Saturday, 19 December 2015

Spaghettti with Garlic Oil and Fried Eggs




Salt
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

Butterplätzchen




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






Ingredients

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




Ingredients

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





Ingredients
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




Ingredients

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




Ingredients

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




Ingredients

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
salt
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
oil
sultanas
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




Ingredients

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






Ingredients

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
2eggs
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
 •⅓ cup tahini (sesame seed paste) $1.08
 •⅓ cup water $0.00
 •¼ cup lemon juice $0.18
 •2 cloves garlic, peeled $0.16
 •½ tsp cumin $0.05
 •¼ tsp cayenne pepper $0.03
 •½ tsp salt $0.02

SALAD
 •1 bunch flat leaf parsley $0.89
 •1 bunch cilantro $0.85
 •1 (19 oz.) can chickpeas $1.50
 •½ cup uncooked bulgur $0.77
 •2 small (3/4 lb.) tomatoes $0.75


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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

     
     



     Ingredients
    • 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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