Pico de Gallo

A great Pico De Gallo recipe

  • 8 medium tomatoes
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (serrano pepper also works)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin

One Pot Lasagana

Another great one pan dish!


100g chorizo sausage, chopped

1-2 tbsp olive oil

500g beef mince

1 carrot, peeled and grated

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp tomato purée

2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

75ml red wine

2 tsp dried oregano

250g pack fresh lasagne sheets

2 balls mozzarella, thinly sliced

Sea salt and ground black pepper

A good handful fresh basil leaves, roughly torn

For the cheese sauce:

2 x 250g tubs ricotta

50g cheddar cheese, finely grated

50g Parmesan cheese, finely grated

100ml milk

Ground black pepper

Pepperoni Pizza

Easy recipe that allows for multiple variations.


    • 1 1/2 cups bread flour (all purpose flour works too)
    • 3/4 teaspoon yeast (instant yeast or active dry yeast)
    • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • up to 2/3 cup warm water (120-130° F for instant yeast or 110-120°F for active dry)
    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • about 20 slices reduced fat turkey pepperoni


    1. Place the flour, yeast, sugar & salt into a mixing bowl.
    2. Add warm water and oil slowly until dough forms a mass (you may not need all the water)
    3. Combine and knead until dough is smooth & elastic (knead 2 min. with the mixer or 3 min. by hand).
    4. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at least 10 minutes.
  1. Set oven with bottom rack and preheat to 425° F.
  2. Using 2 teaspoons olive oil, grease the entire surface of a 14” pizza pan with holes.
  3. Place pepperoni slices between double layers of paper towels, between 2 plates, and microwave for 30 seconds. Other toppings (mushrooms/peppers) should be microwaved the same way (but for 1 minute) to remove moisture. Blot afterwards if needed.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 10-inch circle.
  5. Stretch the dough by hand, using a closed fist, letting the dough hang down to stretch.
  6. Press the dough into the pan. Add sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Bake 15 – 20 minutes.

Potato Tuna Patties

This is for “Big Tuna”.  Easy and quick.


Makes about 12 patties

10 oz (300 g) potatoes, boiled with their skin on and chilled 1 can (7 oz- 185g) tuna in oil, drained, flaked 1/2 cup corn kernels 2 spring onions, chopped 1 egg lemon zest from 1 lemon 1/2 cup breadcrumbs Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, for coating Directions 1. Mash the potatoes using a potato masher. 2. Add the tuna flakes and mix with a fork. 3. Add corn kernels, chopped spring onions, egg and breadcrumbs. 4. Finally add lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. 5. Divide mixture into 12 portions. Shape them into patties. Place breadcrumbs on a plate and add the patties to coat. 6. Heat oil over medium high heat in a nonstick pan. Cook patties for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Transfer the patties to a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil. Clean the pan with a paper towel and repeat until all patties are done. 7. Serve with your favorite salad, and sauce. We served it with our homemade chilli jam.

Caramelized Onion Burgers

This sure beats McDonalds, Burger King or Carls Junior.


    •  2 ¼ lb of Ground Beef 85/15 (85 percent lean 15 percent fat)
    •  2 Tbsp of Salt Free Steak Seasoning
    •  About 1 Tbsp of Worcesteshire Sauce
    •  4 Tbsp of Finely Chopped Parsley
    •  4 Cloves of Garlic, finely minced
    •  Salt
    •  8oz of Gruyere cheese, or shredded
    •  8 Small Kaiser Rolls
    •  Slices of Fresh Tomatoes and Lettuce
    •  Mayonnaise
    •  Whole Grain Mustard
    •  Salt and Pepper

For the Onions:

  •  2 Large Yellow Onions, thinly sliced
  •  2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  •  2 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter
  •  1 tsp of Granulated Sugar
  •  Salt and Pepper, to taste


Pan Pasta

Super innovative way to prepare pasta in a pan.

Arrange the organic tomatoes, spinach, onion, garlic, and chilli across the base of a large frying pan. Put the spaghetti in the centre of the pan and pour over the olive oil and 600ml of water or chicken stock. Place the pan over a medium high heat and bring the contents of the pan to the boil. Stir the pasta regularly and cook for about 9 minutes until it’s cooked and the liquid has nearly evaporated creating a sauce. Remove the pan from heat and stir though the pecorino cheese and basil. Season with sea salt, oregano, parsley and ground black pepper to serve.

Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini

Great and easy to make dish.



  • 300 g pasta flour (’00’)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 handful of semolina, for rolling/dusting


  • 200 g fresh spinach
  • 100 g ricotta cheese
  • 25 g Parmesan, grated
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper


  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 150 ml white wine
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil

Potato Pancakes

Great side dish with white fish or salmon.


  • 2 large russet potatoes, raw (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup onion (about 1/2 of a small onion)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon flour (whole wheat or all-purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 teaspoons oil, divided, for frying (I use peanut oil)


  1. Place peeled & chopped potatoes and onion into a food processor. Process for about 30 seconds until lumps are gone.
  2. Place in a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and let drain for 5 minutes or longer.
  3. Carefully pour off the drained liquid but keep the white starch that’s settled on the bottom.
  4. To the starch, add the drained potato/onion mixture, egg, flour, salt, & pepper.
  5. In a cast iron skillet, heat 1/2 teaspoon of oil over medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cup mounds into pan, flattening each one to an even thickness.
  6. Cook about 3 minutes per side, adding 1/2 teaspoon oil as needed. If not using cast iron, cook over med-high and they make take a little longer. (You can keep them warm in a 200° oven on a paper towel-lined pan.)