Stuffed Baguette to please a crowd

This recipe is simple but gives a lot of it to please a large gathering. The vegetables I used to fill this baguette is colorful to catch the eye of the  person who is going to have it. You can add more colour to it by adding different types of colourful vegetables.

Cream cheese and feta in this gives a creamy and salty flavour plus act as a binder. So it helps to hold all the vegetable in it and when you slice it it holds the shape.

Baguettes are not expensive. So, to make this to please twenty people cost only $ 7.50. So this is very cost effective too.  Instead of adding feta or cream cheese you can add any soft cheeses to your choice too.

The recipe for this is below the video and the pictures.


Video for      how to make stuffed baguette.






Stuffed Baguette to please a crowd
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  • 1 Baguette
  • 100 g Feta Cheese
  • 125 g Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Different herbs or parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/8 cup Chopped olives
  • 1/4 cup Chopped salad leaves
  • 1/4 cup Chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Red and yellow peppers
  • 1/2 cup Grated carrots Chopped pickled cucumbers
  • Left over bread crumbs.
  1. Get the middle out from the baguette as described in the video.
  2. Mix all the chopped vegetables with herbs.
  3. Add the bread crumbs and mix well.
  4. Fill the baguette and cover with foil.
  5. Leave in fridge to rest.
  6. Slice as you wish and serve as a finger food or or as a side.

Eggplant Fried Rice (Simple Meals)

Eggplant fried rice is a simple but elegant  meal that anyone can try in few minutes. Its a one pot meal that can be cooked in few minutes. Adding all the vegetables  with nuts makes it a  complete meal. Add the vegetables to your choice.

I try to do more vegetarian and vegan friendly. If you are a person who needs meat for every meal try doing something like this at least a day for the week and you will be amazed to how tasty these meals are.

Adding variety to your meals take you out from eating the same meals. The fried eggplants are so yummy. When you fry the eggplants make sure to soak them in salt water with a bit of  turmeric. It will keep the eggplants  away from browning and also takes the liquids out from eggplants.If you consider about oil in your meals try grilling the eggplants but fried is the best.

I do a lot of gardening in my spare time and these beautiful eggplants are directly from my garden.  I will write more about easy organic gardening soon on my bog.


The recipe is below……………..






This recipe will serve 4 people…………….

Eggplant Fried Rice (Simple Meals)
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  • 4 Cups Cooked Rice
  • 1 tsp fennel and 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup almond seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups fried or grilled eggplants
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp ginger and garlic paste.
  • several red chillies chopped
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup tamarind juice.
  • Coconut oil for stirfrying
  1. Deep fry or grill the eggplants until golden brown.
  2. Prepare 4 cups of rice. (I used 1 cup rice for each person)
  3. Prepare all the vegetables and nuts as needed.
  4. Put some oil in a pan.
  5. Stir fry ginger and garlic.
  6. Add almonds and fry until golden.
  7. Stir fry veggies and rice.
  8. Add tamarind juice and coconut sugar and mix well.
  9. Add enough salt to your taste.

Sushi Sandwiches

My daughter prefers Sushi sandwiches  every time she buy sushi. So she  she requested me to make these  these beautiful sandwiches. But in shops They are so nicely made with different outer layers. I know the prices are high due to the  labour cost,  for making them too. So I thought I will do them at home for her with one tasty filling.

I used 500 g sushi rice for this. I cooked sushi rice with the sushi  seasoning  and I added wasabi in the rice after cooking.  When you  make a larger batch so simple to please kids for several meals.

Step by step clear instructions are below with the pictures.

For this recipe I used a cup of grated pickled zucchini, 2 cups carrots, 1/4 cup sesame seeds (Both black and white)

Other than that I used one can tuna (Make sure to squeeze  the excess water out)

Mix all together.

I used 1/4 cup of mayonnaise , 2 table spoon full pickled cucumber paste and a 1/2 tsp pepper.

Cook the sushi rice according to the packet instructions. I am using 500 g rice.

Mix everything together.

Leave it aside.

Lay the Nori sheets  on the bench.

Put a a spoon full of cooked rice on it.

Lay the rice on the paper as shown in the picture.

Spread the mix evenly as shown in the picture.

Put both on each other leaving the Nori sheet up.

Press well and cut in to four and then in to triangles.

Serve with soy sauce.

The left over rice can be kept in fridge and use with in a day.


Sushi Sandwiches My Way....
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  • 500g Sushi rice
  • 1/4 cup sushi seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup grated pickles cucumber
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1/4 cup black and white sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 table spoons cumber spread
  • 1 packet Nori sheets
  1. Cook the rice with sushi seasoning as to the packet instructions.
  2. Mix all the vegetables with tuna and leave aside.
  3. Spread the rice on the Nori sheets .
  4. Then spread the vegetable and tuna mix on rice and cover with another sushi sheet with rice on top. Press and cut in to triangles.
  5. Serve with soy sauce.


Asian Style oven baked whole fish

I bake fish in oven quite often. This is one way of doing it. The more the flavours  the more goes through the fish. It helps to take smell out from the fish and even those who dislike  fish will eat this way.

Buy a good soft fleshy fish for this. I am using a Baramundi and it weighs about 900 g. Take the fish and descale the fish well. Take all the fins off too. Clean the guts and the gills. Wash inside and out thoroughly.

If you can leave the marinated fish over night in fridge is the best. So all the flavours absorb in to the flesh of the fish and make it more tastier than baking it at once. When baking make sure not to burn the fish.

This recipe will serve 4 people.

Leave the fish on the chopping board and descale and remove guts and the gills.

Cut across the fish as shown in the picture. It helps the marination goes through every corner.

I used juice of one large lemon, salt and pepper, garlic powder, oil, crushed chillies,and soy sauce for this.

Add all the ingredients in to a small bowl and mix well.

Put everything on to the fish. Rub the spice mix all over the fish.

Line a baking tray with baking paper and and put the fish on and leave to marinate.


Bake on 180 c about 30 minutes. (Baking time will vary from size of the fish)

After baking the fish prepare the ingredients needed for the garnishing. I used several finely sliced chillies, onions and garlic with with some curry leaves. Fry the above ingredients in a table spoon full coconut oil and pour over the to fish.

This will give a nice zing as well as flavours to the fish.


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  • One whole fish
  • 1 table spoon soy sauce
  • 1 table spoon chilli paste
  • 1 tea spoon full garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon full oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • enough salt to your taste
  • juice of one lemon
  • For tempering
  • several red chillies chopped
  • curry leaves
  • 1 sliced onion
  • few cloves of chopped garlic
  • Coconut oil for frying
  1. Descale and clean the fish.
  2. Cut across.
  3. Mix the ingredients for the marination and spread on the fish. (Both Sides)
  4. Bake on 180 c about 1/2 an hour.
  5. Put some oil in a pan and fry all the tempering ingredients and pour over the fish.
  6. Serve with a nice salad.

Noodle wrapped in Omelette

Always I add eggs in to the omelette and thought of trying it in a different way. I found that my kids prefer this version of noodles than the other one. This is a bit spicy. If you do not like spicy foods try  with out chillies.

This mouth watering noodle dish helps to balances the amount you are eating as it is already portion controlled. When you make noodle only you feel like eating more. but this recipe is just to wrap the noodles in omelette.

This recipe will serve 4 people. I added 2 eggs for each person. The protein quantity in makes filling and you can adjust this with any vegetable as you wish.

The recipe is below…………….



Noodle wrapped in Omelette

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 3 packs unflavoured Instant noodles
  • Grated carrots
  • sliced mushrooms
  • coriander leaves chopped.
  • chilli
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tsp soy bean paste
  • 1 tsp garlic and ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed chillies
  • 2 eggs for each
  • 2-3 sliced green onions
  • grated carrots
  • sliced bell peppers
  1. Add some oil in to a pan and add the ginger garlic paste, crushed chillies, soybean paste, and the shrimp pate.
  2. Fry 1 minute.
  3. After add coriander and chopped chillies.
  4. After add the chopped vegetables.
  5. Later add the noodles.
  6. After leave aside and beat eggs and make the omelette.
  7. Add the noodles in to the middle. Wrap the noodles in the omelette and serve hot.

Honey Soy and Sesame Salmon

Honey soy and sesame salmon is my daughters favourite dish. Every time I make it she comes to say how nice it was. This is really simple to make and loaded with lots of flavour. All about the combination of sweet and sour.

For a busy day meal I do something like this. Its so simple to make and the family loves it. That’s all what I want. When you buy salmon make sure to buy the fresh ones. There is a huge difference of taste  from the frozen and fresh.

Most of the time I buy one whole fish  and fillet it by myself.  So the bones and the head can be used to make the fish stock.  Some times I use the fish heads and bones for my tomato plants. You will not believe how it works. It gives loads of tomatoes as the results.

Try doing this when you cook salmon next time.

Recipe is below the pictures.

Get a good fillet of salmon.

Season with salt and pepper.

Put a pan with some oil on the stove.

Place the skin side down and cook until crispy.


Then turn to the other side.

You will need soy sauce, one lime or lemon and 5 table spoons full honey  with several clove of garlic. Mix all together and blend it.


Pour the blended liquid over the fish.

Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and cook until it thickens.

Sprinkle some sesame seeds & spring onions  on top

     Serve with grilled vegetables or a salad.

Honey Soy and Sesame Salmon

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 4 Salmon Fillets
  • Juice of a lime
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 table spoons vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • several cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Chopped spring onions
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill or pan fry the salmon fillet on both sides.
  3. Blend soy, garlic, vinegar, honey with water and lime juice.
  4. Pour over the salmon and cook until it thickens.
  5. Sprinkle sesames seeds and spring onions.
  6. Serve hot with aside salad or grilled vegetables.

