Good Food - Caroline Velik

Caroline Velik

Strawberry fool

Strawberry fool.

The perfect combination of strawberries and cream, with the tangy addition of good-quality yoghurt.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Tue Sep 10 15:59:13 EST 2013

White beans and spicy chipotle tomatoes on toast

White beans with spicy chipotle tomatoes on toast.

Chipotle chillies in adobo are available at specialty stores and some supermarkets. They are a pantry staple if you like real Mexican food. For a non-vegetarian option, use a spicy chorizo.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Mon Feb 25 07:47:15 EST 2013

Mint jelly

Herb crumbed lamb cutlets with mint jelly.

Good old-fashioned mint jelly is easy to make and especially useful if you have the herb growing rampant in the garden. Try using different mint varieties such as peppermint, spearmint or apple mint.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Tue Feb 12 09:51:31 EST 2013

Pear and raspberry muffins

Raspberry and pear muffins.

Muffins are a mainstay of school lunches, easy to make at the weekend for the coming week. Get the kids involved and use this recipe as a base, substituting different fruits to change the flavour.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Mon Feb 04 07:53:15 EST 2013

Dig in for a very cherry Christmas

Caroline Velik's very cherry Christmas.

Plump, firm and delicious — what's not to love about this seasonal favourite?

Cook | Caroline Velik | Sun Nov 25 18:35:57 EST 2012

Crumbed lamb cutlets with mint jelly

Herb crumbed lamb cutlets.

Herbs are a simple addition to any meal and provide lots of fresh flavour. And there's no excuse for not adding fresh herbs to cooking because so many varieties are available throughout the year.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 07:22:44 EST 2012

Spaghetti puttanesca

Spaghetti puttanesca.

This homestyle sauce, made with pantry staples, has its origins in Naples.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 07:13:07 EST 2012

Salted butter caramels

Old-fashioned salted butter caramels.

These caramels can be made with any type of sugar and butter, although the flavour is better with quality ingredients.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Aug 29 09:55:17 EST 2012

Caramelised pork belly

Caramel - recipes by 
Caroline Velik. Pictures by Marina Oliphant. Epicure, The Age. 16 August 
2012

Inspired by MasterChef contestant Alvin Quah's recipe, the caramel sauce for the pork belly is flavoured by the Chinese master stock.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Aug 29 09:55:14 EST 2012

Caramel bananas with dulce de leche 'ice-cream'

Caroline Velik CARAMEL recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Recipe titles to be confirmed. The Age Newspaper and The SMH. Photographed by Marina Oliphant, July 30 2012.

My childhood treat of caramel bananas gets a makeover, with the addition of a super-easy ice-cream and the bitter crunch of praline. Can you ever have too much caramel?

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Aug 29 09:55:11 EST 2012

Onion jam

Onion Jam. Caroline Velik ONION recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Photographed July 30, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Perfect with cheese or dolloped on sausages.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Aug 08 10:44:57 EST 2012

French lentil and onion soup

French lentil and onion soup. Caroline Velik ONION recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Photographed July 30, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Add some French lentils to a traditional onion soup for texture and finish off with zesty lemon and mint.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Aug 08 10:37:17 EST 2012

Baked eschalots with raisins, balsamic and goat's feta

Baked shallots with raisons, balsamic and goats' feta. Caroline Velik ONION recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Photographed July 30, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Onions turn sweet and mellow after an hour in the oven.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Aug 08 10:21:55 EST 2012

Chicken souvlaki

Chicken souvlaki.

Skip making the pitas if you are short on time but trust me, once you've made them, you won't look back.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Jul 18 16:19:21 EST 2012

Quick steak sandwich

Steak Sandwich.

Use rump steak if you prefer, add mushrooms, or even a fried egg.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Jul 18 16:10:51 EST 2012

Mushroom burgers with haloumi

Mushroom burgers with haloumi, served with fried onion rings.

This great vegetarian burger with a hefty filling is inspired by a similarly delicious dish at Melbourne's Market Lane cafe.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Jul 18 16:10:48 EST 2012

Fried onion rings

Mushroom burgers with haloumi, served with fried onion rings.

One bite and you're hooked: spicy, crispy onion rings.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Mon Jul 16 17:15:49 EST 2012

Sweet potato, pumpkin and parsnip with chickpeas and spinach

Braised sweet potato, pumpkin and parsnip with cous cous.

This vegetarian braise is great for meat-free Mondays. Pearl couscous is larger than regular couscous and adds more texture.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Jun 27 09:52:58 EST 2012

Black bean chilli

Chilli with black beans, avocado and sour cream. Caroline Velik ONE POT recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik: pot from Wheel & Barrow, MUST CREDIT. Photographed May 25, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Tinned black beans simplify this version of chilli con carne. If you can't find these, soak dried beans overnight and add them to the pot with the beef, as they will need a longer cooking time.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Jun 27 09:51:49 EST 2012

Chinese braised chicken

Asian braised chicken. Caroline Velik ONE POT recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Photographed May 25, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Ask your butcher or poultry supplier to joint the chicken or use chicken casserole pieces.

Cook | Caroline Velik | Wed Jun 27 09:50:19 EST 2012