Gaining confidence in the kitchen can be quite a tricky business. It may be your kitchen, but who’s to say you’re using it to your full potential? Not everyone likes to cook, it can be stressful and things can get messy quickly. However, if you’re comfortable with your recipes and get to know your own cooking style, things may turn around for you. Here are 3 easy ways to become the master of your kitchen.
Being a WWF-Sassi ambassador, I felt it would just be right to start off with a nice old favourite. Yellowtail is safely green-listed and it is just amazing with locally foraged samphire and seaweed.
It may look like a simple dish, and it will only take you 20 minutes to whip together, but the flavour combinations of this recipe are not only perfectly balanced, but complex as well. With an allium flavour from the onion and garlic, the tang of the tomatoes and capers, not to mention a bit of bite from the chilli, our spicy calamari pasta is one dish you’ll go back to over and over.
That satisfying pop when you bite into an ice-cold grape or that gentle sip of red you take after a long working week, there’s something pretty special about these little round fruit that beautifully dots our country’s vineyards. But besides it’s aesthetics and ability to be turned into a beloved alcoholic beverage, we want to explore the wonderful ways in which we can cook with it. So, get your grapes and we’ll meet in the kitchen!
We put a great spin on both the humble potato bake and the chicken dinner by combining the two, as well as adding healthier ingredients and Asian flavours. This sweet potato bake is a perfect mid-week one-pan family meal with hardly any hands-on time and a great way to include protein, carbs and nutrients, making for a balanced plate.
If you are as obsessed with pesto as we are (because who isn’t, right?), then you will be as delighted as we were to find out that foodie royale, Pesto Princess has released a downloadable recipe eBook that can be conveniently stored on your computer, tablet or phone for on the go meal inspiration.
Making pasta at home is one thing every foodie should be able to do, and it’s easier than you could ever imagine. And you don’t even need a pasta machine, just a deft hand with a rolling pin and a sharp knife. We start you off easy with home-made tagliatelle and a deliciously creamy meat-free sauce.
It’s a comfort food mashup! We love pizza (obviously) and we can also make frittata, without encouragement, out of anything we can get our hands on. So here is it, the pizza frittata. And, as a bonus, it’s low-carb and we added red wine.
The Italians taught us the winning combo of tomato and basil, now Royco has perfected the flavour in their ready-made sauce mix. Let’s dig in!
Have you ever tried monkfish before? It has a mild, sweet flavour, similar to lobster, making it a perfect companion to salty bacon. Serve it up as a wholesome mid-week meal with plenty of fresh veggies. We went with sweet potato and green beans.