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Tropical chicken pies

Tropical chicken pot pie. On its way to Shane’s heart. Via his stomach.

Well this was a success! I was inspired by yesterday’s Daily Dose of Fresh chicken pie to cook pot pies last night. I sought a way to make the pies gluten and dairy free, so I mashed up the method with my tropical chicken curry. I used coconut milk instead of dairy milk, and mango instead of ham and mushrooms. In the end this is a slimmed down version of my tropical chicken curry encased in a pie. And it was deeeeeelicious.

As we were about to serve up we heard our next door neighbour arrive home. He had been at the hospital for the past 24 hours with his wife as they gave birth to their first child. We invited our neighbour in and shared our pot pies and German beer and laughed and told stories and toasted to baby Blake.

2 chicken breast fillets, cut into cubes
2 tsp lime juice
1 large brown onion, diced
1 tbsp red curry paste (I used 2 tsp)
1/2 cup green capsicum, diced
1/2 cup pumpkin, cubed
1 mango diced
400 ml coconut milk
1 tbsp ginger, chopped
2 tbsp lemon grass, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp coriander, chopped
1 tbsp macadamia nut oil
3 sheets gluten free puff pastry
1 free range egg, beaten

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.

Heat oil in a pot or deep pan (I used my big retro cooking pot).

Cook onion and garlic on medium heat until the onion turns translucent.

Add chicken and cook on medium heat until chicken is 3/4 cooked.

Add all other ingredients except mango and coriander. Mix thoroughly and cook for 10 minutes until all vegetables are cooked.

Remove from heat. Add the mango and coriander to the pie mixture and mix through. Immediately divide the mixture into 4 pie ramekins. Cover each ramekin with a cut square of pastry and lightly brush with the beaten egg.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

Serves 4.


The big retro cooking pot

Ready to be lidded


Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Food


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Mango lassi

I was going to write an entry about a milk-free protein shake (“protein shake for vegans” from Run Addicts). Instead, I’m going to share this little taste-bud explosion that I stumbled upon this morning. While the Run Addicts website offered a great range of protein shakes that utilise milk powder or whey protein (which is a by-product of cheese production), the dairy free shake was (IMO) just a fruit smoothie, which was delicious, but not quite what I was looking for as a post-workout protein hit. So, while I continue my quest for a DF protein shake, here is a GREAT breakfast discovery…

Mango lassi, from Marie Claire Fast & Fresh, might very nearly become my new favourite summer drink. It’s sweet and chilled, and the flavour bursts in your mouth. Take advantage of the summer fruits as they come into season and try a few fruit crushies like this for breakfast. Mangos are superb right now.

I served this mango lassi with a bacon and egg omelette for breakfast today. Add in a blue sky and summer just around the corner, and it was a great way to start the day!*

240g (3/4 cup) roughly chopped fresh mango
1 tsp honey
1 teaspoon lime juice**
125g (1/2 cup) plain yoghurt***

Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve in a chilled glass.

Serves 2 (though I ate the whole lot myself 🙂 )

* ok, a beach walk, early morning paddleboard or kayak would have made it perfect! Make that a plan for Saturday…
** I didn’t have lime so I squeezed half a lemon, which gave the lassi a great citrusy tang.
*** I used soy yoghurt which was strawberry flavoured. I expect that it made the lassi sweeter. Try unflavoured natural yoghurt (I recommend Jalna brand, which is lowest in lactose) if you are going to go for dairy.


Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Food


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