Friday, February 20, 2015

Easy Chilli Con Carne

Serves 4

Get This -

500g minced beef
can crushed tomatoes
can red kidney beans
1 onion sliced
small jar salsa - hot

Do This -

  1. Fry onions until soft and golden.
  2. Add mince and stir until browned.
  3. Stir through tomatoes, drained kidney beans and salsa.
  4. Simmer 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve with rice, tortillas or corn chips and top it off with sour cream and avocado.

Easy Fried Rice

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Serves 2

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1 cup cooked and cooled white long grain rice
2 eggs
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 bacon rashers, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 shallot, trimmed, finely sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus extra to serve
1 teaspoon fish sauce

Do This -

  1. Using a whisk, lightly beat eggs in a small bowl. Heat oil in non-stick wok or large frying pan over medium heat. Add eggs. Swirl over base to form an omelette. Cook 2 minutes. Turn over. Cook 2 minutes until set. Transfer to a chopping board. Set aside to cool slightly. Cut into short strips.
  2. Add bacon to wok. Cook 4 minutes until light golden. Add carrot. Stir fry 1 minute. Add shallots, peas and rice. Cook, stirring, 3-4 minutes. Add egg, soy sauce and fish sauce. Stir until heated through. Serve immediately.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Cheesy Carrot & Apple Muffins

This recipe is adapted from "Cheesy Vegie Muffins" on on

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1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup coarsely grated carrot
1 cup coarsely grated apple
1 cup coarsely grated cheddar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 eggs, lightly whisked
125ml (1/2 cup) milk
80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil

Do This -

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line twelve 80ml (1/3-cup) capacity muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the carrot, apple and half the cheddar. Season with salt and pepper, and mix until well combined.
  3. Whisk the egg, milk, cinnamon, oregano and oil in a bowl. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared pans and sprinkle with the remaining cheddar. Bake in oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden.