dinner

This week’s HelloFresh delights!

HelloFresh Lamb

Amazing Lamb….

HelloFresh Lamb

With tangy potatoes and broccolini salad.

HelloFresh Chickepea Tagine

The vego meal – Chickpea tagine with couscous and Lebanese bread

HelloFresh Chicken

Marinated chicken with Asian greens…

All so yum and light! (though waaay too much per serve in the chickpeas!)

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Silverside with white sauce and honey carrots

Started the silverside a little too late, so had to boil it rather than pop it into the slow cooker.

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This time, used malt vinegar rather than apple cider.

honey carrots

Carrots were baked for about an hour – peeled and covered with honey, olive oil and some garlic and home grown rosemary.

mashed potato

Mash with butter and cream….

wilted spinach

Wilted spinach (a couple of mins in the microwave) from a neighbour’s garden

white onion sauce

White onion sauce – butter, onion, milk and flour….

Divine.

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So, In addition to doing Liptember (sponsor me?), September also brings us the first Creative Challenge from the loverly ladies at The Shake.

Today’s prompt is “Made”… so here is the dinner that I made :p

ShepherdsPie

Shepherd’s Pie!!! (from last week’s Hello Fresh box)

Liptember

And today’s Liptember efforts. I’m so tough!
(Thanks Phil for being my first sponsor! I’ll save ya a kiss!)

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Sumac Barramundi with Tabbouleh

So, tonight’s dinner from HelloFresh was too nice to wait to share!!

Sumac Barramundi with Tabbouleh

I had no idea what sumac is, though Bruce thought it was something like a stinging nettle, but I trust that the version we had was the milder spice version ;)

Sumac Barramundi with Tabbouleh

Making my own tabbouleh with fresh mint and parsley, and hot red onion, and all the rest is awesome. I got a hot flush from this, with the onion and lemon. But I could have just eaten the bowl of this alone!!

Sumac Barramundi with Tabbouleh

I may have bled on the tomato….

Sumac Barramundi with Tabbouleh

I love their FRESH ingredients! This week, we got our box before 11am (expected between 12 and 6, and we’ve been getting it after 6:30), So i believe the bosses have given our delivery driver some extra time since Newcastle delivery has expanded so much with all the new subscribers! (I think we were first instead of last this week!)

If you wanna try a HelloFresh box, you can get a 3-day box for two people for just $34 (usually $64) if you use my referral code R3CDUQ.

Sumac Barramundi with Tabbouleh

Loyalty oil!

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This week’s HelloFresh box has a lot of pleasers – Thyme, lemon, feta and, of course, garlic.

Sure to be a winner.

Lemon Thyme Chicken with Pumpkin and Feta Couscous

First up we have the Lemon Thyme Chicken with Pumpkin and Feta Couscous. Omg win!

Lemon Thyme Chicken with Pumpkin and Feta Couscous

Let’s just say Thyme is Bruce’s favourite not-so-secret ingredient, and lemon is mine. And just add in some salty Australian feta and fresh garlic!!! :)

Lemon Thyme Chicken with Pumpkin and Feta Couscous

Wish I could have marinated it for longer, but the box arrived at 6:25pm (the expected delivery windownis 12-6pm for Newcastle)… so straight to it! (Better than last week that wasn’t here til 6:45pm. I think we’re the last house before the delivery guy kits the highway back to Sydney for a sleep).

Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

Wednesday was a Ginger Beef Stir-fry (which I get let marinate for the afternoon!)

Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

I added a carrot cos we had some in the fridge, and substituted honey for the sugar. Used sesame oil in the pan (only thought of it after the marinade was done), and the usual tamari instead of soy because that’s what I own…. Yum!

Roasted Eggplant and Pinenut Pasta

Finally on Thursday night we had the vegetarian dish – Roasted Eggplant (Aubergine) and Pine Nut Pasta.

Roasted Eggplant and Pinenut Pasta

Again, my little heart couldn’t not fiddle a little – I added a few cloves of garlic to the roast tomato and eggplant, and juice from half a lemon to the final mix (they’d sent me an extra lemon, so why not?!)

