Pumpkin, Spinach and Feta Quiche

This is a lovely vegetarian quiche that is full of flavour.  The use of roasted pumpkin and chargrilled capsicum takes it to another level.  The chargrilled capsciums can be prepared a few days in advance and the roasted pumpkin earlier in the day.  The assembly of the quiche is simple and quick.  Try having a…

Chilli Con Carne

This version of Chilli Con Carne uses beef chuck that has been cut into small cubes, rather than minced beef.  Whether you use chunky pieces or minced beef, the end result will equally be delicious!  The original recipe used 1 teaspoon chili powder but my tolerance for spicy food is quite low!   I love the…

Simple Prawn and Broccolini Stir fry

This is a quick and simple stir fry to make.  I found this recipe in the latest Coles Supermarket magazine.  The peeling of the raw prawns is fiddly and the only thing that adds time to the preparation of making this dinner.  I know that supermarkets often offer peeled prawns and the temptation is there…

Roast Vegetables Frittata

I was deciding what I was going to cook for dinner tonight.  I had these vegetables in the fridge that needed to be used.  I hate wasting food!  Frittata is very easy to make and it does make a very satisfying meal.  You do need to have potatoes and eggs, along with some onions and…

Pea and Ham Soup

This is a hearty soup that is perfect for those cold Autumn or Winter days.  This is one of my favourite soups to make each year and it also freezes very well.  You will notice that I don’t puree my Pea and Ham soup.  After the long cooking process, the green split peas breaks down…

Vegetables and Chickpeas Curry

This is a delicious curry filled with lots of different vegetables and chickpeas. This recipe is flexible in that you can use different vegetables, depending on what you have in the fridge that needs to be used. You can brown some strips of chicken thigh fillets in place of chickpeas. The curry also freezes well,…

Potato Gnocchi Bake

This is a very delicious meal that is very quick and simple to make!  The recipe below is the original recipe.  However, I have adapted by making the tomato sauce more richer and tastier by adding other ingredients and preparing the sauce beforehand, see NOTES below.  The beauty of this recipe is that, whichever method you use,…

Rustic Asparagus and Leek Pie

This is a rustic tart that doesn’t use a mould or form to keep the pastry in shape. Once you make the pastry, it’s easy to put this together and in the oven. The leek and asparagus filling is surprisingly flavoursome for just two ingredients. Pastry: 200g plain flour ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp grated nutmeg…

Bacon, Herb and Cheese Impossible Pie

It is called an impossible pie because during baking, the mixture somehow separates into three layers: a base, firm creamy centre and a crust.  Just like a pie….. just without the pastry!  This is a savory version which is very delicious.  It makes a light meal that can be served with some green salad. 3 bacon…

Great Sausage Casserole

This casserole with sausages and beans makes a wonderfully warming and filling dish.  Serve with either mashed potatoes or rice or couscous with vegetables. Or have it simple with bread slices.  This recipe also freezes very well.  I often freeze into portion sizes which provides a quick ready-made meal during a working week. Ingredients: 1–2…