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Lemon Pepper Chicken Fried Rice ?>

Lemon Pepper Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients 1/2 cup of Basmati Rice 3 Lemon Pepper Thigh Fillets 5 Eggs ½ brown onion (if your local butcher does not make them – simply coat your chicken thigh fillets in a mixture of different peppers / chilli flakes if you wish. Vegetables Handful of Beans cut into 0.5 mils width ½ cup Julienne Carrots Broccoli – by choice 2-3 Bok Choy – leaves removed Capsicum (Regarding variety of vegetables – add more or less, use what suits your…

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Banana Bread Recipe ?>

Banana Bread Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Yield: Makes one loaf No need for a mixer for this recipe! Clean-up is easy too, if you want, you can mix everything in one bowl. The best bananas to use for banana bread are those that are over-ripe. The yellow peels should be at least half browned, and the bananas inside  squishy and browning. Ingredients 2-3 very ripe bananas, peeled 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup of sugar (can easily use 3/4 cup, or…

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Chicken Bake ?>

Chicken Bake

Ingredients and Cooking – Easy 1/2 Roast Chicken from local takeaway, boned and cut into pieces 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil 6 rashers of Streaky Bacon 2 Tomatoes – cut into wedge pieces 1 Zucchini cut into slices Broccoli 1/2 teaspoons of mixed herbs 1 heaped teaspoon of crushed garlic 1 teaspoon of parsley salt and pepper 1/2 cup of white wine preferred or red Sprinkle of flour – thicken, I prefer to use potato flour Place all ingredients into…

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Eggs in Pots for 2 ?>

Eggs in Pots for 2

Oeufs En Cocotte   Teacups or Ramekins (make sure if you are using teacups that the porcelain is not too thin or else they may crack in the oven)       Crème Fraiche Nutmeg for seasoning A pinch of Cumin (alternatives – Chilli powder or Paprika) Dash of Salt and Pepper 2 large Eggs Fresh Dill A generous dollop of Crème Fraiche into each teacup, season it with a bit of Nutmeg and a pinch of Cumin, dash of…

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Marinade for Grilled Chicken ?>

Marinade for Grilled Chicken

These marinades are excellent to grill chicken that you wish to serve as being placed in a wrap or with a summer salad/ fried potatoes. Marinades always work better if the chicken is cut into pieces, placed into a non re-active bowl and left in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours (The longer the better) These marinades are for 1 – 1.5 kilograms of Chicken Thigh fillets.   Asian Barbecue Chicken Marinade                  …

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Thai Chicken Risotto ?>

Thai Chicken Risotto

Ingredients 1 Tablespoon of Oil 500grams of Chicken Thighs cut into bites size pieces 1 Onion 1 long Red Chili, seeds removed, thinly slices or 1 teaspoon of crushed Chili 2 Garlic Cloves or 1 teaspoon of crushed Garlic 4 Kaffir Lime leaves, very finely chopped (Removed stems) 1 1/2 cups (350 Arborio Risotto Rice 1/4 cup (75g) Thai Red Curry Paste 2 cups (500mls) Chicken Stock 1 cup (250ml) Coconut Cream 1/2 (125mls) of water 1 tablespoon of Fish…

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Beouf Bourguignon with Baguette Dumplings ?>

Beouf Bourguignon with Baguette Dumplings

This is a superb dish and well worth creating. It does not take very long to put together and everyone will dig in for an extra serve. If you have a pot that can be used on the stovetop as well as in the oven this is ideal. Cooking Time: 3-3.5 hours (Slow cook is better still) Preparation Time: 1 hour Beouf Bourguignon 900 grms cut into 6 large chunks of Beef Shin (works better than small cubes. Meat will…

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Vietnamese Lemon Grass Grilled Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad ?>

Vietnamese Lemon Grass Grilled Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad

This recipe serves 4 large plates (To serve a larger number double the recipe) Ingredients 1 golden shallot, finely chopped 2 tspns of minced garlic or 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tspn of minced ginger 11/2 tablespoons of minced lemon grass or 2 stalks lemon grass, finely chopped 3 tablespoons of fish sauce 6 large chicken thighs
, finely chopped 1 tspn minced red chillies, or 2 small red chillies finely chopped 55 gm (¼ cup) white sugar
7 70 ml…

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Hokkien Noodles my way! ?>

Hokkien Noodles my way!

