Mains Recipes

Zucchini Fries with Sriracha Mayo

This is chapter 3 of my best-selling novel “Zucchini Pretending To Be Things Other Than Zucchini”. So after brownies and zoodles, this cheeky veg has only gone and become fries. And damn delicious fries at that.

Vietnamese Caramel Pork

GOOOOOOOOOOD MOOOOOOORNING VIETNAAAAAAAAM! Or good evening, because you probs wouldn’t eat this in the morning. Unless it was 3am and you had a skinful, because Asian food is extra delicious in this case. Caramel Pork is one of those sweet/salty/fatty flavour combos...

Vegan Bolognese

So you watched ‘What the Health?’ And now you’re thinking “what the Hell am I going to eat now that I’ve turned vegan for the next 2 weeks or until I get drunk and eat a kebab at 3am”? Well don’t stress, I’ve knocked up a family fave so you can force everyone in the...

Sweet & Sticky Chicken Wings

Ain’t no thing like a chicken wing! This recipe is based off one of the first things I learned how to cook when I was a kid, but they were chicken legs and, wait for it, they were cooked in the microwave. Foul (see what I did there?) But hey, it was the 80’s and it...
Sweet & Spicy Chinese Eggplant

Sweet & Spicy Chinese Eggplant

Every Aussie kid that grew up in a country town will tell you that the local Chinese restaurant was as exotic as eating out ever got. Mongolian Beef, so fancy. Chicken Chow Mein, oh la la. And behold the piece de resistance….the fried ice-cream ball…. Mind you...

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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

So at least once a week the husband and I have the same conversation. Me: “what do you want for dinner”? Him:”something I can eat with just a spoon”. Like a knife and fork is so much hassle…. Anyway, like the good wife I am, I usually concede and make a meal that...

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Spring Roll Bowl

Spring Roll Bowl

I bloody love a spring roll, but those little grease sticks aren’t exactly health food. I mean they start off alright, with their innards a mix of meat and veggies, then it goes downhill with a wrapping made of flour and cornstarch, then plonked in a vat of bubbling...

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Spiced Roast Cauliflower with Turmeric Dressing

Spiced Roast Cauliflower with Turmeric Dressing

So you’ve had yourself a merry little Christmas, now you feel a bit like 2017 Mariah and all you want for lunch is a salad. I hear you. Not just any old salad mind, a bowl of limp leaves sounds about as appealing as having to sit next to your handsy drunk uncle...

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Spanish Pork Skewers (Pinchos Morunos)

Spanish Pork Skewers (Pinchos Morunos)

Ola Senors and Senoritas! Hands up if you like meat on a stick?! Yup, thought so. These spicy little Moorish mofos are a bit of a go-to for me because they tick all the boxes we like….delicious, simple ingredients and bloody easy to knock together, leaving you plenty...

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Shredded Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad

Shredded Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad

I used to hate Brussels Sprouts. The way my nanna used to boil those tiny, farty cabbages up whole and serve them in all their bitter glory made my gag reflex go into overdrive. As an adult, (questionable), I love them. Probably down to the fact that I use cooking...

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Schnitzel

Schnitzel

“Hey Shazza! Fancy a schnitty down the Rissole this sarv?” (Australian proverb). I always fancy a schnitty and now you can whip them up at home, minus the crap bread crumbs and all the grease. Don’t be a princess about there being a couple of steps in the prep and a...

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Parsnip Alfredo

Parsnip Alfredo

Sometimes you get an idea, you try it out, the planets align, and you just simply nail it first go. There was high fives and golf claps in my little kitchen when this deliciousness came together, along with much oohing and aahing from my fellow taste testers. Sorry if...

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Pan-Fried Lemon Asparagus and Broccolini

Pan-Fried Lemon Asparagus and Broccolini

I’ve gone and given your little trees and smelly-wee spears a little veg-jazzle and made them next level. Nothing difficult, just a few little pantry staples sprinkled on top is all you need to make them look and taste all restauranty and get everyone a bit more...

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Middle Eastern Beef & Eggplant Casserole

Middle Eastern Beef & Eggplant Casserole

So many names. Eggplant, brinjal, melongene, Guinea squash, or aubergine if you’re feeling fancy. It’s like this veg is creating new accounts to keep getting the one month trial…whatever he wants to be called, I’m a big fan. This dish is super easy to knock together...

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