Category Archives: Recipes

Fresh Seafood in Romesco Sauce

Fresh Seafood in Romesco Sauce’ With changing trends in the Wedding Industry regarding “The Wedding Reception” & Brides & Grooms favouring a Banquet Style Meal as opposed to the traditional “Sit Down Meal” I have a great recipe for ‘Fresh Seafood in Romesco Sauce” which can be one of the meals on the banquet menu, with a side of creamy polenta… This recipe serves 6 & super easy to make. Ingredients 1kg cleaned baby octopus 2 2 x cans Italian diced tomatoes 4 cloves fresh garlic crushed 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 medium red capsicums

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Vegan Vegetarian Wedding Catering

Vegan Vegetarian wedding Catering, A Class Catering are happy to offer you Vegan Vegetarian  Menus, Steve and I are happy to design the right menu for your upcoming Wedding or special event, we also Cater for all food Allergies, Chef Steve can tailor a menu that suits all of your guests, we have catered many Vegan Vegetarian friendly Catering functions, over the last 11 years Why not take a look at a couple of our favourite  courses Mixed Mushroom Rissoto and Grape Salsa or Penne arriabata  These are 3 of our most popular recipes, they are ideal for a Wedding reception please see our link

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Mulled red wine christmas in July

Mulled Red Wine Today I’d like to share a recipe for Mulled Red Wine (gluhwein) But before I get to the recipe I’ll give you some fun facts & history about Mulled Wine. I had my first taste of Mulled Wine in New Zealand at a bar in the 90s at Coronet Peak after a long days skiing & then again in Canada at the Mount Whistler ski resort in British Columbia in 2010. But did you know that it was the ancient Roman’s who first created Mulled Wine when they were conquering Northern Europe & was a way to warm

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Eggplant recipe

EGGPLANT recipe Today I’d like to share some fun facts, history and a recipe for Eggplant. Eggplant as a plant species that is believed to have originated in India where it continues to grow wild & has been cultivated in southern & eastern Asia since prehistory,& has only been first used in Europe in the 16th century when it was introduced by the Arabs when the first trade routes opened up. Did you know that Eggplant cultivation last year was 49.4 million tons with China producing 57%, while India contributes 27% & Egypt, Iran & Turkey the other major producers

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Cooking Ribollita Tuscan soup

RIBOLLITA Cooking Ribollita Tuscan soup recipe Today I’d like to share a recipe for Ribollita pronounced ree-boh-lee-ta which literally means re-boiled. This famous Tuscan soup was originally made by reheating leftover minestrone or vegetable soup & adding chunks of bread,white beans & other vegetables including carrots,zucchini,spinach & cavolo nero(Tuscan cabbage) which is a member of the kale family,if you can’t find or buy cavolo nero you can use cabbage or silverbeet. This recipe for Ribollita serves 6 persons & again a soup that can be prepared & cooked in the slow/cooker & be ready for dinner that night Ingredients 1

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Salted caramel golden dumplings

Salted Caramel Golden Dumplings. With the nights getting colder as winter approaches why not try these sweet & salty caramel dumplings,just perfect for a cozy night in. Believe it or not, these little treasures can be cooked in the slow cooker. This recipe serves 4 & are super easy to make 👨‍🍳.. Ingredients (dumplings) 1 cup self-raising flour 2 tablespoons caster sugar 40g butter 1/4 cup milk large pinch of sea salt flakes vanilla ice cream to serve custard to serve Caramel Sauce 3/4 cups golden syrup 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 50g butter 3/4 cup thickened cream Method 1

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Health tips & recipe using Celery

CELERY Today I’d like to share a few fun facts, health tips & a recipe using Celery. Celery ?? Mmm well we all know that we use it for cooking in meals such as stews, salads,as a juice,casseroles,soups,as a snack, vegetarian & vegan meals,Asian & European cuisines,but did you know that the first uses of celery date back to 4000 BC & was called ‘Smillage'(wild celery)from archaeological discoveries in the Mediterranean area & was heavily used by the ancient Greeks & ancient Roman’s. Celery was also present in China as early as the 5th century & traces of celery seeds

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Blueberry Melon Prawn & Feta Salad

Blueberry Melon Prawn & Feta Salad. Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for Blueberry Melon Prawn & Feta Salad. As always I have some interesting facts about the humble Blueberry, did you know that blueberries can date back many centuries to a north/eastern America & were gathered by the Native Americans & were widely abundant on both northern coasts the Pacific on the west & the Atlantic on the east. Also by eating a half cup of blueberries, it contains the same amount of antioxidants as 2 1/4 of broccoli 2 1/2 cups of spinach & 2 1/2

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Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding Today I’d like to share a simple and easy recipe for Bread & Butter Pudding. But before I get to the recipe I’d like to share some fun facts about Bread & Butter Pudding. Did you know that Bread and Butter Pudding can be traced back to the early 11th and 12th centuries as Chefs & Cooks were looking for ways to use stale leftover bread instead of it going to waste? In the 13th century, Bread & Pudding became very popular in England & continues to be to this very day & a favourite of British

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Silverbeet recipe

Silverbeet recipe Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for Silverbeet that my Bubcha(grandmother in Polish)made for me when I was young & now I’m cooking it for my family 😊. Being of Polish descent I classify this dish as ‘peasant cooking) But before I get to the recipe I’d like to share some fun facts about Silverbeet. Did you know that Silverbeet was cultivated from Sea-Beet & originated in Europe near the coast of the Mediterranean sea & was named ‘Chard’ which descends from the 14th-century French word ‘carde’from the Latin word ‘Carduus’meaning artichoke thistle(without the spikes). Chard is

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