Beef Bourguignon with Baguette Dumplings

A classic and easy recipe for Beef Bourguignon with a delicious side of Baguette Dumplings. Tips on what red wine to choose when making Beef Bourguignon, and what to serve with Beef Bourguignon. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

Beef Bourguignon in black cast iron pan

Beef Bourguignon

After the uncomfortable heatwave that strikes most of Europe every July and August, which generally renders our kitchen a no-go-zone and where turning on the oven is like turning on the heater, I always welcome the start of autumn with much relief.

And as soon as the weather starts to turn grey and cold, my thoughts often turn to comforting stews and slow-cooked meals.



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Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

A Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho) which is fragrant with lemongrass, star anise and cloves. Serve with crusty baguette or flat rice noodles. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

vietnamese beef stew in black cast iron pot

Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

There are many who claim that Vietnamese Beef Stew, known as Bò Kho in Vietnamese, is derived from the French Boeuf aux Carottes. But upon closer inspection of both recipes, beef and carrots is pretty much all they have in common.



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Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup

A classic and authentic recipe for Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup. This beef pho recipe uses oxtail and beef brisket for a delicious and full-flavoured pho broth. Classic pho recipe with step-by-step photos.

vietnamese pho in large bowl with fresh herbs

Vietnamese Pho

Pho could perhaps be described as the national dish of Vietnam. But what many people don’t know is that Pho is predominantly a breakfast dish in Vietnam.



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Pie Maker Meat Pies

Makes these delicious meat pies using a pie maker! Perfect for parties and entertaining. Easy pie maker recipe with step-by-step photos.

pie maker meat pies on wire rack

Pie Maker

I have jumped on the pie maker bandwagon. I never intended to. Our kitchen is 9 square metres in size with minimal storage, and I already felt that owning two (yes, two!) waffle machines was a bit excessive.

But this unusual period of isolation to avoid a certain virus has resulted in many (many) late night online shopping sprees. Granted, I do most of my shopping online anyway, and almost always late at night after the kids have gone to bed.



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Classic Meat Pies

Classic Meat Pies with a chunky beef and Guinness filling. A delicious meat pie recipe with step-by-step photos.

aussie meat pies on wooden board

Meat Pies

For many Australians, a meat pie at lunch with a good squirt of tomato sauce (ketchup) is almost a daily ritual.

You can find meat pies at nearly all Australian cafés and bakeries, corner shops and supermarkets, but making your own at home from scratch can be very satisfying.



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Spaghetti and Meatballs

A delicious and easy recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs which your family will love! No need to fry the meatballs first – simmer the meatballs gently in the sauce for tender meatballs and maximum flavour!

spaghetti and meatballs in white skillet

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Minced beef (or ground beef) happens to be a popular ingredient at this point in time. When the pandemic was first announced, it appears that toilet paper and minced beef flew off the supermarket shelves as people everywhere prepared to hunker down at home.



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