Thai Chicken, Potato and Loquat Curry Recipe

This afternoon we made a Thai chicken curry for dinner, with potato, zucchini, diced fresh tomatoes, freshly picked silverbeet and spring onions, some homegrown kaffir lime leaves, and homegrown loquats!

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Portabello Mushroom, Bacon and Sage Omelette Recipe

We made this scrumptious omlette today for a late lunch / early dinner. We used 4-5 medium to large luscious homegrown portabello mushrooms, and the flavour that these emparted into the eggs was amazing.

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BBQ Mutton with Lemon Pepper and Oregano Recipe

This was tonight’s dinner. Absolutely fantastic. We cooked these on our gas BBQ. Simple yet delicious!

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Tempura Fish Noodle Salad with Lemon Ginger Citronette Recipe

This was tonights dinner. It lasted about 5 minutes – it was absolutely delicious. The fish is a bassa (freshwater fish) fillet. It was dipped in a commercial tempura batter and shallow-fried in sunflower oil. It was served on a salad of cos lettuce, rocket, tomato, rehydrated sliced shiitake mushrooms, and rice noodles. It was all drizzled with a citronette dressing made of lemon zest, grated fresh ginger, lemon juice, honey, caster sugar, soy sauce, five spice powder, cracked black pepper, and olive oil (pictured above in the dressing shaker thingo).

Absolutely superb – we’ll definitely be making this again.

Homemade Buttermilk Crepes Recipe

As per my last post, I made some yoghurt-based cream cheese today after a batch of my yoghurt didn’t set fully. This involved straining the yoghurt through some paper towel. At the end of this process I had a paper towel full of creamy yoghurt ‘curds’, and just a little over 1 cup of yoghurt ‘juice’, sometimes called ‘whey’ or ‘buttermilk’.

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Healthy Steak Burger Recipe

2 seasoned mutton leg steaks, sauteed onions, cos lettuce, grated carrot, sliced gherkins, mustard, tomato chutney, mayonnaise, soft fried egg on a slice of grilled malt bread…DONE!!!

Mutton and Vegetable Stew Recipe

It has rained pretty much constantly since yesterday. If the dams aren’t full by now, then they need to rework the dam design, because it has been absolutely pissing down here in the hills and freezing cold!! It’s definitely stew weather, so today I made a chunky stewy dish for an early tea. One of those ‘put in the oven around 1pm and don’t take out until around 3-4pm’/slow cooked jobs. The meat went sooo melty, and the spuds and carrots were yummily tender. I think I’ll start making this kind of thing more often. You get a lot of flavour for minimal ingredients and practically no work.

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Cheesy Three-Bean Bake Recipe

I felt like something cheesy today, but also something on the reasonably-healthy side. If you like simple dishes, this is the one for you. This served both of us well and was a filling early dinner. You can’t beat baked beans!

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Creamy Potato and Leek Soup Recipe

We bought some organic potatoes and 2 leeks from the supermarket the other day, and it was a chilly enough for something warm, so I decided on a dinner of potato and leek soup. It tasted pretty luxurious once topped with a slice of bread and cheese, and toasted under the grill. Filling and satisfying, potato and leek soup is a frugal classic that never fails to impress!

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Sometimes, All You Need Is Chunky Soup

If you smelled the aromas of the stocky broth, the melty vegetables, the perfectly squidgy dumplings, the tasty chunks of corned beef… and warmed up a few ladles after another pretty blah day at work, I’m sure you’d agree… It’s quite potentially heaven in a soup bowl.

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