1 tbs butter
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs finely chopped white onions
1 1/2 cups minced beef
1/4 cups grated carrots
a good pinch of ground black pepper
salt to taste
1 tbs tomato paste
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup peas
4 cups mashed potatoes, not too thick, add some milk to make it a bit runnier
2 tbs grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
some extra knobs of butter
3/4 cup water
Fry the onions in a mixture of olive oil and butter until the onion is translucent. Add the minced beef and stir-fry till browned. Then add the carrots, peas, tomato paste, water, black pepper, salt and bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes until the mixture is a bit dry. Remove from heat, set aside. In a heat-proof baking dish, spread half the mashed potatoes at the bottom of the dish. Spread the beef mixture on top, then the remaining mashed potatoes on top of the beef. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and mozzarella cheese. Place a few knobs of butter on top and bake for about 20 minutes until the cheese and breadcrumbs turn into a golden colour. Serve!
- 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1 inch thick rounds
- 4 medium tomatoes, roughly cut into chunks
- 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic …
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- Splash of balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- Salt & black pepper to taste
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- Extra olive oil for drizzling
Goat cheese and strawberry salad :
Light, healthy and yummy ….
Strawberries are high in vitamins and anti-oxidants.
3 cups lettuce , roughly torn
1 cup strawberries, quartered
1 cup crumbly goat cheese, roughly sliced into rounds, if its too crumbly, it’s okay, they don’t have to look perfect.
12 Melba toast rounds
1 tablespoon lightly toasted pine nuts
1 tablespoon lightly toasted almonds
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbs honey
1/2 tsp salt
First, place the lettuce leaves in a serving dish evenly, then place the Melba rounds on top, each topped with a good portion of goat’s cheese. Sprinkle the strawberries, pine nuts, almonds and walnuts all over the salad and serve with the balsamic & honey dressing. Enjoy!
Balsamic & honey dressing:
Whisk the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil and salt together well and serve!