Recipe: Baked Sausages with Potatoes, Rosemary and Garlic

It’s been a while since my last recipe so I thought it was time to post one! I’ve enjoyed this dish thoroughly over winter because it is basically just protein and carbohydrates and great before a big bicycle ride! It takes about 90 mins all up due to the long baking time in the oven (only about 10 mins prep time) so something to…

Recipe: Italian-style Burger with Prosciutto and Buffalo Mozzarella

I love Italian cuisine. These burgers require no cooking at all (apart from heating the bun) and are fresh & delicious! Serves 4. Ingredients 2 large roma tomatoes, sliced 150g thinly shaved prosciutto 1 buffalo mozzarella, sliced 1 bunch basil Extra virgin olive oil Garlic-infused olive oil (optional) 4 turkish bread rolls Salt & Pepper METHOD Cut the bread rolls in half, brush with a little extra…

Recipe: Rocket & Radicchio Salad with Parmesan, Toasted Pine Nuts & Aged Balsamic

My 100th post! This is my favourite salad at the moment. Radicchio is like a very bitter lettuce and so the sweetness of the aged balsamic is important to balance this salad out. The toasted pine nuts add a nice crunch. Delicious! This is a Jamie Oliver recipe. Serves 1. Ingredients Handful rocket 1/4 radicchio, finely sliced Small handful grated Parmesan, plus extra to…

Beppi’s

Had our IT Christmas lunch at Beppi’s in East Sydney today. Beppi’s is an institution and was established in 1956 by Beppi and his wife Norma and is still family owned and run today. Convenient location, friendly, knowledgable waiters and great ambience however i’ve got to say I was a little let down by the food – it wasn’t as good as I remember…

Recipe: Crab & Prawn Pappardelle

This delicious pasta dish is simple to make and very moreish! Works well with tagliatelle if you don’t have any pappardelle. Serves 4. Ingredients 1 live mud crab (approx 1.4kg) 16 green king prawns, shelled & deveined 100ml olive oil 350-400g fresh pappardelle pasta 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced 1 sml red chilli, finely sliced 50ml dry white wine 250g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved…

Recipe: Karen’s Banana & Nut Muffins

Delicious and wholesome and also reasonably healthy. These are the tastiest muffins ever! Recipe courtesy of my girlfriend. Makes 12. Ingredients 2/3 cup plain flour 1/3 cup almond meal 1 tsp baking powder 2/3 tsp bicarb of soda pinch salt 2/3 tsp cinnamon 2 large ripe bananas 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/4…

Recipe: Tuscan Bread Salad (Panzanella)

Delicious and simple! You can make this with fresh bread but the stale bread is really what makes the dish. Serves 4. Dressing 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, crushed salt & pepper  Salad 1 stale ciabatta loaf, roughly broken up by hand 6 large ripe roma tomatoes, quartered 1 lebanese cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped 5-6 slices…

Recipe: Beef Burger with Bacon, Cheese & Egg

I don’t often have burgers but when I do I’m not concerned about them being low-fat – I want them to be tasty – and these certainly are! Makes 2 good size burgers. BURGER PATTIES MIXTURE 250g beef mince  1 egg 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped  1 clove garlic, crushed  1/4 sml white onion, finely diced  1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup parmesan cheese salt…

I’ve got the dreaded man-flu

Yep – had it for about a week now which has meant absolutely zero riding and trying to rest. Amazing how men can have broken bones, cuts, scrapes and other injuries without flinching but then when we get the man-flu it knocks us for six and we are literally bedridden – how does that work?? Anyway i’m not normally one to take any kind…

Recipe: Lemon & Sugar Crepes

This crepe recipe is very simple and consistently makes beautiful thin & tasty crepes. I used lemon & sugar to top them here but use whatever toppings take your fancy! Serves 4. CREPE MIXTURE 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk  1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons (30g) butter, melted TOPPING 1/2 tablespoon caster sugar Juice of 1/4 lemon METHOD In…