How to make a delicious pie with beef and pork mince? Gary’s pie!

Gary’s pie is what I’m calling this amazing concoction made from beef and pork mince.

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Gary's beef and pork pie with a cheesy white sauce topping Gary's pie Gary Lum Yummy Lummy
Gary’s beef and pork pie with a cheesy white sauce topping
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Gary's beef and pork pie with a cheesy white sauce topping Gary's pie Gary Lum Yummy Lummy
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Gary's beef and pork pie with a cheesy white sauce topping
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Here's a terrific pie you can make with beef and pork mince topped with cheesy white sauce rather than a traditional mashed potato. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 2
Calories: 1000 kcal
Author: Gary Lum
Ingredients
  • 400 grams Beef and pork mince
  • ½ cup Frozen peas, corn and capsicum
  • ¼ cup Grated Coon cheese
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan
  • ½ bunch Chopped coriander
  • ½ bunch Chopped parsley
  • 1 dessert spoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 piece Sliced jalapeño pepper
  • 1 piece Sliced red chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup Plain flour
  • ½ cup Full cream milk
Instructions
  1. Get the beef and pork mince to room temperature

  2. Mix into the mince the frozen peas, corn and capsicum along with the sliced red chilli and jalapeño pepper with the Worcestershire sauce

  3. In a saucepan melt some butter and then add some flour to make a roux to which the milk is added until the white sauce thickens

  4. To the sauce add some cheese and stir in until it's the consistency to pour

  5. In a pyrex dish layer on the meat and cheese and then pour the sauce over the meat and cheese

  6. The panko bread crumbs can be added to the top

  7. Bake in an oven at 200 °C/400 °F

  8. Allow the pie to rest for 5 minutes before serving

  9. Added vegetables are optional

Recipe Notes

This pie is pretty good. The mouthfeel is really nice with the creamy cheesy crunchy panko bread crumbs.

Gary's beef and pork pie with a cheesy white sauce topping Gary's pie Gary Lum Yummy Lummy
Gary’s beef and pork pie with a cheesy white sauce topping

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Cheat’s roast pork rashers

Do you like crispy pork crackling on roast pork rashers? Do you want a quick and simple method to get that crispy crackling? Here’s a good cheat.

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Roast pork rashers with crispy crackling and rice Gary Lum
Roast pork rashers with crispy crackling and rice

 

Roast pork rashers with crispy crackling and rice Gary Lum
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Cheat’s roast pork rashers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 5 mins
 

Traditional methods for cooking pork often call for drying the rind and rubbing in loads of salt. This method does neither which saves time and reduces your sodium chloride load. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 1
Calories: 1000 kcal
Author: Gary Lum
Ingredients
  • 500 grams Pork rashers/ribs pre-cut
  • 1 packet Microwave long grain rice Coles brand
  • ½ cup Frozen peas, corn and capsicum
  • 6 pieces Sugar snap peas Sliced
  • 1 splash Soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat up a fan-forced oven to 200 °C/400 °F

  2. In a small non-stick frying pan line the bottom with a layer of baking paper

  3. Place the pork rashers into the frying pan skin side up

    Otway Pork Rashers/Ribs 500 grams $11.48 Gary Lum roast pork rashers
  4. Roast for 1 hour

  5. Cook the packet rice in the microwave oven on high for 90 seconds

  6. Add the cooked rice to a hot non-stick frying pan and then add the peas, corn and capsicum

  7. Add the sliced sugar snap peas

  8. Add a splash of soy sauce and fry off

  9. Place the rice into bowl

  10. After 1 hour in the oven remove the pork rashers and allow to rest on absorbent paper to drain the fat for 10 minutes

  11. Slice the pork across the grain and then sprinkle with a little white sugar

  12. Add the pork to the rice

Recipe Notes

It’s important to let the pork rest and allow the fat to drain off, it will make slicing the pork easier. Use a nice heavy cook’s knife, it will feel good as you cut through the tender flesh and hard brittle crackling.

Final words

I ate well on the weekend too, but I’ve already blogged a bit this weekend.

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Quick leftover lamb stew

A roast shoulder of lamb is hardly a meal for one. What to do with the leftover lamb? Make an absolutely delicious leftover lamb stew is the obvious answer. 

