Classic Italian Meatballs (Extra Soft and Juicy)

Not just another meatball….with just 2 little changes to the usual recipe, these are extra juicy, extra soft and with an extra little something in the flavour that will have everybody begging for seconds – and thirds!

Classic Italian Meatballs - 2 little changes to the usual to make these extra soft, moist and with extra flavour!

We need more ball shaped food in this world. Everything I know that comes in ball-form is irresistible. Think about it! Arancini balls. Truffles. Cheese balls. Croquette balls. Doughnut balls. … 

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Thai Beef Salad (Restaurant Style) - one little change to the usual recipe to make a restaurant quality Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

Not just another Thai Beef Salad….This is made with one little change to create a dressing from an award winning Thai restaurant, arguably one of the best in the world outside of Thailand. (PS… 

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Chicken with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce - super easy and fast to make with a sauce so incredible you'll want to drink it from the skillet!

Chicken with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

80’s throwback! Why oh why don’t I use sun dried tomatoes more often?? (PS You’re going to see loads of photos of creamy sauce but the Food Fairy has waved her magic wand and made this… 

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Chorizo and Tomato Beans on Toast - beans in a tomato sauce with chorizo mixed throughout. Something different for brekki this weekend!

Chorizo Baked Beans on Toast

Chorizo can take anything from ordinary to scrumptious. These breakfast baked beans on toast is a classic example! Baked beans are a breakfast staple in Australia and the UK. Actually, baked beans are a… 

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Nachos Pie - all the flavour of nachos, with far less guilt! This is how to get your Nachos fix midweek.

Nachos Pie

All the flavour of Nachos….with far less guilt! This is how you can get your Nachos fix midweek. A big slice only has 420 calories! Nachos is one of those universal foods that everyone… 

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Chinese Beef with Honey & Black Pepper Sauce - A restaurant favourite at home in 15 minutes! Tender strips of beef stir fried with a lip smacking black pepper and honey sauce..

Chinese Beef with Honey and Black Pepper Sauce

Tender strips of beef stir fried with a lip smacking black pepper and honey sauce. One of my favorite dishes at Chinese restaurants is so easy to make at home. 15 minutes, start to finish,… 

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Homemade French Onion Dip - Barefoot Contessa's simple recipe is insanely good. Even the best store bought will never compare!

Homemade French Onion Dip

French Onion Dip made from scratch will knock your socks off. You will never, ever get this flavour in store bought dip. Not even from the most expensive posh gourmet store in town. I swear…. 

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Sweet Soy Shredded Chicken - 5 minutes prep, make this in the slow cooker, stove or even a pressure cooker! Tossed in an Asian style jammy sauce.

Sweet Soy Sauce Shredded Chicken Breast

5 minutes prep for dinner? Yes please! Especially if it’s this juicy pile of shredded chicken coated with a sticky Asian sauce! Make it in your slow cooker, pressure cooker or on the stove – instructions provided… 

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30 Minute Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi - made from scratch in 30 minutes! So easy to make, and no special equipment required. Serve with a tomato sauce or browned butter - your choice!

30 Minute Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi (from scratch)

Using ricotta instead of mashed potatoes, you can make gnocchi from scratch in just 30 minutes. The gnocchi is light and fluffy, like mini pillows of ricotta goodness. Toss them in a simple browned butter… 

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Smoked Salmon and Egg Breakfast Mille-feuille - a breakfast interpretation of the famous french pastry. 5 minutes prep for this elegant breakfast!

Smoked Salmon and Egg Breakfast Mille-feuille

This is my breakfast interpretation of the classic French dessert Mille-feuille: puff pastry sandwiched together with soft scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and crème fraîche on the side. Effortless fancy, gourmet food on a budget! I think breakfast is the… 

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Butter Chicken - a chef recipe which is so simple and uses ingredients from the supermarket. The sauce is incredible!

Butter Chicken

Woah, what a spread! Did you know that Butter Chicken is actually the one of the easiest curries to make? Short ingredient list and you can get everything from the supermarket – and this… 

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Italian Marinated Grilled Chicken with Zucchini - using a marinade that doubles as a dressing is a nifty way to make midweek meals even faster!

Italian Marinated Grilled Chicken with Zucchini

Making a marinade that doubles as a dressing is one of my tricks for making easy midweek meals. Like this chicken which uses the same base mixture for the marinade as well as drizzling over the… 

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Cheese and Bacon Bread Boats - smells and tastes like a quiche lorraine, but BETTER because it's so fast to make and it's extra crusty!

Cheese and Bacon Bread Boats

This is baking in the oven right now as I type. It smells and tastes like a quiche. But…dare I say it.. it’s so much better. Because a) it’s much faster to make b) all… 

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Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Salad - lovely bright, zesty flavours, incredibly healthy, fast to make and an awesome dressing.

Vietnamese Shrimp (Prawn) Noodle Salad

One of my favourite summer salads. Yes, it’s winter here in Sydney. But the weekend was so glorious, it was like summer. So this is what I made for lunch. (PS This is a… 

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One Pot Bolognaise Orzo (Risoni) - dinner on the table in 20 minutes, from scratch, all made in one pot.

One Pot Orzo / Risoni Bolognaise

Is there a rule that says bolognaise has to be made with spaghetti? Why not orzo (risoni)? Especially given that you can make it all in ONE POT in 20 minutes! This was an accidental… 

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Lemon Garlic Baked Ricotta - an exciting new appetizer idea! Easy, fast gourmet.

Lemon Garlic Baked Ricotta

Something different for your next gathering! Fast and super easy to make, looks like something you’d get from a gourmet deli but is super cheap. This ticks all my “food for parties” boxes! You… 

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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Cheese Sauce - bacon makes everything better. So does cheese!

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Cheese Sauce

This is my contribution to 4th of July celebrations. Even though I’m in Australia, I’ll be having a BBQ to celebrate! It doesn’t take much for me to get enthused about get togethers with my… 

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