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January 3, 2019
This summery meal of chargrilled steak with kumara cakes and corn on the cob can be cooked inside or outdoors on the barbecue. It’s easy and yummy!

CHARGRILLED STEAK WITH KUMARA CAKES

This summery meal of chargrilled steak with kumara cakes and corn on the cob can be cooked inside or outdoors on the barbecue. It’s easy and yummy! The kumara (sweet potato) cakes are fairly soft – if you prefer, you can use red kumara which will make the patties firmer. For an easier option, you could easily skip the kumara […]
December 13, 2018
This Y.U.M version of nasi goreng is not the most authentic… it is, however, an easy, fast and tasty weeknight meal that’s suitable for the whole family.

NASI GORENG

This Y.U.M version of nasi goreng is not the most authentic… it is, however, an easy, fast and tasty weeknight meal that’s suitable for the whole family. You might notice a few sneaky beans in the photo above. I’ve omitted these from the recipe as fresh green beans have suddenly shot up in price since I took the photo! This […]
December 6, 2018
Minimal ingredients, minimal prep time but maximum flavour! This steak and pesto spaghetti is as good as it gets when it comes to easy weeknight meals.

STEAK AND PESTO SPAGHETTI

Minimal ingredients, minimal prep time but maximum flavour! This steak and pesto spaghetti is as good as it gets when it comes to easy weeknight meals. I love this combination of summery flavours. Make the most of sweet cherry tomatoes while they’re such a good price! You can leave the steak out and have this as a vegetarian meal instead […]
November 15, 2018
Bacon cheeseburger salads are a great lower carb version of regular cheeseburgers. Crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, gherkins and cheese are topped with burger patties, bacon and a special dressing.

BACON CHEESEBURGER SALADS

Bacon cheeseburger salads are a great lower carb version of regular cheeseburgers. Crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, gherkins and cheese are topped with burger patties, bacon and a special dressing. These salads really do taste like a cheeseburger! If you’d prefer to have more carbs than this, trying tearing fresh burger buns into small pieces and tossing them through the salad.   […]
November 8, 2018
These steak summer rolls are packed full of juicy rump steak, saucy noodles and fresh veggies, paired with an irresistible peanut dipping sauce.

STEAK SUMMER ROLLS

These steak summer rolls are packed full of juicy rump steak, saucy noodles and fresh veggies, paired with an irresistible peanut dipping sauce. I’m not normally the biggest fan of fresh spring rolls (I usually find them packed with too many veggies and not enough sauce), so I’ve made sure this version is full of yummy ingredients and satisfying enough […]
October 18, 2018
These Mexican-style pizzas are more Tex-Mex than authentic Mexican, but super tasty anyway! They’re really easy to prepare, and the wraps make a nice light alternative to regular pizza bases.

MEXICAN-STYLE PIZZAS

These Mexican-style pizzas are more Tex-Mex than authentic Mexican, but super tasty anyway! They’re really easy to prepare too. The wraps make a nice light alternative to regular pizza bases, and doubling them up means the base isn’t too thin. You can use your favourite brand of wraps. I used Farrah’s – they have a great range of new flavours […]
October 4, 2018
Steak on mixed veggie rostis with rich brown gravy is a gourmet weeknight meal that is equally as good for entertaining.

STEAK ON MIXED VEGGIE ROSTIS

Steak on mixed veggie rostis with rich brown gravy is a gourmet weeknight meal that is equally as good for entertaining.  Double the amount of sauce if you like. It’s really moreish and not too unhealthy either. Adding a little yoghurt makes it taste nice and creamy without having to deal with the hassle of a leftover bottle of cream! […]
September 27, 2018
Rich, savoury mince covered with a cheesy spinach layer and finished with crisp, golden filo pastry sheets. If you haven’t tried beef florentine filo pie before, you’re missing out!

BEEF FLORENTINE FILO PIE

Rich, savoury mince covered with a cheesy spinach layer and finished with crisp, golden filo pastry sheets. If you haven’t tried beef florentine filo pie before, you’re missing out! Let me just say, this pie is awesome (better than it looks)! We went to our good friends, Chris and Maddalena, for dinner a few weeks ago and they served up […]
August 30, 2018
Beef and broccoli stir fry is a popular Chinese dish. With its rich yet mild sauce it’s a great family-friendly meal. As per usual, I’ve snuck in a few extra veggies!

BEEF AND BROCCOLI STIR FRY

Beef and broccoli stir fry is a popular Chinese dish. With its rich yet mild sauce it’s a great family-friendly meal. As per usual, I’ve snuck in a few extra veggies! I would use rump steak if you can. I know it’s quite a lot more effort than using pre-cut beef stir fry, but you’ll be rewarded with tender beef […]
August 16, 2018
Golden, crunchy stuffed beef schnitzel oozing with ham and cheese…mmm. Cauliflower cheese mash is the perfect pairing.

STUFFED BEEF SCHNITZEL

Golden, crunchy stuffed beef schnitzel oozing with ham and cheese…mmm. Cauliflower cheese mash is the perfect pairing. I’ve used fresh breadcrumbs as I think they give the nicest texture and flavour, but you could use panko breadcrumbs if you prefer. Pureeing, mashing or ricing cauliflower somehow turns it into a much nicer vegetable! Do you agree? This mash is the […]