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Leftover lamb stew on a wet overcast Saturday Gary Lum
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Quick and easy leftover lamb stew
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 40 mins
 

The last thing you want to do is throw out the leftover lamb. It's so delicious. You can quickly and easily combine the lamb with some vegetables and make a lovely lamb stew. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 1
Calories: 2000 kcal
Author: Gary Lum
Ingredients
  • 250 grams Leftover shoulder lamb Leave it in bite sized chuncks
  • 2 pieces Carrot Sliced
  • 1 piece Onion Diced
  • 2 sticks Celery Sliced
  • 2 pieces Leek Sliced
  • 1 cup Red wine
  • 1 cup Chicken stock
  • 1 piece Potato Sliced
  • 10 pieces Cherry tomatoes
  • 10 pieces Brussels sprouts
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary
Instructions
  1. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 200 °C/400 °F

  2. Lay the vegetables down in a roasting tray

  3. Add the leftover lamb shoulder meat on top

  4. Don't forget to add the sprigs of rosemary

  5. Pour over the red wine and chicken stock and cover with aluminium foil

  6. Put into the oven and cook for 90 minutes

  7. Allow the meat to rest covered

  8. Serve into a shallow bowl and if you like eat with fresh bread

Recipe Notes

The meat should be tender and be falling apart after the double cooking it's experienced. 

You could make the juices thicker by adding some corn flour but I like a thin broth.

Leftover lamb stew on a wet overcast Saturday Gary Lum
Leftover lamb stew on a wet overcast Saturday

If you have leftover lamb please give this a go and let me know how it turns out. 

How long do you cook a Coles Chicken Kiev?

You’ve had a long week right? You want something simple and tasty on a Friday night after work. Chicken Kiev fits the deal, but what else to have with it?

TGIF with a simple and easy Swiss cheese Chicken Kiev with potato gems and beetroot coleslaw Gary Lum
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Swiss cheese Chicken Kiev with potato gems and beetroot coleslaw
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This is simply putting together items purchased from Coles and cooking them in the oven for an easy and filling dinner. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 1
Calories: 3000 kcal
Author: Gary Lum
Ingredients
  • 1 Piece Chicken Kiev
  • 1 Slice Swiss cheese Place this on the chicken
  • 12 Pieces Potato gems (Tater tots)
  • 1 Cup Beetroot coleslaw
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic aioli
Instructions
  1. Put the chicken topped with Swiss cheese along with the potato gems into a large non-stick frying pan and put into a hot (200 °C/400 °F) oven for 40 minutes.

Recipe Notes

There's nothing to really prepare for this meal. All the ingredients were purchased from Coles and then put together. The chicken and potato gems need cooking and then after letting the chicken rest for 10 minutes, I added the coleslaw and aioli. 

TGIF with a simple and easy Swiss cheese Chicken Kiev with potato gems and beetroot coleslaw Gary Lum
TGIF with a simple and easy Swiss cheese Chicken Kiev with potato gems and beetroot coleslaw

At the delicatessen

When you’re at the delicatessen in a supermarket like Coles and you see something like ready prepared Chicken Kiev, there’s never a sign with cooking instructions on it. I assume, the people on staff just assume you know how long to cook them otherwise you’d be buying them in a packet (with directions on the back) from the freezer section right? 

Food safety

Well with the amount of salmonella in Canberra lately, there is a clear message to cook your chicken thoroughly. That’s why I chose 200 °C (400 °F) for 40 minutes. Given the breast has been stuffed with garlic and butter and I’ve added a layer of cheese, it’s important to get the inside to a good high killing temperature. 

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What I ate this week

Monday

I like the fact in Canberra we have taxpayer funded public art and street art all in the one place. I just wonder when what locals are calling the “Woden ghetto sans people” will undergo development.

Woden public art in a couple of forms Gary Lum
Woden public art in a couple of forms

Back to my usual routine of salmon on a Monday. In the new year, I bought myself a Tefal portable induction hob. It was fantastic. An induction hob is great for making crispy skin salmon.

Crispy skin salmon and salad Gary Lum
Crispy skin salmon and salad

Tuesday

It’s getting cool again in Canberra. I miss Summer. The Woden wind tunnel is very fresh in the morning as I go to get my mail.

Woden wind tunnel. It was quite fresh as I walked up to get my mail. Gary Lum
Woden wind tunnel. It was quite fresh as I walked up to get my mail.

