Mexican Beans and Grass Fed Organic Mince

This dish was using up 2 serves of Pete Evans Simmer Sauce Spaghetti Bolognaise (Grass fed Organic Beef Mince with added carrot, onion, celery to Petes Simmer sauce jar)  to which I then added drained kidney beans, black beans, Corn, Cumin, Mexican Chili and Coriander and mushrooms.

Mexican Beans & Mince

Hubbys dishes

Hubby cooked these recently when it was his turn to cook. He is a great cook and I have loved all his meals. Simple dishes but so good. Meat and Veg are on the menu or Fish and veg.

Pan-fried Steak with Steamed Broccoli and peas and cauliflower











Steamed Fish cooked in microwave steamer for 6 minutes Unfrozen(10 minutes if frozen) and Mixed Vegetables with Lemon Juice

Baked fish & chips cooked in oven for 20minutes in preheated oven 180*C served with Steamed Vegetables and Lemon Juice

Pan-Fried Five taste chili basil stirfry chicken & Vegetables with Microwave 90second pouch Brown Rice/Quinoa

Steak mushroom sauce (*See barbs sauces) served with steam veg and baked oven chip

Family Favourites: Mum’s Shepherds Pie

We were on cooking together and I wanted hubby to choose some dishes to make. This was one his mum (and mine) used to make all the time growing up.  I have adapted it only slightly to fit with both versions from both mums and what I had at time of cooking eg lactose free milk which normally be full cream milk.

Mums Shepherd Pie











Ingredients serves 2

250g Mince Beef

1/2 Onion Diced

1 clove Garlic Crushed

1/2 Cup of Each : Corn, Peas, Carrot, Zucchini diced, celery, green beans

1 beef stock cube (*Use bone broth if you have it)

1 cup water

1Tb Worcestershire sauce

1Tb Tomato Paste (Salt Reduced)

1TB Plain Flour

1Tb Tomato Sauce (salt reduced)

Instant Mash potato for the top: 

1/2 Packet Edgells Instant Mash

3TB Water Boiling Hot

2Tb Milk Lactose free.

(*Alternatively can use sweet potato then mash it)

Mix together with a fork


1Tb Grated Cheese



Place onion, garlic and mince in saucepan and cook for 2-3minutes to brown mince

then add remaining ingredients for the meat part. Cook until mince is cooked through

and vegetables are tender.

Evenly distribute mix between 2 ramekins

Make Instant mash by combining all the ingredients together for the mash

Divide in half and place half in dobs on top of the meat mixture

Sprinkle over the cheese

Grill for 5-6 minutes until cheese melts and browns top or place in

oven for 10minutes 180*c until it browns.

Enjoy on its own or with a green side salad

Chinese: Sate Beef

I love making sate sauce and each time I do its a little different from the last depending what I have available. 

Homemade Sate Sauce with Beef Stir-fry & Jasmine Rice










Sate Sauce serves 2

2Tb Peanut Butter (Crunchy)

1Tb Kepjap Manis

1tsp Tamarind Paste

15g Galangal paste

1tsp Minced Garlic

1tsp Curry Powder

1tsp Chili Jam Paste

1tsp Chili Flakes

1tsp Fish Sauce

100ml coconut milk


Place all ingredients into saucepan and stir until it thickens.

To make the Beef Sate

Make sauce separately to the beef.

Add 250g Beef Stir Fry Strips to skillet with 1Tb Peanut Oil and cook

then add 1 can water chestnuts drained, 1  Green Shallot sliced on diagonal

add the sauce then mix well.

Serve with Steamed Rice

Roast meals

i love a good roast and this is a cheats way to get the meal done without waiting hours for it to cook. it taste same as a traditional roast without all the fuss.

Roast dinner; pork, pumpkin, potatoes, beans, homemade mint sauce

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