This recipe is simple but gives a lot of it to please a large gathering. The vegetables I used to fill this baguette is colorful to catch the eye of the person who is going to have it. You can add more colour to it by adding different types of colourful vegetables.
Cream cheese and feta in this gives a creamy and salty flavour plus act as a binder. So it helps to hold all the vegetable in it and when you slice it it holds the shape.
Baguettes are not expensive. So, to make this to please twenty people cost only $ 7.50. So this is very cost effective too. Instead of adding feta or cream cheese you can add any soft cheeses to your choice too.
The recipe for this is below the video and the pictures.
Video for how to make stuffed baguette.
Eggplant fried rice is a simple but elegant meal that anyone can try in few minutes. Its a one pot meal that can be cooked in few minutes. Adding all the vegetables with nuts makes it a complete meal. Add the vegetables to your choice.
I try to do more vegetarian and vegan friendly. If you are a person who needs meat for every meal try doing something like this at least a day for the week and you will be amazed to how tasty these meals are.
Adding variety to your meals take you out from eating the same meals. The fried eggplants are so yummy. When you fry the eggplants make sure to soak them in salt water with a bit of turmeric. It will keep the eggplants away from browning and also takes the liquids out from eggplants.If you consider about oil in your meals try grilling the eggplants but fried is the best.
I do a lot of gardening in my spare time and these beautiful eggplants are directly from my garden. I will write more about easy organic gardening soon on my bog.
The recipe is below……………..
This recipe will serve 4 people…………….
My daughter prefers Sushi sandwiches every time she buy sushi. So she she requested me to make these these beautiful sandwiches. But in shops They are so nicely made with different outer layers. I know the prices are high due to the labour cost, for making them too. So I thought I will do them at home for her with one tasty filling.
I used 500 g sushi rice for this. I cooked sushi rice with the sushi seasoning and I added wasabi in the rice after cooking. When you make a larger batch so simple to please kids for several meals.
Step by step clear instructions are below with the pictures.
For this recipe I used a cup of grated pickled zucchini, 2 cups carrots, 1/4 cup sesame seeds (Both black and white)
Other than that I used one can tuna (Make sure to squeeze the excess water out)
Mix all together.
I used 1/4 cup of mayonnaise , 2 table spoon full pickled cucumber paste and a 1/2 tsp pepper.
Cook the sushi rice according to the packet instructions. I am using 500 g rice.
Mix everything together.
Leave it aside.
Lay the Nori sheets on the bench.
Put a a spoon full of cooked rice on it.
Lay the rice on the paper as shown in the picture.
Spread the mix evenly as shown in the picture.
Put both on each other leaving the Nori sheet up.
Press well and cut in to four and then in to triangles.
Serve with soy sauce.
The left over rice can be kept in fridge and use with in a day.
I bake fish in oven quite often. This is one way of doing it. The more the flavours the more goes through the fish. It helps to take smell out from the fish and even those who dislike fish will eat this way.
Buy a good soft fleshy fish for this. I am using a Baramundi and it weighs about 900 g. Take the fish and descale the fish well. Take all the fins off too. Clean the guts and the gills. Wash inside and out thoroughly.
If you can leave the marinated fish over night in fridge is the best. So all the flavours absorb in to the flesh of the fish and make it more tastier than baking it at once. When baking make sure not to burn the fish.
This recipe will serve 4 people.
Leave the fish on the chopping board and descale and remove guts and the gills.
Cut across the fish as shown in the picture. It helps the marination goes through every corner.
I used juice of one large lemon, salt and pepper, garlic powder, oil, crushed chillies,and soy sauce for this.
Add all the ingredients in to a small bowl and mix well.
Put everything on to the fish. Rub the spice mix all over the fish.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and and put the fish on and leave to marinate.
Bake on 180 c about 30 minutes. (Baking time will vary from size of the fish)
After baking the fish prepare the ingredients needed for the garnishing. I used several finely sliced chillies, onions and garlic with with some curry leaves. Fry the above ingredients in a table spoon full coconut oil and pour over the to fish.
This will give a nice zing as well as flavours to the fish.
Always I add eggs in to the omelette and thought of trying it in a different way. I found that my kids prefer this version of noodles than the other one. This is a bit spicy. If you do not like spicy foods try with out chillies.
This mouth watering noodle dish helps to balances the amount you are eating as it is already portion controlled. When you make noodle only you feel like eating more. but this recipe is just to wrap the noodles in omelette.
This recipe will serve 4 people. I added 2 eggs for each person. The protein quantity in makes filling and you can adjust this with any vegetable as you wish.
The recipe is below…………….
Honey soy and sesame salmon is my daughters favourite dish. Every time I make it she comes to say how nice it was. This is really simple to make and loaded with lots of flavour. All about the combination of sweet and sour.
