Category Archives: Dinner

Slow Cooked Winter Chicken

Last year I bought a slow cooker which is so much more than a slow cooker as it also functions as a pressure cooker, rice cooker plus it has a browning function.  I love it but I packed it away … Continue reading

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Chicken Kapitan Curry

When I was a student I had a couple of jobs at local cafes.  One of the cafes had an apprentice chef work in the mornings to make salads and a few meals for take home ready meals.  I was … Continue reading

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Duck Ragu With Pappardelle And Gremolata

I have noticed lately how readily available duck is and I have so many duck recipes that I want to try.  This one is from Gwyneth Paltrow’s book ‘My Father’s Daughter’.  A cookbook which has been on high rotation on … Continue reading

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Pumpkin And Meatball Risotto

Risotto will always have a special place in my culinary heart.  It was one of the very first proper dinner recipes I ventured out and tried to master.  Anyone who dined at my house between 1994 – 2003 would have … Continue reading

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Black Bean Quesadillas With Fresh Tomato Salsa

My first introduction to quesadillas was in my late teens when my friend Megan and I would head down to a cafe in Paddington and order chicken quesadillas.  I do remember being most anxious when ordering because I was never … Continue reading

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Wok Fried Noodles With Chilli Vinegar

I was flicking through the latest copy of Masterchef magazine and there is an extract from Marion Grasby’s new book, ‘Marion: Recipes And Stories From A Hungry Cook’.  I really enjoyed watching Marion’s creations on Masterchef and I’m quite excited … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs In Chorizo And White Bean Braise

My oh my.  I think we are now beyond exhaustion and a little over packing and unpacking.  We have such good friends who have kept us well fed this last week and done lots of heavy lifting which has helped … Continue reading

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Tandoori Chicken With Pickled Onions

This recipe sounds complicated but it is pretty straightforward and incredibly delicious. When the chicken is baking in the oven the house smells incredible.  This is not something the little kids will eat as I like to have this a … Continue reading

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Spiced Chickpeas With Spinach

My lovely friend Cassie lives outside of Brisbane up at Mt Nebo, so heading down the mountain to pick up something quick for dinner isn’t really an option.  But Cassie, being the positive soul she is, says when she runs … Continue reading

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Chicken Larb

Sometimes I need a bit of inspiration in the kitchen because it is easy to get stuck in a rut and keep making the same old things.  My friend Megan sent me through a stack of her standby recipes and … Continue reading

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