Saturday, 19 December 2015

Spaghettti with Garlic Oil and Fried Eggs

1/2 pound thin spaghetti
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or lard
2 large cloves garlic, lightly smashed and peeled
4 eggs
Freshly ground black pepper
Freshly grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese, optional

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Sweet Potato Cornbread

1 medium sweet potato (about 1 lb.)
1.5 cups yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
½ cup sour cream
¾ cup milk
2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
½ Tbsp canola or vegetable oil for the skillet

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Peppers

3 bell peppers (any color)
1 medium onion
2 boneless-skinless chicken breasts or thighs (1.5 lbs. total)
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
salt and pepper
24oz. jar marinara sauce

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Monday, 30 November 2015


600g Mehl
400g Butter, weich
200g Zucker
1 Ei(er)
1 Pck. Vanillezucker
1/2 Msp. Zimt
evtl. Kakaopulver

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Monday, 9 November 2015

Yellow Jasmine Rice


2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
3 cups chicken broth
1 tsp turmeric
½ Tbsp minced garlic
¼ tsp ground cumin
⅛ tsp cinnamon
1 whole bay leaf
2 Tbsp butter

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'Not so fried' ice-cream


100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) dark brown sugar
125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream
200g Anzac biscuits, broken into small pieces
2 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted
8 scoops vanilla ice-cream

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No Mi Fan – Savory Sticky Rice

2 teaspoon sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 scallions, thinly sliced, separate the white parts from the green parts
5 Chinese sausages (Indonesian: lap cheong), cut into 1 cm slices diagonally
3-4 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in 2 cups of hot water until soft and puffed up, cut into thin slices and reserve the soaking liquid
500 gram glutinous rice (Indonesian: beras ketan), soaked in cold water for 8 hours or overnight, drained
Sauce (combine the following)
4 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
4 tablespoon soy sauce (dark soy sauce is preferable)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground white pepper

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Meatball lasagne


500g pork and veal mince
35g (1/2 cup) fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread)
1 egg, lightly whisked
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 x 400g btl Napoletana sauce
10 dried lasagne sheets
200g thinly sliced smoked ham
250g (2 1/2 cups) coarsely grated mozzarella
375ml (1 1/2 cups) water
25g (1/3 cup) finely grated parmesan
Fresh basil leaves, extra, to serve

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Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Beef Stew


½ lb. (4 medium) carrots
½ sleeve celery
1 medium onion
2 lbs. red potatoes
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1½ lbs. beef stew meat
Salt and pepper
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups beef broth
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
½ Tbsp brown sugar
½ Tbsp dried rosemary
½ tsp thyme

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Shredded Beets With Thick Yogurt


2 cups plain low-fat yogurt, drained to 1 1/2 cups
8 small beets
1 large garlic clove, crushed with
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons fresh strained lemon juice
fresh ground pepper
1 pinch sugar (optional)
1 sprig of fresh mint (to garnish)

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Carrot Salad

grated carrots
lemon juice
salt & pepper

Optional: sunflower seeds, nuts, etc

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Roast Lamb With Scalloped Potato And Onion


1 leg of lamb (about 2kg)
2 large garlic cloves, cut into slivers
1 lemon, sliced
4 large potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
3 sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced
2 large onions, thinly sliced
8 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
500ml chicken stock
40g macro organic salted butter, diced
steamed green beans, to serve
gravy, to serve (optional)
Preheat oven to 200°c. Using a small, sharp knife, make incisions in the lamb and push a sliver of garlic into each. Rub with a little oil and season. Top with lemon slices.
Layer potato, sweet potato and onion in a large roasting pan, seasoning each layer with thyme leaves, salt and pepper, and finishing with potato. Pour over stock and press down lightly. Dot with butter. Place on a low shelf in oven.
Place lamb directly on oven rack above the roasting pan. Roast for 1½ hours or until vegetables are tender and golden.
Remove lamb from the oven, then transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Set aside for 15 minutes to rest.
Slice the lamb and serve with the roasted vegetables, steamed green beans and gravy, if using.
tips:Cooking the lamb on the oven rack allows the heat to circulate more evenly and the juices to drip onto the vegies cooking below.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Beet Bread


3/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups raw beet puree (about 2 1/2 peeled medium beets)*
3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Chocolate Dump-It Cake

2cups sugar
4ounces unsweetened chocolate
1stick unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan
2cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the pan
2teaspoons baking soda
1teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon salt
1cup milk
1teaspoon cider vinegar
1teaspoon vanilla
1 ½cups Nestle's semisweet-chocolate chips
1 ½cups sour cream, at room temperature

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White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip

4 tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 whole garlic heads
2 (16-ounce) cans canellini beans or other white beans
1/4 cupfresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1/4 teaspoonwhite pepper
1/4 cupfresh flat-leaf parsley leaves for garnish

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Mushroom and Taleggio macaroni cheese

20g dried mixed forest mushrooms
2/3 cup boiling water
375g orecchiette (or other short pasta)
65g butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 cup milk
200g brown mushrooms, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, plus extra to serve
150g taleggio, diced (see Note)
50g stale sourdough bread, finely chopped
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

*** Taleggio is an Italian washed rind cheese. It has a strong aroma but a mild taste. There is no need to discard the rind as it will impart flavour. You could replace the taleggio with another washed rind cheese ***

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Falafel Salad

Tahini Dressing

1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt


1 bunch flat leaf parsley
1 bunch cilantro
1 (19 oz.) can chickpeas
1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
2 small (3/4 lb.) tomatoes

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Monday, 6 July 2015

Pork and Sage Cassoulet

1 cup (200g) dry white beans
2 tbsp olive oil
500g Pork Sausages
500g Pork Spare Ribs, rind removed, cut into 3cm pieces
1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
1 large fennel, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup (250ml) dry white wine
2 x 400g can diced tomatoes
2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
2 sprigs thyme
1 1/2 tbsp sage finely shredded
2 dried bay leaves
2 cups (140g) stale breadcrumbs, (made from day-old bread)
Thyme sprigs, extra, to serve

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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Creamy Tortellini with Vegetables

1 Tbsp butter
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
2 carrots
1 red bell pepper
1 summer squash (yellow squash)
1 cup chicken broth
4 oz. cream cheese
1 bag (19oz.) frozen cheese tortellini
¼ cup grated Parmesan
¼ tsp salt (or to taste)
Freshly cracked black pepper
Dash hot sauce (optional)
¼ lb. frozen broccoli florets

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Chicken gumbo

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
8 skinless chicken thigh cutlets
1 medium brown onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 chicken stock cubes
4 sprigs fresh thyme
400g can diced tomatoes
150g okra, halved (see note)
1 cup White Medium Grain Rice

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Zuckerschoten mit Kartoffeln und Karotten

500 g sugar snap peas
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 tomato, diced
1 onion, diced
1 tsp sugar
1/2 t pepper
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
olive oil, for frying

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Kalam Polo - Cabbage With Rice Recipe

Small Cabbage
  • 1/2 lb (226g) Ground Beef
  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 2 Small Onion
  • Black pepper Powder, salt, Persian Spice Mix (Advieh)
  • 4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Zafran (saffron)
  • 2 Tsp Cumin

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    Saturday, 21 February 2015

    Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan


    • 6 oz. bacon (1/2 12oz. pkg)
    • 1 small onion
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • ½ lb. pasta
    • ¼ lb. (3-4 cups) fresh spinach
    • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan
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