 4 times on each side. 2. Place...

Balsamic Beef and Glass Noodle Salad with Rocket and Parmesan

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Balsamic Beef and Glass Noodle Salad with Rocket and Parmesan Serves 4 400g piece lean rump steak 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar 200g glass noodles (bean thread vermicelli) 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved lengthways, thinly sliced on the diagonal...

Balsamic Chicken and Bean Salad

Balsamic Chicken and Bean Salad Serves 4 500g chicken breast, trimmed and sliced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered 125g beans, trimmed and sliced 100g baby spinach leaves 1. Place chicken into a shallow dish. Toss through...

Barbequed Kangaroo Loin On Warm Vegie Salad

Barbequed Kangaroo Loin On Warm Vegie Salad 2 kangaroo fillets 1 red capsicum 1 zucchini 1 clove garlic 1 Spanish onion 1 small egg plant 6 mushrooms olive oil balsamic vinegar salt and pepper 1. Salt, pepper and lightly oil the fillets. 2. Dice the onion and garlic. 3....

Barley and Vegetable Chunky Soup

Barley and Vegetable Chunky Soup 1 leek chopped 1 onion diced 1 carrot diced 1 zucchini diced 2 sticks of celery chopped 1/2 cup diced pumpkin 1/4 cup barley (pre boiled for 30 mins) approx 800ml of vegetable or chicken stock 2 tablespoons of tomato paste 1 tablespoon of...

Barley Soup with Sugared Parsnips

Barley Soup with Sugared Parsnips 1 cup/200g pearl barley 8 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons oil 2 large onions, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 medium carrots, sliced 2 medium (400g) potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 celery sticks, sliced 2 bay leaves, halved 3/4 cup milk Pepper and...

Basmati Rice Salad

Basmati Rice Salad 1 1/2 cups yellow lentils 1 1/2 cups basmati rice 315g cannelloni or Soya beans, cooked 4 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 continental cucumber, seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped 1/2 cup basil leaves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon garlic chives,...

BBQ Pork Ribs

BBQ Pork Ribs 1 1/2 kg beef short ribs 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 Large onion, cut into wedges 4 Medium potatoes, peeled 4 Medium carrots, pared, cut up 1 Cup water 1 Cup tomato sauce (or spicy tomato soup with a few tbsp puree) 1/3 Cup red wine...

BBQ Thai Chicken and Noodle Salad with Chilli, Mint and Lime

BBQ Thai Chicken and Noodle Salad with Chilli, Mint and Lime 2 chicken breasts 1 tsp vegetable oil 3 tbsp fresh mint leaves 3 tbsp fresh coriander Sea salt and pepper 1/4 iceberg lettuce 1/3 pkt rice noodles (thin ones) Dressing: 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp Thai fish...

Beef and Guinness Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Beef and Guinness Pies Filling (makes approx 4 pies): 600g braising beef (e.g. chuck), cut into small cubes 4 Tbsp plain flour oil 1 large onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 5 cloves garlic, sliced finely 4 bay leaves 3 tsp fresh thyme leaves 2 Tbsp...

Beef and Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness Stew 750g chuck steak, cubed 1/4 cup plain flour 1/4 cup olive oil 2 large onions, sliced 1 large carrot, chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped 1 large parsnip, chopped 2 cups beef stock 2 cups Guinness 400g can whole tomatoes 1 sprig fresh rosemary 6 sprigs...

Beef and Herb Puff Casserole

Beef and Herb Puff Casserole Serves 4-6 1 kg chuck steak 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 cup seasoned flour 2 onions, chopped 1 1/2 cups beef stock 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 small carrots, finely chopped 1 medium green capsicum, finely chopped Herb Puffs: 1 cup...

Beef and Pasta Bake

Beef and Pasta Bake 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large (200g) onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 bacon rashers, chopped finely 1 small (70g) carrot, chopped finely 1 stick celery, chopped finely 350g button mushrooms, chopped 500g minced beef 420g can tomato soup 1/3 cup (80ml) tomato paste...

Beef and Potato Stew

Beef and Potato Stew 1kg. beef cubed 4 peeled and diced potatoes 1red onion diced (large dice) 2 sliced carrots 2 beef cubes dissolved in half cup of hot water 1 cup red wine 1 clove garlic salt and pepper to taste crushed rosemary to taste Throw it all...

Beef and Red Wine Casserole

Beef and Red Wine Casserole 4 rashers lean bacon, chopped 500ml red wine 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp flour 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 bay leaves 80g mushrooms, finely sliced 12 button mushrooms 1 large onion, chopped 750g beef braising steak, diced 1 tsp mixed herbs, dried 1....

Beef Casserole

Beef Casserole 750g stewing steak 2 onions 1 carrot 2 stalks celery 1/2 capsicum (optional) 1 1/2 cups water 4 tablespoons flour (4x20ml spoons) salt, pepper 1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs 3 tablespoons (3x20mls) tomato paste 1 tablespoon (1x20ml spoon) Worcestershire sauce Preheat oven 150C. 1. Remove excess fat from...