This dish of mine serves 4-5   1 full Chicken Thigh 1 small red Capsicum 2 dozen Snow Peas 2-3  Bok Choy 3/4 cups of Kecap Manis (Sweet Soy Sauce) keep the bottle handy for adding a little bit later. 1 teaspoon of crushed Chillies or a teaspoon of Laska Paste 1 1/2 teaspoon of crushed Ginger 1 tablespoon of Rice Wine 1 teaspoon of Fish Sauce Juice of 1 fresh Lime 1kg of Hokkien Noodles 200 grams of Bean…

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Pork with Cider and Pear a la DellaVedova ?>

Pork with Cider and Pear a la DellaVedova

Ingredients   2 tablespoons of Olive Oil 1 kg piece of Pork Neck 1 cup of Plain Flour 3 cm of Fresh Ginger finely chopped 2 cloves of Garlic finely chopped 1.2 tspns of Ground Fennel 3 cups of Sweet Cider  (Of course, if there is any left over I would suggest you drink it) 2 cups of Chicken Stock 2 large Pears peeled and cut up into large pieces (Corella Pears were used for this recipe) 1/2 cup of…

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Carbonara with Ravioli and Strozzapreti Pasta ?>

Carbonara with Ravioli and Strozzapreti Pasta

2 Cups of Chicken Stock 350 mls of Sour Cream Juice of 2 small Limes 115 grams of Mercey Valley Cheese – Peppercorn Medley (or something similar/ sharp and crumbly) 1 Egg 2 teaspoon of Minced Basil 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper   Baby Spinach Leaves 3 Roast Chicken Drumsticks with skin 4 Shortcut Bacon rashers 1/2 Brown Onion   Chicken &n Mushroom Ravioli for 2 Strozzapreti Pasta for 2   Cut Bacon and Onion into small pieces and…

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Perfect Pancakes ?>

Perfect Pancakes

Perfect Pancakes for anytime of the day!! 2 cups of Self Raising Flour A pinch of Salt 2 cups of Milk 2 Eggs 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract 60 grams of Butter (For a savoury taste, add the following to the perfect pancake mix. Please leave out the Vanilla Extract.) Sift the self-raising flour into a large bowl and add a pinch of salt. Create a well in the flour. Whisk the milk and eggs together until the milk mixture is…

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Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic ?>

Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic

Leg of Lamb 10 Sprigs of fresh Rosemary Minced Garlic Olive Oil and cooking brush or spray on Olive Oil Tablespoon of mixed dried Lamb herbs Large roasting pan with rack for cooking Another large pan for roasting vegetables Tablespoon of butter Packet of liquid Lamb & Rosemary Gravy   Small potatoes Jap Pumpkin Carrots Parsnip Broccoli Cauliflower Beans   Cooking Put the oven of a low temp of 75C (165F)- Cooking time for very tender meat is 6-7 hours….

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Bitches Dish ?>

Bitches Dish

This is a fabulous dish for all occasions – WARNING!!! This recipe has peanuts in it and is not suited to anyone with allergies.   SAUCE 1 1/2 cups of Chicken Stock (Have half a cup extra of hand to thin sauce if needed) A generous 1/2 cup of Crunchy Peanut Butter 1/2 cup of Honey 2 teaspoons of Curry Powder 2 teaspoons of Grainy Mustard A generous few dashes of Tabasco Sauce 1/2 teaspoons of ground Cardamon For each…

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ANZAC Biscuits – An Aussie Treat ?>

ANZAC Biscuits – An Aussie Treat

An Australian traditional biscuit.  Sent overseas to serving ANZAC’s in World War 1 due to their excellent keeping properties. Ingredients 1 cup of Plain Flour 1 cup of Brown Sugar 1 cup of Rolled Oats 1/2 cup of Coconut 125grams of Butter 2 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup 1 Tablespoon of water 1/2 Teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda Grease your tray and heat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius. In a bowl sift the plain flour, then combine brown sugar, rolled…

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Chapter 1 from The Unseen Promise ?>

Chapter 1 from The Unseen Promise

Blame, guilt and a warm fire   The sound of steel on stone shook the narrow laneway where the two brothers lay in hiding. Voices, dark growls threatening death and a most certain bloody end, roared in Roedanth’s ears. The hand clamped over Peetra’s mouth trembled, partly in fear, but mostly in worry. There would be no going anywhere now, not with half the city guard after them. “Peetra, why did you do it?” It was a shaken whisper into…

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Chicken Stir Fry with Basil ?>

Chicken Stir Fry with Basil

  Preparation 10 minutes Cooking time 12 minutes Serves 6 people 750grams of Chicken Thighs 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil A splash of Sesame oil (optional) 1 Tablespoon of grated Ginger 8 Shallots, cut into 3 cm lengths 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped 2 Small red Chillies, seeded and sliced 1/2 cup of Chicken stock 1/4 Oyster sauce 2 Tablespoons of Lime Juice 1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar 4 Kaffir Lime leaves, finely chopped 250grams of Bean Sprouts 1 Cups of…

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Pumpkin and Bean Curry ?>

Pumpkin and Bean Curry

 This is truly a delight and of course, you can add whatever it is in this dish to give your belly a smile. 2 teaspoons each of, Ground Cumin, Ginger and Coriander 1 Tablespoon Peanut oil 4 fresh long Red Chillies, sliced thinly (optional) 10cm stick (20g) fresh Lemon Grass, sliced thinly 2 x Cloves Garlic, crushed 1 medium (170g) Red onion, sliced thinly 2 x 400ml cans of Coconut Milk 1/3 cup (80ml) Lime Juice 1 tablespoon of Kecap…

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Old School Corned Silverside ?>

Old School Corned Silverside

This is my grandmother’s recipe, extremely tasty for a meal at the end of a cold day. It is best to use the Eye, as it is known, a clean piece of corn silverside that does not have a thick fat skin on it. For with this dish, the meat is to be boiled so less fat means a much healthier dinner. There is a formula you must use when cooking the perfect silverside and it is all about the weight of…

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Carrot Cake with Cream Frosting ?>

Carrot Cake with Cream Frosting

Preparation Time  15 minutes Cooking Time 1 hour 10 minute INGREDIENTS 2 Large Carrots               1 1/2 cups Self-Raising Flour 1 cup  Olive Oil               1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda 1 cup Caster Sugar          2 teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon 3 Eggs FROSTING 250 grams of cream cheese, at room temperature. 1 cup of Icing Sugar (sifted) 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Essence. METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20 cm round spring-form tin and line with Baking Paper. Trim Peel…

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Crispy Arancini Balls ?>

Crispy Arancini Balls

1 Tablespoon of Oil Butter 15grams 3 large, finely chopped Enschallots 1 finely chopped Celery Stalk 1 cup of Arborio Rice ½ teaspoon of Saffron ½ cup of White Wine 3 cups, hot Chicken Stock ½ cup of grated Parmesan Cheese 180g, drained, halved Bocconcini Cheese 2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs   (This type of breadcrumb is essential for crispy balls) Oil for frying Heat oil and butter together in a pan on medium heat. Saute celery, garlic and enschallots for 2-3…

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Custard Apple Cake ?>

Custard Apple Cake

There is actually no custard in this cake, but the moist apples give it a lovely custardy texture. It makes for the perfect afternoon tea treat. I highly recommend this cake to impress for it never fails J Eggs 2 Caster Sugar 1 cup – 220 grams Butter 125 grams melted Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon Self Raising Flour ½ cup – 75 grams Cinnamon ¼ teaspoons Salt 1.4 teaspoon Milk ½ cup – 125 ml Pink Lady or Granny Smith…

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Spring Rolls ?>

Spring Rolls

This is my own recipe for Spring Rolls ………. You will need Spring Roll pastry – not any pastry but the pastry used particularly for this treat. To make approx 80 Spring Rolls and I know you are thinking (She’s mad – who in their right mind makes 80 Spring Rolls). This is how it works for me – I give 12 away to my daughter and 12 away to my son. Then let’s not forget that fabulous little Thai…

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Individual Chicken Pies with Dumplings ?>

Individual Chicken Pies with Dumplings

  Chicken Pies 1 kg of chicken thigh fillets 6 shortcut bacon rashers 3 large Portabello mushrooms 4 long celery sticks with celery leaves roughly chopped 1/2 red capsicum 1/2 cup of chicken stock 1/2 cup of white wine cup of sour cream 1/4 teaspoon of minced basil 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt 1/2 teaspoon of pepper 4 small bowls, that can be used in the oven as single servings for the meal. 13 cm circumference and 9 cm deep….

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Excerpt from – It’s not the Bite which kills you! ?>

Excerpt from – It’s not the Bite which kills you!

Poleman the Eye spat a glob of red liquid from the hole where two teeth used to be. He pushed his one eye into Blessing’s gold. “He’d be about as much use to me as a boil on the ass.” Then he laughed, a rude snorting sound, “But I reckon if you need someone to cuddle to at night, you had better talk to cook. If he gives ye the nod, then what can I say? I hate it when…

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