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Category Archives: Main Meals

Na’ama’s Fattoush

A rustic bread salad is one of life’s simple pleasures. I could live on the delicious juices that flow from salted cut ripe tomatoes and cucumbers, add some torn day … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 18 Comments

Baked Yoghurt Rice with Chicken

I have a kitchen bookcase dedicated to cookbooks. I confess to also having overflow in second and third locations. New publications need to pass close scrutiny before they win a … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · 18 Comments

Chinese Style Smashed Cucumber Salad

My blogger hat blew off just before Christmas, caught in a whirlwind of social events and mundane food preparation, but now summer holidays are in full swing and the pace … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 36 Comments

Lemon Ginger Rice, Red Peanuts and Curry Leaves

I love steamed rice, plain steamed rice. We treat it like fast food in our house. Until recently, if all else failed, steamed basmati rice topped with a dollop of … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · 28 Comments

Vinaigrette Varieties

  Salad season made an early start in Brisbane this year. The temperature began to rise as soon as the calendar flipped over to September 1st. We eat salads most … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 32 Comments

Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice and Yoghurt Sauce

  My favourite way to enjoy cauliflower is raw. It’s a backlash from the over cooked, bitter and sulphurous smelling offerings of my childhood, but the recent trend of roasting … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · 33 Comments

Roasted Stuffed Sweet Red Peppers

I get a buzz out of impulse buying beautiful produce and it’s an extra good feeling buying from the person who has tilled the soil and tended a crop to … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 25 Comments

Steamed Barramundi with ginger and spring onion sauce

Winter ills have laid me low for the passed couple of weeks. I’ve had the sniffles and a hacking cough that has the unhappy knack of reasserting itself just when … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 26 Comments

Nasi Goreng

Australia’s place in Asia has well and truly been cemented by our embrace of her food. Stir fried meals are the mainstay of week night meals for busy Aussie cooks … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 26 Comments

Quick Salmon Curry

Even the most dedicated cook has a need for fast food. I’m not talking about oily salt laden gut fillers from the local take-away but delicious nutritious recipes that can … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 34 Comments

Mild Chicken Masala

There seems to be a belief that kids don’t like food with distinct flavours, that they won’t like this and they wouldn’t eat that, but I’m of the opinion that … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 26 Comments

Why Brine Pork Chops?

“to brine or not to brine that is the question…” Blogging about food has opened my eyes to a wide divergence of tastes and ideas about food. Cultural influences are … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 29 Comments

Indian vegie feast #8 – potato and pea samosas

This is the last of March’s Indian Vegie Feast series. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading, but much more I hope I’ve inspired you to cook some delicious vegetables, Indian style. … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 12 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast # 7 – spinach kofta in tomato gravy

The state of Gujarat in western India advocates a meat free diet. This dietary recommendation dates back two millennia, when the slaughter of animals was banned in the name of … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 29 Comments