Fridge Food

20140318_183227In line with the previous post about quick meal options this is a grab meal from the fridge. I had a salad in there and a pack of haloumi cheese and at lunch that day I had bought a cooked pork sausage and didn’t eat it so it was in there too. I sliced the haloumi and the sausage and cooked them individually inĀ  a little avocado oil in a hot pan. I also made a sticky sweet soy, mango and ginger sauce to go with it. Probably took about 15mins to prep and cook, too easy!20140318_183235

Goats Cheese and Spiced Pear Paste stuffed Baby Capsicums and some other stuff

20140316_192024As the title might suggest the stuffed caps were the star in this little show. I splurged and bought a small block of Truffled Goats Cheese (its insanely expensive $72kg) it does have Italian Black Truffles but not much of it. I used it to stuff nice fresh baby capsicum and added spiced pear paste and topped it with crushed cashew nuts. 15 minutes or so in the convection oven and YUM! I did some sides of a scotch fillet, twice cooked baby potatoes, soy asparagus w pepper sauce.







Box Baked Brie


I was talking with ‘Bec of the airconditioned office’ at work the other day and she mentioned a dish they used to serve in a restaurant where she worked in London. Now the dish she spoke of was done with camenbert but I only had triple cream brie so went with that.It is Box Baked Brie w/ fresh tomato, mint, romano cheese salsa and Bruschettina. Just take the Brie still in the box and wrapped and place in a preheated oven at around 165c for say 8-12 minutes depending on size. You can unwrap the cheese and add ingredients to it before wrapping, boxing and baking. Maybe pink pepper corns, herbs, fresh sliced chilli or what ever takes your fancy. We were going to put slices of fresh date in it but Paula used them all the night before to make devils on horseback. Slice the top rind off and push added ingredients into the cheese inside and then return top and wrap for baking. Bake your bruschettina until crunchy then cut into fingers to dip in the cheese. Oh, it probably goes without saying but use the card board and foil wrapped cheese, not the plastic container ones.