tartiflette

Just a little more fancy than your average scalloped potatoes. 1 kg potatoes 50 g butter 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tsp freshly chopped herbs (thyme, oregano) 200 g piece speck or pancetta, cut into 1 cm cubes (or use bacon) 1/2 cup dry white wine 200 ml thickened cream 250…

herb chicken balls with spicy dipping sauce

(Makes about 40) I made these recently. My teenage sons saw the recipe and asked if I was really going to cook chickens balls… ½ cup rice 2 teaspoons oil 5 spring onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 750g chicken mince 1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons chopped…

low carb lasagne

By using thinly sliced eggplant and zuchinni you can have lasagne with virtually zero carbs. 300 g Minced lean beef 1 x 400g can diced tomatoes 2 Garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 Cup Beef stock (low salt) 1 Large Eggplant 2 Large Zucchini 1 Onion, finely chopped 1 Tbsp Fresh oregano, finely chopped 2 Tbsp Fresh…

red onion marmalade

3 ½        Red onions 1/3         Cup dry red wine 1/3         Cup red wine vinegar ¼            Cup light brown sugar ¼            Cup honey 1              Tbsp orange juice 1              Tbsp lemon juice Cook onions, wine, vinegar, brown sugar and honey over medium heat…

lemon bars

HIGHLY addictive! But oh, so good! Crust 1 cup butter 1 3/4 cup flour 2/3 cup icing sugar (plus more for dusting) Topping 1 1/2 cup plain sugar 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 4 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 cup lemon juice Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease and flour a 9 X 13…

american pancakes

One of our favourite weekend family breakfasts is pancakes. Not the thin crepe-style pancakes, but the thick, light-as-air ones, stacked and oozing with syrup. Delicious. 225 grams plain flour 1 tablespoon baking powder pinch of salt 1 teaspoon sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 30 grams melted butter 350 mls buttermilk Put all ingredients into a…

green pea pesto

This was one of many wonderful dishes served up at a pre christmas get-together we went to last year. It wasn’t until later that we were told all the foods served were very low calorie slimming foods. This dip was my favourite so I made sure I got the recipe, and now I can share…

chicken parmigiana

This recipe makes everyone in my family happy. They even do the dishes without complaining and that has to be a good thing! In a large bowl whisk the following ingredients together. 500ml cream 6 eggs 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley 2 tsp sweet paprika 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper…

potato, pumpkin and lentil curry

This has so much flavour. I served it up to my beloved and he didn’t even notice that it had no meat until I mentioned it later. 1 onion, peeled and sliced 2 tsp minced ginger 1 deseeded red pepper, diced 1 1/2 Tbsp Korma curry paste 400 gram can condensed pumpkin soup 400 mls…

rolled oat chocolate chip cookies

In a word… Scrumptious! 2 ½ Cups  Rolled Oats 2  Cups Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 1   tsp   Baking Powder ½ tsp  salt 1  Cup Butter (cubed and softened) 1  Cup Brown Sugar 1  Cup Sugar 1  tbsp Vanilla extract 2  Eggs 3  Cups Chocolate Chips Preheat Oven to 180®C. Prepare trays with baking paper….