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Beef Kofta with Hummus
These are great little things that can be served as a main with hummus and a side salad with bread or as little appetizer sticks, they also make a great finger food for a party. They are very quick and easy to put together with hardly any prep this makes them a perfect last minute meal. You can be creative with the herbs and change out or add more it is up to you.


500g Ground beef
1 Tablespoon parsley
1 Teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
1 Teaspoon ground cumin
1 Teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
3/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon paprika
Pepper to taste
1 Egg, lightly beaten
10-12 Skewers, presoaked
1 Cup hummus
Pinch paprika


1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, divide into 10-12 portions (whichever you prefer) Roll each portion into a sausage shape, then thread individually onto skewers.

2. Cook on heated oiled grill plate or grill or BBQ until browned and cooked through.

Serve Kofta’s with hummus sprinkled with paprika and a side salad.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Spicy Chicken Roast or Breast with Stir-Fried Vegetables
This is a great quick recipe to do with a lovely end result, this dish can either be done with chicken breasts or with a whole roast chicken. I served my chicken over Asian vegetables I have listed the recipe for that below, but you could serve with rice or your favourite vegetables and potato whatever you prefer.


4 Chicken breasts or 1 whole chicken (about 1.5kg)
2-2 1/2 Tablespoons honey (depending on the size of breasts)
2 Teaspoons sesame seeds

Spice Mixture

4 Cloves garlic, crushed
1 Teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 Teaspoons soy sauce
3 Teaspoons curry powder
1 Teaspoon garam masala
21/2 Tablespoons lemon juice


1. Coat chicken breasts all over with spice mixture, cook, until browned on both sides and cooked through. Just before cooking is complete pour honey on both sides of breast and cook a few minutes each side to caramelize.

2. Slice chicken thickly serve atop vegetables and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

If doing a whole Chicken

1. Rub spice mixture all over chicken, place chicken on wire rack in roasting dish. Bake at 180 Celsius for 45 Min’s.

2. Warm honey and brush over chicken, cook, 15 Min’s longer. Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds 5 Min’s before cooking is completed.

Cut chicken into pieces and serve.

Asian Style Vegetables


1 Small red pepper, sliced thinly
1 Small yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1 Large carrot, sliced into thin strips with a vegetable peeler
100g Snow peas, trimmed
200g Thin stalked asparagus
1 Onion, sliced thinly
200g Bean Sprouts
1 Clove garlic, crushed
1 Tablespoon peanut oil
1 Teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon dry sherry
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
3 Tablespoons water
1/2 Teaspoon chicken stock granules
2 Teaspoons sugar


1. In a wok heat the peanut oil add red, yellow peppers and onion stir fry a couple of minutes, stirring.

2. Add garlic, ginger, sherry, soy, water, stock and sugar stir to combine, add remaining veg and cook, stirring, until vegetables are just tender, serve immediately.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.