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Brown Rice & Beans with Ginger & Lime

Below serves 3-4

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • medium onion (diced)
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 C Parsley
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp cumin (heaped)
  • 1 14oz can black beans
  • 1 C chicken broth
  • 2 red chillies (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsbp grated fresh ginger
  • Zest & juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/4 C crumbled feta
  • 1 14oz can tinned tomatoes (strained of juice)
  • Additional lime quarters (for serving)
  • Set the rice to cook in a rice cooker or pot
  • In a pot, over medium heat, add the onion & garlic, stir occasionally until softened, around 5 min
  • Add the ground coriander & cumin, stir for 1min
  • Add the beans, broth, chillies & tinned tomatoes, bring to boil & reduce to simmer for 10min
  • Mash beans down and stir in the grated ginger, lime juice & lime zest and let sit for another 1-2min
  • Serve rice with the beans & top with the parsley, avocado, lime quarters & crumbled feta on top.

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Thai Curry Noodle Soup with Garlic Shrimp

Adapted from a recipe by Heather Christo

Below serves 2

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Tiger Shrimp 10-12
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • 1 1/2  C lite coconut milk
  • Fish sauce (dash)
  • Rice noodles (enough for 2!)
  • 6 white button mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced


  • Combine the ginger, curry paste & 1tbsp oil in a small bowl and mix well.
  • In a pot, heat the curry paste/ginger mix over medium heat, frying the paste gently for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth & lite coconut milk with the dash of fish sauce.
  • Add the mushrooms & red peppers, bring to the boil and reduce gently to simmer (for around 5 mins.)
  • While this is happening in a separate pan pour boiling water onto the dry noodles, let them soften, rinse well & set aside (portioned off into the 2 bowls.)
  • In a frying pan heat the garlic with the remaining 1tbsp oil over a medium heat, add the shrimp and cook till lightly pink, but not overcooked! (this can happen alongside the noodles)
  • Once cooked add the shrimp to the broth, remove from the heat and allow to stand for 1-2min.
  • Pour over the noodles in the bowl and garnish with the coriander & spring onion.

Prep & cooking time – less than 30 minutes total.


Lemon & Garlic Shrimp with Red Pepper, Cherry Tomatoes & Goats Cheese over Rice


  • 3/4 lbs Fresh Tiger Shrimp (or equivalent)
  • 1 Lemon (zest grated & juiced)
  • 4 Large White Button Mushrooms (optional, down to personal preference)
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 or 3 tbsp Soft Goats Cheese
  • 1 Red Pepper, diced
  • 2/3 cup Cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups Rice (I used basmati)
  • Salt (pinch, to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Over a medium heat add the olive oil & partially cook the sliced garlic for 1-2 mins. Add the mushrooms & red pepper and cook for 3-5mins. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes. Then add the Shrimp, lemon juice, grated lemon zest, chopped parsley & salt. Continue cooking through until the shrimp is done (be careful not to over cook the shrimp, it should be pink throughout but not rubbery) Remove from heat & stir in the soft goats cheese. Serve over the rice with fresh ground black pepper, to taste.
  • This dish can also be prepared with noodles or linguine instead of rice.
  • Total cooking time  35 mins