Pesto Cheese Scones

Mangy came home one night from work and raved about the beautiful pesto scones he had at the cafeteria at work. I asked him to describe it, and he said it was incredibly tasty and he especially loved the pesto stuffed into the layers. Immediately I started to suspect that something was wrong. Scones with layers?? Huh? Continue reading Pesto Cheese Scones

Gunny’s Chili Cheese Toasts

My brother-in-law, Mr. Gunny is a pretty good cook (yes ladies, he’s single). His specialities are chilli chicken (he’s up to version no. 127) and anything with cheese. He cooked up a feast tonight at his place and very generously tortured me all evening by sending me photos and recipes via MMS. I haven’t tried these toasts myself, but I can only imagine how good they were! Continue reading Gunny’s Chili Cheese Toasts

Prawn Koftas Dry or with Gravy

Prawn Kofta curry is the first dish I ever cooked for Mangy when we were dating back in thoooose days, it’s probably the dish that convinced him to marry me! I didn’t have a recipe and sort of made it up as I went. Surprisingly it turned out really well! I never cooked it again, not because I didn’t want to, but simply because for the life of me, I couldn’t remember the recipe! Continue reading Prawn Koftas Dry or with Gravy

Turnip Crisps

I know these crisps look a little burnt (I love the zebra stripes though), but trust me, they were not! They were also super tasty and at 1/4 of the carbs of regular potato crisps, I think they’re a bonus! I did struggle to get them to go golden, they seem to stay white for a long while and then suddenly go dark. But they tasted really good. Continue reading Turnip Crisps

Moroccan Beef Pies

Mangy is just as obsessed with pies as he is with cakes. Frankly I was a little tired of the usual pepper steak pie. So I thought I’d give it a little twist. This recipe is loosely based on this one. The idea was so hard to resist, it seemed so exotic and rich. I would happily serve it as a stew with some bread or mash or over some couscous. Continue reading Moroccan Beef Pies

Spicy Chicken Wings

There is a little Jamaican restaurant that Mangy and I love. It’s run by 2 men who are uncle and nephew and they’re as Jamaican as you’ll find in Melbourne. My 2 favourite things on their 4-dish menu, are their wings and fried plantain. I’ve been meaning to try cooking the wings at home but have yet to find an exact recipe match. Continue reading Spicy Chicken Wings