Thursday, January 19, 2012


I've been looking for a good veggie slice for winter lunches. This looks as though it might work.

6 eggs
1 carton of riccotta, lite cream cheese or cottage cheese (200gm aprox).
bacon or ham, about 250 gm medium dice
1 or 2 cups of grated pumpkin or pumpkin sliced very thin
1 medium onion or more, finely chopped or sliced
1 small red capsicum, (bell pepper), diced reasonably small
2 medium courgettes sliced or grated... if grating squeeze out moisture into paper towels.
20 gm grated parmesan (optional)
2 tbs chopped parsley,
2tbs chopped chives
6 basil leaves chopped
salt and pepper
90 gm grated mozzarella or cheese of choice.

Grease a suitable baking dish or line with baking paper
Heat oven to about 180'C

Beat eggs with ricotta until smooth
Cook bacon in a pan until brown
Gently toss all other ingredients except mozzarella and put into a baking dish.
Pour the ricotta and egg mixture over.
Top with grated cheese

Bake for 45- 50  minutes until set and browned on top.

Stand 10 minutes and cut into squares to serve. Makes 6 servings.

It could be served with salad greens and relish or chutney.

This looks like a very forgiving recipe. The kind where you can add or delete items according to your preferences or what is available

I'm looking forward to trying it out once  new seasons  pumpkins are available and ripe.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


The original recipe has bocconcini rolled in crumbs and fried, served warm on a plate with salad leaves and corn salsa. This quantity of salad was served with 16 crumbed and fried bocconcini for 4 servings.

I liked the look of the combination of flavours so put together this version which I am yet to try. Fried bocconcini doesn't rock my boat so on my first try I will probably use cheese from the brie or camembert types but I also want to try it with a low salt version of feta..

1 cup cooked corn kernels.* see note at end of recipe
1 small red onion diced small or not as you wish
1 tomato diced ditto above
1/2 small red capsicum, (bell pepper), diced ditto above
salad leaves
Cheese of choice roughly diced according to type.
Balsamic Dressing
Pepper and salt as preferred
Toss lightly.

*I will strip these from cob which has been microwaved in it's husk for 6 or 7 minutes.