Salmon Casserole

Currently on a bit of a working holiday in Wales and Pete recommended his salmon casserole dish. I’m not a big fan of salmon but this has definitely converted me a bit! It’s a super easy recipe, just a bit lengthy, so prep early if you have a set dinner time.

And of course, it’s naturally gluten free!


new potatoes, halved or third (depending on size)
garlic, finely diced
red onions, quartered
plum cherry tomatoes, halved
green beans
asparagus tips
fresh basil
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper


Oven on 200 (celcius) and add the new potatoes into a casserole dish, and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes.

Add the garlic and red onion. Cook for a further 10 minutes until the potatoes are nice and brown.

Add the tomatoes and beans and splash the balsamic in. Nestle in the salmon and add a tad of olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes.

Add the asparagus on top and cook for a further 8-10 minutes.

Sprinkle the basil and serve.


Wendy Polisi’s Italian Baked Quinoa Casserole – Adapted

Last week as I was perusing internet for quinoa recipes, I found one that included all of my favourite things – meat, cheese and tomatoes!

As the recipe is from American cook and author Wendy Polisi I did have to adapt it a wee bit to reflect Australian ingredients.

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Dinner at Work – Zimbo-Italiano Veg Dish

Last night we had another culinary delight that tickled the tastebuds!

The amazing thing about food is that you can start your dish with one thing in mind (in this case the spicy tastes of Zimbabwe) and with just the additions of a few spices it can go in a completely different direction! Straight to Italy!

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Dinner at Work – Smoky Carrot and Broccoli Soup

Soup has seemed to be the theme of the week with the colder weather coming in. 
Yesterday we had a bag of carrots and quarter head of broccoli in the fridge that need to be used.  

Smoky Carrot and Broccoli Soup

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Dinner at Work – Not-Peanut-Butter and Spinach Curry with Basmati and Wild Rice

One of my main duties in my job as a live-in carer is cooking. 
Some of my clients are cool to sit back and let me work my magic and some others like to make kitchen magic with me! 
Since the end of August I have been paired with a guy in Norwich who is a wizz in the kitchen.
Due to the fact that I absolutely loath peanut butter with a vengeance and he really wanted a peanut butter curry he thought of a way to still make the curry, but delete peanut butter from the process.

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