Monday Night Meatloaf

Monday Night Meatloaf

This is soooooooo easy, therefore perfect for a Monday night when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking! 1kg chicken mince 2 eggs 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 2 brown onions chopped parsley (optional) salt to season Preheat oven to 180 degrees Dice the onions and brown in a pan. In a large bowl, combine […]

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Mushroom and Barley Soup

1 large onion diced 1 bay leaf, crumbled 3 tablespoons margarine (or butter, or oil) 250g  mushrooms sliced 2 tablespoons flour (optional) 8 cups water 2/3 cup of pearl barley (cleaned and rinsed in colander) 1 stalk celery diced 1 carrot diced salt and pepper to taste Saute onion and bay leaf till tender. Add […]

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Roast tomato and lentil soup

10 ripe tomatoes diced basil or oregano balsamic vinegar olive oil 1 onion chopped 1 cup brown lentils salt and pepper Halve tomatoes and oregano on a baking tray and sprinkle with glugs of olive oil and then balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with diced basil and salt and pepper and roast at 180 degrees of at […]

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 box (about 1 lb) spaghetti pasta 2 cups tomato sauce 1 lb ground lean beef 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 egg 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, […]

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Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is a fantastic soup, with just the right amount of spice. 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 Qt. chicken stock salt and freshly ground black pepper canola oil 8 corn tortillas, cut into 1/8” strips 1 1/2 […]

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Classic Lemon & Thyme Roast Chicken

This is an oldie, and most certainly a goodie. Classic roast chicken is must have in everyone’s repertoire and with this recipe, you’ll never be short of dinner guests! 1 chicken- whole bird 2 lemons, cut into slices Bunch of thyme 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped Freshly milled salt and pepper for seasoning Small […]

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Bolognese Sauce

4 tbsp olive oil 30g butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500g beef mince salt and pepper 1 ¼ cups red or white wine a sprig of rosemary 1 can tinned Italian tomatoes, chopped Heat a heavy-based pot and, when […]

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Yummy Cornbread

This is so delicious….. you must give it a try!! 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup self raising flour ¼ cup sugar ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs ½ cup vegetable oil ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded cheese (optional) 1. Preheat baking tin in the oven to 180’C. 2. In a bowl […]

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Creamy Salmon Soup

Fish soups are especially popular in Finland: the locals love to feast on kalakateto soup, which includes potatoes, onions, milk, and directly fish. This dish has an improved variation – lohikaytto. This soup is often prepared for the holidays. Unlike kalakeytto, lohikaytto is made exclusively from salmon, and instead of milk fat, the cream is […]

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Honey and Citrus Glazed Ham

I just love chef Curtis Stone….. and as Christmas approaches I found this recipe of his which I will definitely be trying this year. For the glaze 1/2 cup/120 ml honey 1/4 cup/60 ml apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup/60 grams coarsely chopped fresh ginger 1/4 cup/60 ml Dijon mustard 1/4 cup/60 ml fresh lemon juice […]

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