Your Weekly Feed Link Up #5


Do the weeks feel like they are flying by to you?  I’m feeling it here I have to say and I’m not getting any closer to packing the house up but that is for another story another day because this is all about dinner!  What IS for dinner?  I’ve got my picks from last week and my own recipe for you to try too, Kim at the Land of Zonkt (who I was so delighted to have lunch with this week, an actual real life meet up, yay, she is a gorgeous soul!), has her picks and a great recipe too.  If you have a recipe to link up you can from either of our blogs (scroll on down) or if you want to email one through you could do that too.

kim-webSometimes instead of dinner it’s about lunch!

Last week we had some beauties linked up to Your Weekly Feed but my 2 picks are going to some comfort food probably because it’s so chilly at night here now and who doesn’t love comfort food on a cold night (or any time really!).

First up is this delicious looking Beef & Mushroom – one pot wonder from Shari over at Good Food Week. I’ve got all in the ingredients listed on my shopping list this week am keen to give it a try.

good food week beef & mushroom

My second pick is a year round favourite in our house, Shepherds Pie but I love how Bindybee has made mini ones topped with sweet potato mash.


This cooler weather in Sydney has got me all souped up.  Mum came over for dinner the other night and I made roast chicken. It ended up just being the 2 of us who ate so I had loads of left overs to make something from.  I used the carcass for bone broth (overnight in the slow cooker) but the meat went straight into Mulligatawny Soup.  I had been wanting to make it for ages and was reminded of it when I saw a recipe for it in a magazine recently.  It’s such a quick & easy soup to make and so yummy and filling.


It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook, less in a Thermomix and I’ve got both versions of the recipes for you. Feeds 4 – 6 and some bread slathered in butter goes perfectly with it too!

What you need:

1 BBQ chook (or a roast one)

2 Tbsp olive oil butter or ghee

1 brown onion, finely chopped

1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped

2 carrots, finely chopped into rounds

2 Tbsp curry powder

1 C dried red lentils or 1 400g tin (whatever you have), rinsed & drained

1 litre chicken stock (or bone broth)

400 g can of diced tomatoes

5 – 6 leaves of spinach, baby spinach or silverbeet

Salt & pepper to taste

What you do:

In a large stockpot, heat the oil/butter/ghee and add the onion, ginger & carrots stirring for a few minutes until they are soft.  Add the curry powder and stir through until fragrant (about a minute).

Add the stock, tomatoes and lentils, bring to the boil and then simmer, covered for 10 minutes.

While that is happening shred the chicken and chop the spinach leaves.

Add the chicken and spinach to the soup and stir through for about 2 minutes to heat through.

Season to taste and enjoy!

Mulligatawny Soup - Thermomix


  • 1 brown onion, halved
  • 2 carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil/butter or ghee
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 litre of chicken stock or bone broth
  • 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 C red lentils or 400g tin rinsed and drained
  • Meat of 1 BBQ or roast chicken
  • 5 - 6 leaves of spinach or silverbeet roughly chopped
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Put onion, carrots and ginger in the bowl and chop 10 seconds / Speed 4. Scrape sides
  2. Add olive oil/butter or ghee and saute 2 minutes / Varoma/ Speed 1
  3. Add curry powder and continue sauting 1 minute / 100 C / speed 1
  4. Add lentils, stock & tomatoes 12 minutes / 100 C / Reverse / Speed 1
  5. Add chicken and spinach and combine 2 seconds / Speed 4
  6. Season to taste
  7. Enjoy

Don’t forget to pop over to Land of Zonkt to check out what Kim’s up to for dinner too.



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11 comments on “Your Weekly Feed Link Up #5

  1. Belinda @bindybee
    May 31, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks so much for the feature Vicki. Your Mulligatawny Soup looks great too.

    • Vicki
      June 1, 2015 at 6:07 am

      My pleasure – we love shepherds pie!

  2. peregrinationgourmande
    June 1, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Hey ladies. I didn’t have time yet to partcicipate to your nice food party!
    I don’t have enough time at the moment for new posts so this is an old one but so goooooood, we make those patties very often!
    The soup seems very tasty! Is it something like the minestrone? I’ll have to try this one, maybe i’ll wait for my winter now! haha it’s so funny to be on the other side of season!
    xx cathy

    • Vicki
      June 1, 2015 at 6:06 am

      Thanks so much Cathy. Looks great. Yes I love the different seasonal foods too – good to have a stockpile of recipes up your sleeve! x

  3. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    June 1, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Oh look at you two gorgeous girls. I want to have lunch with you guys one day too xx

    • Vicki
      June 1, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Yes, let’s do it! x

  4. Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    June 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I haven’t had mulligatawny soup since I was about 15 I don’t think! And I have no idea why because it is a perfect winter warmer.

    • Vicki
      June 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      It is isn’t and while things are heating up for you winter has well and truly hit! x

  5. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    June 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Your soup looks all kinds of awesome – the perfect winter warmer!

  6. Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living
    June 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Yumo – now I am hungry reading all these posts! What a great link up Vicki x

    • Vicki
      June 10, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you – I know so many good ideas for dinner, it’s a case of where to start!

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