Spanish Chicken Pot

Spanish Chicken Pot 2 Tbsp olive oil 6 chicken thighs 6 chicken drumsticks 1 large slice of onion 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 Tbsp plain flour 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 150g of chorizo sausage, chopped 750g baby new potatoes, scrubbed and halved 450ml hot chicken stock 65g...

Chicken in a Pot

Chicken in a Pot Serves 10-12 4 carrots, sliced 4 onions, peeled and sliced 4 stalks celery 2 kg chicken pieces 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup chicken stock or white wine 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or oregano Place half of the carrots, onion...

Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie

Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie Serves 1 50g butter 1 small red onion (80g), sliced finely 1 chicken breast fillet (200g), sliced finely 1 field mushroom (80g), chopped coarsely 2 Tablespoons plain flour 20g butter 1/2 cup (125ml) Campbell’s real chicken stock 1/3 cup (80ml) thickened cream 1 sheet...

Baked Chicken with Potatoes

Baked Chicken with Potatoes 1 X 1.5 kg chicken 5 potatoes, cut into wedges 125 ml (1/2 cup olive oil) 1/2 cup grated pecorino cheese 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 2 cups peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons dried oregano 5 cloves garlic salt and pepper to taste 250 ml...

Chicken Sausage and Potato Bake

Chicken Sausage and Potato Bake Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 medium-size chicken sausages 300g jar pasta sauce 400g can crushed tomatoes 1.5kg potatoes, roughly mashed with 1/3 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup hot milk 100g mozzarella cheese, sliced 1. Preheat the oven to a moderate 180°C....

Curried Chicken and Sweet Potato

Curried Chicken and Sweet Potato 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 200g chicken tenderloin, finely diced 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cups roughly mashed sweet potato 2 teaspoons mild curry powder 1 tablespoon milk 1. Heat oil in Frypan. Add chicken and onion and cook until browned. 2. Combine ingredients;...

Roast Chicken with 0live-Pecorino Butter and Sweet Potato Mash

Roast Chicken with 0live-Pecorino Butter and Sweet Potato Mash Serves 4 4 chicken breasts, on the bone, skin on 5 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley 1 tablespoon finely chopped kalamata olives 2 tablespoons finely grated pecorino 400g sweet potato, peeled, chopped 3 tablespoons...

Creamed Chicken and Potato (Age: 6 months +)

Creamed Chicken and Potato Age: 6 months + This dish takes very little to prepare and is easy for baby to digest. 2 tsp Sweet butter or margarine 1 tsp Unbleached flour 1/4 cup Low-fat milk 1/4 cup Chicken, cooked, boned and-shredded 1/4 Potato, baked and cubed 1 Tbsp...

Italian Chicken Meatloaves with Mash

Photo by Julie O’Malley Italian Chicken Meatloaves with Mash 500g chicken breast mince 200g pork mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed Pinch dried chilli flakes 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 Tablespoons pine nuts,...

Sicilian Vinegar Chicken

Photo by EmmCee Sicilian Vinegar Chicken 1 onion 100ml olive oil 1 chicken (approx. 2-2.25kg, skinned and jointed into 8 pieces) *can use chicken pieces instead Maldon salt and black pepper 250ml chicken stock 125ml dry white wine 125ml red wine vinegar juice of half a lemon handful of...

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken 125ml natural yoghurt 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1kg chicken breast fillets, in largish cubes # Combine all ingredients up to and including garlic...

Chicken and Mango Salad

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chicken and Mango Salad Serves 4 4 (about 120g each) chicken breasts, fat and sinew trimmed 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60ml (1/4 cup) rice vinegar 1 lime, juiced 1 Tbsp caster sugar 2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly...

Sumac Chicken with Persian Tomato Salad

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Sumac Chicken with Persian Tomato Salad Serves 4 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp sumac 2 tsp chopped thyme Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil 2 Tbsp pomegranate molasses 4 chicken breast fillets 6 vine-ripened tomatoes...

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup Serves 6-8 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2-3 tablespoons red curry paste 1.5 kg sweet potato (kumara), peeled, diced 1 litre chicken stock 2 cups water 3/4 cup light coconut milk chopped coriander, to serve 1. Heat oil...

Chicken with Port Cream and Fettuccine

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken with Port Cream and Fettuccine 115g sun dried tomatoes 2-3 chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup port 1 1/2 cups whipping cream Fresh fettuccine Fresh tarragon sprigs, optional as decoration 1. In a small bowl, soak tomatoes in warm...

