Kimba’s Shepherd’s Pie

I am currently approaching Week 37 of my pregnancy so I thought I should really get onto the cooking and freezing meals stage of my preparation for the baby before the he decides to pop out!! This whole “Cooking and Freezing Frenzy” I call it involved quite a bit of preparation. Leading up to today (I cooked 4 dishes today and freezed them all, but will post recipe one at a time) I had to: Convince hubby to let me buy a Chest Freezer – DONE Write a list of dishes I’d like to cook and freeze – DONE Do … Continue reading Kimba’s Shepherd’s Pie

Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Garlic Butter

Super Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea by Kimba’s Kitchen It has been a while since I’ve used my George Foreman grill, I forgot how awesome it is to eat a good piece of steak on a busy weeknight. I also forgot how delicious garlic butter is… I know it almost defeats the purpose of healthy George Foreman grilling when I top it up with garlic butter, but a girl could use a hearty treat at times 😉 Introducing the “Lean Mean Fat Grilling Machine”… I must admit I don’t use this as much as I should. It’s not only good for … Continue reading Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Garlic Butter

Beef Wonton Soup / Fried Wontons

I haven’t been able to do a “proper” grocery shop for almost two weeks now, and as a consequence my pantry looked a little bit empty and choices for our meals were limited. However, never underestimate how far 1kg of beef mince can go! This weekend, I cooked up a pot of Beef Wonton Soup (serves 4), two serves of Fried Wontons for entree, another two serves of wontons frozen for next time, and 4 serves of Gary Mehigan’s Spicy Pasta and Meatballs (recipe here)!! Wontons are great because they are reasonably easy to make, and you can make lots … Continue reading Beef Wonton Soup / Fried Wontons

Slow Cooked, Caramelized Beef Spare Ribs

So simple, you won’t believe it! So what makes the perfect, melt in your mouth, fall of the bone, beef spare ribs? Rule #1: Simplicity is the key. Rule #2: Cook with tenderness and love, and give it time.. lots of time. Rule #3: Always taste before you serve. With all this in mind, here is an easy recipe for the softest, most tender beef spare ribs you will ever taste – right from your own kitchen. It’s not rocket science. Simple flavors can sometimes be the best flavors, and the longer you cook meat in a pot, the more … Continue reading Slow Cooked, Caramelized Beef Spare Ribs

Peppered Steak with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Based on a recipe from Usually, I would know first thing in the morning what I would end up cooking for dinner. Today, I had no idea! So I had a quick browse online for recipes for ingredients I knew I already had in my freezer / pantry – and I found this! What an outstanding recipe – so simple yet so divine, especially the mushroom sauce! Delicious, delicious.. the only thing that stopped me from cleaning up my plate was the fact that my T-Bone steak was super HUGE and I just couldn’t finish it. It was such … Continue reading Peppered Steak with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Thai Beef Salad Recipe

Recipe from: “BBQ Food for Friends” by Jane Lawson and Anessa Broadfoot A friend of ours made this Thai Beef Salad at a recent BBQ gathering last weekend, and I couldn’t help myself – asked for the recipe straight away! It is a simple yet fulfilling dish, not your typical “salad” because there is plenty of wholesome, meaty BEEF goodness and beautiful flavors throughout the salad. Perfect for any barbecues, and I know I’ve been posting lots of “Winter Comfort Food” lately for my Aussie readers, so here’s one for my American / Canadian / International readers 🙂 Ingredients: 80 … Continue reading Thai Beef Salad Recipe

France-Soir’s Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

Recipe from Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine July 2010 (French Indulgence) Prep time 30 mins, cook 3 hours 15 mins (plus resting) Serves 4-6 I decided to give this recipe a good go because of various reasons:- 1) I’m ready to channel my inner Julia Child and attempt to cook Boeuf Bourguignon 2) I’m curious to see just how good this recipe from a renowned French restaurant in South Yarra, Melbourne “France-Soir” could be… 3) It’s winter, and this dish seems like the perfect comfort food. My husband is away this week so I don’t have him as my “guinea pig” … Continue reading France-Soir’s Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

Malaysian Beef Rendang Recipe

Recipe provided by: Allrecipes  A classic Malaysian favorite, the beauty of beef rendang is that it is not an overly spicy curry dish… I don’t even know if it’s classified as a “curry” as Malaysians have always just put it in a way that “rendang” is almost like a category on its own! This dish has a very unique flavor, and if you play around with the quantities of sugar and chilies, a whole range of effects can be produced. Serve this dish with rice. Kimba’s Tip: For super tender chunks of beef, cook the beef in a pressure cooker … Continue reading Malaysian Beef Rendang Recipe

Homemade Meatballs & Salt and Pepper Prawns Recipe

Tonight, I was expecting 7 guests to come over to our house for Bible Study. I love Monday nights. It is not only the opportunity to study God’s word, but it is also the chance for us to catch up & enjoy the fellowship. Whilst we enjoy each other’s company, I thought I would make some freshly made, hot finger foods so we can enjoy the experience to the fullest! After all, isn’t food all about sharing? 🙂 So tonight, I decided to make Gary Mehigan’s Homemade Meatballs and Salt & Pepper Prawns. The recipe for these homemade meatballs have … Continue reading Homemade Meatballs & Salt and Pepper Prawns Recipe