Beef Casserole

Beef Casserole Serves 6 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons oil 2 onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 rashers bacon, trimmed and diced 750g chuck steak, diced 4 Tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1 Tablespoon tomato paste I cup beef stock 1 cup red wine 250g...

Beef Casserole

Beef Casserole 500g steak, cubed 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters 2 carrots, peeled and cut into thick slices 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped thinly 1 can whole, peeled tomatoes 1 can Heinz Big Red tomato soup a dash of Worcestershire sauce a dash...

Beef Casserole

Beef Casserole Serves: serves 6-8 2 kg chuck or round steak, diced 1/2 cup flour 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 bunches of spring onion, stalk trimmed, peeled and left whole 3 carrots, diced 4 celery stalks, sliced 1/3 cup tomato paste 1/2 cup red wine 1 cup semi dried...

Beef Chickpea Casserole

Beef Chickpea Casserole 500g steak, chopped 4 rashers bacon, chopped 1 can minestrone soup (or tomato based) 1 small can chickpeas 1/2 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon beef/chicken powdered stock 1 teaspoon mixed herbs salt and pepper 1/2 cup water Place all ingredients in a slow...

Beef Curry

Beef Curry 500g chuck steak, fat removed and cubed 1 large carrot, chopped 1 large potato, chopped Half cauliflower, chopped 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tsp curry powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon coriander Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Add a little water, enough so that ingredients are...

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang 2 tablespoons oil 2kg lean gravy beef (shin), cubed 2 large onions, chopped 2 tablespoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2 strips of lemon rind 1/2 cup Rendang curry paste 2 cups beef stock 2 cups coconut milk 1/4 cup lemon juice...

Beef Shanks with Gravy

Beef Shanks with Gravy Serves 6 1 kg beef shanks cut in thick slices 1 onion 2 carrots 2 sticks celery 4 peppercorns 2 whole cloves 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 1/2 cups water salt 3 tablespoons tomato paste 3 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons water Peel...

Beef Stew

Beef Stew Serves 4 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 zucchini, peeled and chopped 700g stewing steak 1 teaspoon Nuttelex margarine 1 brown onion, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon corn maize flour sifted 1/2 cup (125ml) water and extra as required pinch of pepper...

Beef Vegetable Stew

Beef Vegetable Stew 900 g lean beef for stew, cut into 1 inch / 2.5 cm cubes vegetable oil 4 large carrots, sliced 3 medium potatoes, cut and 1/2 inch cubes 2 onions, peeled and sliced 2 stalks celery, cut diagonally in pieces 1 can (450g) tomatoes, undrained 2...

Beef, Noodle and Vegetable Salad

Beef, Noodle and Vegetable Salad Serving size: Serves 2 Recipe can be prepared 3 hours ahead. Store covered, in refrigerator. Not suitable to freeze. Vegetables can be microwaved. 1 tablespoon oil 300g piece beef eye-fillet steak 100g rice vermicelli 1/2 bunch (about 6 spears) fresh asparagus 1 carrot 50g...

Beef, Onion and Tomatoes with Gravy

Beef, Onion and Tomatoes with Gravy 1kg blade steak, cubed 2 onions, thickly sliced 4 tomatoes, thickly sliced chopped basil and parsley seasoning to taste Gravy: 2 tbsp gravy mix 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup red wine 1/3 cup tomato sauce 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Layer, meat, onion and...

Beer Beef Roast

Beer Beef Roast 1 beef roast (around 1-2 kg) 1 Can cream of mushroom soup 1 Can cream of onion or vegetable 1 Small jar sliced mushrooms 1 Small can beer or 1/2 can beer Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and let cook on LOW all day....

Beer-Braised Lamb

Beer-Braised Lamb 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp Chinese rice wine 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp white pepper 1 lb boneless lean lamb shoulder, cut into bite-size pieces 1 cup amber beer 1/2 cup water 3 Tbsp light soy sauce 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp sugar 1...

Best Ever Potato Salad

Photo by Mel Best Ever Potato Salad 6 Large potatoes 5 eggs 300g Praise creamy traditional mayonnaise 1/2 cup milk (low fat is fine) 3 shallots/spring onions, sliced 2 Tbsp parsley flakes Salt and pepper to taste Boil cut potatoes until you can slide a fork or skewer through...

Bliss balls

Bliss balls Makes about 30 balls 1 cup puffed millet or rice 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup rice malt, (or honey) 1/2 cup tahini 1 cup almond meal or L.S.A (linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds) meal 1 cup chopped nuts (almonds,...

BLT Risotto

BLT Risotto 8 rashers bacon 1 litre chicken stock 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 1 leek (white part only), finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 1/4 cups Arborio rice 1/4 cup dry white wine 400g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 80g grated parmesan, plus shaved parmesan to...

Blue Swimmer Crab Tortellini, Saffron Butter and Tomato Essence

Blue Swimmer Crab Tortellini, Saffron Butter and Tomato Essence Serves 4 500 gm vine-ripened tomatoes 1 tsp unsalted butter 1/2 zucchini, finely grated 75 ml béchamel sauce [see note] Finely grated rind of 1 lemon 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 Tbsp pinenuts, roasted 125 gm blue swimmer crabmeat, picked...

Bok Choy and Tofu Soup

Bok Choy and Tofu Soup 1/2 packet dried bean curd 1/2 bunch fresh coriander 1/2 bunch fresh Vietnamese mint 2 cups fresh bean shoots 1 cup dried fungus 1 can straw mushrooms (no added sugar) 1 tablespoon fish sauce (no added sugar) 1 small chilli, seeded and chopped 1...

Bolognese Bake

Bolognese Bake 3 tsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g beef mince 400g can diced Italian tomatoes 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1/2 cup (125 ml) beef stock 1 quantity classic macaroni cheese made with tasty cheese 1 cup (50g) fresh breadcrumbs 1. Preheat the...

Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans Serves 6 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 4 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 1 large garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 2 Tablespoons tomato paste 1/3 cup golden syrup 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce 2...

Braised Steak and Onions

Braised Steak and Onions 1kg round steak plain flour 2 Tbsp oil 60g butter 4 onions, quartered 1 Tbsp plain flour, extra 2 1/4 cups water 1 small beef stock cube, crumbled 1 sachet hearty beef cup-a-soup 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley Remove excess fat from steak, cut...

Brandied Steak and Mushroom Pies

Brandied Steak and Mushroom Pies 1 tablespoon oil 200g steak, finely chopped 200g mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon brandy 1 tablespoon cream 1. Heat oil in a Skillet, add steak, cook until browned. 2. Add mushrooms, brandy and cream. Cook and stir for approximately 5 minutes or until mixture thickens;...

Bread and Apple Pudding

Bread and Apple Pudding 3 slices white bread 30mL milk 2 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1 grated green apple cinnamon 1. Tear bread into small pieces, place in a bowl and add milk. 2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, sugar, apple and cinnamon. 3. Combine all ingredients...

Brekkie Pies

Brekkie Pies Makes 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 rashers bacon, rind removed, chopped 200g mushrooms, sliced 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 3 sheets ready-rolled butter puff pastry 2 eggs 1 cup cream baby spinach leaves, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Place a...

Bruschetta

Bruschetta Seasoning Oil: 1/3 cup olive oil 4 cloves garlic, crushed 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1/8 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes Tomato Topping: 1-1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1...

Bumbleberry Cobbler

Bumbleberry Cobbler 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp cooking oil 2 Tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup fresh (or frozen) raspberries 1 cup fresh (or frozen) blueberries...

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken 500g chicken thigh fillets, quartered 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 Tbsp butter 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp sweet paprika 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp finely chopped ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground) 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1 cinnamon stick (or 1...

Butter Chicken

Photo by Rebecca Payn Butter Chicken 500g chicken thigh fillets, quartered 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 Tbsp butter 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp sweet paprika 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp finely chopped ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground) 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1...

Cajun Kumera Soup

Cajun Kumera Soup 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 bacon rashers, rind removed and chopped 2 large onions, sliced 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 1/kg kumera, peeled and diced 6 cups chicken stock 1 x 300g can red kidney beans, drained and...

Cajun Kumera with Monterey Jack Cheese

Cajun Kumera with Monterey Jack Cheese 1 1/2 tablespoons oil 4 bacon rashers, chopped 1 medium onion, sliced 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 kg kumera, peeled and cubed 4 cups / 1 litre chicken stock 1 cup / 220g canned red...

Cannelloni with Tasty Mince Filling

Cannelloni with Tasty Mince Filling This recipe is not suitable to freeze. 8 cannelloni shells 1/4 teaspoon oil 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese Tasty Mince Filling: 1 teaspoon oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 small onion (80g), finely chopped 300g lean minced beef 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1...

Capsicum Soup

Capsicum Soup 1 kg red capsicum, deseeded and chopped into pieces 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped olive oil 1 litre (4 cups) chick stock juice of 1 lemon chopped bacon 1 large red onion chopped fresh chives Soften onion and garlic over low heat with oil. Add chopped...

Caramel Nut Popcorn

Caramel Nut Popcorn 1/2 cup popping corn 5 tablespoons of oil. Cook popcorn following packet directions 2 Tbsp Honey 3/4 Cup sugar 125g butter 1/2 Cup peanuts Stir Honey, sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat until sugar is dissolved then boil uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove...

Caramel Pear Pies

Caramel Pear Pies 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 small pears, cored and sliced 1/4 cup cream cinnamon and nutmeg to taste 1. Melt butter in a pan, sprinkle with brown sugar and allow the brown sugar to melt and caramelise. 2. Add the pears and stir...

Cauliflower and Cream Cheese Soup

Cauliflower and Cream Cheese Soup 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets 3 cups chicken stock 220g cream cheese 3/4 cup cream 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste Fresh chervil to garnish Bring stock and cauliflower to the boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat...