Delicious: Home Cooking by Valli Little

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    • Categories: Soups; Summer
    • Ingredients: onions; potatoes; chicken stock; crème fraîche; peas; wasabi; wasabi peas; chervil
    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Appetizers / starters; Summer
    • Ingredients: green prawns; chorizo sausages; canned cannellini beans; cherry tomatoes; red onions; parsley; mint; sherry vinegar
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Appetizers / starters; Summer
    • Ingredients: chicken mince; coriander leaves; spring onions; ground cumin; red chillies; fresh ginger; whole egg mayonnaise; mild curry powder; tomato sauce; Greek yogurt; brioche hamburger buns; mango chutney; micro salad leaves
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Summer
    • Ingredients: egg whites; kataifi pastry; green prawns; sunflower oil; green mangoes; Lebanese cucumbers; long red chillies; coriander sprigs; mint; limes; fish sauce
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cherry tomatoes; tarragon; balsamic vinegar; soft goat cheese; poppyseeds; sourdough bread; mint
    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Summer
    • Ingredients: sashimi grade kingfish; red onions; limes; fresh ginger; long green chillies; coriander stalks; micro herbs
    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Appetizers / starters; Summer; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: hot-smoked trout; butter; nutmeg; wholegrain mustard; dill; baguette bread; baby cucumbers; white wine; rice vinegar; caster sugar; whole star anise; whole cloves; coriander seeds
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Sauces for fish; Appetizers / starters; Summer
    • Ingredients: plain flour; Parmesan cheese; butter; egg yolks; avocados; cooked prawns; cooked crabmeat; sweet paprika; wild rocket; Tabasco sauce; Worcestershire sauce; tomato sauce; grapeseed oil; lemons
    • Categories: Soups; Appetizers / starters; Summer
    • Ingredients: strawberries; onions; red capsicums; Lebanese cucumbers; tarragon; balsamic vinegar; tomato juice
    • Categories: Fried doughs; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Summer; Mexican
    • Ingredients: avocados; limes; sour cream; coriander leaves; ground cumin; jalapeño chillies; plain flour; caster sugar; corn on the cob; spring onions; cooked prawns
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Quick / easy; Main course; Summer
    • Ingredients: pork and herb sausages; cherry tomatoes; basil; tagliatelle pasta; Parmesan cheese; tomatoes; caster sugar
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Main course; Summer
    • Ingredients: macadamia nuts; panko breadcrumbs; plain flour; chicken tenderloins; sunflower oil; tomatoes; red onions; long green chillies; fresh ginger; coriander leaves; limes
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Main course; Summer; Caribbean
    • Ingredients: dried oregano; sweet paprika; sunflower oil; salmon fillets; red onions; papayas; black turtle beans; coriander leaves; limes
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Main course; Summer
    • Ingredients: breadcrumbs; Parmesan cheese; pine nuts; rocket; basil; lamb rack; wholegrain mustard; cherry tomatoes; waxy potatoes; green beans; lemons; whole egg mayonnaise; crème fraîche
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Sauces, general; Main course; Summer; Mexican
    • Ingredients: beef skirt steaks; coriander leaves; harissa paste; whole egg mayonnaise; corn on the cob; avocados; red onions; roasted red capsicums; limes; flour tortillas
    • Categories: Main course; Summer; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: instant couscous; sun-dried tomato paste; onions; pine nuts; semi-dried tomatoes; parsley; mint; chicken breasts; pancetta; mixed salad leaves
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Rice dishes; Main course; Summer; Japanese
    • Ingredients: light soy sauce; sweet chilli sauce; lemongrass; chilli oil; green tea; fresh ginger; coriander leaves; beef fillets; jasmine rice; furikake; pickled ginger; mizuna
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Summer; Picnics & outdoors; Italian
    • Ingredients: zucchini; cob loaf; basil; pine nuts; Parmesan cheese; eggs; rocket; crème fraîche; bay leaves; black peppercorns; onions; ocean trout
    • Categories: Main course; Summer; Japanese
    • Ingredients: tuna steaks; sunflower oil; sansho pepper; green tea soba noodles; frozen edamame; mirin; soy sauce; rice vinegar; sesame oil; seaweed salad
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Summer
    • Ingredients: caster sugar; vanilla beans; gold gelatine leaves; buttermilk; blueberries; raspberries; strawberries; amarena cherries; almond biscotti
    • Categories: Cakes, small; Sauces for desserts; Dessert; Summer
    • Ingredients: egg whites; caster sugar; yellow food colouring; thickened cream; mangoes; white rum; limes; mint
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Summer
    • Ingredients: amaretti biscuits; butter; strawberries; thickened cream; limes; passionfruit; Greek yoghurt
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Ice cream & frozen desserts; Dessert; Summer; Italian
    • Ingredients: caster sugar; cocoa powder; Amaretto; ricotta cheese; dark chocolate; blanched almonds; glacé cherries; stem ginger in syrup; thickened cream
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Sauces for desserts; Dessert; Summer
    • Ingredients: plain flour; icing sugar; dessicated coconut; butter; egg yolks; vanilla beans; coconut cream; white chocolate; coconut rum; mangoes; long red chillies; caster sugar; limes
    • Categories: Sauces for desserts; Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Summer; English
    • Ingredients: mixed berries; caster sugar; lemons; gold gelatine leaves; white bread; rose petals; rosewater; pink food colouring; egg yolks; single cream; vanilla beans

