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10 Minute Healthy Beef Stirfry

10 Minute Healthy  Beef Stirfry


This would have to be one of the easiest meals we make, the best bit is you can have the meat and veggies prepared in a zip lock bag and frozen fro when you need a quick easy meal. You can also choose to use less meat and more veggies if you want to save some extra dollars. You can also make this the night before so that the marinade soaks into the meat yum!

 Ingredients

  • 400 grams Blade steak cut into thin strips

  • 2 carrots peeled and julienned

  • 1/2 red capsicum sliced thinly

  • 1 packet egg noodles you can use veggie noodles as well

  • 3 stems shallots

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 1/4 cup plain flour, can use gluten free flour as well

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1tablespoon honey or rice malt syrup

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Lightly dust the steak in the flour and add to a container.

  2. Add the soy sauce, honey,  garlic, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce, carrot and capsicum to the container and pop the lid on. Give a good shake to coat all the meat.

  3. Heat a wok or large pan on high and add the sesame seed oil.

  4. Add the beef mixture to the pan and sear quickly, it should take about 2 minutes all up, you want the meat to be tender and juicy.

  5. Add the egg noodles and stir through until softened approx 1 minute.

  6. Serve in bowls with diced shallots.

Serves 4

 

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Chicken And Haloumi Parcels

Chicken And Haloumi Parcels


These are always a hit in our house, often make them for an easy Sunday dinner, you can eat on their own or with a side salad or veggies.  Great for parties too!

Add your favourite spices or even hide a few veggies from the family < winning!

Ingredients

  • 500 grams chicken mince

  • 150 grams grated haloumi

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 4 sheets puff pastry

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 egg whisked

Method

  1. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees.

  2. In a Thermomix or mix master add the chicken mince, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, honey and haloumi and blitz until a sausage meat consistency.

  3. Thaw out the pasty sheets and cut into quarters.

  4. Place a good spoonful of mixture into the middle of the squares and fold over into a triangle, use the egg mix to stick edges together.

  5. Press down all edges and prick the tops with a fork to let steam out.

  6. Brush tops of the triangles with egg wash and place on a tray lined with baking paper.

  7. Pop into the oven for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown.

  8. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.

Makes 16

 

 

 

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Curried Beef Sausage Rolls

Curried Beef Sausage Rolls

These curried beef sausage rolls are a nice change from normal sausage rolls. They never last long in our house even the kids love them. You can adjust the amount of curry powder  you use or even add your own choice of spices to suit your taste.

Ingredients

·       450grams beef mince

·       1 onion chopped finely

·       2 cloves minced garlic

·       1 tablespoon Keens Curry Powder

·       1 cup bread crumbs

·       3/4 cup tomato sauce

·       4 sheets puff pastry

·       1 Egg beaten for pastry edges ( can substitute for milk if needed)

·       pinch salt

·       1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

Instructions

1.     Preheat oven to 180 degrees

2.     Line 2 large trays with baking paper.

3.     Add mince, onion, garlic, salt and pepper to a mix master or Thermomix and mix until mince is  a sausage consistency.

4.     Pop mince mixture into a large bowl.

5.     Add the bread crumbs and mix well.

6.     Mix the sauce and curry powder together in a bowl and add to the mince mixture, combine really well.

7.     Cut pastry across the middle so you have 2 even pieces per one sheet. You should have 12 even pieces once finished.

8.     Pop the mixture across the middle of the pastry and roll up, making sure you don't over fill as they will bust open when cooking.

9.     Press the edge's down on each end and lightly score where they will be cut with a sharp knife.

10.  Brush lightly with egg mix and pop in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown in colour.

Makes 30

 

 

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No Rice Fried Rice

No Rice Fried Rice

My hubby not long ago started a low carb diet and has been doing really well on it, 15 kilos lost to date. Hubby mentioned that he was craving fried rice and asked if i could make something that tastes similar. I had seen a few cauliflower rice recipes going around and knew the general gist of how to make one so I decided to experiment with a few different flavours. It turned out great and had a real fried rice taste to it. it is very filling and also nice cold the next day, give it a go!

