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.
Beef Strog to use up mushrooms but I used Coconut milk instead of sour cream or evaporated milk which you could use instead. I added Quinoa/Brown Rice 90 second microwave pouch made 4 serves. Green Beans or Mixed Vegetables to bulk out the Strog. .
Homemade Sauces have saved me many $ and calories over the years. So here are some more staples that I make over the next few posts.
Homemade Cheese Sauce Cheats way to use up cheese powder. Normally I make a béchamel sauce and add the cheese to it. Which I will post at a later time.
Chinese New Year starts in a couple of days and I wanted to eat out but all chinese restaurant were closed so i made my own. First time i have made plumb sauce and it was soo good.
I often make satay sauce but didn’t have enough peanut to do it so here is a adapted version I made. It can be used with crudités or meat or chicken or vegetables for gado gado or spring rolls..
I wanted to make Pete Evans Paleo lime coconut sauce but didn’t have the ingredients so here is what I made with what was left before grocery shopping day. It was just as good as the other one I normally make. It goes well with fish and salmon that has been steamed and vegetables.
Using up pesto. See previous post under sauces for pesto recipe)
Dish made by hubby with 2 cups wholemeal spaghetti cooked in saucepan with boiling water while chicken cooked. 2 steamed chicken breasts cooked in microwave steamer (11minutes from frozen or 6minutes if unfrozen). When spaghetti is cooked (taste) then drain and mix through the 1/2 jar of pesto. Serve with the chicken.
For more pesto recipes see these posts
As I cleared out fridge of any bought sauces I wanted to make some of my own I haven’t tried before. I also made another batch of the mint sauce I made last year.
My Creamy Fennel Mustard Recipe is Soo Good! Great for BBQ with Sausages/Steak/Chicken or even Fish or when you want a salad dressing that’s not the normal mayo. No cream involved. Definitely making this one again.
My Basil Pesto Recipe worked out rather well. I don’t add parmesan to mine but a lot of recipes for basil pesto do include it so it is up to the individual taste. I personally don’t think it needs it.
The Chimichurri Recipe from Coles free magazine. Had this one with Steak. Neither hubby nor I liked it.
My Mint Sauce Recipe will be a favourite.
I wanted to do steak and chimichurri sauce i made. I didn’t really like the sauce but when i team it with the rest of the plate it was ok. This plate was 2 serves for me. I could only eat half and kept rest for another meal. (The chips fish cocktail and sea shanty with aioli for me is 1 meal in itself). Hubby ate the lot in one go. The Chimichurri sauce was a recipe from a free magazine I picked up at the supermarket.
My mum use to make a similar dish with ham or bacon called Oroaric. So its basically both the Oroaric recipe and added extras from the slaw.
Invited the family to a bbq picnic in the park. We did the catering. Nice healthy dinner. Free electric bbq were available.
I grew the mint myself. Goes great with lamb or pork or turkey. I also add it to salads now instead of other dressings. It has become my new favourite.
I love gravy and this homemade one doesn’t disappoint. It was a pure experiment that worked. I will be referring back to this one in future recipes.