Recent cooking classes

I have recently done a few cooking classes, ranging from Gnocchi and sauce, to Croquembouche, Quiche and pastry, as well as more complex and involved ones like quail ballotine… There is no better place to learn cooking than in the comfort of your own kitchen…. Below is the Quail ballotine cookng class step by step… […]

Be ready on time for Christmas this year !

If you are like me, every Christmas you wish you had done some gifts shopping earlier during the year. Whether it is for a one on one private cooking lesson or a dinner ( for a young family, or your parents,…), Private Chef’s gift voucher could be the “special and unusual” gift you have been […]

Delicious Fruit/Nut Bar, First Trial

  I have played with a few recipes and after a few tweaks and personal preferences, I am pretty happy with the result. It’s moist and just sweet enough, and doesn’t crumble which is bonus as my young son loves them… This recipe is for a 35 X 25 cm baking tray, lined with baking […]

Roast them!!

We almost always boil, steam or stir fry  them. But have you ever tried to roast broccolini? Just a drizzle of olive or macadamia nut oil, salt flakes and pepper. Put in a hot oven (200°C) for 5 minutes, or until the florets are golden brown but the stalks still crunchy…. This method adds a […]

Ready Meals Monday 21st October 2013

********** Sword Fish Steak Baked with Moroccan Spices, Truss Tomato, Spanish Onion and Cucumber Salad, Sherry Vinegar and Avocado Oil Dressing 375 Calories Zucchini and Fresh Corn Fritters, Baby Spinach and Rocket Salad, Yoghurt and Preserved Lemon Sauce 300 Calories Organic Beef and Vegetables Meatloaf, Garden Green Peas “á la Parisienne” 435 Calories Free Range […]

Monday 14th October

Ready Meals Menu for Monday the 14th of October *** King Ocean Prawn and Salmon in a Risoni Pasta Salad, Asparagus, Capsicum and Lebanese Cucumber. Paprika and Coriander Aïoli (380 Calories) *** Slow Roasted Beef Salad with Beetroot, Broccolini and Carrot. Shallot and Sumac Dressing (360 Calories) *** Zucchini Stuffed with Cherry Tomato, Bocconcini and […]

Private Chef at Hansell and Gretel Café

Tuesday the 17th of September 2013, with Joe from Your Wine Drop, a 3 course dinner with matching wines… Perfect venue for a group of 20 guests, Christmas is just around the corner…..

Ready Meals Menu 23/09/2013

Green Bean and Kipfler Potato Salad, Cherry Tomatoes and Soft Boiled Organic Eggs, Balsamic and Avocado Oil Dressing (380 Calories) Prawns and Reef Fish Penne Pasta, English Spinach and Asparagus , Lemon and Dill Sauce (500 Calories) Braised Rump of Victorian Lamb Jordanian Spices, Organic Quinoa and Bulgur Tabouleh (470 Calories) Thyme Roasted Free Range […]

Ready Meals Menu Week 33

Week 33, starting on Monday the 9th of September 2013 *** Day 1 3 Cheese Quiche Lorraine, Garden Salad and French Dressing 420 Calories ***  Day 2 Baked Fillet of Salmon with Fennel and Dill Organic Jasmine Rice 510 Calories ***  Day 3 Free Range Chicken Breast Roasted with Greek Oregano, Zucchini and Capsicum Bites […]

Ready Meals' Menu Week 32

Week 32, starting Monday the 2nd of September 2013 Day 1 Poached Fillet of Reef Fish, Steamed Vegetables and Baby Potatoes, Olive Oil and Lemon 390 Calories   Day 2 Slow Cooked Beef Spare Ribs with Mexican Spices, Red kidney Beans, Fresh Corn and Capsicum 450 Calories   Day 3 Free Range Chicken in a […]