Bits and pieces dinners #1: Sausages and mash

I’m not sure why but I really enjoy dinners comprised of a whole bunch of different little dishes. Maybe because you get to try all sorts of different things without the flavours becoming boring. That is why I wanted to do a series on bits and pieces dinners and the first one is a sausages…

Homemade Chicken Parmigiana

It’s surprisingly easy to make breaded chicken (or schnitzel) from scratch with some old stale bread and chicken breast. Add sauce and cheese to the top and you have an easy chicken parmigiana! Here’s my recipe: Ingredients 3 to 4 slices of stale sourdough bread (or lightly toasted fresh bread), crusts removed Dried oregano Salt and…

Super easy roast chicken dinner

This dinner isn’t a quick meal but it is, as the title says, super easy. Ingredients 500g cubed vegetables like sweet potato, swede, carrot, red onion, zucchini Olive oil Seasoning from whatever dried herbs and spices you have e.g. oregano, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper 1 roast in the bag whole chicken Gravy 1…

Bacon wrapped chicken

My fiance and I invented this recipe with whatever ingredients we had on our campervan trip around Scotland. It turned out so well that we decided to have it again. Now it’s been added into our regular rotation of dishes. Serves 2 add more chicken breasts to serve more people. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 4…

Single pan garlic, paprika & rosemary chicken

  Ingredients 500g cubed root vegetables (sweet potato, parsnip, carrot etc.) 1 bunch of fresh rosemary 2 garlic cloves Paprika powder Salt & pepper for seasoning 4 chicken breasts Olive oil Method Preheat oven to 200°C Line a baking tray with baking paper In a large bowl or container add vegetables and enough olive oil…

Curried sausages and rice

This recipe was adapted to our tastes and the Thermomix from a recipe my Aunty taught me when I was a kid. It’s a delicious meal that reminds me of my childhood that is very typical of Australian country cooking. Ingredients 350g long grain rice 500g pork sausages 2 tbsps vegetable stock paste 2 bay…

Oven baked lamb chops with tzatziki

Click here for the original tzatziki recipe. Ingredients Chops 8 lamb chops Dried rosemary Salt to taste Tzatziki 3 cloves garlic 1 cucumber, thickly sliced 500 g Greek yogurt 20 g extra virgin olive oil 5 g Lemon juice, fresh Pinch salt Sides Salad ingredients – lettuce, tomato, cucumber Chips – sweet potato or other…

Grilled steak with mushroom gravy and creamy sweet potato mash

The original recipe for the sweet potato mash is here. The recipe says it serves 6 however this adaptation serves 2 with no left overs (simply double for 4 or to have left overs). Ingredients Steak 1 fillet of steak per person 200g mushrooms, sliced 1 packet of organic beef gravy powder Olive oil Sweet…

Bacon and Mushroom Quiche

Ingredients 1 sheet of shortcrust pastry 5 bacon rashers, cut into strips 200g mushrooms, diced 4 springs onions, diced 5 eggs 1/2 cup milk Salt and pepper Grated cheddar cheese Method Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius Oil or grease a 23cm pan or quiche/flan tin Line the base and sides of the tin…

Grilled salmon with Mango salsa

Ingredients 4 x 100-200g fillets of wild atlantic salmon 4 serves of sweet potato fries 1 lemon Pink or sea salt Olive oil Salsa 2 mangoes diced 1 avocado diced 1 small red chilli (de-seeded), diced 1 small bunch of coriander Juice of 1 lime 1/2 small red onion diced Method Reheat your oven to…

Pesto pasta with bacon & cherry tomatoes

Recipe 3 tbsp Thermomix Basic Cookbook’s Basil Pesto recipe 2 serves spaghetti (we use gluten free brown rice pasta from Doves Farm 5 rashers of bacon cut into small strips 2 cups of cherry tomatoes halved Parmesan cheese Cook spaghetti as per package instructions (our spaghetti takes 10 minute and we add salt to the…