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Mushroom, Bok Choy and Eggplant Stir Fry

Mushroom, Bok Choy and Eggplant Stir Fry is a simple dish of sliced mushrooms, bok choy and Asian eggplants sautéed in garlic and onions with oyster sauce. Oyster sauce is one of the best go to sauce for Bok Choy, just a simple blanch of Bok Choy drizzled with sautéed...

Jolly Bird (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I had been hearing this place from some of my Filipino friends here in Auckland, they said there is this new place that tries to copy the famous dishes Jollibee had on offer, the Chicken Joy and the Jolly Spaghetti. Jolly Bird, from the name alone, most Filipinos would know...

Creamy Scallops and Prawn Pasta

Creamy Scallops and Prawn Pasta is a seafood pasta dish prepared with prawns and scallops served over pasta drenched in a creamy and mildly spicy sauce. Who does not love creamy stuff, especially with pasta, the way it coats the noodles, makes me drool just by the thought of it?...

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta is a simple pasta prepared with spaghetti served over creamy mushroom sauce sautéed with garlic and onions. This recipe today is easy peasy, so I won’t hold you long too, basically this Creamy Mushroom Pasta is a simple dish of any pasta that you serve over creamy...

Bacon Bones and Potato Soup 1

Bacon Bones and Potato Soup

Bacon Bones and Potato Soup is a rich creamy soup dish prepared with Bacon Bones slowly cooked until meat falls of the bone together with carrots, potatoes, celery and onions on a cream soup base Bacon Bones may look like leftover scraps from preparing good pork cuts but this smoked...

Leftover Roast Chicken Pasta 1

Leftover Roast Chicken Pasta

Leftover Roast Chicken Pasta is a creamy pasta dish prepared with leftover chicken roast served over spaghetti or any pasta in a sauce made with chicken stock and fresh cream. Guess what? It’s another leftover day and this time it’s not coming from the freezer, it was from our leftover...

Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet 1

Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet

Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet is a simple dish of Mushrooms and Cauliflower florets cooked in a skillet on olive oil, garlic and other herbs and spices. This Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet is one of the most satisfying vegetable dishes I ever made, prepared just with chunky earthy mushrooms and nutty...

Garlic Braised Short Ribs With Red Wine 2

Garlic Braised Short Ribs With Red Wine

Garlic Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine is a simple beef dish of beef short ribs slowly braised on red wine, celery and carrots inside a Dutch Oven until its fall of the bone. Sometimes patience is needed to get good results and this Garlic Braised Short Ribs with Red...

Chilli Bacon Lime Roasted Cauliflower 1

Chilli Bacon Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Chilli Bacon Lime Roasted Cauliflower is an easy side dish of roasted cauliflower seasoned with garlic and chilli dressed in scallion lime juice served with crispy bacon bits. Last night I saw some leftover cauliflower on my vegetable bin and was wondering what to make out of it, so it...

Sautéed Courgettes, Spinach and Mushrooms 1

Sautéed Courgettes, Spinach and Mushrooms

Sautéed Courgettes, Spinach and Mushrooms is a simple vegetable stir fry prepared with courgettes, spinach, mushrooms and shrimps sautéed in garlic and onions With a lot of leftover courgettes from my colleagues’ garden we have another opportunity to do a freestyle recipe and the easiest way to do this by...