Egg and Bean Salad – The Perfect Lunch

This is a Quick and Easy to make recipe. It’s satisfying, lite and crispy and you can make it as tangy as you like. Try it today and taste something simple and delicious!! 

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Egg and Bean Salad - Cooking Pot the iPhone App

Egg and Bean Salad – Cooking Pot the iPhone App


1/3 cup rocket

1/3 cup green beans

1 small tomato

80g feta, cubed

1 egg, hard boiled and quartered

1 tbsp seeded mustard

1 tbsp cold pressed nolive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar



  1. In a medium sized bowl layer rocket, beans and tomato then add feta and egg.
  2. In a small jar shake together mustard, balsamic and olive oil. Pour over salad.
  3. ENJOY!!


This is such a simple salad. Healthy and satisfying. Enjoy it as a meal today!!

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AUGUST: ’tis the Season to Eat…

In the South it’s growing warmer and Spring is almost upon us. The sun is rising just a bit earlier and the seeds and seedlings are in the grown ready to grow. The end of winter brings a delightful harvest with many citrus fruit, berries, and winter vegetables.

Herbs grow well this time of year before the sun comes out hot and strong. It’s the time to grow, harvest and store them. As you and I both know some herbs are just unavailable at certain times of year. Make sure you’ve got your favourites! Storing, fermenting and canning are a few things to explore in the near future. In the meantime let Cooking Pot the iPhone App help you make the most of fresh, crispy, Winter produce.

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Beetroot Crusted Chicken and Leek Pie

Beetroot Crusted Chicken and Leek Pie

August in the Southern hemisphere is abundant with root vegetables, citrus, apples and strawberries. All those tangy or hot and spicy comfort foods that are made Healthy and Wholesome with Cooking Pot the iPhone App. Don’t have the time? You won’t need much with most of these recipes and they are Quick and Easy to follow too. Download it here:

Let’s see what’s on offer this August!


Custard Apple, Apples, Citrus (Grapefruit, Mandarins, Lemons, Limes, Oranges), Strawberries, Rhubarb, Pineapple, Kiwifruit


Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage (Asian Greens, Cauliflower), Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Spinach, Silverbeet, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Leek, Ginger, Garlic

Ginger and Garlic scream pick me! Pick me! Combine those with Lime and Cabbage and you’ve got most of the Asian flavours. Be it Chicken Green Curry, Kimchee or your Best Ever Stir Fry. Maybe You’d like to use Baked Veggies with a creamy mushroom and Leek sauce or Ordinary Pumpkin Soup which is anything but! One of my favourites is the Potato-crusted Spinach and 3 Cheese Pie!

Fruit this August speaks to me with a tangy and zesty feel. This can be achieved with the Mandarin Upside-Down Cake or go raw with the Raw Lemon Slice featured earlier in this blog. Maybe an Apple and Rhubarb Crumble may take your fancy served warm with cream or ice-cream. So many possibilities abound. Let Cooking Pot the iPhone App give a helping hand in the kitchen this August with Healthy and Easy to follow recipes like the ones mentioned above.

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free Gyozas – (Japanese Dumplings) … A MUST Try!!

Recipe Wednesday brings Vegetarian or Vegan or Gluten-Free Gyoza which are Japanese Dumplings. Try them Once and you’ll be hooked just like me! When living in China we had the traditional Chinese Pork Gyozas quite often for lunch or dinner… sometimes breakfast. I hope you are following my trail of thought!! Will You get Addicted?? 

The Vegetarian variety just makes them so much healthier. I now make a few different variations to mix things up. They are all deliciously Addictive and Good for you and best of all they are great to freeze. Recipes on Cooking Pot the iPhone App. Download here: 

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Vegetarian Gyoza - Recipe on Cooking Pot for iPhone

Vegetarian Gyoza – Recipe on Cooking Pot for iPhone


Vegetarian Vegan Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings)

Makes about 30 Gyozas


2 cabbage leaves, shredded

5-7 shallots

3-4 pieces of celery with leaves (to make 1 stalk)

1 bunch coriander

½ small carrot

1 packet gow gee pastry (look for Vegan or Gluten-free if preferable)

1.5cm ginger, juice and a little pulp

1 tbsp sake

1 tbsp sesame oil

3 tbsp potato starch/flour

1 ½ cups quinoa, cooked

cooking oil

1 ½ tbsp flour (Gluten-free if preferable)

200ml water


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  1. Wash and dry all veggies with a tea-towel. Process all veggies except ginger. Process coriander last.
  2. Grate ginger.
  3. In a small mixing bowl mix ginger, sake, sesame oil and potato starch to form a paste.
  4. In a large bowl combine veggie mix, potato paste and quinoa.
  5. To make dumplings: put a teaspoon amount on the pastry, use a bit a water on the edges and squeeze the pastry together.
  6. To cook the Gyoza: Mix 1 ½ tspn flour with 200ml water and set aside. Grill gyoza in a frying pan on 1 side, then turn and add the flour/water mix. Close the lid and steam on low.
  7. Once cooked remove lid until water evaporates. This leaves them crispy. Drizzle with sesame oil and place on a serving dish.
  8. Serve with Vinegar/Soy Dipping Sauce. 1 part Rice vinegar to 1 part Soy Sauce or vary proportions to taste.


There are a few steps here but it’s sure worth it! I usually make at least 90 and freeze them. Best frozen before they are cooked. They are fast to defrost and easy to cook up!

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AUGUST – ’tis the Time to Eat…

The last month of summer is upon us in the North. It’s time to get sorted in the kitchen, plan and maybe adopt some Healthy new eating changes? It’s time to trial meals and menus and see if they work for You and your Family. A Healthy and Wholesome eating change can be daunting and some of us might be anxious about trying new things. 

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 This is a list of the fresh produce in season and available in August. Remember to Cook Out Not Throw Out!! Healthy and Wholesome cooking can go light on your hip pocket too. It just might take a tiny little bit of planning and you’ll soon find that having a Healthy, Wholesome and ready to eat meal on your table in minutes. It takes far less time than driving to the nearest take-out!!  

Nut Quinoa Brown Rice

Nut Quinoa Brown Rice


celery, corn, cilantro, asparagus, cabbage, eggplant, green beans, Asian greens, collard greens, cucumber, herbs 


blackberries, blueberries, mango, grapes, figs 

This month the produce is ripe for Stir-fry! Any Stir-fry! Be it meat, egg, tofu or nut it’s fast and completely Delicious!! Try it with a brown rice, quinoa and nut or lentil mix or if you don’t have the extra time noodles are faster. Rice is a fantastic food to add turmeric to and improve your health at the same time. 

Left over stir-fry can be made into Japanese pancakes called Okonomiyaki. This is a great breakfast eaten regularly in Japan. If this takes your fancy be sure to supply yourself with plenty of Yakitori Sauce. These Healthy and Wholesome, Quick and Easy recipes and others like it are found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App. Download here: 

The choice of seasonal fruit is fantastic! Blueberries, figs and mangoes are among my favourites or should I be more precise and say Are my favourite. Right now, Blueberry Ice-cream is screaming at me and so is a warm Blueberry Crostada served with fresh cream. Then a Raw Mango Pie or a warm Fig and Pumpkin Tart. Hmm Yummy… 

Ok, I think I’ve just inspired myself and must go make something for dessert, after all, all those quick stir-fry dinners might just leave me enough time to make an Awesome Treat!! Remember to Cook Out Not Throw Out so check your pantry first. 

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YUMMY!! Raw Lemon Slice

Variations are abundant so come unstuck and let your Creativity Flow. The Beauty of Raw Cooking is in it’s simplicity and ability to change. Watch this simply Raw Lemon Slice recipe ripen with your mood. Dairy, Gluten and Sugar FREE! ENJOY!!

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Raw Lemon Slice – Get Cooking Pot the iPhone App NOW!!



2 cups cashews

1 cup dates

1 tbsp coconut oil

½ salt


½ cup coconut oil

½ cup lemon juice

½ tsp turmeric

2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

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  1. In a food processor, process all Base ingredients: nuts, dates, oil and salt until you have a slightly sticky consistency. Press into a baking tray.
  2. In a bowl hand beat all topping ingredients. Make sure the coconut oil is melted. Pour on top of the nut mixture in the tray, sprinkle with coconut if desired and refrigerate immediately.
  3. Let set at least 40 minutes. Slice and serve cold straight from the fridge.

