Category: side dish

aussie damper

aussie damper

A good old fashioned Aussie damper recipe that can be baked in the oven or in a charcoal barbecue. Damper is best served with a smear of butter, honey or jam.

hasselback potatoes

hasselback potatoes

If you have never tried Hasselback potatoes you’re missing out! I first tasted them when I was a kid and immediately wanted more. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and kind of funky looking with their fanned out slices, they are definitely a cool looking vegetable.

kale, brussels sprout and bacon salad

kale, brussels sprout and bacon salad

We think Brussels sprouts cop a bit of an unfair reputation. On their own yes, we agree they’re not the tastiest food out there but serve them with some tasty sides and they come to life. Topped with a hazelnut, cider vinegar and maple syrup dressing this bacon salad is great for a quick and healthy meal.

apple coleslaw

apple coleslaw

Every barbecue meal deserves a tasty coleslaw, especially one featuring pulled pork. I made this particular slaw to accompany a smoked pork collar, hence the addition of the granny smith apples.

potato salad

potato salad

With a barbecue loving husband who likes to fire up his Weber Smokey Mountain most weekends its my job to come up with salads to compliment the low and slow cooked meats. While I do enjoy my not so traditional cauliflower ‘potato’ salad sometimes you just want the real thing which calls for roasting some potatoes and including some bacon.

mac n cheese loaf

mac n cheese loaf

Mac n cheese is a great side dish for a lot of meals and is especially popular alongside barbecued meats. I recently tried a mac n cheese loaf at a local barbecue restaurant and was really impressed with the crunchy and cheesy crust so I thought I’d give it a go using the simple, yet very tasty, 3-Ingredient Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt.

Asian style coleslaw

Asian style coleslaw

When we serve pork whether it be barbecued, smoked or oven roasted it is often sided with coleslaw. It is a great side dish for any meat or seafood that has been seasoned with aromatic spices such as cumin, coriander, fennel and five spice powder.

cauliflower ‘potato’ salad

cauliflower ‘potato’ salad

If you aren’t eating potato for whatever reason or you’re looking for a change but still want to enjoy a creamy mayonnaise salad, cauliflower is a great alternative. I used my regular potato salad dressing recipe and added it to some steamed cauliflower and it was delicious.

broccoli salad

broccoli salad

One of my favourite salads to make in the Thermomix is a broccoli salad from the recipe community. Broccoli, apple and capsicum with a honey, mustard and vinegar dressing. It is the easiest thing to pop all the ingredients into the TM bowl and let the machine do the work. Over the years I have added to the recipe and made a few changes.

the best roast potatoes ever

the best roast potatoes ever

It only took me to the age of 33 but I finally found the secret to creating the crispiest and crunchiest roast potatoes. And it’s thanks to J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and his Food Lab. The secret? Baking soda.

mac n cheese

mac n cheese

After seeing the rave reviews this recipe got on twitter I thought you beauty… simple, easy to make, tastes great and the kids will love it. Well, I got the first 3 right.

messy coleslaw

messy coleslaw

We use this coleslaw whenever Pulled Pork is on the menu. Serve it as a side dish or pile it on top of the pork in a burger bun with some BBQ sauce.

CADA rice salad

CADA rice salad

carrot, apple, dates, almonds and rice salad CADA rise salad is a simple and tasty side dish to a main meal. ingredients  carrot apple dates almonds cooked, warm rice baby spinach tbsp sweet chilli sauce or relish tbsp cream cheese (optional) directions  Pulse in a […]