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All Time Favourites October 23, 2016

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For Monday 3rd October, Laura and Franca took a different approach to the dinner, asking the rest of the recipe club what were their “all time favourite” entrees, mains, desserts and party drinks. Each dish was inspired by the favourite of a different person.

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Drink

All Time Favourites Theme - Party Drink

Entré

All Time Favourites Theme - Entre

 

Main

All Time Favourites Theme - Mains (3 of 3) All Time Favourites Theme - Mains (1 of 3) All Time Favourites Theme - Mains (2 of 3)

 

Dessert

All Time Favourites Theme - Dessert

 

Fast Fusion October 23, 2016

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On Sunday 11th September, Pam hosted a speedy recipe club called Fast Fusion. Together with Kerri, they decided to make all the dishes from scratch starting at the beginning of the evening.

Main

Fast Fusion Theme - Mains (2 of 2) Fast Fusion Theme - Mains (1 of 2)

The main course was glazed pork with Japanese slaw.

Dessert

Fast Fusion Theme - Dessert

The fast dessert was coconut sticky rice with caramelised pears.

Same But Different October 23, 2016

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For possibly the first time, we ended up having two recipe clubs arranged for the same month, with this dinner on Monday 25th July. In honour of this unusual event, we decided the dinner would be inspired by the food from the previous dinner this month (Tofu). It wasn’t meant to be an exact copy, but the “same but different”. Andrew and Jacinta served the dishes and Andrew hosted in his newly renovated kitchen.

Entré

Same But Different Theme - Entre

The first dish was Andrew’s take on Franca’s silken tofu soup – it was carrot, ginger and tofu soup.

Mains

Same But Different Theme - Mains (1 of 2) Same But Different Theme - Mains (2 of 2)

The main course was inspired by Franca’s bean curd wraps and eggplant stirfry. Andrew served a corn flour flatbread (that unfortunately didn’t roll up) and an imam’s moussaka from Annabel’s Crabb’s cookbook.

Dessert

Same But Different Theme - Dessert (1 of 2) Same But Different Theme - Dessert (2 of 2)

Inspired by Laura’s chocolate cheesecake and choc-chip cookies, Jacinta made a yummy chocolate, coconut and macadamia tart and choc-chip and tahini biscuits.

Tofu August 7, 2016

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On Monday 4th July, Franca and Laura served us up a delicious dinner based around Tofu as the hero ingredient. Franca hosted and served up the savoury dishes, while Laura provided us with the sweet ones.

Entre

Tofu Theme - Franca entree

To begin, Franca made us a delicious soup with silken tofu.

Mains

Tofu Theme - Franca mains (1 of 2) Tofu Theme - Franca mains (2 of 2)

Franca then served us two savoury dishes for main course: bean-curd wraps and an eggplant and firm tofu stirfry.

Dessert

Tofu Theme - Laura dessert (1 of 2) Tofu Theme - Laura dessert (2 of 2)

Laura concluded the meal with two sweet dishes: chocolate and tofu cheesecake with maple and coconut (dairy-free) icecream, and tofu, choc-chip and pecan cookies.

Winter Celebration August 7, 2016

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On Monday 6th June, Kerri and Pam served us delicious, warm food that was appropriately a Winter Celebration. For this dinner, Kerri hosted.

Entré

Winter Celebration Theme

To begin, Pam served us a roasted fennel, red onion and orange salad.

Main

Winter Celebration Theme

The hearty main dish was Pam’s Andalusian stew.

Dessert

Winter Celebration Theme Winter Celebration Theme

To conclude the meal, Kerri served two desserts: a walnut cake with vanilla and clove ice cream, and a white chocolate and cranberry bread-and-butter-pudding with cranberry and mandarin suzette.

Tins and Moulds May 21, 2016

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On Monday 9th May, Jacinta hosted a dinner that was a celebration of tins and moulds. Jacinta cooked the savoury dishes and Andrew made dessert.

Entré

Tins and Moulds - Jacinta's Entree

To begin the evening, Jacinta made us an avocado and cucumber mousse.

