Can a good bowl of soup be better than sex?

I reckon it can be 🙂 Well at least this soup is – Cauliflower & Zucchini Soup Why not have both on a cold winters night, sex and soup and you will be the happiest man in town. 🙂 I got onto this recipe when I stayed at the Golden Door retreat, every time I […]

Osso Bucco with a Dads twist

Tonight was the first week night of the year that gave us a hint of winter- 11 celsius. A perfect night for a slow cooked style casserole with mash potato. I searched the net for a yummy recipe that would satisfy my toughest critics, yes the kids! I found a recipe that was DELICIOUS 🙂 No wonder […]

Jackeroo Pie, a meal sure to get eaten

OK here is a meal that everyone will looove. So much so that I wanted to share the recipe with you 🙂  It’s out of one of my favorite cook books “Matt Prestons 100 Best Recipe’s”  called Jackeroo Pie. It’s made with Lamb mince. If you use beef mince it turns into cottage pie. It […]

The secret to getting around a fussy eater

If your kids are anything like mine and i think most are, they are fussy eaters. Until recently i threw out a lot of everything I cooked for my daughter, mostly, when I was trying to introduce her to different foods.  She was stubborn when it came to trying something new, which I find strange […]

Dads Cafe Breakfast Menu

This is what breakfast looked like at our house this morning. Every now and then using an A4 piece of paper I draw up a menu similar to the ones we get in a cafe and we all get to order what we would like to eat. It’s a bit of fun as kids love […]

A Chicken Risotto the kids will love

You wont get any arguments from the kids with this chicken risotto, great tasting meal for everyone.  Best of all it can saved for a few days in the fridge so you have ready made meals at your disposal to heat up when needed. Ingredients Serves 6 2 teaspoons of butter or margarine 1 onion […]

Chicken and Leek Casserole

A great meal to cook for you and the kids.  I always get asked for seconds,  so I hope you experience the same. Ingredients 1/4 cup of plain flour 8 chicken thighs, trimmed 1 tablespoon of butter 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 Leek, washed and halved 4 rashes of bacon chopped 2 garlic cloves, […]

Tuna Pasta

Tuna Pasta dishes are generally loved by all for dinner or lunch. Once when my daughter was younger she didn’t want to eat it because it was fish so I told her it was chicken and she nearly licked the bowl clean 🙂 Ingredients (serves 4) 400g, 4 handfulls of shell or spiral pasta olive […]

Spaghetti Bolognaise

Ingredients (serves 6 or great of a couple of nights) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 800g-1kg of diet mince 700g Leggo’s Sugo di pomodoro, premium cooking sauce 1 140g tub of Leggo’s tomato paste 1 400g can of diced tomatos 2 medium size carrots diced 1 onion diced 1 clove of garlic, crushed and diced […]

Steamed Rice

I always wondered how the Chinese make their rice so good, light, not to dry, not to moist and without a rice cooker? Be low is how to make steamed rice. Prep time 5 minutes Cooking Time 20 minutes Ingredients (serves 3) 1.5 cups long-grain white rice 2 cups water Method Place rice in a […]

Chicken Stir fry

Ok Dads, this is a bit of a favorite, everyone needs a good chicken stir fry in the recipe book. The kids will love this meal, as its a simple kids meal that gets eaten. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tbs olive oil 500g chicken breast fillets, cut into strips 1 white onion, diced 6 celery […]