Basil Pesto recipe- with dairy free variation

Fresh basil pesto is delicious and it has such a variety of uses. I love to raid my mum’s garden when it is in season and make up a huge batch to freeze in small portions to use in the coming months. Check out the end of the post for my favourite uses for basil pesto.

Gado Gado Salad

This is my favourite Indonesian dish. I ordered it every day when holidaying in Bali. Fresh veggies and spicy, nutty, full of flavour satay sauce: what’s not to love!

Fresh & tasty Pad Thai

Pad Thai was served everywhere when we visited Thailand. It’s a favourite dish for many. It’s surprisingly easy to make a great Pad Thai that everyone will love. You’ll impress yourself.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a family favourite. Everyone loves it. It’s easy to cook, freezes well, makes tasty leftovers, and the kids actually eat it- what’s not to love?!

Duck Penang Curry

Quite possibly the fastest curry you will ever make. Loaded with fresh veggies, creamy coconut curry sauce and the addition of Peking duck makes it feel very fancy indeed- especially for a homemade meal.

Fresh & Tasty Thai Beef Salad

The ultimate crowd pleaser in the warmer months. It’s fresh, full of flavour and a welcome change after winter comfort foods.

Homestyle Garlic bread 

This simple recipe for garlic bread is better than anything store bought and there is the added bonus that you can make it with your bread of choice. It’s a great way to bring stale bread back to life too.

Satay Sauce

Maybe it’s because we have done most of our Asia travel at this time of year, or perhaps it’s because satay is so yummy, but when Summer rolls around I crave satay. Satay sauce on grilled meats and fresh salads, on burgers, small portions kept on standby in the freezer ready to add a little pizazz…

Crumbed Chicken Breast

Crumbed Chicken breast can form the base to become a basic midweek meal that everyone in the family will love. Nuggets, burgers, schnitzel, or just on its own with a salad or veggies its a winner.

Garlic Pizza Bread

Just a few simple toppings minus the sauce so that the flavours can really shine.