Creamy Basil Pesto & Mussel Pasta

Now this was a lovely surprise. I was planning on making my usual Basil pesto pasta with feta when my brother suggested that I add mussels to it. A little nervous that it might be a bit dry, I decided to add cream…and cheese, because…cheese. And so it grew and evolved into this dish. Absolutely…

Beef Roast with Red Pepper & Vodka Sauce

This is such a quick and easy recipe if you feel like a smallish roast and don’t have hours to prepare it. Time: 50min  Portions: 4-5 Ingredients: 750gm Beef Roast 1/4 Cup Balsamic vinegar 1/4 Cup Soya sauce 2 Tbls Brown sugar 1 tsp Crushed garlic 1 tsp Dried Rosemary Salt, black pepper, BBQ spice…

Roast Chicken with Mushrooms, Peppers & Baby Spinach

So this turned out a lot better than expected…actually I didn’t know what to expect. I took what I had in the kitchen, and this dish happened. It just might be one of my new favourites. See what you think. Time: 1 hour  Portions: 4 Ingredients Chicken 8 Chicken pieces (with skin on) 1/2 Cup chicken…

Balsamic Glaze

This glaze is just lovely with pork or lamb chops. It gives that lovely dark colour to the chops and tastes great. Time: 8min  Portions: 4 Ingredients 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar 3 tbls Honey 1/2 tsp Crushed garlic Pinch of oregano, basil, thyme, chilli flakes Method Combine everything in a sauce pan over medium heat…

Groovy Gravy

Who doesn’t need a quick and easy gravy recipe? It’s great with any meat dishes. Time: 10-15min Ingredients 1 Cup stock (Either beef, lamb or chicken) 1 Cup red wine 1 tbls Balsamic vinegar 1 tbls Honey 1 Heaped tsp cornflour Method Combine stock and wine in a sauce pan over medium heat until reduced…

Creamy Butter Sauce

This sauce is so easy and quick to make, plus, if you add lemon juice to it, it’s lovely with fish dishes. Time: 12min Portions: 4 Ingredients 1 Cup dry white wine 1\2 Cup butter 1 Cup cream 1 tsp Garlic Fresh Thyme (chopped) Black pepper Method Over medium heat, fry garlic until fragrant (3min) add…