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Home-made Golden Breadcrumbs

Home-made Golden Breadcrumbs

This recipe for homemade breadcrumbs isn't rocket science, but it's always bothered me in the past that my breadcrumbs never had that nice fine texture that the commercial ones have. Tonight I set out to solve this little problem. Breadcrumbs are great friends with schnitzel, fish, sweet-n-sour pork, hamburger patties, and plenty else. If you are baking your own bread (like I do) then this is... > Read more

Curried Pumpkin & Bacon Soup Recipe

Curried Pumpkin & Bacon Soup Recipe

This is a nice twist on my old favourite, the roast pumpkin soup. The bacon gives the soup a lovely smokey salty taste, and the curry keeps the flavour alive. Use real chunks of bacon for best results. Ingredients Half a pumpkin (normal-sized) 200-300g bacon pieces/chunks 3Tbsp curry powder,... > Read more

Tomato & Coriander Salad Recipe

Tomato & Coriander Salad Recipe

Sick of serving a plain old tomato + iceberg lettuce salad with dinner because that's all you can be bothered with? Yeah, me too. Try this simple recipe - ready in about 5 mins and using basic ingredients. Ingredients 5 large tomatoes, finely chopped (best at room temperature) A large... > Read more

Madeira Wedding Cake Recipe

Madeira Wedding Cake Recipe

Last week I designed, baked and decorated my first wedding cake, as a present for my sister-in-law and her new hubby. A good opportunity to try something new, and get a little practice without the pressure of doing it commercially. In other words, nobody was going to growl if it wasn't perfect.... > Read more

German Pretzels (Brezeln)

German Pretzels (Brezeln)

I love brezeln. The chewy soft bread in the thick part, then the crunchyness at the thin ends, combined with yummy salt and butter - these are hard to beat. If you haven't tried these yet, you need to. I have been wanting to make proper German brezeln (pretzels) for months, but surprisingly,... > Read more

Grilled capsicum with Jalapenos

Grilled capsicum with Jalapenos

I found myseld this week in a delightful position of having too many capsicums in the fridge. We found 5kg of red capsicum for 9 euro, so what's not to like about it. I have spent the whole week having stuffed capsicums for lunch, and it's been a great week. Here is my favourite combination -... > Read more

Tuscan Omelette Recipe

Tuscan Omelette Recipe

I have been enjoying a few more recipes based around eggs lately - they are a good source of protein and are easy to work with. Added to that, they stay fresh for a reasonable length of time and don't need to be defrosted - we haven't had a Microwave in the house for the last 8 months so this is... > Read more

Deep Fried Sweet n' Sour Pork Recipe

Deep Fried Sweet n' Sour Pork Recipe

Sweet n' sour pork is my favourite choice from the local Chinese takeaway, but as it turns out, you can do a far better job yourself - without all the MSG and other crap that goes into the takeaway version. It all starts with good ingredients. I'm currently in Germany, and the pork... > Read more

Couscous Salad Recipe

Couscous Salad Recipe

Fancy a yummy couscous salad that can be adapted easily depending on wat you have in the fridge? I stumbled across this recipe by mistake and was pretty pleased with what I came up with - my friends agree. Great for barbeques and parties, this is something that you can take along anytime.... > Read more

Little Girl's Castle Cake

Little Girl's Castle Cake

Here's a pretty neat girl's castle cake recipe that will result in lots of oooohs and aaaahs. I managed to impress all the mums at our daughter's 3rd birthday party with my culinary skills on this creative little number - and the kids loved it too. Though I'll have to admit, very time consuming.... > Read more

Lamb Hamburger Patties

Lamb Hamburger Patties

Here's a lamb hamburger patties recipe I use - not much different to the recipe for beef patties really. These hamburger patties come together in a nice malleable consistency which makes it easy to... > Read more

Moroccan lamb skewers

Moroccan lamb skewers

I have just discovered lamb mince, and it has a few nice advantages over lamb pieces that I hadn't considered earlier. This recipe for Moroccan lamb skewers doesn't require any marinating (which I... > Read more

Dukkah recipe

Dukkah recipe

Here's an easy recipe for Dukkah - a lovely mix of spices and nuts that you eat with fresh bread. Surprisingly, this dukkah recipe can be made with pretty ordinary ingredients - nothing expensive... > Read more

Stuffed mushrooms with Falafel or Hummus

Stuffed mushrooms with Falafel or Hummus

Following on from my last post about falafel, this nice stuffed mushroom recipe is easy to make after work, and because it's vegetarian you don't have to fluff around defrosting meat. The concept... > Read more

Chili bean and Couscous Falafel Recipe

Chili bean and Couscous Falafel Recipe

Not exactly authentic, but still delicious, this falafel recipe is based on chili beans and couscous. Chili beans can be as spicy or as mild as you like, and the half-cooked couscous gives the... > Read more

Peanut satay marinade recipe

Peanut satay marinade recipe

Who says marinade recipes need to be complicated? This 3 ingredient wonder makes for an easy satay sauce that's nice as marinade for chicken kebabs or breasts, or as a dipping sauce for parties.... > Read more

Pizza recipes

Pizza recipes

Pizza recipes aren't complicated, but it never hurts to have a few more out in the open. I have some pretty strong opinions on how a pizza should be made, but that's largely a personal style. I... > Read more

Mango lassi recipe

Mango lassi recipe

When I visited India about 10 years ago, I was having a lassi every day - there was something about the cooling, sweet taste to go with your evil curry. Back in New Zealand, it's not something I... > Read more

Stuffed chicken breast with falafel & cashews

Stuffed chicken breast with falafel & cashews

A lovely stuffed chicken breast recipe - stuffed with falafel, sun-dried tomatoes, cashew nuts and basil wrapped in bacon and oven roasted. While this recipe is going to involve getting your hands... > Read more

Baked salmon & veges

Baked salmon & veges

Easy to prepare and only 15 mins in the oven, this baked salmon recipe is full of flavor, and works well with the crispy carrots and celery included in the recipe. Quick and tasty is the order of... > Read more

Cafe style Creamy Mushrooms
Slow-baked crumbed sausages & portobello mushrooms
Fun things with Mushrooms
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Soft flour tortilla recipe
Venison Burritos (low salt)
Venison bangers n' mash
Sweet Vanilla Onion Soup
Crumbed fish salad with spinach, feta and salsa
Tomato Salsa
Slow-cooked Lamb Pizza with Spinach & Bacon
Easy mandarin salad
Easy chicken marinade
Mushroom and Feta Cannelloni with Slow-cooked Chicken
Unbelievably Good Salmon Toasties
Crumbed chicken & portobello mushrooms on sauce
Honey mustard macaroni with Venison sausage