I had plans for a glorious meal tonight. Pork Siew Yuk, rice, vegetable stir fry. I’ve spent most of today salivating at the thought. Unfortunately, the pork did not defrost in time. In fact, I cannot recall the last time I saw a piece of meat defrost quite so slowly. As I type it is [...]
Category Archive for '10 minute meals'
Lil Miss had her sixth birthday party today. A lovely little affair at our favourite park. Lunch time parties tend to make me somewhat recalcitrant about cooking dinner. Entirely due to constant nibbling. Fortunately for the hungry men of the household, I was all set with a meal so light, delicious and quick to prepare [...]
This is a nice, easy, budget friendly change from sandwiches. I just can’t speak kindly of sandwiches, I need to move past that. Pumpkin & Feta Fritters with Avocado 350g peeled and diced pumpkin 30g water 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups self raising flour 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 200g feta, crumbled oil and butter [...]
Fast and delicious. I whipped this up in 15 minutes flat for the sole purpose of work lunches. It will freeze nicely into 4 lunch sized portions. Perfect for a cold day. Easily adaptable to a saucepan and food processor or stick blender too. Spinach and Parmesan Soup 1 large chunk parmesan 4 cloves garlic, [...]
The old saying says that necessity is the mother of invention. Tonight at the Kitchen Playground, it was necessary to use up some leftover (homemade) tofu and some leftover roast lamb. The result was a simple and tasty little dish that would work just as well with uncooked lamb, just increase the cooking time slightly [...]
One of my first tasks on a Saturday morning, after getting home from the Farmer’s Market is to clean out the fridge. All the scraps of food that have accumulated throughout the week need to be cooked into something else to avoid wastage. Some scraps may be tiny as I make sure that nothing gets [...]
Now that both First Born and Lil Miss are at school, I am working close to full time. Which means that I am making packed lunches for the whole family five days a week, no more nicking home at lunch time for a few crackers, cheese and tomato for me! The main problem with this [...]
I love this dish. It is utter simplicity and tastes like spring. Lamb steaks, grilled until just pink topped with 1kg broad beans, cooked, shelled and mixed with 250g Danish feta. That’s it. Dinner in a flash.
February is the new December. Busy, busy, busy. Not to mention often too hot to cook. This little meal is not only versatile in the time of day that it suits but it’s delicious and can be made in 10 minutes from start to finish. What more could you possibly want? Poached salmon, egg and [...]
The chez KP gang have just returned from our annual Easter camping trip. The preparation and the long drive always make me wonder if it is going to be worth the effort and yet it always is. The trick is, in my opinion, to do all the work before hand to allow for full scale [...]