Slow Cooked Beef Bourgignon

Monday, April 13, 2015
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With these cold Autumn days creeping in, it’s time to get out the slow cooker! The perfect and easy way to make delicious hearty dinners for the cooler nights. I love a good beef bourgignon- the rich flavours of garlic, beef and red wine are a favourite of mine. Enjoy! 

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3-4 hours or 6-8 hours
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
500g chuck steak, fat removed and diced
2 tablespoons plain flour
½ cup beef stock
2 cup red wine
200g button mushrooms, quartered
1 large zucchini, chopped
½ cup parsley, chopped

1. Dust meat in flour then spray a non-stick frying pan with olive oil. Add onion, garlic and steak and sauté for 2 minutes or until brown. Place into slow cooker.

2. Add beef stock, red wine, mushrooms and zucchini and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.

3. Stir through parsley and serve with brown rice or mashed potato.
Serves 4

Baked Fish and Chips

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Easter is nearly here so here’s a quick and healthy fish and chips recipe for you on Good Friday. Be safe, enjoy and don’t forget moderation is the key with the Easter Eggs:) HAPPY EASTER

 
Preparation time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
750g kipfler potatoes, washed
olive oil spray
4 skinless and boneless white fish fillets
1 egg
½ cup rice crumbs
sea salt and pepper, to taste
lemon wedges, to serve

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200ºC. Place potatoes in a large saucepan of water and bring to the boil. Cook for 12 minutes then drain well.
  2. Place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and spray well with oil and season with salt. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. While chips are cooking, dip fish fillets in egg then coat in rice crumbs. Season with salt and pepper and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 180ºC and add fish. Cook for 15 minutes. Serve with chips, lemon wedges and salad.

Serves 4

Salmon, Asparagus and Feta Salad

Friday, March 13, 2015
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This quick and easy salad is a great light dinner or lunch. It combines the richness of softly poached Salmon and the freshness of the combination of asparagus, feta and lemon. It’s low in calories, fat, carbs and high in protein. The perfect healthy meal. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
500g atlantic salmon fillets
1 bunch asparagus, cut in half
200g green beans, topped and tailed
100g low fat feta, crumbled
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
juice of ½ lemon

  1. Pre-heat oven and a baking tray to 180ºC. Place salmon on hot baking tray, skin side down and cook for 10 minutes. Remove and flake flesh.
  2. Blanch asparagus and beans in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove and mix with salmon and feta.
  3. Mix together vinegar, mustard, lemon and mint and drizzle over salad. Serve warm.

Serves 4

Nutritional Information per serve
Calories: 205  Total Fat: 7.17g Total Carbs: 6.12 Fiber: 2.82g Sugars: 1.81g Protein: 26.89g

Quinoa, Chicken and Mango Salad

Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Quinoa is one of the great Super Foods so this summer recipe combines this fabulous superfood with the delicious combination if Chicken, Mango and Avocado with a sweet balsamic dressing. Perfect for those hot summer days! Enjoy.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
½ cup white grain quinoa
1/1/2 cups chicken stock
2 cups BBQ chicken meat, skin removed and chopped
1 mango, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
120g rocket  leaves
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/3 cup mint, chopped
1 tablespoon almonds

  1. Place the quinoa and stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes. Leave to sit, covered for 5 minutes.
  2. Place chicken, mango, avocado, rocket, mint and almonds in a bowl.
  3. Mix together vinegar and honey and drizzle over salad. Add quinoa and toss well. Serve.

Serves 4

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