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

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

Banana Bread with Chocolate and Berries

This recipe is so delicious and versatile. It’s great for getting rid of left over fruit (such as over ripened bananas), but if you have things such as berries, apple, whatever, you can throw them all in and it will still taste great. I love making this on a Sunday and having it to pick … Continue reading

Zucchini & Portobello Mushroom Frittes

On a recent summer Saturday afternoon i had some leftover zucchini and a few portobello mushroom leftover in the fridge, so i decided to cook them up and make frittes. This recipe is perfect because it doesn’t require frying and yet the frittes are still yummy and crisp on the outside, while being tender and … Continue reading

BBQ Time? Delicious Steak Marinate

I love Trader Joes. I’m just going to put that out there, i absolutely love Trader Joes and everything about it – the staff, the testers, the food and now the new store in Chelsea, i love it even more – if that’s  even possible. The Bogan, a carnivore, also loves TJ’s and recently we … Continue reading