Dinner, Recipes

Roasted Tomato & Garlic Prosciutto Pasta

If you make this, I promise the smell that fills your house is worth it alone. Sweet bubbling tomatoes, garlic and chilli waft out of the pan like nectarine for tomato lovers like me. Now if you have a friend or spouse that doesn’t like tomatoes, like my husband…they’ll still eat it. In fact they’ll even have seconds, I mean he was pretty hungry but he really doesn’t like tomatoes. He did request for extra meat, in fact he requested salami but he’s not the cook so.

On the other hand, if you want to make this veggie go ahead. The sweet flavours of the roasted garlic and tomato make this flavourful enough. But I love adding salty prosciutto…to anything really. I’ve used wholewheat pasta because we cut out white pasta and bread a long time ago in our house. Can’t resist a potato though, potatoes and cheese are my downfall.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Prosciutto Pasta by The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes

Chocolate & Berry Meringue Cake

I promised that I wouldn’t share another dessert option on the blog for a while, but I really couldn’t keep this one in a folder on my computer. I hope you can tell why? It’s a really great time for berries at the moment, beautiful fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Combine that with chocolate meringue, heaps of vanilla cream and a strawberry & balsamic glaze and well, you’ve got a slice of heaven. This crumbly and chewy meringue melts in your mouth; but adds enough crunch to give the dessert a nice texture.

I really hope you like it, one to share!

Chocolate and Berry Meringue Cake

30 Minutes or Less, Lunch, Recipes, Salads

Vietnamese Noodle Salad

I wanted to include quick and tasty salads in my lunch options, this one is super simple but the dressing brings it all to life. You can either have this completely veggie or it would be cracking with prawns or chicken. I was inspired by one of my favourite dips that comes with the crispy squid at Pho, a Vietnamese street food restaurant. Punchy and tangy, the perfect balance of sweet and sour. You can even add a hotter chilli if you are brave enough. It would be the perfect accompaniment to dip crispy chicken in. If you aren’t a fan of udon noodles like my Husband, it would be lovely with vermicelli. The dressing is packed full of flavour, so you will only need about 2 teaspoons per serving. You also won’t need any added salt as you get enough from the fish sauce.

Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Dessert, Doughnuts, Recipes

Strawberry Daiquiri Doughnuts

When I first made my Mojito Doughnuts, I thought ‘I bloomin love this idea, I wonder what other cocktails I could do?’ So my mini series was born, this cocktail is one of my favourites. Mainly because I didn’t drink for a very long time, I still don’t really. But it was my go to un-alcoholic cocktail. These doughnuts can easily be made without the rum, they still make a delicious strawberry based dessert. I have alternated the toppings, with one being a glaze and the other a lime sugar. So you can either make both or choose one, both are delicious. I secretly hope you try both.

Strawberry Daiquiri Doughnuts by The Mother Cooker

Lunch, Recipes, Salads

Sweet Potato & Bacon Salad

After making a heap of desserts, I needed something light. I’ve become obsessed with salads lately, you can make so many different combinations. As I try and tell my Husband, salads are more than lettuce. Having a go at my own vinaigrette was lovely too. This salad is fresh, sweet, salty and the dressing packs a punch that lifts the whole thing. I hope you like it, because if I can impress my Husband with a salad, I think I’m on to a winner.

Sweet Potato & Bacon Salad