All posts tagged: Simple

Lemon Persian Lamb- Slow Cooked

There is nothing like coming home to lamb shanks in the slow cooker. This dish only took 10minutes to prep in the morning ( or the night before 👌) and switch on low👍👍 It is also loaded with Vegetables, herbs and spices! Slow cookers are the best kitchen appliance to have when life gets a little busy! Here is what I do, to be more time effective with eating well in a busy life; I meal plan I choose meals that are time appropriate each day, according to what time we walk in the door of an evening. I prep as much as I can- this often means either prepping on a weekend, or the night before. I don’t let the prep and planning become time consuming- 10-30 minutes max. I keep it simple during the week and especially in really busy times. I use my slow cooker a lot!!                                                     …

Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad

I love a good salad and I particularly love a salad ( or any dish for that matter) that uses up leftovers. This simple and quick dish is so yummy and is a great way to use up any leftover roast vegetables you have in the fridge. I often get ask, “I don’t know what to do with my leftovers, so I just end up throwing it out- what can I do?” Well, you can make this dish! Serve it along side any protein ( we had grilled lamb chops, along with broccolini and zucchini.) Did I mention it will take you only 5 -7 minutes to make?  In this dish, I used some leftover roasted sweet potato, potatoes and carrots from the night before. But you could use any or many of whatever roasted vegetables you have. Just add a couple more ingredients and that is it! Warm Roast Vegetable Salad Print Recipe This dish will take you only 5 -7 minutes to make? I used some leftover roasted sweet potato, potatoes and carrots from …

Zuchini and Corn Fritters

On a Wednesday night, my daughter goes to netball training. As a busy mum, I share the responsibility of getting her and her friends to and from training with another other busy mum. Its what all busy mum’s should do…share the load! On one particular night after training, I bought back my daughters friends to have dinner. These zucchini and corn fritters where what I served as one of the girls is vegetarian. And what a hit they where. I promised the girls I would give their mum the recipe, so here it is! ( OK, I might be about 9 months slow in getting it to you, Amy and Kate….oops, sorry. Better late than never!!) I often cook up fritters on a night when I need to use up bits and pieces of vegetables. Going meatless at least one night a week is not only good for the body but the environment as well. These fritters require little effort and as I often do and suggest, make a large batch and have them in …

Quick Roast Greek Lamb and Vegetable Tray Bake

In Australia, we love our lamb, we love a roast and at GC headquarters, we love a kitchen hack! This simple shortcut to achieving a roast lamb with lots of tasty vegetables and Greek flavours in around 45 minutes, is always a hit on a week night.  The secret to achieving this is in a smaller period of time is to; use either lamb chops or fillets to chop up your root vegetables small a really hot oven. Tray bakes are also convenient and easy when you can place everything on one tray- less time, less dishes and so simple. Tick, Tick, Tick in my book!   Cheats Roast Greek Lamb and Vegetable Tray Bake Print Recipe The secret to achieving this is in a smaller period of time is to; use either lamb chops or fillets to chop up your root vegetables small and a really hot oven. Tray bakes are also convenient and easy when you can place everything on one tray- less time, less dishes and so simple. CourseDinner, Main Dish CuisineGreek …

10 recipes to use up your leftover chicken

A few days ago, I shared with you my Simple Roast Chicken, with different tasty rubs/flavourings to lift your chook! Today I’m going to share with you, just how and what you can do with your leftovers.  I’m a big believer in cooking once and eating twice, three times even more… Traditionally Sunday was always Roast Day. Mum’s would put the roast in the oven, before the family headed off to church, then on return they could all sit down to a big meal of veggies, gravy and roast meat and reconnected after a long week. Theit was eaten over and again as leftovers in stews, pies and as cold cuts. This is why the Sunday roast became such an important part of the week. The tradition of the Sunday roast as a large, sit down meal with the family is certainly not as regular as it used to be. Being too time-poor to spend a day cooking and eating, the ritual of the Sunday roast has been somewhat lost. But here is why I …

