Sizzle Steak

APFK RATING: EASY Quick to cook, serve with veg & mash, chop up into a big bowl of salad, in a burger, sandwich or in a wrap, like a fajita. You can get these locally in a supermarket or at your local butchers, I bought these at Coles in Australia.  What you will need: Sizzle…

Hearty Meaty Lasagne

  APFK RATING: BEGINNER I cooked lasagne again! My host family and I were all craving a wholesome hearty meal, so I decided to do a simple lasagne. The boys are meat heads, so added some extra meat.  What you will need:  Mince beef Lasagne pasta sheets 1 Clove of garlic 1 Onion 1 Carrot,…

Fish

APFK RATING: EASY Easy, quick and simple to cook and serve up on a week night.  What you will need:  Fish (quantity for number of people) * Oil Butter Parsley 1 clove of garlic Pinch of salt & pepper Chilli flakes *white fish or any you prefer. Method:  1. Oven 180C. Place foil onto a…

Lamb Chops

APFK RATING: EASY Put the chops on the barbie! Juicy, chewy and tender, have these chops with a nice salad or veg and quinoa. Seriously simple and wholesome meal. Buy a load at your local butchers. Method:  These are of course best grilled on the bbq, however when it’s winter or raining it’s as tasty…

Sweet Pot Fries & Wedges

APFK RATING: EASY Sweet potatoes are a non-starchy carb. Especially when fried, they taste sweet and spicy all at the same time.  What you will need: 1 Sweet potato (this is all I had left) 2 Potatoes Pinch of salt and pepper 1 tsp sweet paprika Method: 1. Oven 200C. Wash your potatoes under cold water and scrub….

Turkey Burgers

APFK RATING: EASY Juicy and full of flavour. What you will need: Turkey mince Bread crumbs 1/2 red onion 1 egg 1 tsp parsley 1 clove of garlic pinch of salt & pepper Method:  1. In a large bowl mix the mince, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, parsley, garlic and seasoning (all the ingredients). I made 5…

Spag Bol

APFK RATING: EASY/BEGINNER Spaghetti Bolognese  What you will need:  Spaghetti pasta (quantity depending on how many people) 1/2 Onion 2 Garlic cloves Mince meat Veg (of your choice) * 1 Can of diced tomatoes Splash of red wine Tomato sauce/puree Splash of Worcestershire Pinch of salt & pepper *added veg so that the children will…

Chicken & Dumpling Stew

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE All in one pot, on the hob, for an hour.   This recipe was a complete spur of the moment. I used what we had in the fridge.  You will need:  Chicken (thighs) Selection of Veg 1 x Can of diced tomatoes 400ml of Chicken or Veg stock 300ml of water 250g of self-raising flour…

Bangers & Mash

EASY Get some great bangers down you now.  Bangers: Sausages (beef/pork) Mash: Mashed potato You can’t go wrong with fresh gourmet sausages. Last minute rush to the shops, or why not go down to your local butchers for the best quality, a ‘not to miss’ deal. Stick them on a tray into the oven or…

Fishy Pasta Bake

EASY Whip together this cheap easy meal, using ingredients from the store cupboard. What you will need: Penne pasta * 50g or 1/3 cup of butter 50g or 1/3 cup of plain flour 600ml milk 250g cheddar cheese 2 x cans tuna 1 can of sweet corn pinch of salt and pepper *any type of…

The Schnitzel

EASY crunchy and juicy.  What you will need: pork steaks (chicken breasts) plain flour salt and pepper 2 eggs milk breadcrumbs oil for frying   Method:   1. On one plate season the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper. 2. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl. 3. Place your bread…

Taco’s v Nacho’s

EASY/BEGINNER Don’t just make one Mexican dish, why not make two! What you will need:   400g beef mince 1 onion 1 garlic clove can of black beans peppers (capsicum) carrots/celery * bbq sauce tomato sauce pinch of salt & pepper tabasco taco mix *your choice to add vegetables if you prefer  Taco mix:  1 tbsp chilli…