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Mongolian Lamb

Mongolian Lamb is an Aussie favourite, found on the menu of every suburban Chinese restaurant. At “posher” establishments, it might even arrive at the table on a hot iron plate, sizzling and spitting for theatric effect! Sizzle aside, this homemade version is a near perfect replica. Even the velveted texture of the lamb! Mongolian Lamb …

Sauces

Tomato Paste replacement for canned tomato

This is a recipe for how to use tomato paste as a replacement for canned tomato. It’s a recipe I created during the COVID pandemic lockdown here in Sydney, Australia, during which supermarket shelves were emptied of canned foods including canned tomato (crushed, diced etc). Background – COVID and the canned tomato shortage When the COVID Pandemic first hit …

Soups

Broccoli and Potato Soup

This is a chunky Broccoli and Potato in a thick and creamy soup broth that’s made with no cream. It’s hearty, filling and surprisingly low-cal(ish), clocking in at 400 calories for a generous bowl (and I don’t skimp on serving portions!). For a hit of protein, add some prawns/shrimp or shredded chicken. And we can …

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Swedish Meatballs

These heavenly Swedish Meatballs are the homemade version of the iconic Ikea meatballs. They’re a whole lot easier than assembling flat-pack furniture, that’s for sure!!! Extra soft and juicy, with the signature hint of nutmeg and All Spice, smothered with the traditional Swedish Meatball sauce –  a creamy gravy that’s absolutely to die for. Swedish …

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Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie – comfort food central! This English classic has a deeply savoury beef mince filling smothered in gravy topped with creamy mashed potato, baked until golden. One of the best cosy foods to make with ground beef! Wondering what’s the difference between Cottage Pie and Shepherd’s Pie? Same recipe except Cottage Pie is made …

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