Mushroom sausage rolls

Finding Feasts Mushroom Sausage Rolls
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Mushroom sausage rolls – Growing up I was one of those kids that was discouraged from eating canteen food at primary school by my parents. We very rarely went out to restaurants and we most certainly didn’t buy take away food. Mum cooked every night. My parents were of the opinion that if food was ‘fast’ that it had little nutritional value for me plus why spend money on food when you can cook twice as much yourself.

They could not understand why a kid would sacrifice fresh, home made sandwiches on rye bread for soggy school sausage rolls and meat pies. Dad always reminded me of how bad they were for us and that they contained all the ‘off cuts’ from the worst bits of meat. I kept on arguing and arguing with dad only to learn with time, how right he was!

These sausage rolls are the complete opposite. There are no dodgy off cuts, just good quality meat, veggies and herbs and my hand picked wild mushrooms!

What is your go-to fast food?

Bella

Avocado & Miso Dressing w/ Chicken Quesadillas

Avocado Miso Dressing w/ Chicken Quesadillas
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Avocado & Miso Dressing w/ Chicken Quesadillas – This is a multi use dressing as it will depend on the consistency you make it as to its use. Here I have used it as a dip so have left it quite thick. If you want to have it as a dressing for a chicken salad then add some water till you get to a more fluid type consistency.

The flavours in this dressing pair so well with chicken that I know you will come up with a multitude of menu ideas to use it with.

Happy lunching! Blondie

Batata Vada | Indian Potato Dumplings

Batata Vada | Indian Potato Dumplings
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Batata Vada | Indian Potato Dumplings – Deep fried anything is generally awesome and these Indian street food favourites are no different.
What makes these so delicious are the lovely indian spices that are in the soft potato centre and the crispy besan flour batter.
Indian Potato Dumplings are a fantastic food option for your next party as they are very quick to make and go well with an assortment of finger foods. Make a batch of Curried Green Tomato Relish to serve with them for a wonderful pairing of flavours.
Enjoy! Blondie

Tamarind Glazed Pork Ribs

Tamarind Glazed Fennel & Cumin Ribs
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Tamarind Glazed Pork Ribs – Who doesn’t love ribs? Especially when they have been slowly cooked so they just fall apart in your mouth. Team that with a sweet, tangy slightly salty glaze and you will be in pork rib heaven with this delicious recipe.

Along with the glaze, the spice rub has the two most perfect spices for pork and they are cumin and fennel. I love to keep them whole for this recipe as they are little bursts of flavour that complement the fattiness of the pork.

This is truely a finger licking-ly good rib recipe! Blondie

Roasted Pumpkin, Spinach, Feta & Ricotta Rolls

Roasted Pumpkin, Spinach, Feta & Ricotta Rolls
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Roasted Pumpkin, Spinach, Feta & Ricotta Rolls – I love these so much that I make a big batch of them and freeze them for lunches. They work really well as a dinner also. Rather than cutting them in half or thirds, leave them the full size and serve with a crisp garden salad and a zingy dressing.

These veggie rolls are packed full of delicious clean and fresh flavours so you don’t need to add extra spices, but you can serve them with a variety of spicy chutneys and sauces to change it up if you choose.

A quick, tasty lunch is only a moment away – Blondie

Omenakakku – Mini Finnish Apple Cakes

Omenakakku - Mini Finnish Apple Cakes
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Omenakakku – Mini Finnish Apple Cakes – Last weekend I found a bag of mixed apples in the fridge. Like a blank canvas the ideas started flowing. Maybe a crumble, crepes or a pie, I just couldn’t decide. Asking around I got strudel, apple sandwiches and crumble again. So many choices! Finally I decided to go back to my roots and whip up a Finnish Apple Cake.

The Finnish version doesn’t seem to be too different to a standard cake, maybe apart from the sour cream, but it certainly is a delicious treat and this particular recipe is now next to my Pulla recipe for sweet treat recipes to have on hand.

Overall, this isn’t an overly sweet dessert and the texture is soft, moist and dense without being too heavy.

Nauttia! Blondie

Roasted Curry Cauliflower Fritters w/ Sriracha Mayo & Pomegranate

Roasted Curry Cauliflower Fritters w/ Sriracha Mayo & Pomegranate
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Roasted Curry Cauliflower Fritters w/ Sriracha Mayo & Pomegranate – Happy solstice! Summer for the northern hemisphere, winter for us in the southern hemisphere. It’s the start of longer, warmer days. A celebration of making it to mid winter (although we are still waiting for winter here in Sydney).

So to celebrate the shortest day of the year, here is a fritter … sun like with it’s vibrant yellow, seeds to represent rebirth, served with baby beetroot and spinach leaves.

A few points of note, I used vadouvan curry mix, which is a french inspired curry blend but you could use any other blend that you like. I also added nutritional yeast (just slightly addicted to this at the moment) but you could just omit this or use parmesan cheese as a substitute.

Lots of spices that complement the sweetness of the roasted cauliflower, matched with the hot, creamy mayo and sweet and sour bursts of the pomegranate seeds, these fritters make a wonderful addition to a mid winter celebration.

Happy new beginnings! Blondie