Tuesday, March 6

Cooking in the kitchen

a simple slow cooked meal last night, chicken goulash  with brown rice (recipe at the end of the post)
trying another recipe from the whole food workshop I'm doing with Heather, Apple and Oat Breakfast Cake
a simple, healthy lunch of cooked quinoa, chopped tomato, mint, a splash or two of apple cider vinegar and cracked black pepper.

Chicken Goulash
700g boneless, skinless chicken thighs ( I used 500g of chicken breasts)
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 green capsicums, seeded and sliced
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
½ cup tomato passata
1 marjoram sprig
125ml white wine
250ml chicken stock
½ cup sour cream or creme fraiche
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 small handful flat leaf parsley (I don't have any growing at the moment so I add this)

Trim the chicken of any fat and cut each thigh into quarters.  Put the chicken pieces, onion, garlic, capsicum, paprika, tomato passata and marjoram in the slow cooker.  Pour in the wine and stock.  Cook on low for 4 ½ hours, or until the chicken is tender.

Combine the sour cream and cornflour in a small bowl.  Stir into the chicken mixture in the slow cooker.  Cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes, or until thickened.  Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and stir through the parsley.  Serve the goulash with rice.


  1. All sound delicious Catherine!! Your family are so lucky to have you cooking such yummy things for them xx

  2. We are on a whole food mission chez pirate as well. Struggling most with replacing canned tuna! Any tips? Will be cooking your goulash later this month! Just added it to the menu planner! xx

  3. I'm really hungry now! Nothing soothes the heart like some good home cooked comfort food. Thoughts are with you.

  4. These each look equally delicious Catherine, sounds like you are enjoying the Wholefood course :)

  5. Hi Catherine. I would love to hire you for a day to feed my family. your cooking looks delicious!! Jane x

  6. Yum! The Whole food workshop looks awesome too. My family used to own a vegetarian cafe many years ago and I love what it did for broadening our horizons.

  7. I absolutely love quinoa. So do my kids. Great recipes. Thanks!

  8. looks so delicious...thanks for the recipe!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    we had chicken tonight!

  9. when i spotted the photo of the chicken goulash...i hoped there was a recipe. i am a girl for anything over a pile of rice.


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