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The Perfect Fish and Chips The Perfect Fish and Chips

Ingredients For the Chips Chipping potatoes as required Salt to taste Garlic clove skinned and halved   For the Fish 1 cup Glutinous rice four Salt to taste Chives Garlic clove skinned and halved   Other Olive oil    Process Day Before Chips The day before cooking the meal, peel, slice and rinse the potatoes. […]

The Week That Was 6 The Week That Was 6

The Traveller Continued, France Revisited and more…. Work This week, work on the traveller was slow and tedious for Bob. Despite it all, some progress was made. He had to bight the bullet and purchase a plane for levelling the base upon which the traveller is to sit. Then it was time to drill. Hidden […]

Fried Rice (Fresh Vegetable version) Fried Rice (Fresh Vegetable version)

¼ leek or onion chopped 4 garlic cloves chopped in ¼s 1 tablespoon chives (dried or fresh chopped) ½ cup rice (best boiled with a clove of garlic chopped in ½ and salt to taste, rinsed after cooking and well drained. I cook early that morning to assist in the dying process) 1 tablespoon olive […]

Tuna Potato Patties Tuna Potato Patties

For those with food allergies or intolerances, this is a meal where dairy and wheat can be easily substituted for other products. I use Like Milk (pea milk) and rice flour for a dairy free and wheat free alternative.   1 large can tuna 4 large potatoes pinch of salt, to taste 2 tablespoons margarine […]

Book Recommendations Book Recommendations

With a bit more time on my hands I have been trying new recipes. I love this book plus the two magazine series and highly recommend them if you are looking for something new and have special dietary requirements.   Go dairy free provides everything from information on being in a dairy free diet to […]

Bean Salad Bean Salad

This is a hard vegetable salad that lasts 2 – 4 weeks   1 fennel, diced 2 very firm capsicum (red, yellow or orange work well for colour contrast), diced 5 – 10 stalks asparagus, chopped ½ leek chopped 5 sticks celery, chopped Broccoli, 2 cans of beans (cannellini, borlotti, black, red, chickpeas and so […]


5 cups oats 1 cup quinoa puffs ½ cup millet seeds ½ cup linseeds 1 packet pine nuts ½ cup dried cranberries 1 packet dried cherries 1 packet dried blueberries ¼ cup dried dates (chopped) ½ cup dried pineapple (chopped) ½ cup dried pineapple (chopped) ½ cup dried apricots (chopped)   ¼ – ½ cup […]

Fennel and Rice

Fennel is an interesting vegetable, and one that until I met Bob held no appeal. In his bean salad, the fennel taste a little like aniseed. In this dish, the combination of coconut milk, white wine and prosciutto assist in creating a very different flavour.   Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt to taste 4 garlic cloves […]

Pasta Sauce Pasta Sauce

Hint: I pre – cut all ingredients, combining the salt/herbs/chives/leek/shallot/garlic/chilli/vegetable stock  in a small bowl, capsicums in another, mushrooms and spinach are left draining in the strainer.   Cooking time: 3 -5 hours depending on stove top heat used. (You can add corn/maize flour to thicken after a couple of hours if you want to […]

Stir Fry

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt to taste 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 shallot, chopped ½ leek, chopped Asparagus (15 of the small or 6 of the large) chopped 1 capsicum, chopped 1 bunch broccolini, chopped ½ large or 1 small Chinese cabbage/wombok, sliced 200 grams mushrooms diced 3 ½ tablespoons sesame oil 2½ tablespoons […]

More of our 2014 Indian Ocean Crossing Online

Our Cocos Keeling to Rodrigues journey is on board at last: Check out the recipes we made along the way:  

Fried Noodles

3 cups corn pasta ½ jar peppers (capsicums) drained and diced 2 dessertspoons dried chives ½ can corn drained 1 can champignons drained and diced 1 can asparagus drained and chopped 1 can sausages (hot dogs) drained and chopped ½ teaspoon ground chilli powder 1 clove garlic crushed Salt and pepper to taste (we use […]

Fried Rice

2 cups water 1 cup rice 1 can drained capsicum ½ can drained corn 1 can champignons drained and diced 1½ teaspoons chicken stock 2 teaspoons dried chives 1 clove crushed garlic 1 teaspoon chilli powder Pinch salt Enough oil to baste the pan Bring water to boil. Add rice, chicken stock, salt. Cook 15 […]

Rum Slice

2 cans condensed milk 2 cups coconut + extra for the top 2 heaped dessertspoons margarine (I use nuttalex original where possible) or butter 2 packets nice or arrowroot biscuits (gluten free equivalent works well as well) crushed 2 cups rum (beware: I have discovered Bob comes along and adds more!!!) 400 grams highest cocoa […]