Lamb Kofte Meatballs And Picking Plate

I’m a sucker for a good antipasti or picking plate, whatever the form. They’re quick and easy to make, you can incorporate all your favorite bits and pieces, and they’re fun to eat. After being influenced by the Souvlaki GR food truck one day, The Bogan and I were inspired to go home and re-create … Continue reading

The Best Ever Italian Lasagna

Today marks my 1st post of 2011, Happy New Year everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve touched base and the holidays entailed a lot of eating and drinking. I have many eating escapades to recount. However, i thought I’d kick of the year with the perfect cold-weather recipe, Lasagna. I cooked this up last night … Continue reading

Moroccan Tagine, Shakshuka & Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing

There is a Moroccan inspired cafe located in Balmain, Sydney – you may have heard of it, it’s called KazBah. Anyway, this restaurant makes amazing tagines for breakfast, they’re almost to good for words. I remember them being this huge messy hot pot of lamb mince, sucuk, feta, spinach, roasted capsicum, caramelized onion, roast tomato … Continue reading

6 Hour Slow Cooked Brisket

This slow cooked brisket is a Sunday meal, when you have the whole day to tend to your oven. But while the dish may take hours to cook, preparation time is relatively quick and the finished product will taste phenomenal. Ingredients 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices 4 carrots diced or 1/2  or … Continue reading

Trader Joes Makes a Mean Hash!

I love Trader Joes. I’m probably not the first person to say that and i doubt i’ll be the last, but i love them. As a business, they have it sorted – great food, great prices and GREAT staff. I’m not sure how they manage to pull everything together so well – i mean, how … Continue reading

Chocolate, Caramel and Crunch – Mars Bar (aka Milky Way Bar) Slice

The Bogan has a sweet tooth and had been at me for ages, bugging me to make a “chocolatey, caramelly slice” – as he put it. The Bogan didn’t actually have anything in mind, just that he wanted chocolate and caramel in the same slice. Caramel slice would have been the obvious choice – with … Continue reading

Little Italy, Big Pleasures

Much like Chinatown, New York’s Little Italy is dangerous – there’s so much delicious and exotic food you want to eat/buy everything! In Little Italy everywhere you turn there are gigantic bowls or perfectly tousled pasta, happy faces splashed with tomato sauce, delicious pizzas only half eaten and carafes of wine strewn across tables. Everywhere … Continue reading

Cobb loaf – AKA Spinach Dip

This retro dip is seriously addictive but perfect for summer rooftop BBQ’s! Cobb Loaf or Spinach Dip Ingredients: 1 large cob loaf 2 x 250g packets of frozen spinach 30g packet of French onion soup 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup light sour cream 4 spring onions 1 x 190g can water chestnuts, sliced Method: Hollow … Continue reading

The best bacon, egg, mushroom and tomato roll!

It’s so simple and yet so good – the bacon and egg roll. The kind that you bite into and egg yolk, juicy bacon, mushrooms and tomato all dribble down your arm, meanwhile the ketchup smothers all over your face as you unsuccessfully try to squash the entire roll between your jaws. Here is that … Continue reading

Spaghetti and meatballs

After saying since the onset of winter i would cook up an awesome dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, it’s now February and i still haven’t got round to it! But today that all changed! This is an epicurious recipe which i tweaked a little to suit my own tastes. Firstly,  halved the ingredients and instead … Continue reading