Chicken Dinner

Easy dinner precooked and frozen. leftovers make a easy dinner. Leftover roast vegetables from Foodworks, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, pan fried chicken, lite supreme mushroom gravy (see sauces posted this week)

Chicken dinner with mushroom gravy

Pork Roast with Roasted Vegetables

Roast Pork with Roast Vegetables










I bought a pork shoulder roast and cooked the whole 1.5kg in oven with olive oil, rosemary and lemon zest for 1 1/2 hours. Then rest for 30min before slicing. This made 3 meals for hubby and I. I had 1/3 tonight with roasted parsnip, turnip and carrots which I bought as part of a soup pack (TIP: It’s cheaper for us to purchase a fresh vegetable soup pack to use for roasted vegetables instead of buying them individually as there is only 2 of us to cook for)

I also served it with apple sauce and mint sauce.

Eggplant and Beet Lamb Stack

I wanted to experiment with eggplant and flavours to go with it so teamed up this little beauty for brunch.

Eggplant Beet Stack











Serves 1


5 Slices Eggplant

5 Slices Beetroot (buy organic raw beet and cut by me)

3 Baby Mushrooms

3 slices tomato

50g lamb steak

2 Rings Red Onion

1Tb Balsamic Vinegar



Cook lamb in non stick skillet to your liking (I didn’t even add oil to pan) then remove from pan and rest

In skillet add eggplant, beetroot, mushrooms, tomato, onion and cook until eggplant is done and others are soft

Assemble on plate with eggplant first in a flower shape then top with beetroot and mushrooms between the eggplant.

Top middle with tomato slices and then place lamb on top with onions

Drizzle the balsamic around the stack .


Chicken & Sundried Tomato Casserole

I came across this combination a few years back and decided to do it as I had ingredients to use up. Hubby loved it. I just did 2 chicken breast fillets into cubes, 1 pouch of sundried tomatoes with oil, 4 mushrooms sliced, and 1 handful of cheese on top. Place all ingredients after cutting into oven proof dish and bake 180*C for 25 minutes. Place 1 large beet cut into 6 and 2 purple carrots cut lengthwise into 3 then 1Tb balsamic Vinegar into 2nd dish and place in oven at same time to cook as chicken.

chicken & sundried tomato w mushroom and cheese casserole served with baked balsamic beets and purple carrot


Leftover turkey Patties with  frozen Mixed Vegetables (cooked in microwave on high for 4 minutes. ) served with Chip Potato Mash (Blend frozen chips with chicken stock in blender) heat for 2-3 minutes. Reheat patties for 2-3 minutes. Serve with Sweet Chili Sauce

Different Ways with Vegetables

Stir Fry, Salads, Slaw, Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, skewers, Pickled, Slow cooked






Cauliflower : Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, Make into Mash or Replace rice with Cauli rice . Nice with bacon, onions, Brussel sprouts, Stir-fry’s, Garlic, Chili -deseeded and de-skinned, Ginger, mustard seeds also go well with Cauli, Curries, Gratin, Pizza or Wrap base










Broccoli: Steamed, Roasted, Season with sea-Salt and pepper. Add beef, pancetta, chicken, turkey. Stir-fry, Oyster Sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Chili de-skinned and deseeded, Curries, Dijon, Gratin, pizza or wrap base

Mash:  (Crème Fraiche or coconut milk with cooked Vegetables in blender) Can add leek, onion, shallots, Sea-salt and black pepper.  Types of Mash Beetroot, Carrot, Sweet potato, Parsnip, Cauliflower

Carrot, Celery & Onions: Options include add to other vegetables, Meat, Poultry or Fish, Coconut Milk, Curry Powder, Coconut Aminos. You can also pickle or make them into salad, or crudités or skewers with meat, or for stews/slow cooking
Carrot : Steamed, Baked, Make into chips, soups, stir fries, Crudités, salad and slaws
Celery : Sautéed, Mix w Aioli or mayo or chicken or tuna in lettuce wrap, crudités, soup, stir fries, char grilled on bbq, Add bacon to celery, or walnuts and apples, salads with radish.
Onions : sautéed, fried, baked, slow cooked, stir fried, salads and slaws
Soup Base – Sauté Carrot, Celery, Onion, Then add for soup base organic bone-broth or stock , herbs, Sea-salt and Black Pepper.

Mushrooms complete with Butter, garlic, sage, thyme, mint, bacon or prosciutto, coconut aminos, ginger, spinach or kale. Make into a Strog or bolognaise sauce, or gravy, With Eggs in a Omelette or frittata










Wombok/Asian Cabbage – Asian Slaw or Chow Mein (*No noodles), Chicken or Beef Thai salad

Red/Green Cabbage : make into Slaws, Sautéed w onion, garlic and organic butter, Gluten Free oyster, Garlic, Ginger, Chili deseeded and de-skinned, Egg, Green Shallots, Salads or as a replacement for noodles in broths

Creamy mash

I needed yo use up freezer items eg straight cut chips so decided yo add to blender with organic chicken stock an d ut mskes silky smooth mash. Just thrn need to cook on night of adding to meal.

This entry was posted on April 20, 2018, in Vegetable.