Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘dinner’

Pizza for Picky PeopleIt’s a truth universally acknowledged that once you make your own pizza dough, it’s near impossible to buy a shop-bought base again. Not only is it insanely cheap (the cost of flour and a yeast sachet) but the results are incredibly delicious. It also becomes a family activity when you have the kids on the bench helping out with their own little ball of dough and a small rolling pin.

My trick for the little picky people in my life is to put a bunch of mixed vegetables into a food processor and blitz. The blitzed vegetables can be stirred into some organic tomato paste with a pinch of salt and pasted liberally over the pizza base and topped with grated cheese.

The pizzas look deceptively vegie free but are filled with all the sneaky goodness of kale, capsicum, mushrooms and carrot.

For a quick and easy pizza base recipe, try this one from taste.com.au.

Read Full Post »

Beetroot Cannelloni 1Beetroot Cannelloni 2Beetroot Cannelloni 3Beetroot Dip 3Beetroot Cannelloni 4Beetroot Cannelloni 6Beetroot Cannelloni 7

Read Full Post »

Dirty RiceDo you ever get the feeling that brown rice is the least desirable member of the grain family? Well I love brown rice. I love its nutty texture, its earthy colour, its distinctive flavour. I want to be the Patrick Swayze to this dish and give it its moment in the spotlight. This meal is fabulous with leftover brown rice that has sat in the fridge over night. I’m deliberately loose with the measurements; make the proportions to your own preference.

DIRTY RICE

Ingredients

Cooked brown rice that has been cooled in the fridge

Vegetable Assortment i.e. broccoli, red capsicum, mushrooms, carrot….cut into stir fry sized pieces

Extra firm tofu, sliced and patted dry

Garlic and Chilli, finely diced

Cashew nuts

Soy Sauce

Olive Oil

Instructions

1) Fry the tofu crispy, then set aside.

2) Heat a generous amount of oil in a wok. Add chilli and garlic, closely followed by all the vegies with some generous splashes of soy sauce. Cook for a few minutes.

3)  Add tofu, cashews and brown rice. Add more oil and soy sauce. Cook stirring until well heated.

Enjoy!

Read Full Post »

A Simple Fancy Salad

A Simple Elegant Salad

  • Baby spinach
  • Thinly sliced apple
  • Sliced red onion
  • Walnuts
  • Broken up blue cheese
  • Red wine vinegar and olive oil

Make to your desired proportions and dress with the vinegar and oil.

Read Full Post »

I couldn’t resist doing a quick post about the meal I cooked last night. There’s loads of ingredients but don’t let this put you off. It’s actually very easy, with most of the work in the preparation. The chicken is mouth-watering and the flavours are very complex. The only minor change I made was to use 1kg of chicken thigh fillet (trimmed of fat and halved) instead of a whole chook cut into 8 pieces. I’m not a huge fan of currants but I resisted the urge to leave them out and stuck to the recipe exactly. I’m so glad I did as all the flavours work so harmoniously together. I recommend having some Baclava on hand for dessert. Perfection.

The recipe for Karen Martini’s famous Syrian Chicken can be found here.

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: