Monday, February 22, 2010


Strangely, I've never been a huge fan of peanut butter, but I love everything satay.

I've never been a really huge fan of Nigella Lawson either, but strangely, I really like some of her recipes...especially this one.

This noodle salad is right up my alley.... It's a little spicy but not hot and it has plenty of veggies in it...although you can't tell by my photograph because I'd eaten a lot of them by the time I took the photo.

All you need is:

1 pack of prepared egg noodles, whichever ones you like the most
a handful of snow peas, sliced
2 spring onions, sliced
red capsicum, sliced thinly
1 cup of bean sprouts
handful of cashews
chopped fresh coriander
sprinkling of sesame seeds

For the dressing:

2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
3 heaped tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, whatever you like)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice (or lemon if you prefer)
The original recipe also calls for 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, but I never touch the stuff as the smell makes my stomach churn, so use it or not, whatever you prefer.

I usually refresh the noodles in a bowl of boiling water for about 30 seconds, just to get them all separated and soft...
Whisk the dressing ingredients together...drain the noodles and place in a bowl with the veggies, pour or spoon the dressing over the top and mix it all together, then sprinkle the top with the chopped coriander and the sesame seeds...

You can also add some cooked chicken and other veggies to this as well...let your imagination run wild!

That's it! Time to eat

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Night Wings

Friday nights at Number 10 are easy peasy nights as far as food goes.

Sometimes I like to do chicken wings because I can marinade them and just throw them in the oven.

This recipe is an adaptation of one I saw "Fast Ed" do on Better Homes and Gardens a year or so ago...maybe even longer.

Firstly, take a bowl and pour in a can of coconut cream.
Then add 2 tablespoons of Thai red curry paste, the juice of a lemon and a couple of good slurps of soy sauce

Marinade the wings for an hour or so...then place them in a baking dish and bake in a 180-200 oven for about half an hour

Once they're golden, remove them from the oven and place them in a bowl...Now, at this point you can either just eat them, or put some other yummy stuff on them.

I like bean sprouts and cashew nuts...mix them all around so the heat from the wings permeates the sprouts and the cashews...then eat

Told you it was easy

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Giveaway

I have a little giveaway for those of us who like to sit back and let someone else do the cooking some nights.

Cristal at MenuLog contacted me while I was away and offered all of you a $10 discount when you place your first order online

Apparently, Menulog has hundreds of restaurants Australia wide that will deliver to your home

Check out the website and see if there's one that's close to your place that accepts the vouchers. If there is, next time you place an order online, mention this voucher code 97C489, and you'll get $10 off your your first delivery if you spend $20 or more. It's valid until November 11 2010, so you have plenty of time to check it out.

Let me know how you go with it...I'd be interested to get some feedback.