Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Off Pay Week Menu

Variety of Delicious Toppings on Traditional Italian Pizza Photographic Print

Well today my inspiration came from the Foodworks Catalogue.  I am also keen to try bobotie a South African dish.  

Wednesday ~ Chicken Tacos and Hot Sauce 
Thursday ~ Greek Chicken Quesadillas 
Friday ~  Chorizo Carbonara
Saturday ~  Chicken Souvlaki with greek salad
Sunday ~ pizza
Monday ~  Bobotie (uses mince)

Interesting recipes:
Sweet & Juicy Spanish Green Tomato Burger
Fried Green Tomato and Haloumi Tapas

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Large Patty Pan Squash Soup

Spicy Lentil Soup

    1 cup red lentil (water to cover will be drained)
    1 1/2 tbsps olive oil
    2 small onion (chopped)
  3 garlic cloves (sliced thinly)
    1 tsp grated ginger     1 tsp turmeric
    3/4 tsp ground cumin
    1/4 tsp chili powder
    1 large yellow squash (diced 1 cm )
    1/2 cup carrot (diced small)
    5 tsp vegetable stock powder
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp sugar

   ¾ cup filini
    3 tbsps chopped coriander leaves (optional)
    sour cream (important)

Wash lentils and carefully inspect to bit of stone.

Heat oil in a heavy saucepan on med low. Sauté onion, garlic and
ginger until onion is nearly translucent add squash, salt ,sugar ,
zucchini, carrot, vegetable stock powder.

Stir in turmeric, cumin and chili powder, and cook until squash is
cooked a bit (softens).

Add lentils, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20
minutes (until vegetables are almost tender), the add filini and
simmer another 10 minutes.
To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish with coriander and a big dollop
of sour cream.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gifted Vegies Menu

Three Different Squashes (Patty Pan Squashes) Photographic Print

Slice thickly and cook on the barbecue with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Amazing value — great for functions.

Wednesday ~ Beef Pattie Pizza again
Thursday ~ Japanese Pancakes
Friday ~ Puttunesca
Saturday ~ Lentil Soup see recipe
Sunday ~ Chicken, Zucchini & Squash Stir-fry
Monday ~ Gujarati Cabbage
Tuesday ~ Taco Salad
Wednesday ~ Pies, Peas, Chips
Thursday ~ Spaghetti with Asparagus & Egg
Friday ~ Spiced Haloumi Pasta
Saturday ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Sunday ~ Mediterranean Hot Dogs uses Pepper Sausages
Monday ~ Pepper Sausages
Tuesday ~

Frozen Beef Pattie Pizza

Beef burger pizza

Makes two pizzas

2 quantity Basic pizza dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 brown onion, chopped in half and sliced
10 beef burgers chopped into 5mm cubes
300g jar doritos mild salsa
125g can corn kernels, drained
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 cup grated tasty cheese
½ green capsicum thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease 2 @ 35cm round pizza tray
Fry the chopped beef burgers, separating the pieces so that it looks
like mince.  Don’t overcook, the burger pieces should still be soft.
VIP drain the fat.  Set aside
Cook the onion so that they are clear and still soft and moist, set aside

Roll dough into a 35cm round. Place on prepared tray.
Spread with ½ of all ingredients starting with Salsa then tomato paste
then corn, cooked meat, cooked onions and capsicum.
Spread with 1 ½ cups grated cheese.

Bake for 12 to 25 minutes or until cheese is cooked but not burnt.