Category Archives: italian

sausage meatballs marinara

Sausages can be turned into meatballs with a simple pinch and slide saving you a boatload of time customizing your own recipe. Try this on for size and you’ll be enjoying meatballs more often than you thought possible!

citrus roasted (or grilled) chicken

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Do yourself a big favour and roast a chicken at least weekly – it’ll turn into more meals than you could ever imagine! Enjoy is as is, or shred it and start creating – salads, pastas, soups, sandwiches, tacos, rice dishes – roasted chicken gets along with everything – kind of like Switzerland!

spicy buttermilk pan-fried chicken

spicy buttermilk pan-fried chicken

Spicy buttermilk pan-fried chicken is a true contender when it comes to standing up to the deep-fried variety. The buttermilk does the tenderizing, the spice brings the zing and the pan-frying brings it in without putting it on.

tomato soup roasted italian-style

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Roasting tomatoes before they turn into soup is the only way to make tomato soup – along with a few cloves of garlic, an onion and a little olive oil – you will be enjoying an intense tomato flavour you never thought possible.

white bean soup with garlic & oregano

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This Italian staple of white bean soup needs to make it on your top 10 “base soup recipes” list. Master this classic Tuscan soup and then switch up with all kinds of variations.

spicy pita chips

Spicy pita chips are so easy to make – all you need is a pack of pita bread, a little olive oil, salt and seasonings and you can enjoy these crispy chips with all your favourite dips. Simply keep an extra pack of pita bread in your freezer and you can make chips whenever the craving strikes!

lasagne in a slow-cooker

lasagne

Lasagne in the slow-cooker is one of those recipes that will free you to enjoy this Italian classic without it taking your entire day to prepare. Layer it all in the slow-cooker, turn it on and walk away.

beef ~ the ultimate guide

flank steak

If you’re a beef lover, there is simply nothing better than a big juicy burger cooked to succulent perfection or a richly flavored stew braised to a fork-tender finish or a mouth-watering grilled rib-eye or a seared-to-perfection flank steak or, or, or. What can I say – get to know a few cuts of beef,…

sole 101

sole 101

Why sole is one of the more popular fish is obvious – it takes less time to cook than it does to prepare, takes all sorts of flavours you want to throw at it and it couldn’t be better for you!