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry 1 1/2 kg Chicken Breast, Cubed 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup olive oil 2 large onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed or 2 heaped teaspoons crushed garlic 1/4 cup curry paste, or to taste 1/4 cup tomato paste 4 medium potatoes, chopped 2 Large Carrots in chopped...

Zucchini Potato Soup

Zucchini Potato Soup Serves 4 Recipe unsuitable to freeze. 30g butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon dry mustard 3 medium zucchini, chopped 2 medium potatoes, chopped 500ml (2 cups) chicken stock 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 125ml (1/2 cup) sour cream 3 medium zucchini, extra 30g butter, extra...

Chicken in a Cashew Nut Sauce

Chicken in a Cashew Nut Sauce 450g chicken breast fillets, cubed 1 large onion, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic, cut in half 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1/2 cup cashew nuts 1 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp salt 1 Tbsp lemon...

Chicken with Ground Nut Stew

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken with Ground Nut Stew olive oil 8 chicken thighs (cutlets) on the bone 1 large onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 bay leaves 1 tsp good quality curry powder (or to taste) 2 fresh thyme sprigs 1-2 tsp sambel oelek (or any other...

Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Fetta

Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Fetta 150g baby spinach, washed plus extra to serve 60g fetta crumbled 800g chicken breast fillets, tenderloins removed or 4 breasts 2 Tbsp plain flour 45g butter 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup chopped parsley steamed baby potatoes to serve Heat a saucepan on...

Chicken and Vegetable Pies

Photo by Rebecca Payn Chicken and Vegetable Pies Makes 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 30g butter 500g chicken breast fillet, cut into 2cm chunks 1 leek, white part only, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 Tbsp flour 1/3 cup (80ml) white wine or water 1 cup (250ml) chicken...

Potato and Cheese Soup

Photo by Jox Potato and Cheese Soup 2-3 carrots, peeled, and diced up 2-3 onions, chopped up 50g of butter 5 Cups of chicken stock 6 sprigs of parsley 2-3 big potatoes, peeled and diced up 2 Cup grated cheese, tasty cheddar 1. Melt the butter on very low...

Sate Chicken Tortilla Stack

Photo’s by Rozy Sate Chicken Tortilla Stack 3 chicken thighs diced 1 onion sliced 1/2 tsp minced garlic Sate Sauce of your choice 1 Tbsp oil 2 medium zucchini cut into 5mm diagonal slices 2 large sweet potato cut into 5mm diagonal slices 1 red capsicum, cut in half...

Braised Chicken with Pumpkin, Sage, and Walnuts

Braised Chicken with Pumpkin, Sage, and Walnuts Serves: 4 1 small chicken or 1 medium chicken, cut into serving pieces (or your favourite mix of chicken parts) salt and pepper 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp butter 1/2 cup diced onions 1 cup diced carrots 2 1/2 cups peeled...

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore 10 pieces of chicken thighs/drumsticks 2 large onions, sliced thinly 5 large potatoes, cut in quarters 4 mushrooms, sliced 1 can crushed/diced tomatoes 4 tsp salt 4 tsp black pepper 4 tsp oregano 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup water Olives to serve 1. Mix all these...

Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Pilaf

Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Pilaf Serves 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 large onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped (optional) 400g can chopped tomatoes 50g sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced 2 tsp pesto 600ml hot chicken stock 150g basmati...

Roast Chicken with Lemon

Roast Chicken with Lemon Serves 4-5 1.5kg whole chicken 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, cut into 6 wedges 500ml dry cider 3 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp caster sugar 900ml hot chicken stock 3 carrots, cut into chunky pieces 3 celery sticks, thinly sliced 1 lemon, cut...

Peppered Pork Pot

Peppered Pork Pot Serves 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 4 boneless spare rib pork chops, about 700g 1 onion, chopped 1 red pepper, halved, cored and sliced 1 orange or yellow pepper, halved, cored and sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 Tbsp plain flour 400g can chopped tomatoes 200ml...

Red Curry Chicken

Red Curry Chicken Serves 6-8 1 1/2 kg chicken thigh fillets 2 tablespoons oil 2 onions, sliced 2-3 tablespoons red curry paste 2 large potatoes, peeled, quartered 400ml coconut milk 1 tablespoon palm sugar 1/3 cup coriander leaves salt and freshly ground pepper 1. Trim fat from chicken and...

Potato and Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 rashers bacon, chopped 3 medium leeks, sliced thinly 1 kg potatoes, peeled and diced 4 cups chicken stock Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup grated parmesan 1. Heat oil in a large saucepan; add bacon and cook, stirring...

Chicken and Olive Casserole

Chicken and Olive Casserole Serves 4-6 2kg chicken pieces, skin and fat removed 1/2 cup plain flour 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 medium tomato, roughly chopped 1 cup pitted green olives 1 bunch baby carrots, top and tailed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh...

Thai Chicken Red Curry

Thai Chicken Red Curry Serves 8 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2kg chicken thigh cutlets, skin and fat removed 1 large onion, chopped into wedges 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 400g sweet potato, cut into 3cm pieces 125g fresh baby corn 250g cauliflower, cut into florets...

Spanish Chicken Casserole

Spanish Chicken Casserole 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 chicken drumsticks (600g) 4 chicken thigh cutlets (800g) 1 large brown onion (200g), chopped finely 4 medium potatoes (800g), quartered 1/2 cup (80g) roasted pine nuts 1/2 cup (80g) roasted blanched almonds 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock 1 cup (250ml) dry...

Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 250g 97% fat-free bacon, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 leeks, halved, washed, thinly sliced 1/4 cauliflower, trimmed, cut into small florets 500g Sebago or Desiree potatoes, peeled, diced 6 cups reduced-salt chicken stock 1/4 cup light thickened cream...

Garlic and Potato Soup

Garlic and Potato Soup 3 heads garlic 8 sprigs fresh thyme 1/4 cup olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 750g Sebago potatoes, peeled, chopped 2 cups water 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1/4 cup cream chopped chives, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 120°C. Break garlic into cloves...

Potato, Cabbage and Bacon Soup

Potato, Cabbage and Bacon Soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 250g shortcut bacon, chopped 1/2 (500g) cabbage, shredded 2 desiree potatoes, peeled, cut into 1cm cubes 6 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped crusty bread, to serve 1. Heat oil in...

Potato and Sweet Potato Creamy Bake

Potato and Sweet Potato Creamy Bake Serves: 6 2 tbsp butter 2 medium leeks, halved and sliced 1 kg potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 600g sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cups light cream 2 tsp Masterfoods sour cream and chives sprinkle 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock 2...

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Serves 6 2 teaspoons olive oil 6 x 150g single chicken breast fillets 1 brown onion, cut into thin wedges 1/4 cup Pataks Balti curry paste 1 cup reduced-salt chicken stock 400g can diced tomatoes 500g kumara (orange sweet potato), peeled, cut into 2cm pieces 200g green...

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets 1 slice bread 150g (approx) chicken breast fillet, chopped 1 egg yolk 1 small potato, grated 1 small zucchini, grated 1/4 cup finely grated cheese sprinkle of seasoning to taste breadcrumbs for coating a little olive oil Blend or process bread, chicken and cheese until combined. Add...

Potato Dumpling Soup

Potato Dumpling Soup 1/4 cup butter, margarine, or olive oil 2 large onions 3 stalks of celery 3 cloves garlic 4 cup gluten-free chicken broth (available at most health food stores) 2 cup water 6 large potatoes, cut in 1/2 inch cubes 3 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp...

Sweet Potato Ravioli

Sweet Potato Ravioli Serves 1 1/4 x small sweet potato 100g chicken breast fillet, chopped 50g Greek feta, chopped 2 tablespoons cream 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/4 cup mint leaves 1 tablespoon basil leaves 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary 2 teaspoons Masterfoods horseradish cream 1 teaspoon Masterfoods Dijon...

Braised Chicken with Onions, Garlic, and Balsamic Vinegar

Braised Chicken with Onions, Garlic, and Balsamic Vinegar 6 bacon slices (125g), cut crosswise into 1/4- inch-wide strips (lardons) 4 serves of chicken pieces with skin on 500g onions or shallots, thinly sliced 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Cook bacon in a deep,...

Touch of the Orient Chicken

Touch of the Orient Chicken 6 Whole chicken legs 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 cloves garlic 410g can diced tomatoes Remove excess fat from chicken and place in bottom of crock pot. In a bowl combine soy sauce, sugar, garlic, tomato and stir well....

Chicken with Mushrooms

Chicken with Mushrooms 2 tablespoons oil 2kg chicken thigh fillets, diced 250g button mushrooms, sliced 2 small leeks, sliced 1 cup white wine 2 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons plain flour 3/4 cup cream 3/4...

Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic

Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 2 kg chicken pieces, skin removed, bone in 1 cup white wine 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper 3 small red chillies, finely chopped 2 teaspoons grated lemon...

Tomato Chicken Curry

Tomato Chicken Curry 1 barbecued chicken 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons grated ginger 2 teaspoons curry powder 410g can tomatoes, crushed 250g cauliflower, cut into florets 2 sticks celery, sliced 2 tablespoons ground almonds salt, to taste Cut Chicken into 10 portions...

Mango Chicken

Mango Chicken 1kg skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into 1/2-inch strips 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups mango nectar 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed In a large pan, cook chicken in oil until brown on all sides, about 5...

Garlic Pork Roast and Sweet Potatoes

Garlic Pork Roast and Sweet Potatoes 1 .5 kilo pork boneless loin roast 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 cups peeled sweet potato pieces 1 medium onion, sliced 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup chicken stock 1. Remove fat from pork. Heat oil in...

Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice 1-1/4 Cups uncooked rice Chopped fresh parsley, to taste Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste 1 kg chicken tenders or boneless breasts, cut in strips 1 Package instant soup mix (any) 1-1/2 Cups chicken broth Place rice in a lightly greased crockpot. Sprinkle with parsley and pepper....

Chicken Korma Curry

Chicken Korma Curry 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 chicken thigh fillets (850g) trimmed and cut into four 2 medium onions, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1-2 tablespoons curry powder 1-2 chillies, de-seeded if desired, chopped 1/4 cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 cups chicken stock...

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...

Wok Tossed Lime and Chilli Chicken

Wok Tossed Lime and Chilli Chicken 3cm fresh ginger, peeled 2 stalks lemongrass, trimmed 4 minced red chilli, or to taste 4 fat garlic cloves 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 500g boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted rice...

Curried Chicken Legs

Curried Chicken Legs 10 chicken legs 1 2/3 cups chopped onions 7/8 teaspoon curry powder 1 2/3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup orange marmalade Salt and Pepper chicken and brown chicken legs slightly in pan Spray crock-pot with cooking spray. Place chicken in crock-pot and pour in all ingredients. Cook...

Honey-Glazed Drumsticks and Cheesy Baked Potatoes

Honey-Glazed Drumsticks and Cheesy Baked Potatoes Serves 4 4-8 chat potatoes 3 tablespoons low-salt soy sauce 3 tablespoons hoi sin sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 4 chicken drumsticks 80g mozzarella 1-2 carrots, sliced lengthwise 1-2 cucumbers, sliced lengthwise 1. Preheat the...

Roast Chicken with Inside-Out Olive and Pecorino Stuffing

Roast Chicken with Inside-Out Olive and Pecorino Stuffing Serves 4 4 chicken breasts, on the bone, cut in half 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon butter, softened at room temperature Inside-Out Stuffing: 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup homemade chunky breadcrumbs 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives...

Spinach and Potato Puree

Spinach and Potato Puree Suitable for freezing 1 onion peeled and thinly sliced 30g butter 1 potato, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup homemade chicken stock 1 cup cooked spinach or silverbeet 1. Saute the onion in butter in a heavy-based pan for a few minutes, or until soft. 2....

Orange and Mustard Roasted Chicken

Orange and Mustard Roasted Chicken Serves 4 1 x size-16 chicken 1 orange, cut into quarters 2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup orange marmalade 1/3 cup seeded mustard Juice of 1 orange 4 oranges, peeled and thickly sliced 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Clean inside chicken with cold water and...

Chicken Stew (Age: 6 months +)

Chicken Stew Age: 6 months + 1 Chicken Breast 1 Carrot 1 Potato Cook all ingredients. Put through blender until smooth. Thicken with Baby Rice. Freeze extra into ice cube trays. Can replace chicken with beef or lamb and add extra pureed vegetables....

Chicken Couscous Dinner (Age: 10 months +)

Chicken Couscous Dinner Age: 10 months + 3/4 cup water or no added salt chicken stock 1/2 cup tiny cubes of butternut pumpkin 1/2 cup baby frozen peas 1/4 cup uncooked couscous 1/4 cup tiny cubes of cooked chicken Put the water or chicken stock in a small pot...

