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A Mexican Food Fiesta!

I can't believe it's been just over a year since I returned from Mexico! Time really does fly. Lately I've been really missing the all the delicious Mexican food. I've shared quite a lot of stories about our travels in Mexico but today I wanted to do...
by Gourmet Getaways on Sep 4, 2016

Kid Friendly Thermomix Mexican Chili Nachos

The other day I asked child number 4 what he wanted for dinner.  He answered with Mexican Chili Nachos. I don't often ask the children for dinner requests because I dread the answer. After having five children I hate spaghetti Bolognese with a pass...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 19, 2016

Indian Lamb Keema Matar Recipe

Keema Matar means minced meat and peas.  It may sound pretty ordinary but this dish is so much more. It's absolutely delicious! The mince comes alive with the Indian spices. Best of all it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. I have chosen to make...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 8, 2016

Vegan Indian Dahl - Tasty Comfort Food

Did you know I was a vegetarian for ten years? I've mention this from time to time on the blog. During this period I enjoyed many bowls of the vegetarian classic, Indian Dahl. Dahl is one of my favourite healthy Indian dishes. It's a really simple di...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jul 25, 2016

Smokey Pulled Mexican Chicken

I think I may have mentioned previously that I'm a lazy cook. I like maximum flavour and versatility in a dish, with the minimum effort. That's where this Smokey Pulled Mexican Chicken dish comes in very handy. It takes no effort at all to make.  I...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jul 12, 2016

Pasta Making Workshop Coffs Harbour

Every year I watch Masterchef and promise myself I'm going to learn pasta making.  This year it seems like every one of the contestants has made pasta in one form or another. I felt like they were taunting me! I've tried to make pasta before and whi...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jul 10, 2016

Authentic Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

I know I have shared my love of pork with you before, but today the dish of my affections is slow cooker pork carnitas. When we were travelling through Mexico this dish was one of my favourite to buy from the street markets. Typically there would be...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jul 5, 2016

Authentic Mango Chicken Recipe

Have you ever tried to cook an Indian Curry and it's tasted exactly like the restaurant dish?  My authentic mango chicken tastes as good as the best mango chicken you've had, in your favourite Indian restaurant. I know that sounds like a huge cl...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 23, 2016

Thermomix Zucchini Slice

When you're a mum there are some recipes you tend to make more regularly than others. The reason for this is because you know the family loves them. This recipe is one of those! I've made this slice off and on for more than 20 years!  Now that I hav...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 19, 2016

grilled veggie antipasto

Thursday already, time to start thinking about the weekend meals. Are you entertaining this weekend? Maybe putting a menu together for Father’s Day in this fine nation? Antipasto, as you know is a wonderful Italian first course that can consist...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jun 16, 2016

spicy pickled shrimp

Shrimp are cheaper than steak, low in calories, cook in seconds & go from a simple grill to a spicy curry, an appetizer to a main meal, effortlessly. This spicy pickled shrimp recipe makes a perfect make-ahead appetizer & it fits snuggly into...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jun 14, 2016

goat cheese & spinach stuffed chicken breasts

This recipe for goat cheese & spinach stuffed chicken breasts will do a snazzy meal with family or show up in a party dress for dinner with friends. And the best thing about this recipe (besides how fabulous it tastes) – it won’t blow...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jun 12, 2016

Slow Cooked Massamam Curry

Have you ever wondered how to make a slow cooked Massamam curry from scratch.  I wondered, and I tried various recipes only to be disappointed. Nothing I was making tasted as good as the Massamam curry we've eaten in Thailand. The Massamam curries...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 11, 2016

Lawrence’s jalapeno blue cheese burgers

My husband learned to make hamburgers when he was in the boy scouts & he still uses that same basic recipe, switching it up with slightly more exotic ingredients than his boy scout days of 40 years ago. Lawrence’s jalapeno blue cheese burge...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jun 10, 2016

Simple Indian Lamb Korma Recipe

Delicious Indian Korma made from a simple & authentic Indian recipe. Includes a traditional stovetop cooking method & a Thermomix Lamb Korma variation. The post Simple Indian Lamb Korma Recipe appeared first on Gourmet Getaways.
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 9, 2016

pork, spinach & coconut curry

You’d assume the people of ungodly hot places would eat foods that don’t require much cooking. Yet in hot countries like India, spicy-hot food is consumed to aid in sweating which in turn helps to cool the body. When I did the research fo...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jun 6, 2016

Vegetarian Pumpkin Lentil Loaf w Quinoa

Today I'm sharing a fabulously easy vegetarian Pumpkin Lentil Loaf with Quinoa. But first, did you know the United Nations has declared 2016 the Year of the Legume? No... nor did I until a couple of days ago! I actually came upon this fact whilst I w...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 6, 2016

10 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes & A Giveaway!

Good Morning readers, how's the weather in your part of the world? It's a little gloomy here at the moment so I wanted to share a collection of Easy Slow Cooker Recipes. Regular readers would know that I'm partnering with Russell Hobbs at the moment...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 4, 2016

beet, orange & fennel salad

Several years ago my hubby was doing the majority of the cooking & we ate salads almost every weeknight. It was fantastic. Next thing I’d lost eight kilos. Hang-on, quick calculation here…okay, 17 pounds. Looking back now it seem...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jun 1, 2016

All Day - Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

They say "Good thing take time". This recipe for an all day, slow cooked beef stroganoff is a good example. It's a dish that is happy to take all the time it need in the slow cooker. It will develop rich meaty flavours. The time at such a low heat al...
by Gourmet Getaways on May 31, 2016


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