For a busy day meal I do something like this. Its so simple to make and the family loves it. That’s all what I want. When you buy salmon make sure to buy the fresh ones. There is a huge difference of taste from the frozen and fresh.
Most of the time I buy one whole fish and fillet it by myself. So the bones and the head can be used to make the fish stock. Some times I use the fish heads and bones for my tomato plants. You will not believe how it works. It gives loads of tomatoes as the results.
Try doing this when you cook salmon next time.
Recipe is below the pictures.
Get a good fillet of salmon.
Season with salt and pepper.
Put a pan with some oil on the stove.
Place the skin side down and cook until crispy.
Then turn to the other side.
You will need soy sauce, one lime or lemon and 5 table spoons full honey with several clove of garlic. Mix all together and blend it.
Pour the blended liquid over the fish.
Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and cook until it thickens.
Sprinkle some sesame seeds & spring onions on top
Serve with grilled vegetables or a salad.
Salmon and pasta bake with vegetable is a simple and easy one pot & budget meal that you can try in few minutes. Assemble everything you are trying to use for this recipe. It will take few minutes to prep. Be multi tasking. Boil the pasta and prepare and cut vegetables at the same time.
If you like you can use the fresh salmon in this too. This recipe will serve 4 people. You can make a large batch of pasta and freeze in individual containers and use when you need. You can put them directly in your lunch box. You dont need to thaw the pasta. It will be thawed when you are ready for lunch.
I am using frozen vegetables. Its handy to have frozen or canned vegetables. When you dont find time or feeling lazy use the frozen or canned vegetables.
This recipe will serve 4 people
Ingredients for the Recipe is below the pictures.
All you need is chopped parsley and onion and some green onions (Spring onions)
Open one can of salmon and take the skin off.
1/2 cup of corn and peas.
Boil 250 g pasta according to the packet instructions and strain and leave aside.
You will need two teaspoon full flour, and two tablespoons full butter
Put the butter ina pan and leave to melt (make sure not to burn butter)
Add flour in to the butter and cook few minutes.
Add the milk bit by bit and whisk well until there is no lumps.
After, cook until it thickens
Add a tablespoon full stock powder, 1/2 tsp pepper and enough salt.
Mix with the flour and the chopped ingredients
Mix well and leave aside.
Mix all the other ingredients
Put in to a baking tray. cover with cheese
Bake until golden brown.
Leave 5 minutes to rest before cutting.
Sandwiches are the easiest meal that you can try in few minutes. But when you make sandwich its much better if you can make each with different flavours. I always make them with different flavours. This is a great idea when you are making them in bulk too. If you are doing it for a party or a brunch try making them in different flavours and colours.
Some of the The flavours that you can slect………
- Beef with pickle
- Pork with apple relish
- chicken and salad
- Ham and cheese
- Corned beef and pickle
Not only you can do four flavours but many flavours as you wish. The technique is to make them and stack them first and then mix in each line. Normally 4 corners of sanwiches served as per head.
This recipe will serve 4 people.
Okonomiyaki or the cabbage pancakes are really an easy meal to try when you are really busy. The other thing is cabbage is less in calories. I am not a person who loved cabbage. Now I love to eat cabbage in these pancakes when ever I feel lazy to cook. As a full time worker I always cut my vegetables oduring the weekend. i store them in fridege for my one pot meals. I call this a one pot meal too.
To make the pancakes a full meal you can add several different vegetables and some meat in to the pancake mix. Some people like a soft pancake texture when some others like the fillings with less batter which is enough to bind the ingredients together. There are no rules for filling or the toppings. Use what you have in the fridge.
There is one thing you should remember when you make these pancakes. Vegetables always gives extra liquid when you mix them all together with salt. So be carefull when adding more liquid. I always do several and add a bit more flour for the last few as you will get all the uices out from the mixture.
When making the pancakes try cooking onb a low flame to get the best look. Its served with diferent types of sauces. Add anything to your liking as the topping. If you are a vegetarian try omitting prawns and eggs.
This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
I am using half of a large cabbage . Shredd or grate or cut finely.
Add other flavours to it. I used leeks onions , prawns (I used cooked prawns)and green chillies. Chillies are always optional.
Add about a cup of flour with 3 table spoons full corn flour in to a bowl with salt and pepper.
Break 3 eggs in to a bowl and whisk well. Pour on to the flour. Add 1/2 cup of milk to mix with flour. Make a batter.
Add the chopped vegetables and prawns on to the batter. Mix well.
Pour the prepared batter with cabbage on to a grill or a pan and cook on low flame on both sides until well cooked.
Serve hot with your favourite sauce as the topping.