South American Tamales for Christmas

South American Tamales for Christmas

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD - SOUTH AMERICAN TAMALES FOR CHRISTMAS Tamales are said to have been part of Mexican culture as far back as 8,000 to 5,000 BC. Today they are a central part of Christmas fare and are central to Nochebuena celebrations. The word tamale or...

Christmas Around The World – Swedish Meatballs

Christmas Around The World – Swedish Meatballs

SWEDISH MEATBALLS Christmas presents are under the lighted tree, candles shine brightly and the smorgasbord (or smörgåsbord, as it's written in Swedish) has been prepared with all the classic dishes. Juicy meatballs smothered in a beautiful creamy gravy, with a hint...

One Pot Chilli Mac

One Pot Chilli Mac

ONE POT CHILLI MAC Talk about fusion cooking… let’s combine Chilli Con Carne with Macaroni & Cheese, cook them in one pot and that’s what we call magic!  This dish is so easy to make, easy to clean up and so delicious there won’t be any leftovers to deal with...

SOUTHERN SPICE RUBBED BRISKET

SOUTHERN SPICE RUBBED BRISKET

SOUTHERN SPICE RUBBED BRISKET The weather is just fabulous at the moment for having a few friends over and enjoying a delicious slow cooked brisket.  This is always a favourite in our house when we cook it for our family & friends.  We generally serve it with a...

Baked Pastitsio

Baked Pastitsio

Baked Pastitsio aka Greek Style Lasagne My Greek Grandma, Yiayia, use to make this dish almost once a week. It was a staple in her house and we all remember family gatherings with a big dish of fresh baked pastichio.  This is comfort food that sends me back to my...

Cottage Pie *GF & Low FODMAP

Cottage Pie *GF & Low FODMAP

Cottage Pie *Gluten Free & Low FODMAP This is a great recipe to make using the staples you probably have in your house already.  The Mince can be either beef (cottage pie) or lamb (shepherds pie) or even pork, chicken or turkey mince! So basically any mince you’ve...

Braised Beef Ragu – Low Fodmap

Braised Beef Ragu – Low Fodmap

Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta - Slow Cooker  Slow cookers are the work horse in many families, especially in winter. This is another brilliant dish for you to try.  Some beautiful, slow cooked beef, tomatoes, herbs and serve it up with some mash, pasta or in this...

One Pot Mac & Cheese with Beef

One Pot Mac & Cheese with Beef

One Pot Macaroni & Cheese with Beef - Low Fodmap & Gluten Free Mac & Cheese is a favourite among sooo many kids (of all ages) and this recipe is fabulous as we are adding in some hidden vegetables and some beef mince too!  This is a great dish as it is all...

HIDDEN VEG SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

HIDDEN VEG SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

HIDDEN VEG SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE Spaghetti Bolognese is a favourite in most households and ours is definitely included in that! This recipe is a little sneaky as we are hiding some vegetables into the sauce.  We have been doing this for years, to make sure that our...

SLOW COOKER BEEF BIRYANI – Low FODMAP

SLOW COOKER BEEF BIRYANI – Low FODMAP

BEEF BIRYANI - Slow Cooker - Low FODMAP We love a one pot wonder in our house and when you can cook the meat and rice all together in one pot… that’s even better!  This is a gorgeous Indian Inspired Beef & Rice dish that works fabulously in the slow cooker. I like...