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SISTER vs SISTER: SUMMER SALADS

asian slaw

ASIAN SLAW

{VANESSA} This is a fresh, healthy and tasty coleslaw to take to your next BBQ. It uses daikon (sometimes called Chinese radish) a vegetable you have probably seen especially if you shop at Asian vegetable shops but never had the guts to try....

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RATATOUILLE SALAD

{INGRID} Post New Year’s Resolutions – So who’s on a diet? and who is still sticking to it? Mine is the ‘Get Real’, or the ‘Be Honest’ diet which is basically mind games I play with myself, saying...

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Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by Vanessa Opera 2 Comments

BEEF BURGER WITH BEETROOT RELISH

This is not your ordinary beef pattie slapped in a bun, it’s a smoky, saucy and mountainous burger that makes you feel exceptionally happy you stopped in. And if you have kids, and stopping in, is what you do now – this will make you and hubby, partner, bloke or special friend very happy. Don’t forget the kids: just omit the chilli (unless your kids are adventurous). Enjoy, Ingrid

The ultimate beef burger with beetroot relish
 
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Nothing better than a homemade burger – in fact you could make this quicker than it would take to go out and buy a burger at the takeaway bar. The ultimate weekend night in.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6

What you need
Hamburger patties
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 500g beef mince
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • splash of soy sauce
  • splash of tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp chilli, fresh
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • splash of red wine vinegar
  • olive oil
Beetroot Relish
  • tin of beetroot (sliced or whole)
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • bunch of coriander

How to make
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, roll into balls, slightly smaller than your buns. Cover with cling film and chill in fridge 30 mins before cooking. Add oil to bbq or pan and squash balls into patties with a spatula.
  2. Helpful tip: Don’t move them around the pan too much, they will taste better without too much handling.
Beetroot Relish
  1. Blend all ingredients roughly in a food processer.
Assembly: Between toasted sesame seed buns, add lettuce, beef pattie, beetroot relish, sliced tomato, bacon and cheese.

 

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by Ingrid Opera No Comments

BLOGGER V BLOGGER: RISOTTO

Beetroot risotto

Monia from Kuchenne Fantazje whips up this stunning looking risotto stained with beetroot and topped with goats cheese. Imagine serving this at a girls lunch with a big crisp salad and lots of wine. It’s vegetarian too so should tick lots of boxes. Also check out her risotto with prawns and chilli and risotto with mushrooms. Monia hails from Poland but has a translate button on her blog so be patient its worth the wait…Vanessa

mushroom and barley risoto

Mushroom and Barley risotto is where’s it at this winter – it just says ‘Comfort food’. It’s a great option for vegetarian’s but wouldn’t put off a hearty meat eater either as the mushrooms make it well…meaty – especially if you use exotic mushrooms like shiitake.  Samantha from food blog Dizzle and dip also uses barley (in place of risotto rice) to add a nutty taste. I’m all about mixing it up, so this suits me perfectly. Ingrid

Posted on: June 30th, 2013 by Vanessa Opera No Comments

SISTER vs SISTER: KIWI CLASSICS

Ingrid’s SPICED PLUM AND BEETROOT JELLY

On a recent trip to Hull in North East Yorkshire to visit my in-laws, a big family get-together was held. Everyone pitched in with the food, but the standout dish for me, the one I couldn’t take my eyes off, was my mother-in-law...

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Vanessa’s ROAST DINNER PLATTER

Growing up in a family that is half Italian and half Kiwi means we ate a variety of dishes ranging from Italian pastas to schnitzels. There was always a Tupperware container in the fridge filled with European cheeses, olives, salami and pâtés...

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Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by Ingrid Opera No Comments