Saturday, 18 April 2015

Roasted Pumpkin, Spinach and Feta Slice

I’m always looking for recipes that are tasty and easy to make. This one fits the bill perfectly. There’s no need to measure exactly every ingredient and the veggies can be changed around to suit whatever you have leftover or in the fridge.

It tastes delicious and is an easy mid week dinner.


         750g butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 3cm pieces
         2 zucchini, cut into chunks
         1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges
         2 tablespoons olive oil
         80g baby spinach
         90g feta cheese, crumbled
         8 eggs
         ½ cup cream or milk
         Salad, crusty bread, to serve


         1. Preheat oven to very hot, 220°C.

         2. Line base and sides of a large baking dish with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends. I used a large non-stick pan so I didn’t need to use baking paper.

         3. Toss pumpkin, zucchini and onion in prepared baking dish with oil, season to taste and spread out. I used olive oil infused with garlic and chilli. 

         4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until vegetables are golden and tender.

         5. Remove from oven. Toss with spinach.

          6. Sprinkle vegetables evenly with feta.
     7. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk and season to taste.    Pour over vegetable mixture.

         8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until set. Set aside for 10 minutes. 

NB: I left mine in the oven for only 25 minutes and as you can see it’s    a little over cooked, so keep a close eye on it!

         9. Serve with salad and crusty bread.



*This recipe was adapted from here

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Lemon and Coconut Slice

If you ever need to make a quick slice to take to a party or morning tea, this recipe is perfect. There's no baking and it only takes a few minutes to make, but more importantly it's yummy!

  50g of butter - chopped
  395g can of condensed milk
  1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  250g of plain sweet biscuits - crushed
  ½ cup of desiccated coconut
  Lemon Icing
  1¾ cup of icing sugar mixture
  2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1  Grease and line the base and sides of a lamington try (28 x 18cm)
2  Place the butter and condensed milk into a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until smooth. Add the lemon juice, stir to combine and set aside.

3  In a large bowl, combine the crushed biscuits and coconut and stir in the condensed milk mixture.

4  Spoon into the baking tray, and using metal spoon, push the mixture firmly and evenly across the tray.

5  Lemon Icing:
6  Combine the Icing Sugar mixture and the extra lemon juice in a small saucepan over a low heat.

7  Stir until the mixture is warmed through and completely smooth.

8  Pour over the slice immediately and place in the fridge for three hours or until set.

9. Cut into small squares to serve.

See I told you it was easy!

*This recipe from here

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