Salmon and Vegetable Pasta Bake

Salmon and pasta bake with vegetable is a simple and easy one pot & budget  meal  that you can try in few minutes. Assemble everything you are trying to use for this recipe. It will take few minutes to prep. Be multi tasking. Boil the pasta and prepare and cut vegetables at the same time.

If you like you can use the fresh salmon in this too. This recipe will serve 4 people. You can make a large batch of pasta and freeze in individual containers and use when you need. You can put them directly in your lunch box. You dont need to thaw the pasta.  It will be thawed when you are ready for lunch.

I am using frozen vegetables. Its handy  to have frozen or canned vegetables. When you dont find time or  feeling lazy use the frozen or canned vegetables.

This recipe will serve 4 people
  Ingredients for the Recipe is below the pictures.

All you need is chopped parsley and onion and some green onions (Spring onions)

Open one can of salmon and take the skin off.

1/2 cup of corn and  peas.

Boil 250 g pasta according to the packet instructions and strain and leave aside.

You will need two teaspoon full flour, and two tablespoons full butter

Put the butter ina pan and leave to melt (make sure not to burn butter)

Add flour in to the butter and cook few minutes.

Add the milk bit by bit and whisk well until there is no lumps.

After, cook until it thickens

Add  a tablespoon full stock powder, 1/2 tsp pepper and enough salt.

Mix with the flour and the chopped ingredients

Mix well and leave aside.

Mix all the other ingredients

Put in to a baking tray.  cover with cheese

Bake until golden brown.

Leave  5 minutes to rest before cutting.

Serve Hot.


Yields 4 serves

Salmon and Vegetable Pasta Bake

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 can Salmon
  • 600ml Milk
  • 1 can Salmon
  • 1/4 Tsp Chopped Parsley
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of corn
  • 1/2 cup of peas
  • 250 g pasta boiled and strained
  • 2 Tblsp flour
  • 2 Tblsp butter
  • 1 Tblsp stock powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • Enough salt to your taste
  1. Instructions are written under the pictures.

Multi Flavour Sandwiches in 10 minutes

Sandwiches are the easiest meal that you can try in few minutes. But when you make sandwich its much better if you can make each with different flavours. I always make them with different flavours. This is a great idea when you are making them in bulk too. If you are doing it for a party or a brunch try making them in different flavours and colours.

Some of the The flavours that you can slect………

  • Beef with pickle
  • Pork with apple relish
  • chicken and salad
  • Ham and cheese
  • Salami
  • Corned beef and pickle

Not only you can do four flavours but many flavours as you wish. The technique is to make them and stack them first and then mix in each line. Normally 4 corners of  sanwiches served as  per head.

Multi Flavour Sandwiches in 10 minutes
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  • Ingredients
  • 8 Slices of bread
  • Butter
  • Cheese slices
  • Mayonnaise
  • cucumber pickle
  • sandwich pickle
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • lettuce
  • Beetroot
  • Boiled beetroot
  • onions
  1. Method
  2. Collect all the ingredients closer to you.
  3. Butter the bread.
  4. Add any condiment as you wish
  5. Put the filling cover cut in to 4 triangles and fix flavours and serve 4 triangles with four flavours per head..
  6. Make sure to leave in fridge always until you serve.


This recipe will serve 4 people.





Okonomiyaki (Cabbage Pancakes)

Okonomiyaki or the cabbage pancakes are really an easy meal to try when you are really busy.  The other thing is cabbage is less in calories. I am not a person who loved cabbage. Now I love to eat cabbage in these pancakes when ever I feel lazy to cook. As a full time worker I always cut my vegetables oduring the weekend. i store them in fridege for my one pot meals. I call this a one pot meal too.

To make the pancakes a full meal you can add several different vegetables and some meat in to the pancake mix.  Some people like a soft pancake texture when some  others like the fillings with less batter which is enough to bind the  ingredients together. There are no rules for  filling or the  toppings. Use what you have in the fridge.

There is one thing you should remember when you make these pancakes. Vegetables always gives extra liquid when you mix them all together with salt. So be carefull when adding more liquid. I always do several and add a bit more flour for the last few as you will get all the uices out from the mixture.

When making the pancakes try cooking onb a low flame to get the best look. Its served with diferent types of sauces. Add anything to your liking as the topping. If you are a vegetarian try omitting prawns and eggs.

This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

I am using half of a large cabbage . Shredd or grate or cut finely.

Add other flavours to it. I used leeks onions , prawns (I used cooked prawns)and green chillies. Chillies are always optional.

Add about a cup of flour with 3 table spoons full corn flour in to a bowl with salt and pepper.

Break 3 eggs in to a bowl and  whisk well. Pour on to the flour. Add 1/2 cup of milk to mix with flour. Make a batter.

Add the chopped vegetables and prawns on to the batter. Mix well.

Pour the prepared batter with cabbage on to a grill or a pan and cook on low flame on both sides until well cooked.


Serve hot with your favourite sauce as the topping.

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