Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Asian Cole Slaw

Yep, I am on a Cole Slaw run- love the stuff. Cheap, easy to make, a surefire crowd-pleaser and somehow entirely underestimated. This version dips into all the Asian condiments you might have sitting in your kitchen shelf...
Prep Time: 15 mins (or let sit over night)

1/2 Cabbage head
1 Carrot
2 Spring onions
5 Teasp. Sesame seeds
3 Tablesp. Soy sauce or Tamari
2 Tablesp. Sesame oil
3 Tablesp. Nihonshu (Japanese Sake)
2 Tablesp. Mirin
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 Teasp. dried Japanese fish bullion (OPTIONAL)

Add carbs for those who like it crunchy: handful of dried Chinese noodles, right before serving so they don't get soggy

Cole Slaw for All Seasons

Cold outside? Let's get cozy and have some Cole Slaw!
Hot outside? Let's cool down with some well chilled Cole Slaw!
Spring? Autumn? This Cole Slaw truly is for All Seasons. 

Prep Time: 15 mins (or let it sit over night)

Monday, 2 June 2014

SUMMER UPDATE: Shepherd's Pie with Squash (Spagetti Squash Rules!)

I enjoy Shepherd's Pie in all versions - may it be with more carbs (ie potatoes) or less (ie pumpkin), I also truly enjoyed last night's variation with spaghetti squash. The squash makes the dish a little lighter and therefore even more satisfying on a hot summer night.

1 spaghetti squash
2-5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup feta cheese

500gm minced meat (pref beef, or mix)
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 carrot
1 medium sized onion
1 parsnip (can be substituted with one more carrot or any other hard boiling vegetable)
1/2 cup red wine
2-3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
half Bouillon cube
salt & pepper
dash of oil

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Amazing Sausage Skillet

Made this as "Emergency Food": It's the weekend, super cozy inside and nasty as hell outside. Let's see what we have in the fridge/ cupboard to whip up a comforting dinner. I will have to admit it's a "Cheat Dinner" since it contains per-prepared ingredients...

Prep Time: 30 mins

Pumpkin Shephard's Pie

Winter Comfort Food Galore: Shepard's pie is a wonderful dish to warm the belly & heart when its minus 20 (or basically any temperature below 10C). This edition is made with a pumpkin-cover instead of potato, lowering the carb contents significantly.

PREP TIME: 20 mins prep, 20 mins baking