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Prawn & Avocado Rolls with Handmade Thousand Island Dressing

November 29 2016
If you had to whip up a quick dinner at the drop of a hat, This Little Pig bets you 3 button mushrooms that your first answer would not be prawn and avocado rolls. It should however piglet, because these beauties below took a cool 15 mins to put together, they tasted as though they were out of a gourmet restaurant and in general they wowed the pants off this fine swine and it’s guests.

Roasted Cherry Tomato, Caramelised Garlic & Crispy Prosciutto Lingu...

November 22 2016
How good is pasta piglets? At the end of a long and busy day there is nothing better than removing one’s pants, settling in on the couch and twirling some lovely comforting pasta around ones fork whilst it yells at the TV show on the screen sloshing wine down it’s front in the process. Or…perhaps if you have your life together and are social and outgoing, a good bowl of pasta can also be enjoyed with friends and loved ones (or so they say). Whatever your social circumstances, pasta is amazing and this beauty is awkwardly easy and insanely, satisfyingly, delicious.

Sweet Corn, Snow Pea & Cool Sesame Noodle Salad

November 15 2016
What’s cool, fresh and always welcome in Summer (and no the answer is not yours truly). Why it is a cold noodle salad piglets. Whipped up with simple yet crunchy ingredients, this satisfying number is the kind of meal that you can throw together in a breezy chiffon number without raising a sweat and absolutely inhale it.

Soy, Garlic & Lime Charred Chicken

November 02 2016

There are some things in life that should be easy and one of them is the Orrstraylian Barbecue. As the weather finally heats up this week (we hear everyone yell “yippee” immediately followed by “good lord it’s so hot”) This Little Pig thought it was high time it bought out it’s favourite go-to summer barbecue item.

Mexican Steak Wraps with Avocado & Black Bean Salsa

October 27 2016
It recently came to the attention of this fine swine that not enough avocados were being consumed during peak avocado season. Avocados have come down from about $39 per avocado to a delightful $1.50 and this porcine has been slack in its use of them. “Panic stations!” this piglet roared and leapt onto its’ bicycle to pedal furiously down to the shops. However, the problem was fixed and there’s no use crying over spilt avocado and so onwards and upwards to this fresh, filling and super delicious lunch or dinner that you can whip up and even take for leftovers to work the next day. Oink.

Roasted Veg Hummus Freekah Bowl

October 20 2016
This Little Pig had the fortunate experience of going out to breakfast at Henry on Eighth in Maylands the other day. 2 Weeks on, this fine swine is still thinking of the incredible breakfast it had there (does everyone do this or is this piglet alone in this regard?). Therefore with the inability to be able to go to Henry on Eighth every day for breakfast (because that’s socially unacceptable apparently) this piglet decided to roll up it’s sleeves and have a crack at recreating the deliciousness of that meal.

Poached Ginger Chicken with Brown Rice and Asian Greens

October 13 2016

This Little Pig cooks dinner every Monday night without fail. Whatever ends up as dinner is often a direct reflection of this fine swines mental state. If This Little Pig has had a powerful and productive day, the meal is often some delightful gentle roasted meat with caramelised vegetables and lush salads. If this poor piglet has had an atrocious day it will often be an overdone, rubbery steak and an undercooked jacket potato which will then send this porcine further into the dark murky depths of self loathing. This Little Pig’s husband is always very kind but you can notice a dubious face as he pokes at the potato and then quickly slathers it with butter and salt.

 

Amelia's Ancient Grain Salad

October 06 2016

White Wine & Garlic Mussels – Dreaming of Slovenia

September 29 2016
Picture this if you will piglets. Sitting in a tiny cobblestoned street in Ljubiana, Slovenia. Crisp white wine firmly in trotter, the sounds of jazz drifting down the street and then BAM. The incredible smell of garlic and butter wafts past the snout. This is the experience that This Little Pig had on it’s recent European adventure and what an experience it was. This fine swine sidled up to the chef who was tossing the butter and garlic around in a giant paella pan on the street, leaned in a little too intimately and asked “what have you got there young man?” Luckily the young man spoke English and luckily he didn’t mind the overtly friendly piglet beaming up at him. Soon enough giant bowlfuls of white wine and garlic mussels were being ladled out and mopped up with crusty pieces of sourdough bread and snorts of pure delight ricocheting off the alley walls. It was literally a lasting memory for This Little Pig and one of the best meals ever eaten.

Avocado Smash - The Right Way To Breakfast

September 19 2016
This Little Pig loves avocado. It likes to say out loud every time avocado is used, that its “nature’s butter” because its full of good fats. This tends to get old with This Little Pigs husband but luckily he is a patient man and delicious food ends up being placed on the table soon after this avocado quote is chirpily said out loud.

