Tender Beef Tenderloin

Cooking an extra thick piece of tenderloin steak and finding that balance between too burnt/crusty on the outside and cooked on the inside and still keeping it tender was something I found difficult till I discovered this trick. Ingredients Thick 2-3cm tenderloin steak (nb. if thicker will need to tie it for even cooking) Olive … More Tender Beef Tenderloin

Roasted Vegetables

I was looking for a different way to prepare vegetables and stumbled across this recipe. Luckily we had made a trip to a larger supermarket which had the fresh herbs so were well prepared. Definitely a recipe worth repeating, and is easily adaptable with season as the vegetables used are very interchangeable. I have made … More Roasted Vegetables

Kale Chips

I never would have imagined ever hearing a toddler say they love kale! But that is exactly what happened with these and Miss 2 ate the lot. Ingredients Kale Olive oil Salt   Instructions Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Rinse and dry kale. Pour 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil into a bowl (enough to … More Kale Chips

Chickpea and Cod stew

About a month ago DD suddenly started refusing foods that she usually loved eg. chicken, beef, lentils etc. And not only that her already refined palate became even more refined – think foie gras, duck confit, clams sauteed in white wine with garlic and cilantro etc. Desperate, I started looking for other recipes that included … More Chickpea and Cod stew

Daily Food Menu 1

We eat three cooked meals a day plus two snacks. At first planning three cooked meals a day was very challenging for someone used to only having to plan one cooked meal as the rest didn’t require any thought – bread/sandwich meal and cereals for breakfast. Combining that with different dietary needs/requirements was challenging. Here … More Daily Food Menu 1

Garbanzo stew

Finally found a garbanzo (chickpea) recipe that doesn´t contain spinach! Usually I can´t eat garbanzos as it gives me tummyache. However, DD loves them. So this time I decided to soak for two days and regularly change the water – worked fantastically. Loved the stew, and no regrets after. Ingredients 500g garbanzos (soak for two … More Garbanzo stew