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Ham and Tomato Quiche

Ham and Tomato Quiche

Ham and Tomato Quiche Ham and Tomato Quiche

Ham and Tomato – Name a more iconic duo. I dare you!!

It is delicious on crackers, sandwiches, why not in a quiche. Buttery flakey (cheesey) pastry topped with a light and delicate eggy filling. There is a reason Quiche’s are so popular.

Instead of all the cream and cheese in traditional quiches, I like to keep it light! Substitute milk for cream, and cottage cheese for the cheddar. Every tried baked cottage cheese? NO – well then you are seriously missing out!

Ham and Tomato Quiche

Simple flavours but a delicious combo all the same! Make this super easy quiche from scratch for a delicious dinner and take leftovers for lunch!
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Australian
Keyword Dinner, easy, ham, home cooking, quiche, tomato
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 People

Ingredients

Short Crust Pastry

  • 1 2/3 cup Plain Flour
  • 125 g Butter cold and cubed
  • Pinch Salt
  • 5-6 Tbsp Chilled water

Filling

  • 150 g Ham
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 spring onions
  • 6 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup cottage cheese

Instructions

  • Combine flour, salt and butter in food process and process until it forms a fine crumb. Then add in 1 tbsp of chilled water at a time. Until the dough comes together. Wrap dough in glad wrap and refrigerate for 30mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180Roll out pastry on a floured surface until it is 0.5cm thick. Carefully pick it up using your rolling pin and then lay it in the pie dish. Don't worry if it breaks and you can push it together. Press the pastry into the dish. Prick the base of the pastry with a fork 5-6 times. Top with baking paper and spread baking weights or rice over the base and bake in the oven for 15mins.
  • Meanwhile prepare the filling. Roughly chop ham, slice tomato. In a jug, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper until light and fluffy.
  • Remove from the oven pastry, discard baking paper and weights. Then spread ham and tomato over pastry base. Pour the egg mixture over the base. Use a tablespoon to spoon cottage cheese over the top. Bake in the oven for 20-30min until golden and set.

Ham and Tomato Quiche

 
Satay Chicken Skewers

Satay Chicken Skewers

Chicken Satay Skewers are always the first thing I order when I am at a Thai Restaurant (or in Thailand!). 

So when I came home from Thailand I knew it was about time I recreated it! Little did I know it would be so easy to create such authentic delicious flavour of the satay sauce. 

sataychicken

First you need to marinate the chicken for as little as 10mins while you prep the sauce (if you have the time marinate overnight, but don’t stress if you don’t have the time!). 

Now the trick to getting a really delicious flavour is the perfect grill marks. The best way to do this is ensure that your BBQ plate or pan is super hot before you add the chicken. 

satay chicken skewers

As for the sauce I love to use either crunchy or smooth NATURAL peanut butter. If you don’t have natural you can use any peanut butter, but it really doesn’t need the added sugar!

Make extra sauce and save it to drizzle over EVERYTHAAANNG!!! Well that is what I do anyway. I makes a super delicious dressing for a herby salad!

chicken satay skewers

Finish off the entree by serving drizzled with some coriander, lime and crushed peanuts!

Chicken Satay Skewers

A delicious entree that your friends and family will be impressed by or serve with rice and vegetables for a delicious nutritious dinner!
Course Dinner, Snack
Cuisine thai
Keyword Chicken, satay, sataychicken, Thai, thaifood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people (for entree)

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp siracha
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • 8-10 wooden skewers

Satay Sauce

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp siracha reduce if you don’t like it spicy
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup peanuts finely chopped

Instructions

  • Slice the chicken breast length ways into 1-2cm think slices. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, fish sauce, siracha and garlic cloves. Pour the marinate over the chicken and marinate for at least 10mins or up to 4hrs. Meanwhile soak the wooden skewers in water so that they don’t burn.
  • To make the sauce: Combine all of the ingredients, except for the peanuts in a small saucepan and bring to the boil for 1-2mins, remove from the heat and mix in the peanuts. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  • Push the skewers through the chicken and then preheat a griddle pan or preferably a BBQ!
  • Once the BBQ or pan is hot, cook the chicken for 4-5min on each side until cooked through. Serve on a platter with satay sauce, coriander and fresh lime.

Looking for your more recipes to impress your guests? Try our favourites!

