Pot chicken with pesto
Pot chicken with pesto | Did you know cholesterol is actually a powerful antioxidant of the body, protecting us against cancer and free radical damage? Cholesterol is also essential in the manufacturing of our sex, growth and immune hormones, bile acid and vitamin D synthesis. Not quite the baddie it’s been made out to be. For optimum health, choose quality sources of cholesterol from eggs, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, avocado, butter, ghee, full fat dairy and organic…
Ginger pork balls
Ginger pork balls | "One of my favourite dishes that Mum used to make for Lunar New Year is called yukwonjeon. It's basically beef and pork patties coated in egg. I decided to create a different version of this recipe using pork with a hint of ginger and a spicy dipping sauce." Chung Jae Lee, Seoul Food
Sweet omelette | Eggs are nature's perfect food, containing every nutrient except vitamin C. They sustain you for hours and assist with weight control. Oh, the fun I've had with eggs! This recipe has undoubtedly become my signature dish.
Spiced North African-style eggs with homemade flatbreads | Baking eggs in a spicy tomato sauce is very common in many parts of the world, most famously in the Mexican dish huevos rancheros. This version is topped with cheese for an extra treat and is designed to be a low-cost recipe.This meal provides 509 kcal, 24g protein, 56g carbohydrate (of which 10g sugars), 22g fat (of which 7g saturates), 6g fibre and 1.7g salt per portion.
Egg and bacon bread bake
Egg and bacon bread bake | “This is a really easy dish to put together with a few simple ingredients. It's perfect for any time of day - breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a midnight snack. You don’t have to used sliced white bread for this - just use whatever you have hanging around at home and even better if it’s a few days old. And it wouldn’t be a Khoo recipe if there wasn’t some cheese involved! You can easily make this dish vegetarian by just leaving out the bacon and using a…
Käsespätzle | This is carbohyrdrate heaven – a mix of flour, eggs and semolina that is flicked into boiling water to cook like pasta. In fact the word käsespätzle translates as little cheese sparrows, each piece of pasta a different shape. When cooked it’s mixed while still warm through a mountain of grated cheese and a generous amount of fried onion rings cooked in butter. The result is warm and wicked, full of stretchy cheese. Expatriate Nanna Dorn-Zachertz says while the dish is high in…
Divorced eggs | Huevos divorciados is a common Mexican breakfast dish and is basically jazzy fried eggs. This recipe is so named because the eggs are served with two conflicting sauces: one red and spicy and the other green and cooling. The green apple salsa would usually be made with tomatillos (a relation of physalis), though it works really well here with apple and herbs. Or you could make a more simple salsa by simply dry-roasting guajillo chillies and blending them with water and a…
Fettuccine with Balmain bugs
Fettuccine with Balmain bugs | This pasta recipe is inspired by a dish Stefano Manfredi cooked with yabbies at Manta in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, and will work equally well with any crustacean. For best results, use pasta made with eggs (all’uovo).
Pork braised in coconut juice with eggs (thit heo kho)
Pork braised in coconut juice with eggs (thit heo kho) | For Nhut and his seven brothers and sisters, this braised pork dish with coconut and egg was looked forward to all year - his beloved mother used to prepare it for Vietnamese New Year. He says, "In the years when we were farmers and very poor in the Vietnamese countryside, meat was hard to get so this recipe was so good. And now I love watching the silence as people discover the rich flavours of this great regional Vietnamese dish in…
Silverbeet and ricotta Easter pie (torta pasqualina)
Silverbeet and ricotta Easter pie (torta pasqualina) | Easter is just around the corner, believe it or not. I love the work that goes into Italian Easter traditions, like pies that take days to make, and this torta pasqualina or Easter pie (pasqua means ‘Easter’ in Italian) is no exception. It’s one of Liguria’s iconic dishes (next to pesto of course) and the recipe has roots that can be traced back to the 15th or 16th century. It is also made with the season’s best offerings: fresh herbs…
Guanciale with cabbage, white beans, rosemary and parsley
Guanciale with cabbage, white beans, rosemary and parsley | A classic combination, this is a handy little recipe as it has the heartiness of white beans, yet the zest and the bite of the cabbage freshen it up nicely as a spring dish. A very good side dish but also good for breakfast with an egg.
Waffle, maple and sausage stuffing
Waffle, maple and sausage stuffing | I made my own Belgian waffles for this recipe, then chopped them up, toasted them, and combined them with what I consider to be the stuffing essentials: lots of sausage, onions, celery, walnuts and dried cranberries. Toss that with lots of maple syrup and some chicken stock, and you’ve got yourself the best breakfast-themed Thanksgiving stuffing and side dish ever. You will definitely want to serve the leftovers, if there are any, with a poached egg or…
Spiced minced meat with savoury custard topping (bobotie)
Spiced minced meat with savoury custard topping (bobotie) | It's no wonder bobotie is considered one of the national dishes of South Africa. Spiced minced meat topped with a creamy layer of egg custard ticks all the boxes. This recipe calls for Mrs H. S. Ball's chutney which is a South African treasure and is available from large supermarkets.
Chicken and holy basil stir-fry (gai pad graprow)
Chicken and holy basil stir-fry (gai pad graprow) | This recipe is for one of the favorite dishes of the Thai people. The chicken can be substituted with pork, beef, squid, shrimp or seafood. This dish is often served at breakfast with a deep-fried egg, sunny side up, on top. One particular favourite is to make it with ground pork and lots of Thai chillies. Make sure you use holy basil, as it goes especially well with pork.
Sardinian lamb with lemon sauce
Sardinian lamb with lemon sauce | This is my Italian grandmother's recipe for slow cooked lamb. A festive Sardinian dish made only in Spring with Spring lamb. Whisked eggs are carefully stirred into the cooked lamb and juices adding a slightly creamy consistency. Delicious!
Ribbon egg pasta with prawns and pesto (trenette al pesto)
Ribbon egg pasta with prawns and pesto (trenette al pesto) | This dish is classically Ligurian, combining trenette pasta with pesto, which originated in Genoa, Liguria’s capital. While trenette (which is rectangular in shape instead of flat like linguine) is available from some Italian food shops and selected delis here, it can be difficult to track down, so we have substituted linguine in this recipe for ease. Refrigerate any leftover pesto in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1…