Mains

Tins and Moulds - Jacinta's Mains (1 of 2)

Jacinta followed up with a chicken enchilada bundt bread with mexican salsa.

Dessert

Tins and Moulds - Andrew's Dessert

For dessert, Andrew plated up slices of date and walnut nut loaf with discs of home-made cultured butter, Melbourne-breakfast flavoured tea jellies, and dollops of date syrup.

Pomegranate May 21, 2016

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On Monday 11th April, our dinner was themed around Pomegranate! Laura hosted and cooked the dishes with Kerri.

Drinks

Pomegranate Theme - Kerri's Drink

Kerri provided refreshments in the form of a pomegranate margarita cocktail.

Entré

Pomegranate Theme - Laura's Entre

The first dish was Laura’s pomegranate-infused spaghetti with garlic sage butter.

Mains

Pomegranate Theme - Laura's Main (1 of 2) Pomegranate Theme - Laura's Main (2 of 2)

For mains, Laura served up a spinach and pomegranate salad and a pork roast with pomegranate and walnut filling.

Dessert

Pomegranate Theme - Kerri's Dessert

The scrumptious end to the meal was Kerri’s pomegranate cheesecake.

Rolled March 15, 2016

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On Monday 7th March, Pam hosted the dinner with the theme of Rolled food, and made many many dishes along with Franca.

Mains

Rolled Theme - Franca's Main (2 of 4) Rolled Theme - Franca's Main (1 of 4) Rolled Theme - Pam's Main (1 of 3) Rolled Theme - Pam's Main (2 of 3) Rolled Theme - Franca's Main (3 of 4) Rolled Theme - Pam's Main (3 of 3)

The many tasty morsels included BBQ pork rice noodle rolls (Franca), stuffed bean curd sheet rolls (Pam), vegetable Manchurian (Pam), cheese-stuffed chicken rolled in prosciutto (Franca), and korokke (Pam).

Dessert

Rolled Theme - Franca's Main (4 of 4) Rolled Theme - Pam's Dessert (1 of 2)

To finish, Franca served peanut-stuffed glutinous rice dumplings in ginger broth, and Pam served chocolate roulade.

Foods of Love March 13, 2016

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As the evening after Valentine’s Day, our dinner on Monday 15th February took the theme of the “Foods of Love”. Or, more specifically, ingredients considered aphrodisiacs, e.g. due to their looks or taste. Jacinta hosted, and provided the savoury dishes along with Laura’s sweet ones.

Entré

Love Theme - Jacinta's Entre

To begin the meal, Jacinta served us roasted figs with goats cheese.

Mains

Love Theme - Jacinta's Main (1 of 4) Love Theme - Jacinta's Main (4 of 4) Love Theme - Jacinta's Main (2 of 4) Love Theme - Jacinta's Main (3 of 4)

The main course was chicken mole with roast vegetables and basmati rice.

Dessert

Love Theme - Laura's Dessert (1 of 2) Love Theme - Laura's Dessert (2 of 2)

Laura’s dessert was slices of Persian love cake with apple roses and macadamia icecream.

Citrus March 12, 2016

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For our first dinner in 2016, we met on Monday 18th January at Andrew’s house for a dinner in the theme of Citrus. Kerri made the savoury dishes and Andrew made the sweet ones.

Drinks

Citrus Theme - Andrew's Drink

To begin the meal, Andrew provided some lemonade refreshments.

Entré

Citrus Theme - Kerri's Entre

The first dish was Kerri’s orange, ginger and carrot soup.

Mains

Citrus Theme - Kerri's Main (2 of 2) Citrus Theme - Kerri's Main (1 of 2)

For main course, Kerri served up a delicious chilli lime chicken and a cauliflower salad with cumin and orange dressing.

Dessert

Citrus Theme - Andrew's Dessert

To finish the meal, Andrew made a Christine Manfield chocolate jaffa mousse cake with orange caramel, and lime and salted caramel popcorn.