crowd pleasers
recipes. tips. photos & random good stuff
sophie gilliatt and katherine westwood are the dinner ladies. we love to cook food that makes people happy - and want to share what we know about stress-free cooking.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
This is an (almost) instant fresh chutney that will give a lively green kick to any curry. Go for as much or as little chilli as you like - you can also mix it through yoghurt for a cool, pale green dip to serve with tandoori prawns or cutlets or with samosas.
dinnerladies.com.au/blog/post/29/fresh-mint-and-coriander-chutney
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Monday 09 October 2017
Pulled pork just got more irresistible with a sticky Asian marinade. This is a brilliantly versatile dish - use it to fill rice paper rolls or Chinese-style puffy omelettes or, as we do, stuff it in a baguette with pickled vegetables, a squiggle of sriracha chilli sauce and some mayo for a sort of easy banh mi. If you have leftovers, you could toss them through cooked hokkien noodles with steamed Asian greens, chopped into bite-sized pieces.
dinnerladies.com.au/blog/post/28/five-spice-and-hoisin-pulled-pork
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
This week's smoky chilli beef with black beans is lifted to a whole other level of winter comfort when it's served with a side or topping of just baked, home-made cornbread. It takes all of three minutes in the food processor to prepare
dinnerladies.com.au/blog/post/27/easy-food-processor-cornbread-for-topping-chilli
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Thursday 02 June 2016
Any soup based on a proper chicken stock, made with free-range bones (feet included!) and vegies, is wonderfully homey and nourishing, whether it's a Jewish chicken noodle soup, Vietnamese pho, Greek avgolemono or this Chinese chicken and sweet corn soup. We have fond memories of this soup from childhood (oh, the Golden Fish restaurant in Rose Bay! How did they carve those carrot phoenixes?), where it would precede a 70s banquet of honey king prawns, beef and black bean and sweet and sour pork
dinnerladies.com.au/blog/post/26/not-your-average-takeaway-chicken-and-sweet-corn-soup
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Tuesday 24 May 2016
We’re all a bit salad-happy here at the moment. Summer may, at last, be over, but we’re still craving the freshness, health-giving qualities and general zippiness of fresh, raw vegetables and leaves, put together with a few other interesting ingredients and a bit of care. Lunch, in particular, says salad time to us, especially a salad that can be packed in a container – or a jar, for the terminally on-trend – and taken to work or school. The sturdier leaves and vegetables available at this time of year call out for big flavours and robust dressings and can even handle being dressed ahead of time – a bonus when you’re making a salad that needs to travel.
dinnerladies.com.au/blog/post/25/six-steps-to-a-great-winter-salad
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