Tuesday, March 26, 2013

food party: rollins mosh pot (spanish style)

another favourite and easy recipe of mine, adapted from somewhere i don't remember! it's a good one to get rid of left overs, you can even try it with leftover roast chicken, which we did the other day (just cut down the cooking time).

  •  chicken pieces, whatever you like (about 300-500g is about right)
  •  chorizo or some kind of sausage (2 chorizos worth)
  • oranges (2)
  • onion (1, red or brown, it's up to you)
  • misc vegetables (i've tried tomatoes, beans, spinach, asparagus... you could try cauliflower, capsicum, whatever)
  • olive oil
how to:
1) chop up all ingredients into bite-size chunks, except the chicken, you can  leave those bits whole. quickly peel the orange (i chop the peel off ala juicing days) and cut into segments
2) all goes in a baking dish
3) drizzle generously with olive oil (3-4tbsp)
4) whack it in a 180 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through

served suggestion:
either serve as is or with a couple of poached eggs on top.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

food party: whole 30 friendly baked meatballs

yo! here is how i do the kitchen: quick, easy, in bulk, not too many recipes. last week i made the yummiest meatballs in the food processor. i'm not kidding. let's rumball.

whole 30 friendly baked meatballs
step 1. preheat oven to 180 °C
step 2. get your food processor and hook up your grating attachment
step 3. prep and stick in 2 carrots, half an eggplant, 1 onion
step 4. no more grating, swap to your mixing/slicing tool
step 5. pop all your veggies back in, add 500g of mince, 1 egg and a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste
step 6. whiz it around until combined
step 7. shape about 2 tablespoons worth of mixture into balls and pop into a baking dish
step 8. bake for 20-30 minutes or until nicely browned on the outside

Sunday, March 17, 2013

sunday evening in the maylands

the sun is setting.
the apartment has been tidied, sheets washed, beds made, carpets vacuumed (dishes not done).
a paleo strawberry coconut pie has been made, a chicken been roasted.
scented candles have been lit and it feels just like sunday night.
winding up the week, preparing for the next.
i'm trying to let all worries go and just wait for my man to come home.
enjoying this lovely view, dusk, and quiet,

Friday, March 15, 2013

blueberry picking!

The weekend before last was a long weekend so a bunch of us managed to get out of town for a quick break down in Dunsborough. We cooked, ate, swam and snorkeled on the reef, all got sunburnt, hung out, and then we went blueberry picking. Our friends, Cam and Nadia, who live down in that part of the world, told us about a secret blueberry farm where you can pick your own berries for cheap. Uh, sold!

We also visited Gabriel Chocolate (where Nadia works) and Arimia Estate (where Cam used to work) in Yallingup. Go there. You won't regret it. And here we all are. Delight!