Kebab Hala – Egyptian Pot Roast

All day I have been thinking about the English equivalent to the word “mesabeka” which is the perfect arabic word to describe the sauce in this dish. This traditional Egyptian casserole is made with humble chuck or gravy beef. This budget friendly cut of meat is perfect for cooking on low heat for an extended […]

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Prawn Jambalaya

Jambalaya is the Creole word for mess, and this recipe is a delicious mess! Flavoursome because of the spices and vegetables used, its a quick and easy seafood dish.  When not observing a vegan and seafood fast, this dish is heightened by the addition of fresh chorizo sausages and chicken along with the prawns. I […]

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French Onion Soup

I first tried this soup at my favourite french restaurant, as an Amuse Bouche (ie a tiny drop of soup which made me crave more more more) I have been playing with this recipe for some years now. When you the whole way, and make the soup as well as the cheesy garlicky sourdough bread […]

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Quick prawns with red peppers

Sometimes we have time for a thought out gourmet meal and sometimes we need a quick dinner when you have to use what you have in the fridge/pantry. I love frozen prawns ’cause they last a long time in the freezer and they cook super quick! A perfect throw together meal for a weeknight 🙂 […]

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Beouf Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy)

This dish was the first meal that I made for my husband in our first apartment…we first tasted it when we went to what is now our favourite French restaurant in Sydney – the meltingly tender beef, the rich hearty oniony sauce atop the fluffiest mash you could find means it was definitely a night […]

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