Posts Tagged“easy”

Here’s a lovely old fashioned desert which is very easy to do. You can use any fresh fruit like apples, peaches or even mixed berries. But if you are short on time, a can of fruit will do the trick too! I threw this together in less than ten minutes and it is just the thing for a cosy night in.  If you need to make this gluten free, I suggest using the Aldi  brand of gluten free flour, it is an excellent flour, as well as very economical. Ingredients 1 large can peaches (drained) or 2 cups of fruit of…

This lovely slice makes a wonderful lunch or snack.  It is also a great way to use up an abundant harvest of zucchini and eggs!  Like most of my recipes this one is super thrifty as well, the entire dish would cost under $4 or about half that if you have homegrown zucchini and eggs! Ingredients 4 eggs ½ cup parmesan cheese 1 cup SR flour or SR gluten free flour ¼ tsp salt dash of pepper 1 tsp minced garlic 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 cups finely grated zucchini ( can substitute some carrot if you like) ½…

Here is a wonderful slice which is easy to make, thrifty and relatively healthy.  I had some homemade jam left over from last year, which I wanted to use up; as well as quite a supply of whole meal flour, which needed to be used sooner rather than later.  Today I solved both problems and made a double quantity of this lovely slice, and have cut it into pieces to freeze for later use.  I find it is really handy to have some homemade baked goods in the freezer for when you have unexpected visitors or you are running a…

These veggie fritters make a quick, easy and relatively healthy lunch or snack. I made these up in a jiffy today and they were delicious. My zucchini plants are going crazy, so I thought I would pick some of the new little zucchinis and use them for lunch. The recipe calls for roughly two cups of finely grated carrot and zucchini, but you could really use any vegetable you fancy. They would be especially good with some corn kernels.  Also, if you haven’t found a gluten free flour you like, I find the Aldi brand to be excellent as well…

As you may have picked up I am a huge fan of the humble slow cooker. Slow cookers enable you to make a lovely family meal with minimal time actually in the kitchen. This can be such a help when you have a lot on. I know that I have a bit of a busy week ahead so I used this morning to prepare a few dinners ahead of time. The great thing about the slow cooker is that you can basically throw all the ingredients together and then turn it on and leave it unattended to cook the meal!…

The slow cooker is a great way to “roast” meat, I use mine to roast beef, lamb, chicken and pork, and it does an amazing job. This method for roasting chicken is simple, yet produces the most moist and tender chicken you can imagine. The reason for sitting the chicken on top of some onion is so that it doesn’t sit down in the juices and stew, the onion also adds lovely flavour to the stock which forms. The stock can be used to make a delicious chicken gravy. After carving the meat off the chicken frame and using the…

Slow cooking is a wonderful way to achieve a perfectly cooked roast beef with very little fuss. It is not only easy, but yields the most perfectly cooked, tender beef you could imagine. Beef can be a little expensive, but I always look out for when it is on sale and buy a couple of pieces to put in the freezer. One 2kg/4.5lb piece does our family for at least two meals, so it can be quite economical if purchased on sale. The beauty of the slow cooker is that you can pop the beef on in the morning and…

This is a versatile meal which can be prepared in roughly 20 minutes and then left to cook in the slow cooker until it is time to serve.  The meatballs can then be served with pasta or our family favourite, made into meatball subs on fresh rolls.  There is either a super easy version in which you do not need to brown the meatballs before placing them in the slow cooker.  Alternatively, you can add the step of browning the meatballs slightly in a skillet and then adding them to the slow cooker.  I sometimes do the easy version if…

Chicken Cacciatore is a great family meal, which is both healthy and frugal.  I look out for when chicken breast is on sale at the local meat market and usually stock up on several kilos. I wrap the chicken breast in 500 g packs and freeze them to be used over the coming months.  Buying meat on sale and freezing it is a great way to really cut your grocery bill.  Chicken can be safely stored in the freezer for 3 months and lamb and beef can be frozen for up to 6 months.  With a little planning it is…

Pavlova is a classic Australian dessert, although I do believe the kiwis claim to have invented it!  Anyway, it is an Aussie classic and a great dessert to have in your repertoire.  Not only is Pavlova delicious, but it is fairly easy to make and very inexpensive. A great use for the egg yolks you have left over is to either make a cake, or a quiche, substituting the five egg yolks for two whole eggs.  If you don’t have time to make another cake or quiche on the day you make the Pavlova, you can store the egg yolks…