Stuffed avocados

A lazy lunch for a lazy Sunday. Washed down with a lazily written blogpost. Toasted ciabatta 2 avocados, halved, scooped and sprinkled with sea salt & pepper Smashed Avocado flesh, shrimp, sweet corn, lemon, sea salt, pepper Fill and add dash of paprika Advertisements

Salmon & Leek Pie

I’m in a cooking rut. I’m sick of the spaghetti, tomato sauce, beef mince, chicken dishes. My shopping basket has been so monotonous, the supermarket clerk could say, “hey Jean, the usual?” So I decided to pick up salmon and leeks, the latter of which I’ve never cooked with before, and a spark of inspiration…

Spaghetti & XL meatballs

I can’t be bothered to write a recipe for this one. Just use your favourite meatball recipe, then grab a big hunk of meatball mixture, push a cube of raclette cheese into it and roll into a ball. Grill the meatballs on extra high (220-240C) to ensure that meat shell browns and hardens before the…

Shiitake & Brie Risotto

This dish is as comforting as a hot cocoa on the couch while it is snowing outside. I just ate a big plate of this and I’m too relaxed to come up with an interesting anecdote so here’s the recipe. Ingredients 2 cups risotto rice Vegetable stock 3 handfuls sliced shiitake mushrooms 125 g brie…

Stuffed Peppers

So the old balls and chain and I were in Athens for an overnight stopover. We had booked a room at a beautiful country house close the airport with the intention of getting a 8 hour look-see of Athens city. However that went down the drain when we arrived to a pelting thunderstorm. It had…

Guinness Beef Stew

Beef stews. Every culture has its own version. the French has bourguinon, the Japanese have nikujaga and the Irish have this hearty dish made more scrumptious with the addition of stout. Ingredients 330ml Guinness stout 600g beef chuck 3 large carrots, cubed 3 lage stalks celery, cubed 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced…