Cottage Pie (Shepherd’s Pie)

During the cold winter months a good Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie is a dish of pure comfort, heartiness and simplicity.  With it’s meaty base, added diced vegetables, thick tomato sauce or a thick rich gravy and a topping of mashed potato, sweet potato, makes a delicious meal.  Traditionally mashed potato was lovingly used in… Continue reading Cottage Pie (Shepherd’s Pie)

Stuffed Peppers

For many of you that are enjoying the summer sun and the wonderful fresh produce that this season brings, especially now. One can harvest fresh tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables from the garden and preserve them for the colder months or just enjoy them at present.  I am re-posting this recipe for those who may… Continue reading Stuffed Peppers

Grilled Steak with Mashed Potato, Asparagus & Peppers in Mustard Sauce

A cold Saturday night with no plans, just keeping warm, a dinner for two of a lovely grilled eye fillet and a few vegetable dishes and a fabulous glass of red.  After dinner a relax on the couch and a movie.  After a busy week, I wouldn’t want to do anything else.  Cheers to those… Continue reading Grilled Steak with Mashed Potato, Asparagus & Peppers in Mustard Sauce

Moroccan Lamb Spare Ribs

Originally posted on Milanka's Fine Food:
This is a simple and easy meat dish to make.  It can be served as a starter or a main dish with a salad or vegetables. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb Spare Ribs 2-3 Tablespoons Moroccan Spice Mix Moroccan Spice Mix 1 teaspoon ground Cumin 1 teaspoon ground Tumeric…

Quick Pork Fillet Dinner

There are times when we are all busy and need to prepare something quick, easy and nutritious.  This simple pork fillet recipe served with steamed asparagus and bok choy will be satisfying and delicious.  Within thirty minutes dinner is served. Ingredients 800 gram Pork Fillet/Tenderloin (2 fillets) 2 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice 6 large Swiss Brown… Continue reading Quick Pork Fillet Dinner

Ossobuco Milanese Style (Ossobuco Alla Milanese)

With the winter weather upon us, I cannot help but gravitate to cooking hearty and soul warming food.  This gorgeous dish is from the Lombardy region of Italy and you can use veal shins or the traditional beef shins. The recipe that I am sharing, I will be using the traditional cut of beef.  I have… Continue reading Ossobuco Milanese Style (Ossobuco Alla Milanese)

Slow Roasted Shoulder of Pork

Autumn has well and truly arrived here in Melbourne and the evenings are becoming cooler.  It is time to start thinking and preparing more soulful and comforting food.  Today is Friday and it is the end of the working week.   My family gathers together and we always enjoy a home cooked dinner with some lovely… Continue reading Slow Roasted Shoulder of Pork

Cevapcici (Balkan Skinless Sausages)

Cevapcici are tasty, fun to eat and can be served in many different ways.   They found their way into the Balkan culture through the Ottoman Empire many years ago. The Ottoman Empire embraced them from the Arabic and Persian cultures who still serve kebabs in many different ways. There are different versions of Cevapcici depending… Continue reading Cevapcici (Balkan Skinless Sausages)

Moroccan Lamb Spare Ribs

This is a simple and easy meat dish to make.  It can be served as a starter or a main dish with a salad or vegetables. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb Spare Ribs 2-3 Tablespoons Moroccan Spice Mix Moroccan Spice Mix 1 teaspoon ground Cumin 1 teaspoon ground Tumeric 1 teaspoon ground Ginger 1 teaspoon Salt… Continue reading Moroccan Lamb Spare Ribs