Spicy Pasta Yasmina

My beautiful daughter Yasmine created this delicious dish, which we then named after her. It is very economical and feeds a family of 6. Thanks to my husband for allowing me to re-publish this from his blog, A Wombat’s Web.


  • 500g pasta
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1-2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 green capsicum
  • 1 shallot
  • half an eggplant
  • 3 slices pineapple
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Rogan Josh curry paste
  • 1-2 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 handfuls of shredded cheese


  • Cook pasta according to directions. Strain.
  • Meanwhile, brown mince in a little oil.
  • Add soy sauce and stir through.
  • Mix in the pepper and shallots.
  • Add the pineapple, eggplant and capsicum. Stir through.
  • Stir in the curry paste & BBQ Sauce, then add the water.
  • Simmer until done, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the pasta and stir through, ensuring it is well coated.
  • Add the cheese and stir it through.
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Chick Chock

This is a delicious meal that Storm invented all by himself and cooked with minimal help.

500g spaghetti (we used Kookaburra brand)
500g beef mince
Around a teaspoon of grated carrot
5 slices of beetroot, cut into bite size pieces
1 slice of ham, cut to various lengths and sizes
0.5 cup eggplant, chopped into bite size pieces
0.5 cup of button mushrooms, diced
1 cup of frozen green beans
1 dash Black Pepper
Around 1 teaspoon of salt
Around 1 teaspoon of dried tarragon
Around 0.5 cup of Beef Stock (we used Campbell’s Real Stock Plus, Beef with roasted onion)

1.Add spaghetti to a pot of boiled water and set aside. DO NOT LEAVE IT BOILING!
2.Dice, chop and grate the veges and ham.
3.Fry the beef in vegetable oil or cooking spray until cooked through.
4.Add the carrot, beetroot, ham, eggplant and mushrooms. Stir for a minute or two.
5.Add the salt, pepper and tarragon and stir through.
6.Add the beef stock and stir through.
7.Add the green beans and stir till defrosted and cooked.
8.Strain the spaghetti.
9. Divide the spaghetti between six plates and top with mince mixture.

Onion Spaghetti

A can of Contadina tomato paste.

A can of Contadina tomato paste. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I got this recipe from AllRecipes.com and cooked it tonight. Everyone loved it! The only thing I did different was serving the spaghetti on individual plates and spooning the sauce over the top instead of mixing it all together in a serving bowl. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo lol.

1 kg spaghetti
8 large brown onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 x 400g cans of whole peeled tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons salt
fresh black pepper
20 leaves of chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup of water

Heat Oil in frypan and brown onions and garlic until soft.
Add tomato paste and peeled tomatoes and stir until mixed.
Add salt, pepper and basil then add water, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes, until sauce thickens.

While the sauce is simmering, cook the spaghetti according to packet directions.
Strain and mix with sauce in a large mixing bowl.

Easy Satay Chicken

Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefor...

Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefore hold peaks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This chicken dish is both delicious and quick to cook. It is very popular with my children! I tend to add a small amount of curry at first, then serve the kids portions before adding more curry for hubby and myself. An alternative style is to add unsalted peanuts after the onions.

1Tbs Oil
1 kg chicken breast (diced)
2 medium onions (chopped)
4-5 dessert spoons smooth peanut butter

1/ Heat oil over medium heat.
2/ Add Chicken and stir until cooked.
3/ Add onion. Stir until it starts to look transparent.
4/ Keeping the cooking juices in the pan, spoon in around four heaped dessert spoons of peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter begins to melt.
5/ Add a little water and continue stirring. Add a little more peanut butter or water until it reaches the desired consistency (I like mine saucy but not too runny!).
6/ Add curry to taste and enough water to maintain desired consistency.
7/ Serve on a bed of rice.

Easy Mango Chicken

雞腿 腿

雞腿 腿 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


1 kg boneless, skinless chicken meat (cubed)

2 Tbs Vegetable Oil

2 x 440g can mango slices, including liquid

1 pkt Continental Savoury Chicken Supreme Soup

1 cup water


Brown Chicken in oil. Add mango, chicken soup and water. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Serve with rice.

Feeds 6 – 8.