Roasted Eggplant and Pinenut Pasta

Plus I got to use the teeny tiny frypan for the pine nuts!

*****

Unfortunately I didn’t order a box for next week, but I think it might be a chance to try some of the other recipes that are in the 5 day boxes that always look so good – like the lemon and caper baked fish!! mmmm

(and use my discount code if you do sign up to HelloFreshR3CDUQ for $30 off your first box!)

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Roast Duck

I was put in charge of finding a dinner spot the night before the City2Surf on the weekend.

I went with Emperor’s Garden BBQ, because I know I liked it, and oped my family could find things they wold like too! I of course went with the traditional roast duck :)

Garlic King Prawns
Dad went with the Garlic King Prawns…

Beef with Blackbean sauce
My sister, the Beef with Blackbean

Drunken Chicken
and Mum couldn’t get past the Drunken Chicken.

Moore girls!Did it
Pre and Post (Dogecoin!)

We all manged to finish… I beat my sister by two seconds even though she queued for the loos for 20 mins!!! , and yes, I was sore!!

(Must get back to running!!!)

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We got our second box from HelloFresh last week (and are currently awaiting this week’s delivery!) after enjoying the first one and we were again pleased with the results!

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The prawns we fresh from Nelson Bay with other fresh ingredients to go with them. I would have added a little more lemon myself, I felt it needed a little more of a sauce to go with the noodles, but the top was delish!

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The chicken was yummy and spicy – very glad that I had sour cream on hand to dampen the heat. We threw some fresh capsicum from Mum’s garden into the side salad because we had it :)

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@HelloFresh #MintyRisotto

The risotto was a nice comfort food that I had after I got home from the City2Surf (never again will I do 14kms without training!). Again, we added to it – there were some leftover mushrooms in the fridge so we used them up, adding them in early with the onion.

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We even had leftovers to have with steak last night!

(you can still use my code R3CDUQ to get $30 off your first box at HelloFresh!)

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Creamy PastaCreamy Pasta

So, what was in the fridge?

A heap of mushrooms.

A couple of bits of bacon.

Butter, cream, sour cream, garlic, dill.

With pasta spirals and onion in the pantry.

We have dinner!!

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Fritata

This Fritata is one of my evolving recipes :) It always contains Greek Yoghurt and many eggs, but the other ingredients come and go, depending on availability and mood :)

Fritata

This week, I started with a whole heap of roasted kent pumpkin and orange sweet potato. Chopped up small, and roasted in an olive oil and tamari coating. I find the soy sauce/tamari brings out the sweetness of the orange vegetables.

Fritata

Next, I sauteed a leek with a heap of butter and crushed garlic. This made the house smell awesome!

Fritata

Once the leek was all soft, I put the heat down to 1, and added a bag of baby spinach leaves. I folded them in, letting them wilt. I turned of the heat, and popped the lid on the pan, letting them wilt and garlic up while I assembled the wet ingredients.

Fritata

In the end, I ended up using 11 eggs, but this is something I play by ear. Whisk these up with a fork.

Fritata

I used the whole tub of Greek yoghurt (1 litre) but I didn’t end up using the cream, that was just there for backup in case I didn’t have enough mix for the vast amount of veges I’d cooked. But the potato and pumpkin shrank quite a lot in the cooking process.
Here, I mixed the eggs, yoghurt, and a cup of grated extra sharp cheese. Then mixed through the veges, and the spinach/leek mix.

Fritata

Then I poured it into a large pyrex dish, and decorated with sliced cherry tomatoes. It was in the oven at 160 for about an hour.

Fritata

And it was noms. Especially with home made herb and garlic buttered bread :)

[please forgive my photo quality! I’m using an old iphone 3G until my new android arrives for my birthday!]

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Spanakopita

Since silverbeet is in season and abundant, I used this Spanakopita recipe from SBS Food as inspiration for this Spanakopita.

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

I have to say I think I upped the amount of cheeses in it, and I forgot the nutmeg, but this turned out awesomely, with all the ingredients (yup! even the fresh dill sprigs!), except the pastry (Aldi only has shortcrust and puff), from Aldi!

Spanakopita

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