I was involved in some group work and someone brought some TimTams. You’ve got to love coworkers who bring TimTams.

TimTams for the win Gary Lum
TimTams for the win

Lunch was a cordon bleu from Urban Bean. It was good. I like adding cheese and ham to most things 🤣

Chicken cordon bleu. Chicken breast wrapped with ham and Swiss cheese with garlic butter and served with mashed potato carrot and asparagus. Gary Lum
Chicken cordon bleu. Chicken breast wrapped with ham and Swiss cheese with garlic butter and served with mashed potato carrot and asparagus.

Dinner was again crispy skin salmon.

Crispy skin salmon on crispy cheesy noodles with broccoli Gary Lum
Crispy skin salmon on crispy cheesy noodles with broccoli

Wednesday

It’s hump day and I still wonder if this is the only “sign” of construction the Woden ghetto sans people will see in the foreseeable future.

This is the only 'sign' of construction I've seen for months Gary Lum
This is the only ‘sign’ of construction I’ve seen for months

Urban Bean did a special mushroom burger lunch. No bread, just these huge Portobello mushrooms instead of a bun. It was delicious, especially with the beetroot.

Hump day burger. Beef with cheese, tomato, lettuce, lettuce, chipotle aioli, tomato sauce with Portobello mushroom bun and UB chips. Gary Lum
Hump day burger. Beef with cheese, tomato, lettuce, lettuce, chipotle aioli, tomato sauce with Portobello mushroom bun and UB chips.
Hump day burger. Beef with cheese, tomato, lettuce, lettuce, chipotle aioli, tomato sauce with Portobello mushroom bun and UB chips. Gary Lum
Hump day burger. Beef with cheese, tomato, lettuce, lettuce, chipotle aioli, tomato sauce with Portobello mushroom bun and UB chips.

Dinner was Wednesday chicken, namely, broccoli and spicy cheesy chicken wings on oven fried bread.

Broccoli and spicy cheesy chicken wings on oven fried bread Gary Lum
Broccoli and spicy cheesy chicken wings on oven fried bread

Thursday

Payday, you’ve got to love payday. I love payday. I often buy the lunch special from Urban Bean on pay day. The special was Beef Wellington with truffle mash, broccolini and mushroom jus.

Payday special from Urban Bean Beef Wellington with truffle mash, broccolini and mushroom jus. Gary Lum
Payday special from Urban Bean
Beef Wellington with truffle mash, broccolini and mushroom jus.

Dinner was a simple meat-free quinoa rice and vegetables because I’d eaten so much during the day.

Meat-free Thursday dinner. Oven 'fried' quinoa rice with vegetables and Coon cheese. Gary Lum
Meat-free Thursday dinner. Oven ‘fried’ quinoa rice with vegetables and Coon cheese.

I also decided it was time to change the profile photograph I was using on my non-food related social media like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I’m so grateful I can connect my camera with my iPhone. Yes, it’s been edited to smooth out my skin a little.

Gary Lum

Friday

For a bit of a change, rather than going to the staff tuck shop, I went to the Zouki café with a colleague for lunch. I had a chicken schnitzel wrap. It was quite filling.

Chicken schnitzel wrap Gary Lum
Chicken schnitzel wrap

On Friday afternoon, I looked up the salmonellosis rates for the ACT given recent outbreaks and was surprised.

Salmonellosis rates in Australia PER 100,000 for each state and territory Gary Lum
Salmonellosis rates in Australia PER 100,000 for each state and territory

Friday saw round two of the NRL with the highlight being Friday night’s game between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys.

I decided to make a bowl of cheerios and cheesy potato gems with ETA barbeque sauce. As much as I enjoyed the meal, my team, the Brisbane Broncos lost in golden point extra time. It was just like a finals game. It was so exciting. 

Friday night footy food. Spicy cheesy potato gems with cheerios and barbecue sauce. Gary Lum
Friday night footy food. Spicy cheesy potato gems with cheerios and barbeque sauce.

Final words

I ate well on the weekend too, but I’ve put enough photographs in this post. Have a good weekend. Catch you later.

What did you eat last week?

How do you make crispy skin salmon?

Crispy skin salmon is a real pleasure in terms of mouthfeel

There’s nothing like crispy skin salmon, the crunch through the skin and then the feel as your teeth penetrate the soft flaky flesh of the salmon and the spread of flavour over your tongue.

