Thursday, 29 September 2011

Who Put The Roo In The Stew!

I was going to cook chicken tonight but with a change in the weather I decided on a thick and flavoursome Kangaroo Casserole.. I have researched many Kangaroo Stew recipes but decided to come up with my own. Not to everyones taste but we love Kangaroo in this house. Low in fat, high in iron and protein. A very healthy and hearty meal!


750g Garlic and Herb marinated kangaroo steak
4 Rashers of Bacon diced
1 Large Onion Diced
1 Large Garlic bulb crushed
8 Button Mushrooms sliced
1 Tin of diced Tomatoes
3/4 Cup Red Wine (I used Cab Sauv)
Cracked Sea Salt and Pepper to season
2 tbs plain flour/1tbs powdered Chicken Stock in 1/2 cup water

What to do:

Brown the Kangaroo, bacon, garlic and onion in a splash of olive oil. Add the tinned tomatoes and red wine. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer. Simmer for an hr or so and then add the carrots and mushrooms. Simmer for a few hrs on really low heat until the kangaroo is tender. Add the flour/stock mix and let the casserole simmer and thicken. You can also do this in the slow cooker if you wish. Serve on a bed of creamy potato and sweet potato mash.

I'm also making a cheese and bacon bread to serve with this evening.

Goodmorning everyone! I'm off to work and then heading home to the kitchen to cook something lush for dinner. Lots of Mulberries to pick as well this afternoon. Have a great day :-)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Seafood basket with Garlic & Seeded Mustard Aioli

Our Seafood Basket for dinner was lovely! Cod, prawns and calamari in Beer Batter with Garlic & Seeded Mustard Aioli.And don't forget the home made chips!  The prawns and the calamari were delicious and tender but I wasn't that wrapped on the fish. We really need a decent fresh fish market here! To make the beer batter... Whisk 1 Cup Flour, 1 Egg, 1 Cup of Beer and season with salt. The Aioli Recipe was a new one I tried from Aioli Recipe


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Woohoo! 6 followers! Where are the 1000+ I have on my Facebook page?

I'm going to try a new seafood place today! Fish, prawns and calamari tonight. What's everyone else cooking up?

Roast Vege Omelette.. Best Breaky for those of us that are busy and on the run in the mornings!

A great way to start your busy day is an Omelette! I'm not into Microwave cooking at all but this is so quick and some mornings I am literally running out the door knowing I most likely stop for lunch! I've throw some left over roast veges in a dish, cracked in two eggs and seasoned with sea salt and cracked pepper. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top and throw into the microwave for 3 mins.. breakfast is served. Really healthy and will definately keep you going until lunch time! Time to run....

Monday, 26 September 2011

Twist on Chicken Parmy!

I've used my creamy bacon, mushroom sauce from dinner last night and substituted that for the normal tomato base sauce... Yum!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sunday night Chicken roast!

Easy baked Sunday dinner!

Chicken breast stuffed with ham, cheese, garlic butter and mushrooms for the man if the house. I stuffed mine with marinated fetta Mum made, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic. Both wrapped in bacon and tied with string. Ive made a simple sauce with some diced bacon, onion and mushrooms, cheese and cream. Looking forward to dinner tonight!

My Homemade Sausages..

My first go at homemade sausages.. I think I did alright! Going to cook them up for Sunday brunch!

Ideas for sausages are endless and homemade you can make them really healthy! There were so many recipes to choose from, and all different ingredients. I've made up this recipe based on all of the recipes I looked at. Fingers crossed they taste as good as they look! Pretty simple, I watched a you tube video on what to do.


1kg Steak
4 Rasher of bacon diced
1 Cup homemade breadcrumbs
4 Lge Cloves garlic finely chopped
1 Egg
3 Tbs Italian Herbs
1 Teas salt and pepper
1 Cup finely grated tasty cheese
Sausage casings (see photo below)

What to do:

Mince the steak into a large bowl and add all of the other ingredients. Mix well with your hands and put the whole mix back through the mincer. Pop into the fridge for an hr to get the mixture really cold. Soak the sausage skins and feed onto the attachment. Push the mixture through to make your sausages.

Sausage casings easily purchased from your local butcher

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

No Fuss, Quick & Easy Pasta for 2!

Throw together this quick and easy pasta after a long day at work when you don't feel like cooking!


2 Ripe fresh tomatos finely chopped/quick wizz with the barmix
2 Rashers of bacon chopped
1/2 Onion diced
2 Large button mushrooms sliced 
1 Garlic Clove crushed
3 Tbs Tomato Paste
1 Tbs mixed Italian herbs
1/2 Cup water
Splash of Balsamic Vinegar
Fresh fettucine 
Freshly grated Reggiano Parma/Parmesan

What to do:

Boil some water and when boiling add some sea salt and cook your pasta. In a pan saute the onion, garlic, bacon and mushrooms until soft. Add the tomato and cook for a few minutes. Add the splash of balsamic, italian herbs, tomato paste and water. Season with Sea salt and cracked pepper. Simmer until your pasta is cooking. Drain the fresh pasta and mix through the sauce. Serve with a few tbs Reggiano Parma or Parmesan. Literally a meal in minutes!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Home made Pizza.. you will never order pizza again!

Last night we decided on Pizza and I made my own pizza bases. I found this recipe ages ago and wrote it in my hand written cookbook.. I can't remember where I got it lol.. But it is definately the best recipe I have ever used for pizza bases.  


1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tsp  dried yeast
Pinch of caster sugar
4 cups plain flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil

What to do..

Mix the yeast and sugar with the water and let it sit until foamy. Place the flour into your mixer with the dough hook attachment. Slowly pour in the yeast mixture and combine and then add the olive oil. Mix on low until a dough forms and becomes smooth and elastic. You can do this by hand if you don't have a mixer. Use a flat bladed knife to mix the ingredients and then knead on a floured bench for around 10 minutes.

Brush a large bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the centre. Cover with gladwrap and let it sit until the dough doubles in size.

Divide the dough into 3 and roll out to whatever thickness you like your base. I rolled mine thin as it will rise  a bit while cooking. Top with pizza sauce (I make my own with dried Italian herbs and Tomato Paste, or you can buy from the supermarket) Throw on your fave toppings (tonight I have used  cooked chicken breast, bacon, onion, mushroom and finely sliced shaved ham) and cheese and bake until golden. So easy the kids could make it! And so much nicer than any shop bought pizza I have ever tasted.

Mmmmm Honeycomb

I had a go at making Honeycomb yesterday. It hasn't turned out too bad but I feel it could be a bit lighter so I'm going to work on that for the next time I make it. I used Nigella's Express Recipe which is quite easy. Here is the link for the recipe.... Nigella Hokey-Pokey

Smash it up when cooled and dip into dark chocolate, or into some vanilla icecream!

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