Variations: For the base you may prefer almonds, walnuts, coconut, macadamia or a mixture. Dates can be substituted with sultanas, apricots or another sweet dried fruit of choice. You might like to add 1 tsp of ginger in the base to spice things up!

For the Topping adding lemon zest would make the slice more tart. Combining lemon with orange would sweeten it. Stevia can also be added to further sweeten the topping. The imagination can fly free here. It’s up to You!

The BEST thing about this recipe is that it takes under 10 minutes to make and will be ready for dessert after any main meal.

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Quality Design & Development Brings MORE Users!!

Home-Cooks are getting more!! Now Cooking Pot the iPhone App is available to more Home Cooks than EVER Before! It’s still the Great Variety of Recipes that are Easy to follow and Quick to Cook but NOW the QUALITY of the design and development has made the App available to the Visually Impaired!! Voice Over runs without a glitch. More Healthy and Wholesome food ideas. More Quick and Easy to follow recipes. Now available to More Users.

It's as Easy as Pick, Shop, Cook - Download it NOW!!

It’s as Easy as Pick, Shop, Cook – Download it NOW!!

The momentum is building and users keep coming back with positive feedback and more money in their hip pockets. Home-cooks already love the Creative App Design, Easy to use and Interactive Shopping List and the Preference filters that keep everyone talking. BUT Now, all this is also available to the Visually Impaired with Voice Over working like a dream.

Recipes are still meal type and dietary categorised. Lifestyle choice, allergy or intolerance; it’s all catered for eg vegan, gluten-free, raw… Set your dietary preferences once and let Cooking Pot the iPhone App provide you with the recipes YOU want. This handy little feature now available to more users makes BIG news when allergy and intolerances are at epidemic highs and increasing.

It’s still as Easy as Pick, Shop, Cook and Cook Out instead of Throw Out. The App is working it’s magic and more and more Home-Cooks who want to create Healthy, Cost Effective, Sustainable meals with Quick and Easy to follow recipes are jumping on board, and Why Not! Cooking Pot the iPhone App is just so handy and affordable at $2.99. Your hip-pocket, well-being and taste-buds will thank you for it. Create something New in the kitchen Today.

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Super Quick Meat and Mushroom Pie

Cooking Pot the iPhone App’s motto “Cook Out Not Throw Out” rings through loud and clear with our Super Quick Meat and Mushroom Pie. Empty your fridge and waste Nothing by turning your leftovers into a Deliciously, Mouth-Watering Pie. It’s Quick. It’s Easy and it Freezes so you’re always ready for the unexpected! Or better yet, a night off! 

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Cook Out Not Throw Out - Super Quick Meat and Mushroom Pie

Cook Out Not Throw Out – Super Quick Meat and Mushroom Pie

Try to cook a large amount of filling, bake 1 and freeze the rest for that extra busy day (or 3). If there’s no time to make your own pastry buy the ready made stuff just be sure to read the labels. If you have an intolerance to gluten buy Gluten-Free. If you have a little more time use rice or grated or baked potato/vegetable to make a crust. Most importantly it’s best to eat Organic of Home-grown produce.

Super Quick Beef and Mushroom Pie 


500g ground beef

2 osso bucco steaks, bacon or sausage

400g sliced mushroom

2 tbsp butter

cooking oil

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 potatoes, finely diced

2 tsp beef stock

2 tsp sweet paprika

salt and pepper to taste

1-2 cups water, as needed

puff pastry

2 tomatoes, sliced

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  1. Sear the steaks and chop. In the same pan sauté the onion, add the beef, garlic, paprika and cook stirring.
  2. Add the mushroom, butter and cook until cooked though.
  3. Add the potato, stock and salt and pepper to taste. Use as little water as possible. Cook on low stirring occasionally. The potatoes will soften and thicken the mixture. Add more water if necessary.
  4. Lay out the puff pastry in a pie dish and pre-bake for 10 minutes. Scoop in the meat mixture, place the sliced tomatoes on top and decorate with pastry. Place in a hot oven (220C/425F) for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

Variation: Empty your fridge of all those half eaten vegetables and any leftover meat. Uneaten food cannot be left in the fridge for very long so “Cook Out Not Throw Out”!!

While it’s baking prepare a Fresh Salad and Who-la … Done! Just think how Quick and Easy it would be if you had one already pre-made and unfreezing in the fridge!!

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