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  • Eggplant and chickpea curry

    • debkellie on May 08, 2022

      What an easy curry! Freshly harvested eggplants (I used a mix of Lebanese & Italian) & very flavoursome. Would definitely make again. You'd never now it was vegan!

    • Dutchmary on August 28, 2023

      Missed garlic, so added it. Very easy and quite tasteful

    • WhatMsSwain8 on September 23, 2019


  • Key lime pie with macadamia crust

    • aargle on September 28, 2013

      This a great east tart. I've made it twice

    • luluf on June 06, 2020

      I made this on aargle’s recommendation and it was very easy and a light pillowy texture that my guests all enjoyed. I couldn’t taste the coconut very much, so might put in a bit more next time

  • Brown rice and lentil salad

    • Melanie on November 01, 2015

      Great salad that keeps well and incredibly simple. I used homemade tomato kasundi (using Matt Wilkinson's recipe). Makes a huge amount - 10 lunchtime serves for us.

  • Sumac lamb cutlets with fattoush

    • Dishyrishie on January 13, 2015

      Simple and tasty. Cook lamb on BBQ for added smokiness.

  • Apple and passionfruit crumble

    • saarwouters on December 01, 2017

      Delicious! De passion fruit adds a tropical and fresh note. Next time I will make the crumble by hand. It gets too fine in the foodprocessor.

    • luluf on June 22, 2020

      Yes it was delicious, but agreed, the crumble was too fine. I wish I’d read the note before I made it. It was perfect with warm custard. The Granny Smith apples were the right texture

  • Chicken and Taleggio jalousie

    • saarwouters on November 22, 2017

      Wonderful and beautiful. Great to serve at a dinner party! Do make sure you have enough puff pastry. I didn't so I was left with too much stuffing. But I served it as an extra side. The house smelled great!

  • Blackberry frozen yoghurt with berry caramel

    • luluf on June 06, 2020

      Unbelievably delicious - both the frozen yoghurt/ice cream and the berry caramel sauce. I will definitely be making again. It was very easy as the only cooking required was the caramel.

  • Thai beef curry with holy basil

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  • ISBN 10 0733331343
  • ISBN 13 9780733331343
  • Published Nov 01 2012
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Harper Collins

Publishers Text

Welcome to the kitchen of one of Australia's leading food writers. With decades of experience in the culinary industry, delicious. food editor and bestselling author Valli Little shares some of her favourite recipes to cook at home, plus tips and tricks to turn a family classic into a cover-worthy meal without the fuss.

This collection of 120 new recipes follows Valli's signature approachable and achievable style, with each dish accompanied by beautiful, full-colour photography. There are creative ideas for every season and occasion, from midweek steak fajitas to an impressive chocolate cake for entertaining. Each chapter is helpfully divided into starters, mains and desserts, so you can always create the perfect menu.

With DELICIOUS. HOME COOKING as your secret weapon, home-cooked meals will never be ordinary again.

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