A low carb pasta bake with no pasta? How is that possible? Simple, really, replace the pasta with zucchini rounds – and if you add the zucchini at the last minute it holds its shape and texture. No soggy zucchini – slightly al dente /ælˈdɛnteɪ – cooked to be firm to the bite. I have been on a weight loss journey for the past 6 months and this has made me look closely at how I cook and what I am cooking (and eating). Some drastic changes to the family menus have been a result, including cutting out most carbohydrates! … Continue reading Zucchini Bake – A Low carb pasta bake with no pasta!
As a household of just two now, I have learnt to cook enough for a meal without having a load of leftovers. But when it comes to potatoes, I still work with the ‘one for the pot’ as my mum … Continue reading Mashed Potato & Bacon Fritters
Okay, so perhaps not a dish for anyone on a diet, but for busy mum with a hungry tribe to feed – perfect! Continue reading Mac ‘N Cheese
If you are a child born in the 1960’s in New Zealand, your mum will have her version of this dish in her recipe book somewhere. I think mine is pretty close to my mum’s – I’ll have to ask her if I got it right! Continue reading Kai Si Ming – an old family dish!
I shared with you a recipe from a young friend who had lived in a student flat on a meagre income while he was studying. It was a delicious and heartwarming chicken stew made from the leftover roast chicken from … Continue reading Leftovers again? What was I to do? Time to get a bit creative in the kitchen…..