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Quick and easy Thai red curry

30 Oct

A quick and easy dinner which is always a sure-fire hit with the kids.  I use Thai Kitchen red curry paste

Quick and Easy Thai Red Curry

1lb chicken breast, diced

2 tbs red curry paste

1 can coconut milk

1 tbs brown sugar

Frozen vegetables

Heat  coconut milk to a simmer in a wok or saucepan

Add curry paste and sugar, bring to a boil , then reduce to a simmer

Add chicken breast and simmer until chicken almost cooked through

Add frozen vegetables and continue simmering until chicken cooked and vegetables heated

Serve with steamed jasmine rice.


Vanilla Cookies

30 Jul

We have six friend’s over for a playdate tomorrow (that’s six children plus their mums) so I set out to make cookies this afternoon.  My elder son loves the vanilla cookies from Wholefoods so today was my first attempt at vanilla cookies.

I began by googling vanilla cookies and found this recipe from Melissa on which is based on one that from a bottle of vanilla extract.

Very easy to make and they tasted pretty good.  And only 5 ingredients (although I sprinkled cinnamon on top because my son likes that on the Wholefoods version).

Vanilla Cookies

Jamie Oliver I love you

29 Jul

This weekend I bought myself two gifts at Barnes and Noble: Jamie Oliver’s “Meals in Minutes” and “Food Revolution”.  More on the second one in a later post.  If by chance you don’t know who Jamie Oliver is click here!

Although I am a big fan of Jamie’s these are actually the first cookbooks of his I own. I’ve had recipes passed on from friends and I’ve used the website but to actually have his cookbooks in my hands is a real treat (especially Meals in Minutes which is hardcover; I love a hardcover recipe book).


I kicked off the weekend with “super fast beef hash with baked potatoes and beans and bacon”.  Given that Jamie Oliver encourages sharing recipes (read Food Revolution) I’m sure it’s ok to share the recipe here but I highly recommend the book.


Beef Hash

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Super easy meals the kids will actually eat

26 May

Energy levels have been low in our house this week due to some nasty cold germs so super easy meals have been the go.  These meals are quick and easy to prepare and the kids love them. Details recipes can be found in the recipe section

Lamb cutlets with smashed potatoes and peas.

Pizza- ham and pineapple; pepperoni

Beef casserole

Chicken cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore

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