Such beautiful early Spring mornings at the moment!
Bungendore, slowly getting herself ready for the day......
Our Tortelloni with Lamb Ragu - delivered to your door for a stress-free dinner. Hand-made pasta in a rich, meaty, slow-cooked sauce. Ready to go. All you have to do is heat and eat. A 400g serving – a generous dinner for 1, or for 2 to share with a side salad.
Our Italian chef makes the fresh pasta by hand every day. He then creates perfect parcels by filling the tortelloni (plumper than tortellini) with Ricotta and Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy. They’re covered in a generous lamb ragu sauce that's been slowly cooked untill it's tender and fall-apart soft. It's a deeply satisfying dish that's packed full of rich, meaty flavour. Add a glass of red for a perfect dinner in front of the fire, or curled up on the sofa.
We're local and we deliver our hand-made meals across the Canberra Region every Tuesday and Thursday.
We offer contact-less delivery and, if you like, we can arrange to leave them by your door
for you to collect whenever you're ready.
We're incredibly lucky that our Dinner's Ready meals have been chosen for a feature article in Riot Act!
You can find the full review at:
Malaysian Beef Rendang - Our Singaporean chef makes his own paste from ginger, galangal, cardamom, lemongrass, chilli, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cardamom and cumin with desiccated coconut. (If you look closely you can even see the coconut in the sauce.) Because it's made from scratch you can taste the layers of individual spices. Aussie beef (chuck steak) is marinated and then slowly cooked in this rendang sauce till it's tender.
It's not an overpowering curry - there's just enough heat in the curry to warm the back of your throat.
We have this meal available in two sizes:
A MEAL-TO-SHARE SIZE - for a quick, easy, tasty dinner at home just add steamed rice (either yours, or ours if you're in an extra hurry!)
And a SINGLE SERVE size, already accompanied by fragrant coconut rice (cooked in coconut milk and Pandan leaf), and green beans.
If you have that little extra time, add your own boiled egg, cucumber, ikan bilis and chilli paste on the side to transform it into Nasi Lemak .
NEW. Our authentic Teriyaki Chicken - with slight charring where the sauce has 'caught' while being grilled! Extra delicious. Chicken pieces are marinaded in a Teriyaki Sauce - soy sauce, sake and mirin - and then grilled till perfectly cooked. You can tell it's been hand-cooked as the slight 'charring' intensifies the flavour of the chicken and the sauce.
Our vegetables - broccoli, edamame and Shiitake mushroom - are gently stewed in a dash broth till al dente - highlighting both their flavour and colour.
These are served with a very special rice accompaniment - wild Thai rice (mixed with short grain rice). This is also known as Berry Rice, and is being heralded as the next 'superfood' as it is so packed full of antioxidants. anti-inflammatory agents, fibre, and a whole host of other nutrients. Perhaps more importantly, it tastes fabulous and has a great texture. (The very best bits are those at the bottom of the pack where they have absorbed the sauce!)
You can tell it's REAL food - even when it's frozen. We believe in making and eating real food. Food that's made by hand, using only the best ingredients. With care and attention, and time for the flavours to slowly develop - just like you would at home.
Take our Vegetable Lasagna. Our Italian chef makes all the pasta fresh every day, by hand, using Australian Durum wheat. Layers of silky soft pasta are covered with tomato sauce using Italian tomatoes and paste with onions, garlic, oil and fresh basil. Bechamel Sauce (full cream milk, butter and a little nutmeg) is added, together with fresh pumpkin, zucchini, and ricotta; white wine, eggs, celery, onion, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mozarella is added, and then grated aged Grana Padano cheese from Italy are added. That's it. No chemicals, preservatives, additives, thickeners, 'milk solids'. 'dried whole milk', canola oil, colours........
We don't need any additives: as soon as they're cooked our lasagne and cannelloni are snap-frozen to seal in the nutrients and flavours. Meaning they contain only real food. Just like you would at home.
We have casseroles, curries, pasta and more in single serve sizes and meals-to-share. We also cater to gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan.
You can find a good range of our meals available in our dedicated freezers at:
Jindabyne – at the Nimmitabel Bakery in Nuggets Crossing. @nimmitabelbakery1
East Jindabyne – at the Snowy Valley Service Centre (on the approach into town)
Cooma – at Rhythm Snow Sports (in the BP section of their store) @rhythmsnowsports
For skiers from Canberra – the full range of our meals is also available for home delivery orders within the Canberra Region. We can deliver direct to your home or office – and your order will be packed and ready for you to take down to the Snow.
Lunch today: Confit Duck Poke Bowl. Using our own confit duck (which really, really is as good as you’d get in a restaurant!) this is ready in a flash. And super-healthy.
We popped the duck in the oven for 10 minutes to warm through, under a hot grill for another 5 for the skin to completely crisp up – and then shredded it all with a fork. Super tender and tasty.
While that was happening, we threw some fresh crispy baby lettuce into a bowl, added avocado, cucumber, radish and some kimchi – together with some brown rice we had in the fridge (pre-cooked with turmeric and ginger)
We added the shredded duck to everything in the bowl, and tossed on a little olive oil, and a splash of some fabulous local apple cider vinegar we found at @tanbella_orchard (We went there a couple of weeks ago to pick our own apples. Nothing like fresh, crisp, juicy apples straight of the tree! A great morning out. So lucky to have this on our doorstep.)
The amount of duck you see here is slightly less than half of one of our confit duck portions – so you could easy make poke for two.
Our chef puts these lamb shanks in the oven at 5am, and allows them to slowly cook for hours till fall-apart tender. They are cooked IN our traditional tomato and vegetable sauce, so that all the natural flavours develop and deepen over time. Just like you would at home – if you had the time.
We use only the best produce: Prime Aussie Lamb, that’s been french-trimmed by hand. The sauce is made to a traditional recipe, and includes our own stock, tomato, garlic, with rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. (And, of course, red wine.) The oil we use is Tuscan olive oil.
Our Slow-Roasted Lamb Shanks come in a double pack (to share), and also in a single-serve (one shank served with our creamy mashed potato).
The shanks are gluten-free and dairy free. The single serve is gluten-free (because of the butter and cream added to the mash).
The perfect winter warmer, and very healthy and nourishing as comfort food.
A great example of how flexible our delivery service is. All Wonderschool parents in Canberra can now pick up dinner from their centre while they're collecting their children. We'll deliver their online orders delivered directly to their school so they don't have to waste any time on their way home. (We all know what that's like - the end of a busy day at work, rushing to get the kids, and trying to think of what to eat at the same time!) Because we understand that a little extra convenience makes all the difference.....
We'll include a hand-written note with your special message whenever you give a home-delivered gift of Dinner's Ready Meals to the special people in your life.
Offering high quality prepared meals so you can take it easy at the end of your day. (You can even have special orders delivered.) All you have to do is heat. And eat.