Ingredients

·       1 large head of cauliflower diced really fine, you want a mixture of sizes some from the size of a rice grain up to approx 1 cm in size, this helps with the texture and prevents the cauliflower from going to mush.

·       200 grams diced bacon

·       2 eggs

·       2 stalks shallots diced

·       Half a red capsicum

·       sliced thinly

·       1 cup mixed corn and peas

·       1 onion diced fine

·       1/2 cup diced mushrooms

·       1 tablespoon sesame oil

·       2 tablespoons soy sauce

·       1 tablespoon fish sauce

·       1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

·       1 clove garlic minced.

·       good pinch salt and pepper

 

Method                                                                                              

1.     Heat a wok on high and add the bacon, turmeric, onion and garlic and cook until onion is almost translucent.. remove into a bowl on the side.

2.     Add the sesame oil and the cauliflower to the wok and keep turning to 3/4 cooked , you don't want it soggy just the crunchiness cooked off.

3.     Add all other ingredients and keep turning.

4.     Add the bacon mix and stir through.

5.     Cook the eggs in the microwave for one minute and then dice fine and stir through.

6.     Add the fish sauce and soy sauce and stir through.

7.     Pop onto a serving tray and top with more shallots.

Serves 4

You don't have to add turmeric, but we do as its quite good for you and gives a nice golden colour.

Why not experiment with your own flavours.

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5 Veggie Beef Patties

5 Veggie Beef Patties

This is a great recipe if you need to hide a few veggies from the kids. We make these and also freeze them for easy meals, hubby also takes them to work as they are great eaten cold as well.

Ingredients

·       1 kilo beef mince

·       1 cup mashed sweet potato, you can use normal potato or pumpkin if you like instead.

·       1 onion diced fine

·       1 clove garlic add more if you like

·       1 carrot grated

·       1/2 cup corn kernels

·       1/2 cup peas

·       1/2 crated zucchini

·       2 cup bread crumbs

·       1/2 teaspoon salt

·       1/2 teaspoon pepper

·       1/2 cup tomato sauce, can use tin tomato's if you prefer.

·       Olive oil to cook in.

 

Method

1.     Add all ingredients except olive oil and 1 cup of bread crumbs into a large bowl and combine well.

2.     Roll into approx 2 inch size balls.

3.     Place the other cup of bread crumbs on a plate and roll the balls lightly in the crumbs, you don't need a lot just enough for a light coat.

4.     Heat a frying pan on high and add olive oil.

5.     Place balls into the pan and lightly press so they form a Pattie shape, cook on high for 2 minutes and then once flipped over reduce heat to medium and let cook for a further 5 mins.

6.     The patties will be cooked once the outsides are golden and the middle is still juicy but no longer pink.

7.     You can also brown them either side and then pop on a tray into the oven on 180 degrees for 6 minutes, if you have guests coming and want to prep ahead.

Makes approx 15

 

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2 Ingredient Pizza And Bread Rolls Dough

2 Ingredient Pizza And Bread Rolls Dough

Make Pizza And Bread Rolls With Only 2 Ingredients!

It almost sounds to good to be true doesn't it? I mean who can make bread rolls or even pizza with only 2 ingredients. Let me tell you I was a little weary of making this recipe when I first heard about it, but I am so glad I did. I use this recipe all the time and has become my weekly go to for bread rolls and Pizza bases.

I am all for finding multiple uses of grocery items and I love that these recipes use Greek yogurt. I buy a big tub when I do the grocery shopping and I use it for breakfasts, baking  and dips it really is so versatile.

The mixture will seem a little sticky don't worry this is normal, once you pop on a floured surface it won't stick so much.

Give these a try they really work well, and let us know how you go!

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