Stuck at home and stuck for ideas on what to cook?
Well try these recipes out.
Goulburn Multicultural Centre manager Heni Hardi is Indonesian, but even though there is no Indonesian restaurant in Goulburn, she says it doesn't stop her from enjoying her food.
"Cooking is my passion as much as Zumba," Ms Hardi said.
"Everyday, I explore many Indonesian recipes and when I can't find the ingredients I need for a dish, I modify it to taste even more delicious.
"One of my family favourite dishes is Gado Gado which is an Indonesian salad."
- Lightly boiled and blanched vegetables
- Hard boiled eggs
- Boiled potatoes
- Fried tofu
- Tempeh cubes
- Lontong (steamed rice cakes)
- Lime juice
- Soy sauce
- Palm sugar,
- Shrimps paste
To prepare the peanut sauce, use a food processor to grind the peanuts, garlic, palm sugar, chillies, shrimp paste, and salt together. Try to stop when the peanuts still have some chunks in them.
Transfer the peanut mixture into a mixing bowl and add tamarind juice, lime juice and sweet soy sauce. After that, add enough hot water to the mixture while stirring so that the peanut sauce is at the consistency of your liking.
"Personally, whenever I return home to Indonesia, Gado Gado is definitely something I must eat," Ms Hardi said.
"This is also something I make whenever I'm feeling homesick."
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Local Wiradjuri and Yuin man Alfie Walker suggests damper, which is an easy meal to make.
It is a thick homemade soda bread traditionally prepared by Indigenous Australians.
- Four cups of self raising flour
- Pinch of salt
Combine the flour and salt together and add water to make a soft dough.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Rub it with butter to keep moist after cooked and wrap it in a clean tea towel.
Mr Walker says it goes really well with stew.
Choc chip cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are really fun to make with kids.
Scaliiwags Children's Centre and the JumpStart Early Learning Centre owner Lisa McGhee said her children loved getting involved in cooking cakes and biscuits.
"I teach them to break the eggs and to mix the batter," Ms McGhee said.
"They also like to roll the batter, mix it and they put the choc chips on the top.
"Instead of using flour, we use oats and almond milk.
"We prefer not to use sugar, so we use honey instead and we love including banana too."
Here's a similar recipe to try yourselves:
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup oats, rolled or quick
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp honey
Heat oven to 180 degrees. Mix all ingredients and scoop tablespoons of mixture onto tray. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
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