Tomato tortolini soup

Another winter warmer meal for you! Pasta and soup togetherINGREDIENTS 1 can diced tomatoes1 brown onion, diced1 litre water1 heaped tablespoon chicken stock1 tablespoon tomato paste1 packet feta and vegetable tortellini1/2 feta block, crumbled4 rashers bacon, dicedoil METHOD 1. Place water, diced tomatoes, onion and chicken stock in pot. Bring to the boil and then…

Pumpkin Apple and Chickpea Soup

Winter is truly on it’s way even though we are still in Autumn! I have been feeling the cold all weekend in both Melbourne and Canberra! And yes, this includes firing up the heating for the house already! This soup is a tasty, quick to make winter warmer, hope you enjoy! INGREDIENTS 2 cups vegetable…

Shepherd Pies

I’m a big fan of comfort food and meals you can make for last minute dinners with friends, and this meal fits perfectly into the list!   INGREDIENTS 5 potatoes, roughly diced 1 tablespoon butter1/2 cup cream1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil2 carrots, finely chopped1 zucchini, finely chopped1 brown onion, finely chopped1 red capsicum, finely diced1 teaspoon garlic…

Apple & Raspberry Oats

The perfect make ahead breakfast for the week! You can change out the raspberries for other fruits too! INDREDIENTS2 cups rolled oats2 tablespoons honey1 tablespoon cinnamon1 large green apple, sliced and diced1/2 cup milk1/2 cup raspberries600ml water METHOD1. Combine all ingredients, except milk, into a saucepan. 2. Bring to the boil, then turn down to…

Cheesy Tomato Soup

With this weather being temperamental and not deciding what season it wants to be, I’ve gone back to soups!This is a good recipe to have on hand for sick neighbours too! INGREDIENTS 1 brown onion1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved1 can crushed tomatoes1 tablespoon vegetable stock1 tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped1/4 cup butter1/3 cup grated cheese11/2 to 2…

Blueberry & Pear Parcels

The perfect winter dessert!  Easy to whip up! INGREDIENTS 1 punnet blueberries2 pears, peeled and thinly sliced1 tablespoon lemon juice2 short crust pastry, thawed1 tablespoon icing sugar1/4 cup butter, melted METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 180c. 2. Add pears, blueberries, lemon juice & icing sugar in a bowl and gently toss to combine. 3. Brush…

Carrot & Zucchini Soup

With winter having truly arrived in Canberra it’s only right to start making soups! As with most of my dishes, this soup has a hint of heat in it! If you don’t want this soup spice hot, remove the ground chili from the making. INGREDIENTS 4 cups water3 Carrots3 Potatoes2 Zucchinis2 tablespoons vegetable stock1 teaspoon…

Pumpkin and Prawn Laksa

One of my favourite meals is laska. I could eat it all the time given the chance, especially on rainy days like today! This recipe is quick and simple, so it can be made on a week night for a quick throw together meal! INGREDIENTS 500g green prawns, tails removed1/4 pumpkin cut into 2cm pieces,…