Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight Without Dieting?

Intermittent Fasting is not so much a diet as it is a lifestyle choice. Instead of cutting out carbs or keeping track of ‘points’, intermittent fasting is just a structured way of eating your meals, and it has many health benefits. Basically, intermittent fasting is a regimented way of eating the meals you need. You…

Cooking for a Living

Thinking of beginning a career in the catering industry? Great! Cooking for a living can be a rewarding experience, but it isn’t for the faint hearted.  Cooking for a few people around the dinner table is stressful enough, imagine cooking for 250 hungry, critical guests all in a few hours. It’s difficult, it will test…

BBQ Sunday Roast

Okay, bear with me on this one. I know it’s a sin to mess with a Sunday roast, but don’t know this once until you’ve tried it. Ingredients: 1kg Silverside Beef 4 Carrots, peeled 1 White Onion, peeled 1 Red Onion, peeled and sliced 3 Garlic Cloves, 2 crushed, 1 finely diced 500g New Potatoes,…

Beer Can Chicken

Ah, the Ausies. A people that truly know how to take shit to the next level. We have regular Grass Snakes, they have Death Adders. We have Newts, they have 20ft Crocodiles. We have roast chicken, they have a chicken with a can of beer stuffed up it’s arse. Ingredients: 1 Whole Chicken 1 Can…

Tuscan Tomato Salad

A refreshing, hearty Italian salad, perfect accompaniment to a pasta dish. Check out my Roasted Red Pepper Penne Pasta or my Silky Spaghetti Carbonara recipes. Ingredients: 750g Mixed Tomatoes (try to get different colours) A Few Handfuls of Crusty Bread 6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar Small Hanful of Basil Leaves…

Oozy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The perfect accompaniment to BBQ’d meat, Mac ‘n’ Cheese has become a classic. This take on the southern classic is quick, easy and delicious! Ingredients: 250g Macaroni 250ml Whole Milk 50g Flour 50g Salted Butter 50g Grated Cheddar 25g Grated mozzarella Salt & Pepper to taste Method: First, bring a pan of salted water to…

BBQ Chicken Tacos

Nothing says ‘party’ like a crunchy taco, stuffed with juicy chicken, sour cream, jalapeƱos and cheddar cheese!  Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts 50ml BBQ sauce 8 Corn Taco Shells 1 Tsp Ground Cumin 1 Tsp Mild Chilli Powder 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika Salt & Pepper to taste Toppings (salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese.. go wild) Method:…