Healthy and delicious Beef Stroganoff recipe

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beef stroganoff

  As the weather here begins to cool, I start to crave beef stroganoff. It is one of my favourite meals ever, and the fact I can eat it with rice is even better. I LOVE sticky white rice. I’m sure it is a throw-back to the months I spent in Japan as a teenager that I could happily eat…

Pan-fried chicken breast with pesto and brie recipe

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Last week, we visited the Brunswick Heads pub for dinner.  The pub is one of Australia’s best kept secrets.  (Shhh, I won’t tell if you won’t!) It’s a historic place but more than that, it’s got to be one of the best grub feeds you’ll ever have while enjoying the view of the Bruns river, listening to top local bands,…

How to make cheesy chicken and corn Cob Loaf recipe

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A long time ago, my youngest sister’s ex-boyfriend was celebrating his 21st birthday. It was a Retro 70′s party hosted in the country (and at times, redneck) town of Casino, and I was dressed in a shockingly gaudy rainbow coloured shirt and tights.  There was a least one Michael Jackson lookalike with a huge afro ball of hair, plenty of…

How to make Tomato Ricotta Tart recipe

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Oohhh, who can resist juicy cherry tomatoes? And this recipe makes the most of them. Three tomato ricotta tarts, perfect for a picnic. In a bowl, mix 250 gram fresh ricotta cheese, 250 crumbled feta cheese, 2 large eggs (beaten), 1 tablespoon each of chopped basil, dill and mint, 25 gram of Parmesan cheese (substitute cheddar if you need), a…

How to make Kumara Chickpea Lentil Loaf

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So hot, it is still steaming! This vegetarian dish was a winner. I’ve adapted it from the Australian Women’s Weekly, February issue. Definitely worth a try for a yummy dinner or pot luck meal. Ingredients: 1 kg kumara (sweet potato)- peeled and boiled/steamed until soft 5 slices of multi grain bread (crusts removed), or 3 multigrain rolls (use a food…

How to make Roasted Pumpkin Ricotta Tart

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A delicious wintery treat. Makes two tarts.  Pastry (either make your own, or use readymade shortcrust pastry sheets). Combine 2 cups flour, 100gram butter (cut into very small pieces) and process in the food processor or thermomix until fine.  Add 3 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 50 grams of ice water.  Use bread kneading function to mix these…

How to make a Bean-filled Mexican Tortilla Stack

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Ingredients: 400-450 grams of each of these pulses; lentils, red kidney beans, butter beans (either soaked or from a can) 1 onion, diced 2 teaspoons olive oil 125 gram can of corn kernels 6 diced tomatoes two tablespoons tamari soy sauce one tablespoon fresh or dried parsley and oregano flakes 4 mexican tortillas (I use wraps that are sun-dried tomato…