Beef, Bacon & Mushroom Pot Pie

Beef, bacon, mushroom pie topped with potato/sweet potato mash and topped with pastry.. Heat a fry pan and add a splash of olive oil. I use my cast iron dish with a lid. Sauté the onion, mushrooms and bacon. Coat the diced beef in a mix of plain flour, beef stock and cracked pepper and salt. Add the meat to the pan and brown. Cover the meat mixture with a few cups of beef stock (just enough to cover it) … Read More

LJBeef, Bacon & Mushroom Pot Pie

My Homemade Spaghetti on English Muffins..

Homemade Spaghetti on English Muffins.. Boil some water and salt well. Add some spaghetti and cook until tender. In a fry pan saute some diced bacon, mushrooms and onion. Add a tin of diced roma tomatoes and some dried italian herbs. Simmer for around 10 mins until the tomatoes are soft and the flavours are fragrant. Add a little tomato sauce and some tomato paste to taste and then stir in the cooked spaghetti. Simmer for a few more minutes … Read More

LJMy Homemade Spaghetti on English Muffins..

Sweet & Sour Pork stuffed Zucchini

I just made up some savoury mince sweet & sour style (My friend Honi’s Recipe), scooped out the center of the zucchini to remove all the seeds. Added the filling and then top with cheese. Bake in a 180 oven until the zucchini is cooked and the cheese is golden. Ingredients Olive oil1 lge brown onion sliced1 lge carrot sliced3 tbs cornflour440g can pineapple pieces in natural juice (drain and reserve juice)1/2 cup white wine vinegar2 tbs soy sauce4 tbs … Read More

LJSweet & Sour Pork stuffed Zucchini

My Slowcooker Veal, Red wine & Portabello Mushroom Casserole

My Slowcooker Veal, Red wine & Portabello Mushroom Casserole served on potato, sweet potato and carrot mash…l 500g Heart Smart diced veal coated in plain flour seasoned with sea salt and cracked pepper 250ml Merlot Tin of Diced tomatoes 500ml Beef Stock 2 large Portabello mushrooms sliced 1 tuscan red onion sliced Brown off the meat in some extra virgin olive oil. Add the onion and saute. Add the remaining ingredients and slow cook until the meat is tender and … Read More

LJMy Slowcooker Veal, Red wine & Portabello Mushroom Casserole

Feta & Pesto stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Bacon

Cut a pocket into your chicken breast. Stuff with some homemade marinated Feta and pesto. ( I used my homemade basil and walnut) Fold and wrap in a slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Bake in a 180 oven with some jacket veges.

LJFeta & Pesto stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Bacon

Chicken, Chroizo & Bacon Pasta bake with Cherry Tomato Sauce

Saute a diced red onion, with some crushed garlic and sliced mushrooms in a splash of olive oil. Add finely sliced chorizo and diced chicken. Fry until golden. Add halved fresh or tinned  cherry tomatoes, some tomato paste and white wine. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Add cooked pasta and pop into a baking dish and top with cheese. Bake on 180 until the cheese is golden.

LJChicken, Chroizo & Bacon Pasta bake with Cherry Tomato Sauce

Surf N Turf with Chilli Garlic Prawns

A delicious Saturday lunch…. just what the Dr ordered! Add some spice to your prawns by adding some chilli sauce… YUM!

LJSurf N Turf with Chilli Garlic Prawns

Hi everyone! I’ve been very slack keeping this blog going! Hard enough sometimes just keeping up with Facebook… I’ll try a little harder to keep updating!

LJ

Scott’s 40th!!!

An amazing weekend celebrating my friend Scott’s 40th Birthday. Great food, friends and family! Scott is a drummer and loves all things music. He has a little collection of minature electric guitars so his partner Renee (one of my closest and best friends) decided a guitar cake would be in order… so I made an electric guitar cake from one of his models. Decided on Mud Cake which turned out to be a real crowd pleaser! Happy 40th Scotty and … Read More

LJScott’s 40th!!!