All posts tagged: Quick

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 …

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 …

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 …

Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi

I love cauliflower and I really love salad. But now the weather has gotten cold here in Melbourne, cooling salads are not high on the meals list. So why not make a roasted cauliflower WARM salad? This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, but it took a little over 30 minutes to make. We had it as our main meal, but you could also serve it along at any BBQ or dinner party with other dishes.   Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi Print Recipe This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, but it took a little over 30 minutes to make. Great served as a quick stand alone meal or serve when entertaining a crowd. CourseMain Dish CuisineSalad Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi Print Recipe This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, …

No time for Breakfast? My top tips to set up your morning for success!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day- we’ve all heard this before. But your mornings are hectic- you’re juggling kids, the dog, getting out the door to get to work, early meetings and/or deal with traffic…. You’ve already had 2 coffees just to get out the door and if you’re lucky you may have eaten half a piece of cold toast or grabbed an ‘up & go’ drink box- you’ve read the marketing “2 Weetbix in every box!!” Well, let’s not talk about the list of mystery ingredients in those!!! You get to work and by 10am your starving…you have another coffee and reach for a sugar filled muffin just to get you through to lunchtime. You know it’s not good for you but hey, your hungry and didn’t get time for much or any breakfast! What if I told you that I have the solution just for you? And it’s completely FREE! My ‘Real Up & Go Breakfast’ eBook is full of recipes to set up your mornings for super success! The things …

Quick and Easy home made gift ideas.

Stuck for some Gift ideas?  Want to make some lovely personal handmade Christmas gifts for Family and Friends? You think you don’t have time to make or cook something but these simple homemade gifts can be whipped up in no time and a super easy to make!   I love giving my friends a lovely homemade gift. It always makes it more personal, along with the pleasure of knowing you made it yourself.  But I also know your all busy Chic’s, so I have created for you a few really simple and quick homemade delights. All these gifts can be made up from 5-15 minutes and will imbue you with the pleasure of giving something that will be enjoyed and well received. What you will need; Ingredients for one or all the below recipes. Some lovely jars with sealed lids. You can get these from any $2 shop, reject shop, Kmart or of the likes, for $2-5 ea. Some lovely Christmas ribbon and gift card. Optional– I like to get a few little Christmas decorations to tie onto the ribbon for extra …