Bored with the same ol', same ol' packed lunches? Me too. Here's a sandwich that's a little bit different. I mix up the filling the night before and take it to work in a container, then make the sandwich fresh. Australian measurements used.
This is not a soap but is designed to remove in-grained dirt, leaving hands soft and lightly perfumed. (I've not tried this yet but posting it so I can find it again. Sugar quantity is a guestimate. Zaar doesn't like dried Yarrow!)
A simple, rustic spread great on crackers, toast or fresh bread. All you need is a bowl and wooden spoon. Please refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavours to develop. Australian measurements used.
Yet another version of this classic. This one has anchovies, capers and (optional) brandy. Gotta love anything that can be totally made in the blender! Will keep up to a week if placed in a clean, warm jar, covered with a layer of olive oil and sealed & refrigerated. Australian measurements used.
It's great to make mayo from scratch but, if you don't have time, you can use a good quality whole-egg purchased one then just do step 3. This will keep in a refrigerator, well covered, for 2-3 days. Australian measurements used.
This is a fresh tasting sandwich with a nice little kick from the wasabi. It's a great way to use up left-over turkey. The flavours will also work well with roast beef. From Lunchbox Bible. Australian measurements used.
A simple, tasty salad that's also attractive. This makes a great lunch & light dinner. Add some grilled lamb and you have a more substantial meal. From an old Super Food Ideas magazine. Australian measurements used.
An easy, quick and tasty meal for 1. At only 3.5 points this is a great dinner. I like to use a vegetable mix that has water chestnuts for the crunch. I usually serve this over steamed basmati rice. Taken from the WW Single Serves book. Australian measurements used.
I love fruit desserts and this is my favourite at the moment. Quick and guilt free too as it only contains fruit. Serve warm or cold. It doesn't really need anything else but I have topped with plain yoghurt in the past.
These are a wonderfully easy treat that children will love making. They are not very sweet as the sweetness is mainly from the cherries. I use Lindt 85% dark chocolate however children would probably prefer plain dark chocolate.
This is Rosemary Stanton's recipe for this style of soup. I have been using this for years and, like her, swear by it. I love mine strong on garlic & chilli so adjust if necessary. Australian measurements used.
A quick & tasty side dish, great as part of an Asian meal. I have used the large bok choy in the past, but have sliced the stem smaller. This will make the dish slightly bitter. The stems should still have some 'crunch'. Adapted from an Australian Women's Weekly recipe.
This is fast becoming my favourite mid-week dish. It's just so simple. As a variation replace the beef with 6 chicken thigh fillets (into strips) and garnish with 1/4 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts, fresh coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime. Reference: Donny Hay, The Instant Cook. Australian measurements used.
This may not be the most complex recipe in the world but for the amount of time and effort this takes it's a great recipe. A diet-friendly dish. I serve it with 1/2 cup cooked rice. Sometimes I use wholemeal flour and I tend to cook this a bit longer than the plain. (Australian tablespoon = 20mL)
This is a spicy, fragrant dish with fluffy rice. You could use spicy lamb, chicken or Italian sausages instead of the chorizo. I often change the flavour by using different spices and herbs. Also, sometimes I add frozen peas or green beans. Makes big serves. Australian measurements used.
We don't have a traditional Christmas pudding but have been enjoying this delicious dessert for about 10 years. So easy to make and so impressive. The hazelnuts make it special for me. You can serve with fresh fruit like cherries or berries but it is delicious by itself. Australian measurements used. Needs overnight freezing and can be made up to 1 week ahead.
I use this in my Recipe #177580. Use the freshest spices you can source. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry & dark place. I've guessed the timing - bashing those cardamom pods varies each time! Australian measurements used.