Leftover Quick Chicken Curry

Using your leftover roast chicken can provide you with a quick meal on another night. And this quick curry is no exception. It will take you 20 minutes to get this on the table, and in my book, that’s a winner, winner, chicken dinner! This curry cuts down on some of the steps and time to making a curry, as well as the number of spices.   Leftover Quick Chicken Curry Print Recipe Using your leftover roast chicken can provide you with a quick meal on another night. And this quick curry is no exception. It will take you 20 minutes to get this on the table, and in my book, that’s a winner, winner, chicken dinner!! CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Dish CuisineIndian Servings 4 People Cook Time 20 minutes Servings 4 People Cook Time 20 minutes Leftover Quick Chicken Curry Print Recipe Using your leftover roast chicken can provide you with a quick meal on another night. And this quick curry is no exception. It will take you 20 minutes to get this on the …

The Good Old Roast Chicken.

Who Doesn’t love a roast? And unless your a vegetarian or vegan, then roast chicken, would have to be a firm favourite in most family homes, right?  Today, I am going to share with you;  *my favourite flavourings/rubs, to enhance your roast *how to roast simply with minimal fuss *then over the next week, share with you tips on how to make a roast chicken, last at least another one or two meals. A traditional roast chicken, with its tender meat and crispy skin is a wonderfully economical meal, that can easily be turned into even better money and time savings, when you can reinvent the leftover, into another tasty meal on another night, and/or used for lunches. But today is all about the flavours! I like to keep my chook, fairly simple and don’t use stuffing. I opt to enhance the flavours from the outside, on the skin. I do this because as I mentioned above, I always reinvent the leftovers to really stretch out the cook, and I don’t want too many flavours …

Lemony Tuna and Cannellini Dip

I recently had some girlfriends over for a little get together of ‘shits and giggles’! Don’t you just love it when you have an impromptu gathering of a few girlfriends, where you have a few nibbles to snack on, a bottle of bubbles and lots of chatter and laughs? Well, as I said, it was impromptu and I had a short time frame to whip something on a platter for us to nibble on. I had some leftover sushi from lunch, chopped up some veggie sticks, some rice crackers and always a jar of olives in the fridge. I quickly looked in the cupboard, saw a time of tuna, a tin of cannellini beans and thought “I know, some lemony tuna and cannellini dip!”. This dip takes moments to whip up and uses ingredients you usually have in your pantry/fridge. Not only is it great for a dip to serve on a platter but you can also serve it as a sandwich/wrap filling on the side of a salad for a quick lunch to take …

Oven Baked Trout with Lemon Mustard Sauce

  I’m a big fan of fish, but the other members of my family, well, not so much. But this dish was enjoyed by most members of house! I particularly love Trout, as it has a delicate flavours, creamy texture and a rather neutral taste. With light meats the taste is often highly influenced by how it is prepared, so served with a very simple lemon and Dijon mustard sauce and  slices of  herby sweet potatoes and potatoes, you can’t go wrong, This recipe is so simple and quick, it doesn’t even have a fancy name. I just call it oven baked Trout. This is such an easy weeknight seafood dinner. It’s a really nice way to cook fish, especially if you’re new at cooking fish or not a huge fish fan. Oven Baked Trout with Lemon Mustard Sauce Print Recipe This fish dish, is super easy and quick. Served in one pan with sliced of herbed potatoes and steamed greens,( or a green salad!) you can’t go wrong. Trout, has a delicate flavours, creamy …

Satay Sauce- Super easy and quick!

Satay Sauce is such a versatile and healthy sauce, that can be served along any protein or used as a dip. For so long, in the ‘health world’, fats where demonised and yes, there are still folks out there professing the fat is bad myth- yes there are of course some bad fats, but not all fats are bad, in fact a lack of good ones in our diets can be really negative for overall health. I’m not going to get into a list of all the good and bad fats here, and how the low fat era only saw an increase of sugar, artificial sweeteners and salt in our products ( fat = flavour, so if removed from a food/product, flavour has to be replaced and this is what it’s replaced with!)  as this is all about the wonderful and tasty Asian sauce of satay. This recipe is so simple and can be whipped up in minutes. I served it with turmeric chicken skewers, stir fry veggies and a little rice, but it can be easily served along side, beef, pork, prawns, tofu or even …