Stir Fried Pork with Honey Noodles and Vegetables

Photo by Julie O’Malley Stir Fried Pork with Honey Noodles and Vegetables 440g thin hokkien noodles 2 tsp peanut oil 400g pork fillet, very thinly sliced 1 onion, peeled, cut in half and sliced 12 green beans, sliced in half lengthways 4 spring onions finely sliced 1 carrot, julienned...

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...

Cabbage Noodles

Cabbage Noodles Cabbage noodles are excellent for serving with a protein style Napolese sauce. Try stir-frying minced meat, onion and garlic; add tomato paste, tomatoes and mixed herbs and seasoning; simmer to thicken then pour the sauce over the cabbage noodles. 1 cabbage, shredded 4 tablespoons butter Salt and...

Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad

Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad Serves 4 300g packet soba noodles, cooked and cooled 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (see variation) 2 Lebanese cucumbers, finely chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander Dressing: 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce 1 tablespoon sweet...

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...

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...

Spicy Seafood and Noodle Soup

Spicy Seafood and Noodle Soup Laksa Paste: 3 cloves garlic 2cm fresh ginger 1 lemon grass stalk 6 coriander (cilantro) plant roots 2 fresh red cayenne (hot) chilli’s 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 2 Tbsp peanut oil Soup Base: 12 raw large whole tiger or king prawns 24 fresh mussels,...

Stir-Fried Chicken and Ginger Noodles

Stir-Fried Chicken and Ginger Noodles 500g chicken thigh fillets 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 tsp sesame oil 2 Tbsp oil 1 red capsicum, sliced 2 tsp fresh grated ginger 125g broccoli, chopped 500g Hokkien noodles 2/3 cup water 1 Tbsp dry sherry 1 Tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp cornflour...

Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup

Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup 2 packets chicken noodle soup 2 bunches spring onions onions carrot potatoes garlic granules celery Chicken breast or thigh fillets # Cut and dice all the vegetable ingredients and place in pot, add garlic and chicken noodle soup packets. # Adjust the quantity of...

Grated Pumpkin Noodle Fritters (Age: 12 months +)

Grated Pumpkin Noodle Fritters Age: 12 months + Serves: 8 fritters 2 cup Grated raw pumpkin 1 cup Grated potato (squeeze off excess fluid) 200g Singapore or Hokien noodles sliced 2 Eggs beaten 1/2 cup Self-raising flour 1. Heat a large non-stick fry pan with a splash of oil....

Vietnamese Bun Bo

Vietnamese Bun Bo Serves 2 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp finely chopped lemongrass 2 Tbsp kecap manis 2 Tbsp light olive oil 2 x 100g pieces of fillet steak 8 shiitake mushrooms a splash of Asian fish sauce 2 heaped tsp Asian sweet and sour sauce – didn’t...

Pasta Salad with Haloumi and Lemon

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Pasta Salad with Haloumi and Lemon Serves 4 5 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 1 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 55g (1/3 cup) pitted black olives 1 zucchini, ends trimmed, coarsely grated...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – V

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z vacherin: a crisp, sweet meringue shell used as a serving vessel for fruit and ice cream. vanilla: bean dried, long, thin pod from...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – U

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z udon noodles: available fresh and dried, these Japanese broad white wheat noodles. ugli: a citrus fruit hybrid between a grapefruit and a tangerine...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – T

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z tabasco sauce: a thin spicy sauce made of vinegar, red peppers, and salt. This sauce is commonly used with Creole food, chilli con...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – S

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z sablée: a rich short biscuit similar to shortbread, that it delicate in texture. safflower oil: the vegetable oil that contains the highest proportion...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – R

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z radicchio: burgundy-leaved lettuce with white ribs and slightly bitter flavour. ragout: a French term for stew made of meat, fish, or vegetables. raisin:...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z paella: a Spanish rice dish originating in the town of Valencia. There are hundreds of recipes for paella, all claiming to be authentic....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – N

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z naan: leavened Indian bread; traditionally baked by pressing it onto the inside wall of a heated tandoor (brick oven). nachos topping sauce: consists...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z macadamias: native to Australia, rich and buttery nut; store in refrigerator because of high oil content. macaire: a potato pancake made with seasoned...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – I

