This post is sponsored by Origin LPG.
It’s the beginning of winter in Sydney but the weather has only just started to come to the party. We had a very unseasonably warm Autumn with lots of sunshine and not much rain.
Yet over the last few days the temperature has dropped and there has been a bit of drizzle. I don’t mind it! I much prefer the warmer climate over all but I love snuggling up with my loved ones when it’s cold and drizzly outside. I think my ideal weather would be warm and sunny during the day with cold and rain overnight! Perfect!
When we moved into our current rental Mr Monkey was thrilled to discover that the oven and stovetop were gas. Our last house had an electric oven and he wasn’t very happy with it. Being a chef he knows what works and gas is definitely it! I really had no idea either way but I have to admit that the gas has definitely been better.
Origin LPG have created a Winter Warmer Recipe Collection – recipes that are perfect for cooking on gas stovetop. There are twelve recipes in total – one for each week of winter. Included in the collection are rosemary pork chops and maple apples, homemade parmesan-crumbed chicken with dill sauce, stove-top Greek meatballs, and chocolate and orange mousse with honeycomb.
I had a hard time choosing which recipe to cook. They all look amazing! I was thinking the Greek meatballs, or perhaps the parmesan-crumbed chicken or maybe the satay skewers. Of course, there was always the sweet ones – Rhubarb and strawberry crunch or chocolate and orange mousse. Yum!
I ended up choosing the Beef & Sugar Snap Pea Hoisin Stir Fry. As a family we love stir fries and I love how quick and easy they are to cook. Plus Lily loves both rice and noodles, which stir fries are normally served with, so they are always as winner with her!
My version was a little different to the recipe, mostly due to what vegetables I had on hand. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get any sugar snap peas and I also used the stem of a big bunch of broccoli we had in the fridge. I also added noodles (dried udon) before serving, simply because I had planned rice with another meal later in the week.
The flavours were beautiful and Chloe gobbled up a big bowl full. Lily has been a bit fussy with her food lately but she tried the beef and seemed surprised when she liked it! She ate a whole bowl full too.
And if that’s not a recommendation I don’t know what is!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post however all opinions are my own.