Vegetarian Lunch in a Hurry..Soup, rice, salad and fruit

French friends came by and stayed for Lunch. Together we put this awesome lunch on the verandah table….consisting of soup, Turmeric rice, salad and fruit platters….

Vegetarian Lunch

  1. Vegetable Soup…made with pumpkin, onion, sweet potato, Chinese cabbage, tomato, with fresh herbs
  2. Turmeric Rice…cooked in rice cooker with teaspoon turmeric, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamons and Kniffer lime leaves.
  3. Mixed leaf Salad..using a lettuce and leaves and flowers from my garden…nasturtium, marigold, sweet yam, spring onions, basil, rosemary, parsley and mint, edged with sliced tomatoes
  4.  Fruit platters…apple, orange, banana, dragon fruit, custard apple,  passion fruit…
  5. French Crepes….
  6. Cheese cubes
  7. Lemon Juice and green tea..

Lunch at Russell Island

Lunch at Russell Island

Baked avocado with Chicken

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Peel a fresh ripe avocado and use half a person, or slice into a casserole dish

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Cover the avocado with chicken meat….I used one chicken breast left from the roast chicken, and also added some seasoning.

Make a white sauce…melt butter, stir in flour and add milk to make white sauce. Add cheese if desired, and season to taste.

Pour over the chicken and avocado, sprinkle with grated cheese and some paprika and bake 180 degrees  30 mins until cheese golden.

Serve with green tossed salad…. or serve as is with toast quarters as a dip….

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Apple Turnover

Such a simple recipe…am making some again today

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Pack Puff Pastry

Tin Pie Apple

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Depending on the size you want..cut pastry into 2 or 4….Use a sharp knife..

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Place spoonful of pie apple in centre and fold over…Cut slit in pastry to let steam escape when baking

Place on baking tray…can paint with beaten egg, or just leave as is, as when cold dust liberally with icing sugar, so the glaze does not really show… Bake 200C..hot oven 25 minutes or until golden.

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Cool, split and fill with whipped cream, and dust liberally with icing sugar

Can be decorated with poured icing design if wished.

I just love them with an icing sugar dusting

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Apple Crumble

Can be made in individual dishes or as a tart or a cake.

 

Ingredients

500g apples (your choice of make)
350g plain flour
250g unsalted butter (1cm cubes)
350g caster sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tbsp maple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon

http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/9877/apple-crumble

  • Core and peel apples, then chop into 1cm cubes, pour into mixing bowl and toss in lemon juice.
  • Combine 250g of caster sugar with the plain flour and the cubed butter then rub between your fingers until a “sandy” texture is achieved. This is the crumble mix.
  • Sprinkle the apples with the mixed spice and 100g of caster sugar, then pour in the maple syrup and mix well.
  • Place mixture in an oven -proof dish, then top with the crumble mix. Bake in hot oven (220 degrees) for approximately 40 minutes or until the top is crispy.

Apple Crumble Cake..

http://wendyinkk.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/apple-crumble-cake.html

80gm butter
80gm sugar
½ vanilla pod, seeds scraped
2 eggs
3 Tbsp grated green apple
150gm all purpose flour sifted with ½ tsp baking powder and 1/8 tsp baking soda
100gm diced green apple (abt 1cm big)

1. Preheat oven to 160/180C. Line a 8 inch square pan.
2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and pale.
3. Put in one egg, and beat until it is well emulsified (it’ll look like buttercream), scrape the sides , then add the 2nd egg and beat for another 30 seconds.
4. Put in grated apples and beat for 5 seconds.
5. Put in half the sifted flour and beat for 10 seconds, scrape the sides and put the the balance of flour and beat until well mixed and smooth.
6. With the mixer off, with a spatula, fold in diced apples.
7. Spread the batter onto pan and level it.
8. Sprinkle crumble topping on top and bake for 30 minutes until surface of cake is golden brown.

Crumble topping (Make more if you find mine to be sparse, of which is yes, but it’s just nice for me)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
15gm butter
And a bit of vanilla seeds from above (or substitute with ¼ tsp cinnamon powder)
Rub everything together until it resembles crumbs