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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kitschen Chaos: 4 steps to a happy tummy

I haven't shared a recipe in a REALLY long time. I have to admit, I'm a bit selfish when it comes to sharing what I cook, only because I have this dream of opening a place eventually-someday-maybe and if I shared all my recipes, then who would come to my cafe? Haha!

Seriously though, I want to share this because it's easy, delicious and filling. Oh, and can I repeat, it's EASY? You can be a pretend gourmet chef for one meal, especially since you can throw around words like cherry tomatoes, feta and lamb and make it seem like you are slaving away in the kitchen. In reality, it will take you about 15 minutes to cook this meal!

Gourmet-for-a-day Lamb

1/2 kilo lab, cut into bite sized pieces
1 onion, chopped
freshly ground pepper to taste
handful of basil leaves
1/3 cup feta cheese
1 package cherry tomatoes

Step one: Chop and saute one medium sized onion in a bit of olive oil. Don't even worry about chopping it so it looks professional coz once it wilts, no one will even see the difference!

Add the lamb- cut into bite sized pieces. For more flavor, pre-marinate your lamb for a few hours before cooking. I used Knorr Seasoning, garlic, rosemary, freshly ground pepper and mustard.

When the lamb is maybe half cooked, throw in your cherry tomatoes. These usually come packages, so get them as such and throw the whole thing in. The imported ones are expensive at about P200 per package, but the local ones, when available are only about P40!

WHen the tomatoes have cooked a bit they will start softening and start popping and become part of the sauce! It's kind of fun popping the little tomatoes. Add Feta cheese to taste. it doesn't really matter if you use the soft creamy kind or the more firm kind. I've tried both. Add torn up basil leaves and stir until the cheese melts into the sauce! Add pepper to taste.

Lastly, place in a bowl or deep dish and arrange a few basil leaves on top to make it look pretty. Serve with rice, couscous or mashed potatoes!

Try it out and let me know if you like it! :)


  1. ohh! thanks for this :-) My Hubby's a fan of anything lamb.. can't wait to try it!

  2. It sure looks yummy! I'll try it but Lamb is quite expensive so I'll try beef. Does it have to be Feta cheese would cream cheese do?


  3. I would say feta just because of the saltiness but why not try it w/ beef and cream cheese and let me know how it goes!

  4. beef and cream cheese.. you can come out with stroganoff..