Light Meals

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Carrot & Corn Pikelets.

by Dani

Once a week I like to gather any scraps of food that have accumulated throughout the week to cook into something else to avoid wastage. All that today’s clean yielded was half a cup of corn and carrot salad, 1/3 cup grated cheese and 3 egg whites. Just enough to make lunch for two or three […]

Super quick brunch, lunch or dinner. You choose.

by Dani

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 […]

Chez KP goes Vietnamese

by Dani

Ahh Vietnamese food. It never fails to delight. Never. Every dish was hungrily gobbled and loudly praised this evening. The soup was magical. My love for pho is not unknown but I simply did not have the time to make the stock. I’ve found my quick substitute soup. The beef and Vietnamese coriander soup is […]

Chez KP goes Thai

by Dani

After a night out of the kitchen last night, today we resumed our world tour. Tonight’s top, Thailand. First Born has identified it on the map, read a book about it, drawn the flag and listed similarities between Japan and Thailand. I hope he always loves learning this much. And in such a self directed […]

Chez KP goes Japanese

by Dani

Warning: International food challenges may cause regular blogging.* First Born has embraced this project with a passion. We went to the library today and he borrowed books on Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, France, Russia and Germany. Today he read his book on Japan, located Japan in his Atlas and drew the Japanese flag. Things like this […]

Grilled Trout & Steamed Vegetable Salad

by Dani

    The end of spring in Melbourne has been scorchingly hot. Which I am absolutely relishing. I love both the warmth and the complete transformation of our meals into the wonderful world of salads. We’ve had this one twice since I first threw it together a week ago, the second time with the addition of some […]

    Thermomix orange and basil sauce for fish

    by Dani

    The onset of spring has brought about a craving for light but filling meals here at chez KP. As the weather has been relatively cool, salads haven’t made much of an inroad to our table, instead, the varoma has been getting quite the workout. Fish and steamed vegetables, with or without rice has become a […]

    Noodle and crab salad for a picnic…or not

    by Dani

    A lovely thing about summer in Melbourne is the amount of free music events that can be found in gorgeous park settings. Which is a lovely way to spend a Sunday evening. Particularly as a picnic the evening before your First Born starts school and work resumes for the year and routine craziness consumes your […]

    Sausage, bean and pasta salad

    by Dani

    The temperatures have soared even higher today with  top of 45.1 (113) degrees so I did the cooking portion of the days food supplies before the sun had risen. Once all the domestic duties were complete, we headed back to the pool. THe gret thing about this weather and spending every day at the pool […]

    Tuna and chickpea salad

    by Dani

    Melbourne is not a place to cook this week. It reached 43.4 degrees in the city today and 44 degrees i my neck of the woods. That’s around 110 in Farenheit. Admittedly I did get up at 6am to cook some chickpeas I’d had soaking but as it is still 37.4 degrees at 9.30pm, I […]