A well-loved French dish, the classic beef bourguignon is comfort food best shared with a hungry crowd. The colours of vegetables mixed with fork-tender meat are enough to make your mouth water. Give this recipe a go when you love cooking one-pot meals or are simply craving for something hearty.(more…)
When it comes to special celebrations, nothing beats the heartfelt thoughtfulness of home cooking. While we always trust mum to cook yummy dishes for us, this Mother’s Day, we can all agree that she deserves to be spoiled. Warm her heart by cooking a delightful Italian-style dinner with our recipes.
Rich and hearty, a sumptuous ragu is just the thing to warm and fill an empty stomach, especially on cold, bleak days. We bring you our version of this Italian comfort food, to be served with any pasta of your choice and enjoyed with a glass (or more) of wine. The best thing about ragu is that it can be made ahead of time and kept frozen for up to 3 months – great for busy people and big families!
Also known as beef ragout in some territories, osso bucco is one of the most succulent and hearty beef dishes around. It is a favourite of Aussies, too, including professional chefs and Masterchefs. There isn’t much surprise to all this fandom, since the slow cooking helps bring out all of the aromatic flavour and smell of the beef and herbs. It takes over 6 hours to cook, which means it’s perfect for occasions and gatherings which you can plan ahead of time. Presentation is also a key here, and you will notice how enticing the recipe is just by looking at its photo. You just know you’ll want seconds!
More commonly referred to in Italy as cioppino, the seafood stew can serve as a great comfort food during the cold months and as a luscious dinner to look forward to during the week. For this variation, we’re looking into using white fish, mussels, prawns and Italian tomatoes as the protagonists of the dish – although you can feel free to change the proteins and herbs as you please. Get the most of this hearty meal by following the simple recipe below, fit to challenge budding chefs and put the skills of the more experienced to the test.
More often than not, people tend to think that healthy dishes have to lose all aesthetic appeal and flavour. We will prove this notion wrong with our simple jacket potato recipe, which boasts of healthy goodness and sumptuous flavours at the same time. This is perfect at any time of the day – you can have it with fruit juice in the morning or with wine for dinner.(more…)
Great comfort food never fails. With classic recipes such as pumpkin bread, one can always feel at home anytime, anywhere. Served on its own, with butter or jam, or with soups, pumpkin bread effortlessly stands out on the dinner table. In just an hour or so, you can have real homemade goodness right within the confines of your kitchen. Follow and share this recipe with loved ones to spread the warm, homey aroma of pumpkin bread.(more…)
This asparagus leek risotto is a gluten-free and vegan version of the rice dish classic. Asparagus has been getting a lot of attention from foodies and health advocates lately, and it isn’t surprising why. These greens are not just full of nutrients – they are also quite tasty and ideal for many recipes.