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z iceberg lettuce: a heavy, firm, round lettuce with tightly packed leaves and crisp texture. icing sugar: also known as powdered sugar or confectioner’s...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – H

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z haloumi: a firm, cream-coloured sheep-milk cheese matured in brine; can be grilled or fried, briefly, without breaking down. ham hock: smoked ham hocks...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – G

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z g: measurement unit – g (gram) = 1 kg (kilogram). gai larn: also known as kanah, gai lum, Chinese broccoli and Chinese kale....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – F

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z falafel: a Middle Eastern speciality consisting of small, deep-fried croquettes or balls made of highly spiced, ground chickpeas. They’re generally tucked inside pita...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – E

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z egg noodles: are made of wheat flour and eggs, and are widely available both fresh and dried. The thin round variety are used...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – D

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z dacquoise: a cake made of nut meringues layered with whipped cream or butter cream. The nut meringue disks are also referred to as...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z cabernet vinegar: aged red wine vinegar made from the must of cabernet sauvignon grapes. cachous: small, round, cake-decorating sweets available in silver, gold...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – B

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z baba: a small cake made from enriched yeast dough, often flavoured with candied fruits, and soaked with a rum or Kirsch syrup after...

Chow Mein

Chow Mein Serves: 4 500g mince meat 1 x 45g packet chicken noodle soup 3 cups hot water 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 3 Tablespoons soy sauce 3 Tablespoons tomato sauce 2 Tablespoons uncooked rice 1/2 cabbage, shredded 1 cup French beans 2 onions, sliced 1 carrot, diced salt and...

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein Serving Size: Serves 4-6 500g minced chicken (add a couple rashers of bacon if desired) 1 Tbsp curry powder 2 cloves garlic 1 onion 1 packet chicken noodle soup 500ml chicken stock plus extra water if needed Cauliflower florets (approx 1 cup) Green beans (approx 250g)...

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls 4 dried shiitake mushrooms 300g white cabbage, finely shredded 200g pork or chicken mince 1 carrot, peeled and grated 150ml peanut or vegetable oil 100g fresh bean sprouts or tinned bamboo shoots or soaked rice vermicelli noodle 1 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons soy 2 tablespoons cornflour or...

Beef Macaroni

Beef Macaroni 600g mince 3/4 cup grated carrot 3/4 cup grated zucchini 1 small onion finely diced 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 can tomato soup 2 tsp chicken stock powder 2 Tbsp tomato paste 3 cups macaroni noodles Sauce: 1 Tbsp marg 3 Tbsp flour 1 1/2 cups skim...

Thai Pork Stir-Fry

Thai Pork Stir-Fry 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 red onion, sliced into thin wedges 1 Tbsp finely chopped lemongrass 1 long red chilli, finely chopped 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 500g pork mince 2 Tbsp gluten-free massaman curry paste 100g fresh green beans, cut...

Pineapple Lamb Stir-Fry

Pineapple Lamb Stir-Fry Serves 4 440gm tin pineapple pieces drained 600g thin hokkien noodles 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil 300g lamb backstrap, finely sliced 1 onion, sliced into thin wedges 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips 150g green beans, diagonally sliced 2 tablespoons oyster...

Chicken Parisienne

Chicken Parisienne Serves 12 12 chicken breasts Salt and pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon paprika 1 cup dry white wine 2 x 440ml cans cream of chicken soup 1 x 440g can sliced mushrooms 2 cups sour cream 1 teaspoon paprika, extra Sprinkle chicken breasts lightly with salt, pepper...

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Serves 6-8 2kg chuck or round steak, cut into thin strips 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup tomato paste 1 cup beef stock 500g mushrooms, sliced 300ml sour cream Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Dust beef in flour,...

Sweet Orange Pork

Sweet Orange Pork 1/4 cup oil 2 large Spanish onions, sliced 2kg lean pork steaks, halved 1/4 cup plain flour 400g sweet potato, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon fennel seeds...

Honey and Sesame Beef Stir Fry

Honey and Sesame Beef Stir Fry Serves 2 450g Fantastic hokkien thin fresh noodles 1 tsp vegetable oil 500g stir-fry beef Heart Smart 1 bunch snake beans, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths 1 large red capsicum, deseeded, thinly sliced 275g Woolworths honey sesame stir-fry sauce Honey roasted peanuts (Home...

Lime and Chilli Beef Salad

Lime and Chilli Beef Salad Serves 4 450gm round steak sliced thinly cos lettuce 200gm rice vermicelli (or mung bean noodles) 2 celery sticks sliced thinly or grated 1 carrot grated 100gm bean sprouts 1/4 cup lime juice 4 shallots 1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce or 1 tsp chilli,...

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup 500 grams chicken thighs 1/2 bunch celery 3 carrots 1 large onion 2 packets chicken noodle soup 1 tin chicken and corn soup chicken stock salt and/or pepper to taste Cut up vegies and chicken. Put into large boiler cover with chicken stock to whatever consistency you...

Chilli Chicken with Asparagus

Chilli Chicken with Asparagus 1/3 cup oyster sauce 1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce 500g fresh thick rice noodles 2 tablespoons peanut oil 600g chicken breast fillets, trimmed, thinly sliced 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths 1 long red chilli, deseeded, thinly sliced lengthways 2 garlic cloves, finely...

Chocolate Spiders

Chocolate Spiders 1 pkt Chang’s Original Fried Noodles (100g) 2 Tbsp Crunchy Peanut Butter 200g Cooking Chocolate Microwave chocolate and peanut butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl for about 30 seconds on high. If not melted, then microwave again in 5 second intervals. Mix well until it is...

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup 1 onion 1 carrot 1 potato 1 stick celery 1 1/2 litres water beef stock to taste 1 can tomatoes 1 tin red kidney beans, drained and washed dried mixed herbs pasta noodles Peel and chop the onion, carrot, potato and celery. Place all the chopped vegies...

Tasty Tuna Bake

Tasty Tuna Bake 250g pasta noodles, cooked 1 tin cream of chicken or mushroom or asparagus soup, undiluted 400g peas and corn kernels 1 large tin tuna (drained) Mix all ingredients together and pour into a lightly greased baking dish. Top with breadcrumbs or grated cheese. Bake at 180c...

Chicken Paprika with Sour Cream

Chicken Paprika with Sour Cream Slow-cooking dark leg meat results in incredibly tender, flavourful chicken. However, if you prefer white meat you can substitute bone-in chicken breasts. Placing the onions on the bottom of the slow cooker will ensure that they become silky soft as the chicken releases its...

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken 700g chicken breast fillets 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 2 gloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons peanut oil 250g dried thin egg noodles 1 medium brown onion, sliced thinly1 medium red capsicum, sliced thinly 1 trimmed stick celery, sliced thinly...

Quick Lasagna Rolls

Quick Lasagna Rolls 8 lasagna noodles 4 tsp olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 can plum tomatoes 2 tbsp fresh basil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 1. Preheat oven 2. Cook lasagna noodles, drain and rinse in cold water,...

Pork with Plum Sauce

Pork with Plum Sauce 1/2 cup plum sauce 1/4 cup mild sweet chilli sauce 1 Tbsp grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g pork fillets, sliced 500g Hokkien noodles 1 Tbsp peanut oil 200g snow peas 1 medium carrot, sliced 1 medium red capsicum, sliced 200g button mushrooms, sliced...

Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken 1/4 cup sesame seeds 6 teaspoons salt-reduced soy sauce 6 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon pure sesame oil (optional) 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 skinless single chicken breast fillers (125 grams each), cut into 2.5cm chunks Spring...

Curried Chicken

Curried Chicken 300ml light thickened cream 1 Tbsp mild curry powder 1 1/2kg chicken drumsticks 2 tsp brown sugar 1 chicken stock cube 3 tsp cornflour 3/4 cup water Pour cream into a large shallow dish, stir in curry powder. Add chicken drumsticks, turning to coat evenly with cream...

Chicken with Lemon and Coriander

Chicken with Lemon and Coriander Serves 4 1 x 1.2 kg chicken, quartered 2 tablespoons plain flour freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped coriander 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon cream 1. Dust chicken pieces with...

