Another month gone full of cooking and dining out.
A flash of flambé as husband cooks up another bosicola, yum!
Gorgeous fruit from the farmers markets. We have never seen a Galaxy Gala apple before and it was named for the white specks on the skin, very tasty!
A quick throw together lunch of a rustic tuna nicoise salad topped with kimchi.
We enjoyed a night out on the town at King Street Wharf. There so many options to pick from we ended doing a progressive dinner, hopping from one restaurant to another. Loved trying out a marrow bone as entrée.
A easy meal of risotto loving mixed by my kitchen helper son. He loved stirring the pot and was so proud to tell daddy that he made dins.
Long gone are the days making potato bake with a packet mix. Cook up a white sauce mix and pour over then bake. This potato bake has ricotta and bacon for added flavour. An all time favourite especially as we used Royal Blue potatoes, don’t let the purple skin turn you away from enjoying these golden potatoes.
We love cooking up yellow curry by Keys to Fine Food. Keys spice mixes are so simple and a little goes a long way, we normally get 3-4 nights meals worth. We used chicken marylands for the first time (they were on reduced clearance at bargain price of $2.50 for 700g, we bought 2 as the receipe needs at least 1kg of chicken). Also whipped up a quick batch of cauli rice in the Vitamix.
With fresh salmon from the farmers markets we cooked up Baked salmon with corn and spices. This one is always a winner especially with sweet summer corn.
Another first for us roast pork belly. We needed to be a more organised as it took some time to slow roast however well worth it as was so delicious. Pork belly is a cheaper cut of meat so you get more bang for your buck. We sat at the dining table thinking why had we never tried this before, we had been missing out big time.
After some creative meal planning to use up the remainder of the cauliflower we cooked up Pork and cauliflower pie. However we used beef mince as we had forgotten to label which was which in the freezer. The apples in the mix added a lovely taste and the cauliflower was a great change from the usual potato topping. We will have to make this pie again.
Since investing in our Vitamix we no longer buy passata from the shops. It a matter of seconds we whizz together home-made passata. The added bonus is it already has onion, garlic and seasoning mixed in making a quick meal option during the week for things like pasta or cottage pie. Simply pour, heat through and serve. It works about about $10 for 3 jars of organic passata. Store passata jars in freezer until your next cook up.
What has been cooking in your kitchen this month?