Pan fried Pork Loin Cutlets

Pan fried Pork Loin Cutlets

Today’s recipe is one of my favourite mid week dinner ideas.  My mum would often make pan fried pork cutlets and she would always serve them with hot fries.  It is a hearty dish that I have always enjoyed.  It’s easy and quick to make and it tastes delicious thanks to the abundance of herbs…

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 Passion fruit Béarnaise Sauce

Passion fruit Béarnaise Sauce

This month, the Daring Cooks got a little saucy! Jenni from the Gingered Whisk taught us the basics of how to make the five mother-sauces and encouraged us to get creative with them, creating a wide variety of delicious, fresh sauces in our very own kitchens. I was really thrilled by this challenge!  I make some sauces…

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Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry

Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry

Today’s post is about a very elegant recipe.  It is great for a special occasion (I made this during the Christmas holidays) or a romantic dinner… It requires a little extra work, but it is much easier than what it seems.  These Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry are delicious!  I love the filling as…

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Couscous, Olive and Orange Salad

COUSCOUS, OLIVE AND ORANGE SALAD

Ohhh I love couscous and I make it in all kinds of ways.  My all time favourite is my mum’s (and grandma’s) traditional Fish Couscous, but I also make the pre cooked version and serve it as a side dish.  And then there is leftover plain couscous.  Which is like a white canvas that can…

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COUSCOUS AND HERB SALAD

Couscous is one of my favourite side dishes.  I love the fact that it is so versatile and that it can be easily turned into a light and healthy main dish for a weekday lunch.  I usually make couscous to go with my Lemon Chicken Tajine with Olives or my LambTajine with Quinces and I sometimes have…

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HYDERABADI CHICKEN BIRYANI

Today’s recipe is definitely a special one.  It is one of my favourite Indian dishes.  Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, like all the food of the area, is greatly influenced by the Mughals, Arabic, Turkish and Iranian food that use plenty of rice, wheat and spices.  I particularly like the mix of spices and herbs in this…

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Roast Brined Chicken

ROAST BRINED CHICKEN

Audax of Audax Artifex was our November 2012 Daring Cooks’ host.  Audax has brought us into the world of brining and roasting, where we brined meat and vegetables and roasted them afterwards for a delicious meal! Wow! I had never brined anything before!  I thought it would be hard and time consuming, but it was neither…

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Labneh

LABNEH

If you follow this blog, you know that cheese is my weakness. I can do without dessert, but if I see cheese… well, I have to have some! After making home made yogurt, I had to try my hands at making home made labneh. I had seen a picture of it on my friend Sawsan’s…

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HARI CHUTNEY

I have a couple of Indian recipes coming up for you in the next few days. Today I want to start with a basic chutney, one that can be used in many dishes and chances are, if you have ever eaten at an Indian restaurant, you have eaten this with some tandoori dish. It is…

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MARINATED LAMB CUTLETS

This is a very simple lamb dish that I came up with since moving to Australia.  Lamb in Italy are much smaller than they are here and it is not easy to find some cuts of meat.  I don’t remember seing this kind of cutlets at the supermarkets in Italy… but I haven’t been back…

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