Seafood Laksa Pies

Seafood Laksa Pies 1 tablespoon peanut oil 4 green onions, sliced 300g seafood marinara, diced 2 tablespoons laksa paste 1/3 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup cooked and drained vermicelli noodles 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander 1. Heat oil in Frypan. Add onions and seafood and cook for 1-2 minutes....

Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup

Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup 1 small BBQ chicken (cooked) 50g sachet chicken noodle soup 4 cups water 440g can creamed corn 6 spring onions chopped 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce 1 red capsicum diced 2 eggs beaten 1 tablespoon green ginger wine 2 tablespoons chopped coriander steamed rice, to...

Cheese-Topped Lasagne

Cheese-Topped Lasagne Meat sauce can be made a day ahead then covered and refrigerated, or it can be frozen for 3 months. Lasagne can be made a day ahead to the stage of cooking, then covered and refrigerated but it is not suitable to freeze at this stage. This...

Asian-Style Vegetable Stir Fry

Asian-Style Vegetable Stir Fry Servings: 4 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup prepared stir fry sauce 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon) 4 teaspoons peanut oil OR 4 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 cups small broccoli florets 2 cups small mushrooms 1 small onion, cut into wedges...

Beef Stir-Fry

Beef Stir-Fry Serves: 4 500g lean beef strips 1 tbsp canola oil 600g hokkein noodles 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 1 capsicum, sliced 150g snow peas juice 1 lime 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 200g cashews 200g bean sprouts 1. Place noodles in bowl...

Easy One Pan Mince Chow Mein

Easy One Pan Mince Chow Mein 500g mince 1 cup diced celery 1/2 head cabbage, chopped (Savoy or Chinese cabbage works well) 2 medium onions, chopped 1 cup frozen or fresh green beans 1 cup rice 1 packet chicken noodle soup 2 chicken stock cubes 2 Tbsp oil 2...

Quick Beef Stroganoff

Quick Beef Stroganoff Serves 4 2 teaspoons olive oil 375g lean boneless sirloin or fillet steak, trimmed and cut into strips 2 cups sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup salt-reduced chicken stock, divided 1/3 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon paprika 125g wide egg noodles 1/4 cup ‘lite’...

Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake 3 cups spiral noodles (cooked) 1/2 cup diced bacon (cooked) 3/4 cup grated tasty cheese 1 pkt cheese and leek soup 2 1/2 cups milk; 2 cups if cooked in microwave 2 tbsp butter Melt butter add blended soup and milk, stir till boiling then combine with...

Basic White Sauce

Basic White Sauce 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk or cream Salt and white pepper to taste Melt butter add flour, stirring until well mixed, do not let brown, gradually add milk while stirring so not to lump. Pour into saucepan and cook over low heat,...

Chow Mein

Chow Mein 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 500g lean beef mince 1 medium brown onion (150g), chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 large carrot (180g), chopped finely 2 trimmed celery stalks (200g), sliced thinly 150g mushrooms, sliced thinly 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock 1/3 cup...

Fresh Rice-Paper Rolls

Fresh Rice-Paper Rolls 1/2 pkt rice noodles 1/2 kilo cooked and peeled prawns rice paper bunch mint fine sliced lettuce (optional) snow pea sprouts (optional) * Soak noodles in boiling water until they are soft, drain and rinse under cold water. * In a frying pan or other large...

Fresh Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Fresh Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls Serves 4 100g vermicelli 1 pack rice paper 2 lettuce leaves, shredded 8 cooked prawns 100g bean sprouts 1 bunch Chinese chives 1 large carrot, julienned 1 bunch mint 1/2 cup sweet chilli sauce 1. Soak vermicelli noodles in hot water until softened. Drain...

Tiny Spring Rolls (dry-fried)

Tiny Spring Rolls (dry-fried) 2 pkts of small spring roll wrappers will make 25 spring rolls 1 tbsp each of olive and sesame oils 1 tsp Thai yellow curry paste 1/2 bunch of coriander, Roots and leaves chopped finely 1/2 small block of firm tofu, diced 1 carrot, diced...