August 2012 archive

Cookbook 8: Bread Machine

To help with the whole returning to routine after my trip overseas, I decided to bake bread – something which is slightly easier than a 2 – 3 course meal (or so I thought).  This week I cooked from bread machine: over 90 enticing step-by-step recipes, by Jennie Shapter. As bread takes a while, I …

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From the memory bank – Risotto

Risotto is the go to, can’t be bothered thinking about what to make for dinner recipe for me.  It’s great for using up vegetables, and since I tend to use vegetable based stocks (generally Massell), it’s vegetarian until I add meat (which I cook separately), so I can easily cook this for my vegetarian friends …

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From the memory bank: Stroganoff

This is a different take on Stroganoff.  It’s quick and easy to make, with total cooking and preparation time of about 30 minutes (depending on whether or not you have to slice you own meat).  I usually cook this with either beef or kangaroo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use pork, lamb, chicken or …

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From the memory bank – Lebanese Mince

As I’m enjoying myself in Europe, I thought I’d share this recipe with you.  I’ve been making this regularly since 1992 when I first discovered it.  It’s quick, tasty and straightforward to cook.  It doesn’t have any vegetable content, so serve with a salad or some sautéed vegetables. I regularly put in more than ½ …

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