Jan 20th

argentinian bbq feast

Posted by with 6 Comments

This Argentinian bbq feast has become a favourite at home. It’s reasonably quick and easy to prepare, and is full of vibrant colours and flavours.  It looks great thrown together on a large wooden chopping board, jamie style.  You can pick and choose elements of this dish, and while you really only need either the salsa or the chimmichurri to accompany the beef, I’ve prepared and posted the recipe for both, so you can take your pick!

Beef is a staple in Argentinian cuisine, and is generally grilled on the bbq and served with chimmichurri sauce.  Their secret to beautifully juicy, flavoursome beef is plenty of salt, and it is truly amazing how much flavour the salt brings out in this recipe.

I’ve adapted and combined a number of donna hay and delicious magazine recipes for this feast.  The potatoes, sour cream and salsa are also great accompaniments to a roast chicken.


Read the Recipe
Nov 27th

cobb salad with honey mustard dressing

Posted by with No Comments


Chicken, lettuce, tomato, cheese, egg, bacon & potato…. it sounds so boring. It sounds so American. But while I’m confident Aristotle did not intend for the phrase to be used in this way, when it comes to a cobb salad, if prepared in good taste, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

This is a fun salad – it is colourful, fresh & summery. It has a little bit of something for everyone, and everyone has their own adaptation. In my version, I use prosciutto instead, and rather than having everything cut to minuscule, identical cubic portions, everything is still identifiable. Because all my guests still have their teeth. Let’s call it rustic. (more…)

Read the Recipe
May 4th

chicken san choi bao

Posted by with No Comments

I love meals that involve some sort of self assembly… meals where you have some input into or involvement in the final product. When we go out to dinner, josh thinks that this is just lazy…wondering what it is we are paying for if we have to put our own meal together, but I think it is fun! Some examples; tacos, burritos, yakiniku, or my current favourite, san choi boa!  Although I do like the pork version, I prefer to make chicken ones at home.

make your own san choy bao

We recently had pork san choi bao at Libertine, the renowned french vietnamese restaurant and bar located in the Brisbane Barracks complex. They were delicious, but I think these are just as good, and don’t come with a hefty price tag.

PS. I am very aware that I may have misspelled san choi bao… I had a great deal of trouble finding the correct spelling which may or may not be one of the following – sung choi/y bao, san choi/y bao, sang choi/y bao…if any credible source out there has the answer, please feel free to let me know! lettuce cups


Read the Recipe