Cheap and Easy Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

This cheap and easy dish consists of tender, melt-in-your mouth chicken wings cooked in soy sauce. The addition of ginger, cinnamon and star anise make this dish smell absolutely heavenly. Best of all it is an economical dish made in one pot with only 15 minutes prep time. My friend Portia has a good tip […]

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Easy Vietnamese Fried Tofu in a Tomato Sauce

Vietnamese Fried Tofu in a Tomato Sauce

Some of my mates think that Steph and I must have the most exciting dishes for dinner. They picture us laughing and smiling at the dinner table with our piping hot bowls of noodle soup made from scratch with a bottle of wine that has been well researched and paired accordingly. Well, nothing could be further […]

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Pressure Cooker Steak and Guinness Pot Pies

When most people are down to their last $20, there are a few things they might consider doing. Some might build a fortress and barricade themselves in a corner until the next payday. Financially savvy people would probably find a way to invest that $20 and double it by the end of the week. Unsurprisingly, […]

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Easy Chicken and Hokkien Noodle Stir Fry

I have spent the last 3 days procrastinating on this chicken hokkien noodle stir fry post. It has always taken me ages to write a single post. This is particularly upsetting when you live with people like Steph who are able to smash one out in a few hours. Every time she finishes on the […]

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Pressure Cooker Cheap Lamb Cut Casserole

I’m not sure if this is common knowledge, but many Asian people do not like the smell of  lamb. A prime example of this is my old man, Bac Nam. He has been living in Australia for decades and has adjusted well to most things, but lamb is not one of them. I find this really […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles – Pho Ga

The smell of this chicken pho simmering on the stove top will waft through your home and tempt even the fullest of stomachs. It is made with an aromatic broth enriched with chicken bones, root vegetables and spices. Bowls of steaming broth are filled fresh rice noodles and tender chicken pieces, topped with fresh herbs and […]

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Black Bean and Smashed Avocado Burritos

I’ve been in search of the perfect vegetarian recipe where someone who normally loves meat could eat it and not miss the meat at all. I wanted something that wasn’t just good “for a vegetarian meal”, but was good full stop. I came across this black bean and avocado taco recipe. It had what I was looking […]

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Sweetcorn and Chickpea Fritters

Up until a few months ago I never, ever thought either of us could go vegetarian. In fact  I’m pretty sure a 17-year old Scruff once told me that if we ever got married and I made him dinner without meat he would leave me! Fast forward 15 or so years and it turns out […]

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Spring Roll Noodle Bowls – Bun Cha Gio

One of the harsh realities one faces when leaving the family home is that food no longer magically appears on the dinner table. Some days when my will power is at absolute zero, like all good children I make the trip back home for dinner! However, I know nothing is ever free. My payment comes […]

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