Showing posts from June, 2018

Mini yoghurt pizzas

No more are kids birthday parties filled with chips, chocolates and lollies. Now they are a culinary adventure, taking the chocolate mud cake birthday favourite to a two-tiered, fondant covered, super-hero themed cake. Kids birthday parties have certainly gone up a notch.  However for a friend's two year old birthday party, I bought out a party pizzas. This recipe is quick and delicious.  Ingredients: Pizza sauce:  500ml tomato passata 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil Pizza dough: 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 1 cup yoghurt ½ teaspoon salt Toppings: Grated cheese Ham Sundried tomato Tomato Olives Fresh basil Dried oregano Roasted capsicum Method: To make the sauce, put a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan on medium heat Add the garlic and oregano and cook until fragrant  Add passata, salt, sugar and pepper

Harissa chicken with honey carrot and haloumi salad

Here is an enigma for you - I don't like capsicum (bell peppers) but I love chilli and even like dips with roast capsicum. So when it comes to harissa, I love its bite without the bitterness of raw capsicum. Harissa is a Tunisian hot chilli paste and is incredibly versatile.  Ingredients: Chicken: 600g chicken, cubed 3 teaspoons harissa – heaped 3 teaspoons yoghurt – heaped 1 teaspoon lemon Salad: 1 teaspoon harissa 2 teaspoons yoghurt ½ teaspoon honey ½ teaspoon lemon ½ cup quinoa, cooked and cooled ¾ cup brown rice, cooked and cooled 1 cup baby spinach 1 tomato 1 cup of stale bread, chopped into cubes (1cm) and baked with salt, pepper and olive oil (croutons) 150g haloumi Honey carrots: 1 carrot ½ teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon butter Pinch salt Method: Chicken: Combine the yoghurt, harissa, lemon and pour over the chicken Let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes Grill the chicken on high until cooke