We are now in the second half of winter, which means it’s last chances to have the oven and slow cooker running at the same time, without worrying that you are going to get cooked in your home alongside your lunch. So here are my favourite things to make in winter.
Let’s get those ovens running!!

1. Lamb Ribs in Basil Chimmichurri

Lamb ribs are first boiled in a stock, then roasted to a crisp perfection, before being served with a tangy basil chimmichurri.

These lamb ribs are first boiled to tenderness in a stock, then roasted to a crisp in the oven. Topped off with a tangy basil chimmichurri, these ribs make for a rich, addictive dinner that’s perfect to share with friends and family!

2. Twice Cooked Pork Belly Braise

Tender roasted pork belly is then braised in a soy based sauce. Served over rice and garnished with coriander.

Any time of year is the year for pork belly, and this braise is a great way to use up all those leftovers. You know, if you have any. Great over a bowl of fluffy steamed rice, with chopped chilli on the side!


3. Man Soup

Man soup: made with ham hock meat, root vegetables, chicken and lemon

If men can have the Man Cold, they can also make Man Soup!! Potentially for the lady-cold. Hey, you never know: women can get the Man Cold too!! And this is also super simple: simply chop up the ingredients and bung them all in a pot! Take a nap, and eat.


4. Homemade Chai Latte

Two glasses of soy chai latte, with a glass tea pot to serve

Some people can drink a hot tea all through summer, but I certainly can’t. Which is why winter is the best time for me to gulp down a creamy glass of Chai. You can always pop out to your local coffee house to grab a cuppa, or simply make your own!! It’s really that simple. Get the recipe for a Homemade Chai Latte here.

5. Moo Palo

Moo Palo on Rice Noodles

I got the inspiration for this comforting Thai stew over rice noodles from my local Thai restaurant. Yes, the ingredient list is a touch long, but trust me, it’s all worth it. Just make a massive batch and eat throughout the week – yes I have these for multiple meals in a row, I like it so much. Find the recipe for this Thai Pork and Mushroom Stew here.


  1. duoluo August 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    The food is really good

  2. Food is our religion August 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    gahh im so hungry now! great hearty photos as always Tammi!


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