Take 5 for Students: Beef and Coconut Curry

Take 5: Beef, curry powder, coconut cream, tomato paste, onion. This curry was quite delicious, though I confess to not taking pictures at the early stages of making it. I had some frozen gravy beef and was busy doing other things, so I wanted something quickly put together for dinner – with, of course, only… [Read More]

Pot Roast

Pot roast, onions, garlic, red wine, flour. Dear friends recently gave me a big piece of beef pot roast which had come from a happy creature on their land. I recalled my mother’s pot roasts which we grew up with and decided I would try a Take 5 version. I was delighted with the results… [Read More]

Beef Bacon Rolls

Beef, egg, wine, breadcrumbs, bacon. We need to think consciously about where our food comes from, our impact on the environment, our individual contribution of waste to the planet. Even one person doing one thing each day will make a huge shift if enough of us take up the challenge. If we all do it,… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Meatballs

Take 5 Meatballs Minced beef, sundried tomatoes, tomato sauce, egg, diced tomatoes. I made these meatballs for my niece and nephew who know what they like to eat. Mix together a packet of minced beef with a few finely chopped sundried tomatoes, a squirt of tomato sauce (adds a bit of sweetness and a bit… [Read More]

Kate Sheppard Pie

Potatoes, minced beef, onions, tomatoes, carrots. Thanks to one of my children for the naming of this recipe… Because all Take 5 and Cook recipes have so few ingredients, flavour becomes all important. One of my favourite flavours is tomatoes simmered in olive oil. This is an important step in this recipe – it gives… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Pasta, beef schnitzel, mushroom, Worcestershire sauce, sour cream. This is a very simple version of a classic dish from way back before we were all born… It requires tagliatelle pasta, sour cream, mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce and beef schnitzel. Put the pasta on to boil in lots of salted water. Slice the schnitzel thinly… [Read More]