tortilla city – bean tortillas w carrot salad

As you can probably tell by the home page, after a bit of a tortilla drought, we have been eating tortillas quite a bit this Summer. A couple of Fridays ago we used the last plastic container of Mexican beans (click here for the Co-op recipe) as an easy dinner. It also saw the birth of…

salad days – carrot salad for Mexican

As a result of a few ingredients around the house – this salad promised, and delivered. We had pre-made tortillas and beans and frozen, so it was a quick meal to put together on a Friday night when no one wants too many dishes to do afterwards. The salad was teamed with a dollop of natural yoghurt…

tortilla city – a bean version

Move over #tacotuesday and make way for #tortillatuesday! Perfectly paired with capsicum + corn salsa and guacamole. And of course you can enjoy wrapped up in a taco too. It has seriously been tortilla city at our place! A couple of Friday nights ago Cass felt like making tortillas with some ingredients we had around the…

new salsation – capsicum + corn salsa

After not having tortillas for awhile it has been tortilla city at our place of late! This is a salsa I have made a few times to go with various fillings and really enjoyed – a good tartness from the lime, subtle heat from the chilli and sweetness from the veggies. salsa (start the dressing…

soup, soup, a tasty, soup soup …I am gazpacho!

I am a summer soup Oh! This chilled soup is perfect for hot, summer days, and when you have a lot of tomatoes that need to be eaten! Cass and I often make it for dinner or lunch and make enough to keep in the freezer or take for our work lunch the next day….

the (cured) salmon dance – gravadlax

Cass and I have worked quantities out for 300g (as 2 x 150 g fillets) of fish. This works well as you can cure quickly. Most recipes will give quantities for 1-2 kg which will take 24-48 hours with turning of the fillet involved. The pictured serving idea is grilled sourdough (rye would also be…

pizza guy #12 – anchovy, chilli flakes (optional) and shaved parmesan

anchovy, chilli flakes (optional) and shaved parmasan This one is becoming as regular as a Margherita on our pizzathon nights. 8-12 anchovies (2-3 per slice) Parmesan (put on before cooking) Chilli flakes Squeeze of ½ a lemon (after cooking – just before serving) Top your base with sauce, anchovies, chilli flakes and parmesan. Cook. Squeeze lemon…

pizza guy #10 – lamb with lemon, yoghurt and tahini sauce

Lamb with lemon, yoghurt and tahini sauce (top with chives – optional) Lamb marinate You can prepare earlier and keep in the fridge. 1 lamb forequarter chop. Bones and top fat removed. (these cuts were on special and we bought with the intention of making a lamb osso bucco). The fat within the cut helped…

susshidio – sushi 2 ways

Pork, carrot and cucumber and tuna and avocado sushi This will make 2 rolls of each kind which will serve 4. I think the title needs explaining – it’s the terribly 80s song – Sussudio by Phil Collins. The sushi is not terribly 80s but sushi did have limited song options I could go with. Make…