Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Pork Adobo, Chinese-Style

Adapted from Manila Spoon Ingredients 1kg pork meat (ideally shoulder, boneless ribs, or belly) 40g oyster sauce 40g brown sugar ¼ cup (~60ml) soy sauce 6-8 (~30g) cloves garlic, minced 2 bay leaves ¼ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste ¼ teaspoon sesame oil, or to taste 80g dried shiitake mushrooms (or 40g fresh) Method …

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Peanut Chicken Stew

Adapted from Simply Recipes Ingredients 1kg chicken (legs/thighs ideally) 1 yellow/white onion, sliced 3-inch piece of ginger, peeled & minced 6-8 garlic cloves, choped 1kg sweet potato, peeled & chopped in to chunks 400g tin crushed tomatoes 1 litre chicken stock 200g smooth peanut butter 150g peanuts, roasted (can dry-roast in a pan if required) …

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Ground Pork Menudo

Adapted from Manila Spoon Ingredients 6-8 garlic cloves, chopped (~35g) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 plum tomatoes, chopped 500g pork mince 2 tablespoons (40ml) fish sauce Ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock or water 2 red skin potatoes, peeled and diced 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced ½ red bell pepper, …

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3-Ingredient Mayonnaise (Egg/Oil-free)

Adapted from Bee’s mumma’s kitchen Ingredients 1 x 400g tin sweetened condensed milk (skim is okay) 150ml white vinegar ½ teaspoon mustard powder (or to taste) Method 1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat on low speed until combined 2. Pour into sterilised jar and store in the refrigerator Nutritional Information – …

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Five Spice Meatballs w/ Plum Sauce

Adapted from Australian Good Taste Ingredients 500g beef mince 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons ginger, grated (or ground) 1 teaspoon Chinese 5-Spice 125ml (½ cup) plum sauce 3 tablespoons mirin (rice wine) seasoning 2 tablespoons soy sauce Salt & pepper, to taste Olive oil, as required Steamed rice and steamed Asian greens, to …

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Basil & Tomato Beef Meatballs w/ Qunioa

Adapted from Donna Hay Ingredients 2 cups (400g, dry weight) quinoa 500g beef mince 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, chopped 20g parmesan cheese, grated (+ extra, to serve) 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 cloves garlic (~10-15g), crushed 1 brown onion, finely chopped 700g tomato passata (purée) 1 teaspoon caster sugar 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped (+ …

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Gingerbread Cupcakes

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction Ingredients 115g unsalted butter, room temperature (here 60g butter + 35g non-fat plain Greek yoghurt was used) 100g dark brown sugar (here 50g brown sugar + ¼ cup granulated sweetener was used) 1 egg, room temperature 120ml milk, room temperature (unsweetened almond was used here) 155g molasses 1 teaspoon vanilla extract …

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Spiced Beef Nachos

Adapted from Woman’s Day Ingredients 1 red onion, chopped 1 red capsicum, seeded & chopped 1 long red chilli, seeded & chopped 2 cloves (~10g) garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons cumin, ground 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, ground 500g beef mince 400g (1 can) diced …

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Spicy Pork Macaroni & Cheese

Adapted from I Love Cooking Ingredients 250g (dry weight) elbow macaroni 1 onion, finely chopped 1½ tablespoons smoked paprika (or plain) 3 teaspoons coriander seeds, ground 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, ground 1½ teaspoons ginger, ground 2-4 cloves garlic (~15g), crushed 1-2 teaspoons dried chili flakes (or to taste) 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 500g pork mince …

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