Chilli Con Carne

A delicious recipe for Chilli Con Carne with step-by-step photos which the whole family will love! The meat sauce is slow-cooked with herbs and spices with lots of kidney beans for extra protein and texture. Serve with rice or tortilla chips for a tasty meal!

chilli con carne in bowl with rice and avocadoes with bowls of tortilla chips, sour cream and chopped cucumbers

Easy Chilli Con Carne

For me, there is much comfort to be found in having a large pot of Chilli Con Carne bubbling away on the stove, especially since I know that many meals can be derived from this one dish.

At other times, it happens to be a great dish to make if you are entertaining a small crowd (especially one that involves lots of children).



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Spinach Lasagna

A simple and delicious Spinach Lasagna using a homemade béchamel sauce and marinara sauce. This vegetarian lasagna will be a hit even with the meatlovers!

spinach lasagna in black baking dish with plate of salad

Spinach Lasagna

I love a good lasagna and it’s a satisfying dish to make when you have time to potter about in the kitchen.

With spring having finally arrived in Zurich and warmer weather slowly creeping into the forecast, I wanted to make a baked pasta dish, but nothing too rich and heavy.



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Easy Marinara Sauce (Tomato Pasta Sauce)

A quick and easy marinara sauce (tomato pasta sauce) which you can serve simply with pasta or use in a variety of recipes. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

marinara sauce in skillet with chopped herbs

Easy Marinara Sauce

If there is one recipe which I make most often, it is probably this easy marinara sauce.

I have lost count of the number of meals I have made with just this basic tomato sauce and how thankful I am each time for such a life-saving recipe.



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Cherry Tomato Relish

A simple and delicious tomato relish recipe, perfect for keeping in the fridge or to give as gifts. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

cherry tomato relish in saucepan with fresh cherry tomatoes on vine

Tomato Relish

If you are looking for a delicious accompaniment to serve at a barbecue, whether alongside some grilled meats or sausages, or perhaps to dollop on an Aussie Meat Pie, this tomato relish is for you.



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Cream of Tomato Soup with Roasted Chickpeas

A quick and easy Cream of Tomato Soup with Roasted Chickpeas – the perfect meal using pantry ingredients.

cream of tomato soup in bowl with tray of roasted chickpeas

Homemade Tomato Soup

As a busy mother of two, I always try to make sure that my fridge and pantry are well-stocked with regular favourites so that I can make certain recipes at a moment’s notice. A homemade tomato soup is one such recipe.



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Cottage Pie

This Cottage Pie recipe has a rich meaty beef sauce as the base, topped with creamy mashed potatoes and baked until deliciously golden. An easy Cottage Pie recipe – make a double batch of the sauce to serve with pasta!

cottage pie with a portion spooned onto a side plate

Difference between Cottage Pie and Shepherd’s Pie

One of my winter favourites is this traditional Cottage Pie which I have, confusingly, wrongly called a Shepherd’s Pie for most of my life.

It appears that a Cottage Pie is made with beef, whilst a Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb; the latter is also usually (and traditionally) made with leftover roast meat. I’ve had it so wrong all of these years!



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