Day 8: Chicken and chorizo hotpot

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The plan was to use up what we had in the fridge with as few additional ingredients as possible.  A quick google came up with this which I tweaked for my needs. Ingredients 1 olive… Continue reading

Day 7 – Balti Chicken with Paneer and Peas

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Curry is the perfect way to handle the Melbourne midwinter chill. This one uses Quorn Meat Free, Soy Free Pieces to replace the chicken. I had hoped to get the bigger Fillets to… Continue reading

Day 7: Gnocchi with creamy pancetta and spring onion sauce

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As we had some Gnocchi left over from last night and didn’t want to waste it, for lunch today I made a sauce from stuff in the fridge that needed to be used… Continue reading

Day 6: Gnocchi with roast pumpkin, leek, pancetta and feta

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I have been curious about trying to make gnocchi for a while.  They make it look so easy on TV.  It turns out it wasn’t.  That, and the timing of this dish, proved… Continue reading

Day 5: Corn Fritters with Pancetta and Avocado Salad

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I didn’t have a lot of time yesterday evening to cook as we were off to the cinema so I found a quick meal. The Corn fritters sounded tasty and were. The whole… Continue reading

Day 6 – No day 6 recipe from me.

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Nothing like a stomach bug to put you off experimental cooking.

Day 5 – Roast Eggplant and Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil

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  Another belated posting. Last night’s dinner was from the recipe book Easy Vegan. I’m not vegan, myself, vegan dishes are, by definition vegetarian. For this recipe you will need: 1 large eggplant… Continue reading

Day 4 – Asparagus, Shandong Style (posted belatedly, because it was late and I was tired).

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Looking for a quick and easy late supper to take the winter chill off, I pulled out a bunch of asparagus and this recipe for Asparagus, Shandong Style from Serious Eats. Unusually I… Continue reading

Day 4: Chicken tajine with preserved lemons and olives

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I’ve always wanted to try to make a Moroccan tajine.  It always seemed so exotic but after eating it a lot when travelling though Morocco I realised it’s a quite simple dish.  Even so it’s… Continue reading

Day 3 – Japanese Cucumber Pickles

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I lied, we’re not going to the Mediterranean, at least not yet. Yesterday I was faced with a bit of a challenge – half an hour to cook something completely new to me,… Continue reading