Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Ginger & Cinnamon Chicken Curry

Adapted from Manila Spoon Ingredients 500g boneless, skinless chicken breasts (around 2), diced 5 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, chopped 1-inch piece fresh ginger, chopped (or ½ teaspoon ground ginger) 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds ½ teaspoon ground paprika ½ teaspoon ground tumeric ½ teaspoon curry (or chilli powder) ¾-1 teaspoons salt, …

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Fish Pie

Adapted from Jamie Oliver Ingredients 1kg potatoes 2 celery stalks 1 carrot 1 lemon ½ red chilli 4 parsley sprigs 150g cheddar cheese (reduced fat was used here) 300g salmon fillets 300g smoked haddock (cod was used instead here) 150g prawn meat 1 handful (~45g) spinach, chopped (optional) 2 tomatoes (~300g), quartered (optional) Salt & …

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Molasses Cookies

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction Ingredients 190g all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon cloves ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon salt 85g butter, room temperature (can sub half with applesauce, but will be drier) 75g dark brown sugar (used 50g here and subbed the rest with …

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Chorizo Pilaf

Adapted from Julie Goodwin Ingredients 1 litre (4 x 250ml cups) chicken stock 250g chorizo sausages, sliced 2 medium brown onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 250g button mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon ground cumin 400g (2 cups) basmati (or jasmine) rice 2 medium (300g) ripe tomatoes, chopped ½ cup chopped flat-leaf …

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Lemon Swirl Cheesecake Bars (Skinny!)

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction Ingredients For the base 85g digestive biscuits 30g reduced-fat spread (or butter) For the filling 225g reduced-fat (not fat-free) cream cheese 185g fat-free Greek yoghurt 2 egg whites 50g (¼ cup) caster sugar (or equivalent sweetener, as was used here) 15g all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons …

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Frikkadels (Brasied Meatballs)

Adapted from Manila Spoon Ingredients For the sauce 400g (1 tin) diced tomatoes 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves (~15g) garlic 10g brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 to 1½ teaspoons mild curry powder 270ml coconut milk (optional) For the meatballs 500g beef mince 45g quick oats 1 egg 25g chutney (ideally Mrs. H. S. Ball’s …

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Korean Beef w/ Rice

Adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff Ingredients 500g beef mince 100g (~½ cup) brown sugar ¼ cup (60ml) soy sauce 1 tablespoon (20ml) sesame oil 3 cloves garlic (~15g), minced ¼ ground ginger ½-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt and pepper, to taste Bunch of green onions, chopped 100g-150g vegetables (optional – here ½ a carrot and …

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Peanut Butter Choc-Chip Cookies

Adapted from Fresh Living Ingredients 130g (½ cup) peanut butter 50g (¼ cup) brown sugar 50g (¼ cup) white sugar (or brown, or equivalent granulated sweetener as was used here) ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 egg white, lightly beaten 70g dark chocolate chips Method 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F 2. Combine peanut butter, bicarbonate …

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Crab & Basil Spaghetti

Adapted from Australian Good Taste Ingredients 350g (dry weight) spaghetti 20g butter 2 tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped 2 tablespoons (40ml) lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated ½ cup (125ml) chicken stock 300ml cream 1 tin (170g) crab meat ⅓ cup (80ml) basil leaves, torn Salt and pepper, to taste Method 1. Cook pasta …

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Spicy Beef & Basil w/ Vermicelli Noodles

Adapted from Bev Cooks Ingredients 500g beef mince 1 tablespoon Chinese 5-Spice 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 3 Thai chillies, minced 1 zuccini, cut into a small dice 2 teaspoons fish sauce ½ red bell pepper, cut into small dice 2 scallions, choped ½ cup fresh basil, chopped ¼ cup fresh …

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