Tag Archives: BBQ

Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Charred Watermelon With Chilli, Lime, Mint and Feta.

I can’t quite recall where I first encountered the idea of charred watermelon. It does sound incongruous and strange; the searing of  a cool and refreshing summer fruit on a hot barbecue or grill, but it’s a juxtaposition of hot … Continue reading

Posted in What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Lazy Summer Entertaining. Barbecued Flattened Chicken With A Lime And Coconut Pilaf.

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Never more so than at dinner time when we fire up the barbecue and dine al fresco on the back deck. My idea of holiday cooking is to marinade chicken, beef, lamb, seafood or … Continue reading

Posted in Marinades, Pastes and Dressings, Poultry, Rice, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

For The Weekend. Firing Up The Barbecue. Grilled Yoghurt Flatbread.

  A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to enjoy some modern Greek street food. Needless to say we were blown away by the quality of the home made pita bread wrapped around our souvlaki. Soft, fluffy and … Continue reading

Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Meal Idea under 400 Calories. Barbecued Harissa Prawns With An Israeli Couscous Salad.

The warmer weather provides the perfect excuse to light up the barbecue and eat dinner al fresco outside on the deck. Barbecued prawns and salad make an ideal fast day meal. Low in calories, very quick and easy to prepare. … Continue reading

Posted in Salads, Seafood, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Another Offering From The Japanese Izakaya. Butabara. Grilled Pork Belly Skewers With Green Spring Onion.

It’s Spring, and the weather has been unseasonably warm. The perfect excuse to fire up the barbecue. My family has a penchant for anything marinated, skewered and grilled. No doubt a consequence of many a visit to the Japanese izakaya … Continue reading

Posted in Pork, Small Bites, To Serve with Drinks, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

From the Japanese Izakaya. Marinated, Skewered and Grilled. Chicken Yakitori with Spring Onion.

One of the highlights of any trip to Japan must be a visit to a traditional izakaya. Not quite bar, not quite restaurant. Izakaya are warm, cosy, happy places. The perfect venue to catch up with friends for a beer, … Continue reading

Posted in Poultry, Small Bites, To Serve with Drinks, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Summer BBQ. Grilled Chicken Skewers with an Asian Inspired Marinade.

In my mind a summer BBQ is synonymous with easy and relaxed entertaining. I can’t think of an easier way to feed a crowd than grilled chicken skewers. The secret to a tender, juicy, succulent chicken skewer? Use thigh fillets … Continue reading

Posted in Poultry, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Firing Up the Barbie. T-Bone Steak. The Tuscan Way.

Firing up the barbie. I can’t think of anything more quintessentially Australian. A great, laid back Aussie summer tradition. I love a good steak on the barbie. Thick. Juicy. Tender. Perfectly charred. The easiest way to achieve this? The Tuscan … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

On the Grill. Mark’s Aussie Burgers. With the Works.

Australia Day is fast approaching. This Saturday. January 26th. I can’t think of anything more Australian than a burger cooked on the BBQ. The classic Aussie burger always includes a slice of beetroot. This weekend I was back in Canberra. … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Pork, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

The Accidental Gift. Of BBQs, Pizza Ovens and Clay Paving Bricks.

Christmas gifts. They say it’s the thought that counts. A well-chosen gift speaks volumes. Here is an accidental gift. Quirky and inexpensive. A definite conversation piece. At home with my parents we decided to make pizza for lunch. My parents … Continue reading

Posted in Musings & Inspiration, Pizza, What I Love to Cook | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment