Roasted Corn Dip

Roasted Corn Dip

This dip is based on the Mexican Corn Salad Esquites, which apparently is a staple market food, sold in a cup and eaten with a spoon. This is my idea of heaven! I wish our local markets would get on board. The original Esquites recipe calls for mayonnaise, which we don’t do because egg intolerance blah blah blah, So! I played around with it and made it allergy friendly, then served it alongside some avocado Pico de gallo and a bowl of corn chips. My advice at this point is to stand back.   Ingredients 2 or 3 cobs of…

Chicken and Leek Pies

Chicken and Leek Pies

Yesterday, we had a deluge of rain. It was cold, and the almost horizontal wind was so strong it pushed a lot of rain underneath our closed windows, which resulted in a damp, unpleasant clean up. Seriously, almost every towel in the house was used to mop up the worst of it. We also had to change rain soaked sheets on the bed before getting the steam mop out to clean up the floors. AND the hot water system broke down. RUDE! We had to boil giant pots of water on the stove so that everyone could have a bath! Seriously, it…

Instagram Recipes

Instagram Recipes

You know, I post over on instagram almost daily, and sometimes more than that. I mostly post images of whatever I’m cooking for dinner, and I’ve realised that despite getting a good response, I rarely post the recipe for it! I guess that unless a recipe requires careful research, I generally cook on the fly, and I tend to think that sort of cooking doesn’t need a recipe so why would I write one? And do you know what else I realised? This is faulty fucking logic because my main objective with this blog is to share how easy it…

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

I’ve been wanting to make chicken pot pie for like, ever. It sounded like the best kind of comfort food; home made but still a pie, full of veggies and chicken, and obviously the real star attraction – crispy puff pastry! I’d been searching for ramekins of a decent size and modest price for a while, but they were either too small, too expensive, or not cute enough. I feel like I’ve scoured every chain store, kitchen ware outlet and op shop for miles around over the last 12 months! And then the cooler weather drove a desire for something…

Garlic Chicken

Garlic Chicken

Now that I am working outside the home dinnertime is even more of a challenge, so I’m developing healthy, tasty recipes that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is a winner, and the fussy child requests it at least once a week. It’s been so successful that the rest of us are heartily sick of it, so I may need to keep my thinking cap on and develop some other recipes! Ingredients Chicken thigh fillets, about 5. 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and steamed in the microwave 1 tin of cut baby…