Thursday, 25 May 2017

Turkey noodles

We made these super easy and delicious noodles and want to share the recipe with you all :)

Turkey meat diced 500gr
1 tbsp sugar
Broccoli - 1 medium, cut in small pieces
1 small diced onion
1/2 capsicum / bell pepper
Noodles - 1-2 packs, depending on how much you'd like to make
Soya sauce
Fish sauce

Fresh cucumber for serving


1. Heat up a pan with some oil and cook the turkey until golden and cooked through (not over cooked as turkey can get dry and chewy), add the sugar and caramelize.
2. Meanwhile start boiling water and cook your noodles until al-dente ;)
3. Add the broccoli, soya sauce and fish sauce to taste to the turkey and in the end add the noodles, stir and serve.
4. To decorate and serve, I spiralled some cucumber but if you don't have a spiralizer just cut them thinly Julienne style. Top the noodles with them and enjoy!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Kale fritters

Can't believe how long it's been since our last post!!
As you can imagine, my preschooler is no longer one and we have added another human to the mix! Hahaha lots change in a few years...

Now we have a little veggie patch and we proudly post this recipe that was proudly made with our own kale :)
It was so tasty! Maybe because from ground to plate was so fast! Here it is..


Two handfuls of Kale
1 spring onion
2 fresh corn, grains cut (or a can will do as well)
5 eggs
salt, pepper and spices
Oil for frying

To serve:
2 tomatoes
A handful of parsley
Salt, pepper and lemon juice


1. In a food processor chop the kale and spring onion (not too fine)

2. Mix that with the corn and eggs and then add the spices

3. Heat up the oil of your choice and fry the fritters until golden from both sides. Take out of the pan unto a paper towel.
4. While the fritters are cooking chop up the parsley and tomatoes and add the salt, pepper and lemon juice.
5. When ready to serve just top with some of the salad and yoghurt if desired.

Enjoy! :)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Quinoa and veggie fritters

Back after so long!!!

So here we are again. Today Mr. F came home to tell me he had been learning about "healthy eating" at school so I seized the chance and made these quinoa and veggies fritters. They were easy and delicious!

Here is the recipe:

2 cups of cooked quinoa
2 eggs
Veggies of your choice. I added:
1 grated carrot
3 grated mushrooms
1 can of corn
1/4 small broccoli - only the busy tops
1 tomato
Some chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. If the outcome is too dry, add another egg.
2. Form the patties and fry them until golden brown.

I ate mine with yoghurt and lemon but you can also make an avocado and tomato salsa.



Friday, 21 February 2014

Mung beans and sausage stew

We've noticed we like sausage stew with some kind of beans!! This stew is very similar to the one we posted a few months ago but this time we used mung beans and it was delicious!

1/2 kilo of mung beans soaked overnight
6 long traditional sausages
1 big onion chopped
Spices (we used turmeric, cumin, salt and vegetable stock cubes)

1. Fry the sausages until they are cooked (we used fresh sausages so they were completely raw). Cut in bite sized pieces. Set aside.
2. Fry the onion in a pot big enough to fit the rest of the ingredients. Add the sausages and stir, add the spices and salt and then add in the previously soaked mung beans.
3. Add enough water to cover the ingredients and bring to a boil. Once it has been boiling for about 15 minutes, lower the heat and cook until the beans are soft.
4. Serve and enjoy! Can be eaten with rice, toast or by itself with yoghurt and a dash of lemon if you are like us :)


Friday, 22 November 2013

Poached eggs

For the longest time we have been afraid of poaching eggs but hey, it's not that hard!
All you need is:

1 pot of boiling water
A splash of white vinegar
Eggs (cracked in a small bowl)

What we did was...

1. Mix the water and vinegar and bring to boil
2. With a spoon or something or the sort stir the water to create a whirlpool
3. Add the egg into the whirlpool (stop mixing by then) and let cook
4. Carefully remove with a holey (with holes) spoon if you have one.

Voila! Poached eggs ladies and gentlemen! We made these to accompany our bean and chorizo stew...what a combo!


Borlotti beans and chorizo stew

Seems like Mr. F and I haven't cooked for ages! haha! Sorry, we're been caught up in other things like eating... ;)
So, it is now the beginning of summer in Australia but the weather was rainy and it got down to 16ºC! Crazy!! And some argue climate change might not be real...but that's a whole different story and that's not why we are here. Back to business...on a day like that a warm, hearty meal is just what the heart (stomach) needs. So this is what we made:

1 small onion
3 cloves garlic (or garlic powder)
1/2 capsicum (green sweet pepper)
2 carrots
Sausages or chorizo
A handful of cherry tomatoes
2 cans Borlotti beans
Tomato paste
Salt, pepper, cumin and whatever other spice you want to add (Cayenne pepper is a nice one if you like your food a little spicy).

1. In a large pot, brown the onion for a bit and then add the capsicum and carrots
2. Add the meats and brown a little
3. Throw the drained beans, tomatoes and tomato paste in the pot and season with salt, pepper and whatever spices you like (we added cumin because we love it!). Add water or stock to it just before it covers it all.
4. Bring to boiling point and then reduce heat to simmer. Cook until the meat is thoroughly cooked and simmer until the water is absorbed a little and the whole dish looks like a stew.

You can eat it by itself, with a dollop of yoghurt or over rice or pasta. We had it with a poached egg!! YUMMMMYYYY!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Peanut butter filled chocolate cookies

So we've had this recipe for a while and decided to make them today.
We got the recipe online (not sure where from, sorry!) and made a few tiny changes. This is it...


1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup icing sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180˚C.
2. Mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. Beat the sugar, butter and 1/4 cup of the peanut butter until light and smooth. Add the vanilla and egg. Once combined, slowly add the flour mixture. 

4. To make the filling, cream together the icing sugar and remaining 1/2 cup PB until smooth.
To assemble: 

1. Make a small ball on your hand. Place ball on a piece of plastic wrap and flatten.
2. Add a teaspoon (not too much) of the PB filling on the middle and holding the bottom of the cookie through the plastic, fold the sides inwards so that you close the cookie and it becomes a ball again. You shouldn't see any filling at this point.
3. Roll into a ball and slightly flatten.
4. Place on a baking tray and bake for about 10 minutes or until you see they start to dry out and they look crackly.
5. Transfer to wire rack to let cool completely.