Friday, 28 September 2012

Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Mint Pesto

I love a good Sunday roast, but it can be easy to get stuck in the same routine and prepare the meat the same way because roasts are traditional, and that's the way they've always been done. So last weekend I branched out and instead of making slits in the meat and placing garlic cloves and rosemary in the lamb I put together a pesto with rosemary, garlic, mint and pepita seeds. The flavours went right through the meat and when sliced you get pockets full of intense flavour. You can include any vegetables you like with a roast but I can't go past roast beetroot, roast pumpkin and cauliflower with a roast lamb. 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Raisin Cookies

Looking for an alternative to that chocolate chip cookie that you are eyeing off to have with your cup of coffee?  Well, here's a healthy alternative!  Gluten free and delicious, and great for school or work lunches as a snack.  

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Composting, just another kind of recipe!

After a question from a mate about compost, I thought why not write a post on Grow Eat Run and share my compost recipe with the world too.  We have a clay based soil at home and it's taken me a few years to improve the soil in the herb garden and vegetable garden but it is worth the time.  The seedlings and plants are healthier and the produce is fantastic.  There's also a much lower attrition rate in the seedlings that I lose in the first few weeks of planting.  Composting is also a great way to re-use your lawn clippings and kitchen scraps but I do follow a few golden rules that I have learnt and keep it as simple as I can. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012