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Aug 7, 2012

{Recipe} Tuna Mornay

This is a very popular meal in our house. I make small ones in ramekins for Dora and a large family sized one for hubby and I.


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Jul 28, 2012

{Recipe} Tropical Chicken Sausage Curry

Okay, so this recipe is not going to win any ‘best looking‘ prizes but it is tasty and easy to make. It’s a bit of a favourite in our house. It’s adapted from my mum’s sausage curry.

Kaz's Tropical Chicken Sausage Curry

Kaz’s Tropical Chicken Sausage Curry

Serves 4

1tbs of oil, I used sesame oil
1 large brown onion, sliced
8 quality thin chicken sausages (our local butcher makes delicious gluten free ones)
1 tbs (or more if you like spicier curries) of Keen’s Traditional Curry Powder
1 400mL can of coconut cream
1/2 cup sultanas
1 banana, sliced
rice to serve

1. Put whole sausages into a medium saucepan and boil for 15 – 20 minutes. This gets rid of a lot of oil from in the sausages.
2. Taken them out and dab with a paper towel.
3. Cut sausages into bit sized slices.

4. Heat oil in a medium frying pan (on medium heat) and fry onion until translucent
5. Add curry powder and coat onions. Be careful not to have the pan too hot or you’ll burn the curry powder.
6. Add sausages and stir for a minute
7. Add coconut milk, sultanas and sliced banana.
8. Bring to a soft boil and then lower the cooking temperature.
9. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
10. Get your rice cooking while your curry simmers.

Variation – use a can of unsweetened mango slices (from the Asian section in the grocery aisle) instead of banana.

Linking up with these lovely blogs:

Food on Friday: Go bananas! @ Carole’s Chatter

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Jul 18, 2012

{Recipe} Baked Potato with Spinach and Cheese Filling

I came across this recipe ‘Baked Potato with spinach and cheese filling’, while searching for ideas for things to make for B1 and B2. It was in the toddler section of recipes but straight away I thought of my husband who I knew would love it. I decided to give it a try,  mainly for hubby for dinner and/ or to take to work for lunches, and I thought I would also give some to the twins to try.

I added a few extra ingredients to the original recipe that I found. I also left out the walnuts.


4 large potatoes scrubbed clean
Cooking spray
40gms Butter
2 Tablespoons plain flour
2 cups milk
1 and 1/2 cups grated cheese
A bunch of spinach roughly chopped
2 mushrooms
1 tomato


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Jun 18, 2012

{Recipe} Easy Peasy Creamy Chicken

Yesterday I tried a new recipe. A very quick, easy and simple one that turned out great. Again, using a tin from the pantry, keeping up with my ‘Ten to do’s in June’ challenge. This time I used a can of creamy chicken soup, my slow cooker and only three other ingredients. After only two or three mouth fulls I got “This is beautiful” from hubby, which is a sure fire sign that I am onto a winner. Also it’s  relatively healthy and not to saucy making it a winner with me. It was plain enough for B1 and B2 to have some for their dinner too! I had mine with extra steamed vegetables on the side and hubby had some mashed potato and a few corn cobs. You could have it with just about anything, like some rice or pasta or even some salad and bread.


500 gms Chicken breast
1 red capsicum
2 cups of green beans (I used frozen beans but you could use fresh)
1 can of Creamy Chicken Soup
1/2 cup water


  1. Cut chicken into chunks.
  2. Cut capsicum into small strips.
  3. Turn slow cooker on. I used the Auto setting. Otherwise I would probably say high as the chicken is raw.
  4. Place chicken, soup, water, capsicum and beans into slow cooker.
  5. Stir to mix all the ingredients together.

Sit back and relax, or get on with the hundreds of other tasks you have for the day. The lovely aroma will fill the house and by dinner time you will have a beautiful meal all ready and waiting. I will definitely make this again.

I wanted to post a photo of the ready to eat meal but it was scoffed down before I remembered to take one, so next time I make it I will add one.



Shared at: Carole’s Chatter: Food on Friday



We are two first time mums who met at Mother's Group in our local area. Ang is the mum of twins, B1 and B2. Kaz is the mum of the ever exploring Dora. We're happy you popped by. Please feel free to leave a comment and say hi.

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