Category Archives: Main

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Spinach Salad

I saw this recipe in the New York Times this week and had to try it! First it is a salad that can be served as a main course and second I’ve never made roasted chickpeas and really have wanted to … Continue reading

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Curry Laksa

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the huge influence that Asia has on modern day Australian food.  I’ve learned a few new dishes and new names for old favorites.  (For example, ‘Dim Sum’ is called ‘Yum Cha’.)  With all of the … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Soup

We started making this recipe about a year ago and it is a family favorite.  The kids absolutely love it with crackers or garlic soldiers.  My husband and I put a swirl of truffle oil and pepper on top – … Continue reading

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Thai Fried Rice

This has slowly crept in and is now a an official member of our rotation – I only say official since my not spicy 8 year old ate a huge bowl! I’ve made it a habit of always making too … Continue reading

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Sick Soup

Well it happened, 6 months after being here in Australia, we have one down (fever 102)!  Never fear though, sick soup is here.  This is our tried and true soup that my Mom always made us when we were sick, … Continue reading

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Grilled Tasmanian Salmon with Mango Kiwi Salsa and Wilted Spinach

Another great day at the fish market, the kids picked out a whole Tasmanian Salmon!   You can prepare this meal very quickly so it is ideal for the hot weather we’ve been having 😉  The spinach was so fast … Continue reading

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Roasted Mushroom Risotto

I LOVE mushroom risotto.  This recipe is unique because the mushrooms are roasted in the oven as the risotto is being made.  I used a recipe from my Sunset Cookbook as a guide, but pretty much changed everything.  Sausage was … Continue reading

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Finally, a homemade macaroni and cheese recipe that the whole family loves!  I’ve tried many recipes and was miffed as to why my kids would not eat homemade mac and cheese, but only mac and cheese from a box.  Since … Continue reading

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John Dory with Caramelized Baby Bok Choy, Capers and Brown Butter

Today I planned on making tuna since it was the latest special at my local Sydney Fish Market, however they had sold out!  So I needed to decide on the spot something new which I could make at home, hopefully … Continue reading

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Mexican Lasagna

When we lived in California, my neighbor, Elsa, introduced me to this recipe.  She is one of those amazing cooks that doesn’t have a recipe for everything and can just cook off the top of her head.  So, here is … Continue reading

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