This is a simple way to prepare your veggies, but it looks really pretty and tastes delicious. The good thing about this technique is you can steam them ahead of time, and then sauté them at the last minute so you have a hot side dish ready with the rest of your meal.
From Cooking Light. This isn't the best crab dip ever (the ones with a cup of mayo and a cup of cheese get that award), but it is pretty darn tasty and reasonably healthy to boot. It is also easy to throw together.
I wanted to make JanRoundOz's Recipe #21444, but I also wanted to use up some cabbage. So I googled Mongolian and Cabbage to see whether the combination might be appropriate. I came across this Kylie Kwong recipe on a cooking blog. It looks yummy, and I love serving beef mince in new ways!
This recipe came from a brochure about toddler nutrition from the Tasmanian health department. The brochure is given to Australian mums as their kids embark upon the "picky eater" stage. Cook time does not include chilling time (which I suspect may not be needed).
This recipe is from Leanne Ely of SavingDinner.com. I use her Menu-mailer when I just can't be bothered planning a menu for the week. Her recipes tend to be quick, simple, and relatively healthy, albeit a bit plain for my taste.
This is based on an Australian Weight Watchers recipe. It's very healthy and low fat but tastes like it isn't! I often double the sauce and use it to cook up a 500g bag of defrosted frozen prawn meat. I also change up the veggies ... use whatever you have on hand. I like to throw in a handful of baby spinach right at the end. I have often thought it might be nice with a small tin of pineapple and a tsp of coconut extract ... let me know if you try this!
This is another "throw-together" pasta that is easy and delicious. I always use wholemeal spiral pasta, but you can use any medium shape pasta you like. Leave out the tuna for a vegetarian version. Inspired by a recipe in Cooking Light, June 1998.
Another simple but tasty recipe from Leanne Ely's Menu Mailers (savingdinner.com). I love a quick, healthy meal especially when it gets me compliments from my hubby.
I used wholemeal spirals instead of the linguine the original called for, and simplified the instructions to avoid dirtying an extra pan unnecessarily.
Pumpkin soup is an Australian favourite, but I sometimes find it a bit bland. This recipe adds a little something extra, without overpowering the pumpkin flavour.
You can garnish this with some coriander leaves (AKA cilantro). Can be served hot or cold.
Note: if you like to make LOTS of soup, you'll want to double this. It really does make only about 4 serves. It looks like a lot of pumpkin, but it cooks down to nothing.