 – Thai Spritzers

Creamy Hummus and Zaatar Chips

– and for something a little sweet: Blueberry scones

Mexican Loaded Sweet Potato

Mexican Loaded Sweet Potato

Stuffed Mexican Sweet Potatoes Stuffed Mexican Sweet Potatoes  

Mexican Blackbean Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Super simple snack or serve it with a salad for lunch or dinner! And of course pile on all of the guac!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Snack
Keyword blackbean, guacamole, mexican, Snack, sweetpotato, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 to matoes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Coriander

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200Place the whole sweet potatoes on a baking tray and use a fork to poke a few holes in them to let steam escape when cooking. Bake in the oven for 40min.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the blackbean mix. Drain the black beans and then add to a non stick fry pan. Add in tomatoes, paprika, cumin and garlic powder and ¼ cup water. Cook on low for 10-15min until tomatoes start to break down.
  • Peel and remove the seed of the avocado and then mash the avocado with a fork. Stir through the lime juice.
  • When the sweet potatoes are cooked through, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5min. Be careful as they will still be very hot, use a sharp knife to slice them in half length ways.
  • Top sweet potatoes with black bean mix, avocado and coriander.

Stuffed Mexican Sweet Potatoes  

Hummus with Crispy Zaartar Pita Chips

Hummus with Crispy Zaartar Pita Chips

 

Hummus with Zaartar Pita Chips Hummus with Zaartar Pita Chips

Hummus With crispy Pita chips

The ultimate creamy hummus perfect for dipping with veggies sticks or cripsy pita chips!
Course Snack
Keyword chickpeas, hummus, legumes, pita chips, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 People

Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g can Chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper

Pita chips:

  • 2 large pitas
  • 1 tbsp zaatar seasoning*
  • Spray cooking oil

Instructions

  • Drain the chickpeas and pour them into a saucepan. Top with water until chickpeas are covered. Bring the chickpeas to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 10mins. This step is optional, but makes for the creamiest hummus!
  • Drain the chickpeas through a colander with a jug beneath it to capture ½ cup of the cooking water.
  • Add your chickpeas, tahini, and cooking water to the food processor. Processes for 1min until smooth and then add in remaining ingredients and process on high for 2mins until creamy!
  • Serve with crunch pita chips.

To prepare the pita chips:

  • Preheat the oven to 170Lightly spray the pita breads with spray oil and then sprinkle with zaartar. Bake in the pita chips straight on the wire oven wracks for 7-10min until golden and crunchy. Allow cooling for 5min and then using your hands break them up into rough chips.

Notes

*(or 1tsp sesame seeds, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp oregano, salt and pepper if you can’t find zaatar in your local supermarket!)

 

Oven Bake Popcorn Chicken

Oven Bake Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn chicken with garlic aioli

As good as the real thing (or possibly even better!) without all of the oil. Dip it into garlic aioli for a quick snack!
Course Dinner, Snack
Keyword Chicken, Popcorn Chicken, Snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 500 g chicken breast
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups corn flakes crushed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup garlic aioli

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken in to 1inch pieces and then combine it with the buttermilk in a large bowl to soak. Let sit for 10mins, or if you have the time overnight for even better flavour and moisture!
  • Preheat the oven to 200C and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Crush the cornflakes in a large bowl using the back of a large spoon. Then mix in the salt and pepper. One piece at a time, pick up the chicken allowing excess buttermilk to drain off and then coat it in the corn flakes. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  • The chicken can be frozen at this stage. Just store between baking paper in an airtight container for a quick and easy snack.
  • Lay the chicken out on the baking tray at least 1cm apart and then drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake in the oven for 20mins until crunchy and cooked through. Serve with garlic aioli.

Veggies Fritters

Veggies Fritters

 

What better way to use up old vegetables left over in the fridge (and hide the flavour) than make them into veggie fritters. I could eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner or a snack for that matter. 

But my favourite combination is topped with salsa and a poached egg, and possibly some bacon for a delicious breakfast!

 

Veggie Fritters

On the table in just 20min, these veggie packed fritters are perfect for any time of day, or even cold in the kids school lunch box! Serve with cheats tomato salsa for even more flavour!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword easy, fritters, veggie fritters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis’
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ cup corn
  • 1 ½ cup SR Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the zucchini, carrot and corn in a large bowl. Then stir through flour. Add the eggs, milk and salt and pepper to form a wet batter.
  • Preheat a non stick pan and then spoon ¼ cup mixture into the pan. Cook for 2-3mins and then flip and cook for a remaining 1min.
  • Repeat with remaining mixture. Top fritters with delicious cheats Tomato Salsa.