Chicken and Vegetable Risotto (Age: 10 months +)

Chicken and Vegetable Risotto Age: 10 months + 1 small chicken breast finely chopped or minced 1 small onion finely chopped 1 cup jasmine rice 2 cups finely chopped vegetables (e.g. pumpkin, zucchini, Swede, potato, cauliflower, broccoli, choko) Unsalted chicken stock to cover 1. Add all ingredients and bring...

Chicken Macaroni Stew (Age: 8 months +)

Chicken Macaroni Stew Age: 8 months + 1/2 chicken breast, cut in cubes 1 sprig fresh tarragon (optional) 2 cups water 1/3 cup macaroni 1 stalk celery, washed, trimmed and sliced 2 carrots, washed, peeled and sliced 1/4 onion, cut in half 1 potato, washed, peeled and cut in...

Potato and Sausage Hotpot

Potato and Sausage Hotpot Serves: 4 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced 1 leek, sliced 2 Tbsp oil 500g chipolata sausages 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil 400g chopped tomatoes 500ml chicken stock or water Salt and pepper 1. Fry leek...

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole 6-8 pieces chicken (approx 1kg) 2 onions garlic (optional) 2 stalks celery 1 can soup (400g) see below 1/2 capsicum 1 chicken stock cube 2 teaspoons parsley Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Chop onions, celery and parsley. Open can soup. 2. Place in casserole dish. Add chicken...

Salad with Asian Dressing

Photo by Julie O’Malley Salad with Asian Dressing Serves 4 2 cups cooked brown rice (150g uncooked), cooled 1 (500g) sweet potato, peeled, roughly chopped, roasted, cooled Seeds of 1 pomegranate 100g baby spinach leaves 1 large carrot, finely shredded 2 cooked chicken breast fillets, shredded 1 cup (100g)...

Provencal Vegetable Soup

Provencal Vegetable Soup Serves: 4 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium carrots, diced 2 large potatoes, diced 1/2 butternut pumpkin, diced 2 large zucchinis, diced 1-2 leeks, diced freshly ground salt and pepper 2 litres chicken (or vegetable) stock 1 1/2 cups penne 2-3 cans chopped tomatoes, drained a...

Ham Hock and Lentil Soup

Photo by Jox Ham Hock and Lentil Soup 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion finely chopped 2 stalks celery finely chopped 2 Pontiac potatoes cubed 2 carrots cut into small cubes 1 cup brown lentils 1 ham hock 2.5 litre chicken stock or water 1 large handful of baby...

Mem’s Pork Stew

Mem’s Pork Stew 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons butter 2kg Pork Chops (any type) 5 rashers bacon, roughly diced 1 leek, trimmed, and diced 500g potato, roughly diced into small cubes 1 cup apple cider 1/4 cup plain flour 2 cups bacon stock 300g button mushrooms, sliced 1....

Speedy Minestrone

Photo by Julie O’Malley Speedy Minestrone Serves 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium brown onion, sliced thinly 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 bacon rashers, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 1 large potato, peeled and chopped 2 cups bottled tomato pasta sauce 300g butter beans,...

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 – 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 – 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 – K

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 kaffir lime leaves: aromatic leaves of a small citrus tree bearing a wrinkled-skinned yellow-green fruit; used fresh or dried. kahlua: a coffee-flavoured liqueur....

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 – 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...

Sheppards Pie

Sheppards Pie Serves 4-6 Meat Layer: 20ml (1 Tablespoon) oil 1 large (200g) onion, diced 1 large (165g) carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 kg raw minced lamb or beef (or 800g chopped cooked meat) 60ml (3 Tablespoons) tomato paste 12g (1 Tablespoon) plain flour 250ml (1 cup)...

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...

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...

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash Serves 4 1 Tbsp sunflower oil 700g pork, diced 1 onion, chopped 150g button mushrooms, halved 2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground allspice 1 tsp caraway seeds 2 Tbsp plain flour 400g can chopped tomatoes 450ml hot chicken stock salt and pepper 1....

Greek Style Lamb Shanks

Greek Style Lamb Shanks Serves 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 4 lamb shanks 1 onion, thinly sliced 4 tsp coriander seeds, roughly crushed 2 Tbsp plain flour 600ml chicken or lamb stock 150ml dry sherry, dry cider or dry white wine 4 bay leaves 2 tsp honey salt and...

Mince and Macaroni

Mince and Macaroni 15g mixed dried mushrooms 150ml boiling water 1 Tbsp olive oil 500g minced beef or lamb 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 400g can chopped tomatoes 450ml chicken stock 2 Tbsp tomato puree 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg small bunch of rosemary 250g macaroni 3 Tbsp...

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup Serves 16 90g butter, optional 4 large carrots, diced 8 large potatoes, peeled and diced 2 sticks celery, diced 4 large onions, peeled and diced 3 litres chicken or beef stock Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup cream 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Melt butter in a...

Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise Serves 12 4 leeks or onions 60g butter 1 extra onion, peeled and chopped Salt and pepper to taste 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 1/2 litres chicken stock 2 cups milk 1 cup cream 1/3 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped chives Halve the leeks lengthwise,...

Coq Au Vin

Coq Au Vin Serves 10-12 2 kg chicken pieces 6 slices bacon, trimmed and diced 10 small onions, sliced 8 small onions, peeled and quartered 500g mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed Salt and pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon dried thyme 16 small potatoes, scrubbed and halved 2...

Lamb Tagine

Lamb Tagine 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 lamb shanks, fat trimmed 1 large onion, sliced thinly 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 1/2 tablespoons Moroccan dried spice mix 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 x 400g tin chopped peeled tomatoes 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and...

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...

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...

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 onion, chopped small 3 celery sticks, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 onion, diced 1 cup of peas garlic, crushed 2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes tin of Barlotti beans, drained 1 tablespoon of tomato paste 2 Cups of chicken stock 1/4...

Olive and Lemon Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Olive and Lemon Meatballs with Tomato Sauce Serves: 4 Meatballs: 50g pitted black olives, chopped grated rind of 1 lemon 500g extra lean minced beef 1 egg yolk salt and pepper Sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 400g can diced tomatoes 1...

Seasoned Roast Turkey

Seasoned Roast Turkey Serves 6 1 x 3kg turkey 6 bacon rashers 2 tablespoons oil 1/4 cup plain flour 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup dry red wine roast potatoes and beans to serve fresh herbs and lemon wedges to garnish Seasoning: 25g butter 1 large leek, thinly sliced...

Pumpkin Soup

Photo by Mel Pumpkin Soup 40g butter 1 large onion, chopped 1 whole pumpkin, chopped 2 large potatoes, chopped 6 cups of chicken stock 1/2 cup of cream Melt the butter in a soup pot, add onion and cook until soft. Add pumpkin and potato; cook a further 5...

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...

Chunky Fish Chowder

Chunky Fish Chowder 2 large leeks, trimmed, cleaned and sliced 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 1/2kg white boneless fish fillets, cubed 1 litre chicken stock 1 cup milk Salt and pepper, if desired 300ml cream 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots 1. Place prepared...

Lamb Stew

Lamb Stew 1kg Lamb Stew Meat – 1 inch Cubes 1 Large leek – Diced 6 cloves Garlic – Minced 2 Turnips – Cubed (approx. 2 cups) 1 cup Carrots – Diced 1/2″ x 1/2″ 1/2 cup Celery – Chopped 1 cup onion – Diced 1/2″ x 1/2″ 1.5...

Homemade Pet Food

Homemade Pet Food For dogs and cats 1 kg chicken pet mince 500 g small pasta shells Handful of rice 1 kg frozen mixed vegetables Splash of oil Cook the pasta, rice and used oil in a big pot. When it is nearly cooked, turn off the power and...

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup 1 large pumpkin 1 tsp chicken stock powder 1 tsp vegetable stock powder 1 tsp curry powder 300g bacon, chopped 1/2 onion, finely diced 1. Peel and chop the pumpkin; place in a large pot with enough water to just cover the pumpkin. Add chicken stock, vegetable...

Lamb Tagine

Lamb Tagine Serves: 4-6 2 tablespoons olive oil 5-6 (depending on size) lamb shanks, fat trimmed 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon Moroccan dried spice mix 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup chicken stock 1 x 300g tin chickpeas, drained...

Cheese Sauce (Age: 9 Months +)

Cheese Sauce Age: 9 Months + 2 tablespoons (25g) butter 2 (level) tablespoons of flour 1 cup of breastmilk or infant formula Melt butter in a small pot, then stir in the flour. Pour in 1/2 cup of breastmilk (or infant formula) and bring to the boil, stirring all...

Seafood Chowder

Seafood Chowder 1 medium carrot, finely chopped 1 stick celery, finely chopped 3 (750g) potatoes, peeled, roughly chopped 4 cups (1 litre) chicken stock 2 corn cobs 500g gourmet marinara mix 200ml thickened cream Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tbs chopped fresh chives 2...