Cauliflower and chickpea za’atar stew with brown rice

It’s nice to have a vegee night. This dish hints of meat but there is none. Lots of veg, spices, cooked down slowly. Some are roasted. Za’atar is merely a mixture of spices, primarily sumac and thyme, sometimes the addition of sesame seeds and other things, but I find sumac also goes well with cumin…

Corn and avocado salsa

This was a very quick and easy salsa to make.  Great with corn tortilla chips or used as a filling in quesadillas or tacos.  And also great with beer.  I made a small batch but it can easily be bulked up. Ingredients Fresh corn from 1 cob 1/2 of a brown onion, finely minced 3…

Cornbread

An old favorite!  With soup, buttered for breakfast with eggs, there are so many ways to enjoy cornbread.   Ingredients Fresh corn from 3 cobs 2-3 Tb butter 1 cup milk 1 egg 3/4 cup plain flour 1+1/4 cup yellow/white corn meal 2.5 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt   Saute corn in butter about…

Garden photos update, December 2012

The Vegees are continuing to grow. The sugar snap peas are long gone, the broccoli is gone, and there’s a bit of silverbeet (chard) left. Still waiting on the red cabbage, hot peppers, red onions, tomatoes and corn. I also added a photo of an artichoke flower and a bush that has flowered for the…

Asian-style burgers with corn, carrots and peas

250 g (1/2 lb) each ground pork and veal3 minced garlic cloves2 Tb cilantro (coriander leaf)1 Tb ground coriander1 Tb fish sauce1 Tb dark soy sauce1 Tb balsamic vinegar (I didn’t have rice wine vinegar)2 Tb honey Mix all ingredients together, form into patties and grill. Serve with steamed corn, carrots and peas. Simple and…

Grilled chicken wraps with avocado, pineapple and corn salsa

Belinda cooked last night (I grilled the chicken though). The girls love wraps. It’s such an easy way to squeeze all sorts of goodness into one bite! 3 chicken breast fillets, dry rubbed with 1 Tb ground cumin 1 Tb smoked paprika salt and black pepper to taste For the salsa, mix together 1 avocado,…

Friday night burgers with oven roasted potatoes and corn

It’s Friday night! Keep it simple. Burgers 750g (1.5 lb) lean ground beef 1 Tb tomato paste 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tb oregano 1 tsp basil 1 tsp cumin 1 Tb red wine vinegar 2 tsp raw sugar 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt cheese for topping Mix all ingredients and form into…