Main Dishes

Welcome, fellow food enthusiasts! On this page, you’ll find a treasure trove of main dish recipes just waiting to be explored.

We’ve got you covered with a wide range of culinary delights to suit every taste and occasion. Whether you’re looking for comforting classics, vibrant vegetarian options, or exotic culinary adventures, we have something for everyone.

So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook up some unforgettable main courses that’ll have your family and friends raving!

Beef Stew with Red Wine Gravy (Pressure Cooker)

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew with Red Wine Gravy

Down here in the southern climes, we’re heading steadily towards winter and the nights are getting pretty cold. Time to break out the stews! There really is nothing so comforting as a bowl of piping hot stew, with its meat and vegetables swimming in rich gravy. The trouble is, especially if you’re working full-time, you … Read more

Lamb Shanks with Red Wine & Garlic Sauce (Pressure Cooker)

Lamb shanks with red wine and garlic sauce

Pressure cookers – what a great invention! Particularly for those of us who toil from 9-5 and frankly don’t have the energy to start cooking at the end of a tiring day. I bought my first pressure cooker about a year ago through a Fly Buys scheme – you know, where you trade points for rewards… … Read more

Asian Fish & Rice Patties

Asian Fish & Rice Patties

I was looking for something light and healthy for lunch today and came across a torn-out page from an Australian magazine in one of my recipe folders. Sadly, the page doesn’t have the magazine’s name on it, so I can’t credit it. However, I’m glad I tried these Asian Fish & Rice Patties – they were quick … Read more



The July Daring Cooks’ Challenge took us to Korea, where Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado taught us to make bibimbap. This colorful rice dish can be customized to meet any taste, and is as much fun to eat as it is to say! Bibimbap (Bibim = mixed; Bap = rice) is traditionally served in a bowl (individual … Read more

Lamb, Orange & Prune Tagine


I don’t use my slow cooker nearly enough, but when I do I always love the results. It’s a no-brainer really… wonderful tasting food that can be prepared earlier in the day so you can relax in the evening. I had heard of the word ‘tagine’ before but assumed it referred specifically to the Moroccan style … Read more

Easy Veggie Slice


This is Easy Veggie Slice is a handy, versatile dish to make at any time of the year and is a great way to use up any left-over veggies. This is a basic recipe, so feel free to add or subtract the veggies as you please – other possibilities to include might be bell peppers … Read more

Spicy Lamb Flatbreads

Spicy Lamb Flatbreads

This recipe for Spicy Lamb Flatbreads was fun, and a little bit different from my usual fare. This recipe is from Donna Hay’s latest magazine (Oct/Nov Issue 71). It was quick and easy to make and really delicious. The lamb mixture (which was totally yum with that onion relish) is indeed very spicy with that chilli … Read more