Roasted Pumpkin King Israeli Cous Cous with Toasted Almonds

August 29 2016
With the first few Spring-like days peeking its head out last week, This Little Pig got wildly excited. Spring is such a fabulous time in the garden and all sorts of glorious vegetables start becoming abundant in the veggie patch. The stew pot is pushed to the back and makes way for lovely salads with the last of the root veg in the pantry. This salad is a delicious one to make with a slow roasted meat when friends are coming over. It can be prepared ahead of time and served with a slow roasted lamb shoulder and a zingy yoghurt dressing to create the perfect dinner party meal.

Goats Cheese, Thyme & Bacon Tart

August 08 2016
If you are anything like This Little Pig, winter means donning several layers of clothes, placing your phone on silent and just eating solidly for at least 4 months until the sun comes out again. Most of this food is slow roasted meats and deliciously rich stews with crusty baguettes thrown in when necessary. However after extensive eating of these food groups, This Little Pig realizes that there is probably a need to have something a little lighter every now and then. This is where the classic goats cheese tart steps in as the hero. It is quick, easy and delicious and goes delightfully well with a crunchy fresh salad to brighten up a winter’s day. It makes great lunches, fabulous light dinners when a casual friend is coming over and it warms up the house if you “forget to turn the oven off” after you pull it out. Really it’s a win-win piglets!

Chicken Larp – An extremely delicious Traditional Lao Salad

May 23 2016
This unassuming chicken salad is one of the most remarkable things your taste buds will try! Really not joking here piglets. It’s salty, lemongrassy, tangy and my goodness it’s just an absolute bomb of flavours. Quick and easy to prepare you are going to be “wowing” and patting your tum in pure shock at the gloriousness of this dish.

Pork & Fennel Spaghetti Bolognaise

May 09 2016
This Little Pig can often be heard to say “why re-invent the wheel” as it takes a shortcut in some area of its life and uses something already setup to get the job done. This saying can be used on partners when they are suggesting that its expensive to spend money on takeout rather than cook the stirfry at home, when buying a pre fabricated chicken pen or basically on anything which you don’t want to create from scratch. This saying also very much applies to this recipe where instead of spending a whole heap of time tweaking & seasoning mince, you use beautifully seasoned sausage mince.

Zuchini, Sweetcorn & Haloumi Fritters w Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs...

May 01 2016

This Little Pig absolutely loves its mum (see last years list of why HERE) and with Mothers Day just around the corner this fine swine thought it was the perfect time to show off a breakfast feast like no other to cook your giver of life. This dish is so incredibly glorious and it is best served on a tray with a rose, a big cup of tea and a handmade card – no matter what your age. When This Little Pig was young, it used to wrap up its mums belongings and then give them back to her as a present “ohhhh it’s my old vase, you REALLY shouldn’t have.” This fine swine was clearly an entrepreneur from a young age. Now however This Little Pig likes their mum to know how much she is loved by feeding her well and spending quality time with her. So whether you’re planning to buy your mum a Ferrari or wrap up one of her old vases as a re-gift, this breakfast on Mothers Day will make her feel super special and as if she’s out at a café but still gets to be in her jim jams with her piglets at home. Oink.

Sticky Sweet & Sour Sesame Pork with Ginger Soba Noodle Stirfry

April 15 2016
This Little Pig has a confession to make. Although it appears to lead a lavish lifestyle of home baked bread, handmade preserves and giant roast chicken’s, this fine swine can often be spotted out and about buying its meals. After a day spent pouring over produce and recipe testing there is nothing quite so satisfying as calling up Hin at the local Vietnamese restaurant and placing an order whilst scrolling through Netflix.

3 Year Oinkiversary - How Pigs Fly, I mean How Time Flies

April 10 2016

This week marks 3 years of This Little Pig Went to Market. What a long way we have come. What started as a test in our lounge room for 5 lucky family & friends to the big pig that we are today, our trotters have certainly covered some distance! We’ve got up at 5am for at least 150 Weekend days. We’ve made up boxes, liners, ice bricks and stamped bags by hand. We’ve tied goodness knows how many black ribbons and we’ve done nightmarish things like hand grate parmesan and tie small ribbons around each individual serviette because we thought it would “look pretty.” We’ve hand ripped foil and baking paper for each box and we have hand stamped more brown lunch bags than any canteen lady in the world.

Thai Fish Cakes With Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

March 29 2016
This Little Pig had the rare and delightful problem of leftover fish in its fridge. It also had some wilted coriander, a dodgy looking lime and chilli and a small piece of dried out ginger. “Wow!” I bet you’re thinking – “this is going to be a terrible recipe”. NOT SO PIGLET! What was created below was mind bogglingly good and This Little Pig could barely restrain itself from snuffling the lot. So whilst This Little Pig has heard rumours of how frustrating it is when food bloggers say “all these ingredients were just in my pantry” and the ingredients include pomegranate molasses, porcini mushrooms & a salted cod from Venice. Unfortunately this fine swine has to say that…well the ingredients below were indeed in it’s pantry and fridge and to be honest not many of them were in a good way – except for the fish, which is probably the most important thing here.
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