Category: Main Meals

Thai Green Chicken Curry

thai green curry

Spicy Apricot Spare Ribs

pork spareribs









This is a recipe I got from a good friend when we both lived in Moranbah. I’m not sure where she got it from. It’s the same friend who gave me the recipe for Nan’s jam drops.

Apricot & Prune Chicken

apricot chicken









When I was busy with young children, I was always looking for shortcuts for recipes and this is a recipe from my Mother in Law that I made a few changes to so it was faster to cook for the hungry horde.

Chicken with Cheese

This is another recipe shared with me when I was involved with Nursing mothers in Moranbah.

Chicken Chow Mein

chicken chow mein


I first cooked this recipe when I lived in Savage River on the west Coast of Tasmania soon after I was married.  A friend I met there who was a bit older than me shared this recipe with me.

Mushroom Risotto

Source & History

This was in the book that came with my first-ever rice cooker. By the way, rice cookers are one of the best inventions ever. It has become rather a favourite around here. And yes, it is cooked in the rice cooker.



  • I just use fresh button mushrooms for this but I would imagine that it would be just a good with some of the other varieties of mushrooms that you can get in the supermarket these days.
  • I sometimes make this with regular Doongara rice (the low GI stuff) instead of Arborio rice.

Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma

This is a recipe I stole from a friend of mine.  I am not sure where she stole it from!!  She made it for us at a time of crisis and we really appreciated her kindness.

Mince with Noodles

Mince with Noodles

This is a recipe I discovered when I was involved with Nursing Mothers.  Nursing Mothers produced some excellent recipe books and this is my adaptation of one of those recipes.  It’s great because you can adapt it to suit the tastes of your family.  It’s also good to get rid of all those odd vegies in your fridge that need using up.




Savoury Quiche

Corn, chive and cheese quiche

Shepherd’s Pie (Pam Sorohan’s)

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