Meals

Feed them and keep them happy at Dinner time with these fab recipe ideas

Pulled Beef Pie

pulled-beef-pie-recipe Pies and chips for dinner is always a winner with the kids. Everyone enjoys it, no one complains and this Pulled Beef Pie is delicious! Made using left over beef from our Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Recipe, the puff pastry makes it easy and simple to make. Ingredients 1 Tbsp Olive Oil Around 500 g pulled balsamic beef 2 garlic cloves, diced 2 onions diced 2 carrots, diced 5-6 mushrooms, diced 1 c...

Naan Bread

Naan-Bread-Recipe Quick and easy to make, this Naan Bread is the perfect accompaniment for any Indian dishes you create.   Ingredients 3 cups plain flour 1 sachet yeast 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 cup warm water 1/3 cup Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons Vegetable or Canola Oil.   Method: Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a bowl. Add oil, yogurt and water. Mix together to form a dough. Knead for 5 minute...

Quick, easy Cider, Wine and Lime Chicken

cider-wine-lime-chicken-marinade Originally the sauce was made as a marinade, however we decided to cook the chicken in it and got beautiful, tender, delicious chicken that the children loved.   Ingredients 1 kg chicken breasts 3 Tablespoons apple cider 1 Tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon heaped wholegrain mustard ½ tsp minced garlic or 1 clove 1 sprig fresh Rosemary 1 shallot, diced Italian herbs salt and pepper 1/3 cup oil ½ cup white wine   ...

Jambalaya with prawns, pork and smoked sausage

Jambalaya-recipe Jambalaya had humble beginnings as a poor man’s way of using up leftovers, filled out with plenty of rice. Now it is revered and like many Louisiana dishes, jambalaya has both Creole and Cajun versions with fierce proponents of both styles. This is Creole in the use of tomatoes and prawns – but also  Cajun in including smoked sausage.   Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cook time 50 minutes   Ingredients 1 tablespoon (20ml) extra virgin oli...

Turmeric Chicken

Ingredients 4 chicken breasts 1 can coconut cream 500ml chicken stock 1  diced onion 3 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoons of turmeric paste 1/2 bunch of  chopped coriander   Method:  To start with gently fry the onion and 2 garlic cloves in a little oil until transparent. Add 1 tablespoon turmeric paste and continue to fry for 30 seconds. Then add the stock and coconut cream. Reduce until its thickened and the required consis...

Pineapple and Black Bean Wraps with Cajun Chicken

Wraps offer an easy yet delicious family dinner. Take your wraps to a new level with this recipe for Pineapple and Black Bean Wraps with Cajun Chicken. Serves: 4-6 | Prep time: 40 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients • 8-12 chicken tenderloins • 4-6 wholegrain wraps Cajun Seasoning • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper • ½ teaspoon thyme • 1 teaspoon paprika • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 teaspoons pepper, ground • 1 tablespoon olive oil ...

Spinach and Lamb Pie

spinach-lamb-pie As we cook for a large family I always made big recipes so that we have some for the next day for lunch. You could easily halve this recipe to get a great pie that is large enough for a family of 5-6. With the recipe below, we ended up with dinner and enough left over for another dinner.   Ingredients 2-3 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 kg lamb mince 2 onions, diced 6 garlic cloves, diced 2 tsp thyme 2 tsp oregano 1 tsp sage 1 tsp paprika Zest of 2 lemons...

Seafood Paella

Ingredients 4 small lobster tails (6-12 oz each) Water 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cups Spanish rice or short grain rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes and then drained 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 large pinches of Spanish saffron threads soaked in ½ cup water...

Cheap Walnut Pesto

Walnut Pesto offers a cheaper alternative to pine nuts and is less oily than pesto in pre-made jars! 1 cup walnuts. 1½ cups packed greens (spinach, basil, parsley, anything you like - but keep some basil for a more traditional pesto flavor) ½ to ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese. ¼ cup olive oil. 1 clove garlic. juice of 1 lemon....

Maple Syrup Pork Cutlets

Ingredients: 1 Tbs Olive Oil 2 Pork Cutlets 1 Apple, Peeled, Cored & Cut into Wedges 1 Brown Onion, Halved & Sliced Thinly 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme 1/2 Cup Boiling Water 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup 1/2 tsp Vegetable Stock Powder Mashed Potato & Steamed Veg, to serve Method: 1. Heat oil in large frypan over medium-high heat. Cook pork cutlets for 5 minutes or until brown. Turn cutlets. 2. Add combined apple, onion & thyme. Cook for 5 minutes. 3. Combin boiling wa...