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I thought I’d make a video of how I make the skin on my salmon crispy without a lot of fat flare

 

What you need to do this quickly and easily

A small piece of salmon, either a tailpiece or middle piece

A plastic bag

Some flour

Any other flavourings that are dry or powdery like chilli flakes or dried mixed herbs

High burning temperature oil like avocado oil

A small nonstick frying pan

A source of heat that rapidly gets to a high temperature and over which you have reasonable control (I use a portable induction hob)

Here’s how to do it

Put the salmon into a plastic bag and then add some flour and other flavourings. Shake the bag carefully so the salmon is coated evenly and being careful not to let the bag break. You don’t want to have flour all over yourself and the kitchen floor.

Heat up the oil quickly and put the salmon in the frying pan skin side down.

Cook the salmon until the skin is brown and then turn it over and cook the other side.

When the salmon is cooked to your liking, take it off the heat and allow it to rest for a few minutes.

Serve with salad or whatever you like/

How does it taste?

Fantastic. I like baked salmon but crispy skin pan fried salmon is always my favourite.

If you live alone and just want something you can cook for yourself, here’s a good one.  

Crispy skin salmon and salad Gary Lum
Crispy skin salmon and salad
Crispy skin salmon on crispy cheesy noodles with broccoli Gary Lum
Crispy skin salmon on crispy cheesy noodles with broccoli

Final thoughts

If you try this please let me know how you go.

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Pork red curry

OMG my taste buds came alive with this pork red curry

I have no idea what the traditional way to make a pork red curry. I made this meal for one, the way I thought it would taste best. The best way I know how to cook pork rashers is to put them into a hot oven for an hour and render out as much fat as possible.

 

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Here’s what you need to make this pork red curry

  • One small tray of pork rashers
  • Three tablespoons of Thai red curry paste
  • One teaspoon of chopped jalapeño peppers
  • Two teaspoons of chopped red chillies
  • The zest from one lemon
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • A small tin of coconut cream
  • About a handful of sugar snap peas
  • Half a red onion
  • Six cherry tomatoes
  • Enough Udon noodles for one person (this means you can choose to eat big or small)

Here’s how to put it altogether

  1. Put the pork rashers into a small nonstick frying pan and put that into a hot (200 °C/400 °F) for one hour. When the hour is up place the cooked rashers onto absorbent paper and allow them to cool to room temperature. Cut the rashers across the grain into one centimetre width strips and place these into a bowl.
  2. Cook the noodles in boiling water. Halve the time recommended, you only want them soft, not cooked through. Drain them thoroughly. Toss them so they do not stick.
  3. Heat up a wok and add some high boiling point cooking oil. I used avocado oil.
  4. When the wok starts to smoke add the sliced onion, the sugar snap peas and tomatoes. Once these vegetables begin to soften add the drained noodles.
  5. Move everything around the wok quickly and add the Thai red curry paste. I don’t think it matters what sort of paste you use. I just buy the cheapest I can find. Of course, you could make your own but life’s too short for that. I then add the pork. 
  6. Once the curry paste has coated everything add a dash of water and stir while it boils away. At this stage, throw in the chillies and jalapeño peppers.
  7. Squeeze in the juice from half a lemon.
  8. Add the tin of coconut cream and simmer until it reduces to a thick liquid.
  9. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with lemon zest.

How did it taste?

Roast belly pork red curry with noodles, tomatoes, sugar snap peas and lemon zest Gary Lum
Roast belly pork red curry with noodles, tomatoes, sugar snap peas and lemon zest

OMG, this was really nice. I’m sure I could have made it better with some authentic herbs and other ingredients, but I really liked this.

If you live alone and just want something you can cook for yourself, here’s a good one.  

Final thoughts

If you try this please let me know how you go.

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I’m sort of transitioning my blogging to balance between food blogging and light hearted ‘medical’ podcasting. Please check out the podcast at drgarylum.com/blog

You can also subscribe via iTunes and Stitcher

What happened to my routine?

A topsy-turvy week means no routine and no salmon

So, last week I posted about how I had finished February in my usual eating routine. This week has been a little unusual. A day in Sydney, a dinner out I didn’t end up getting to, and senate estimates put my week out of whack.

Monday Maccas

Rather than the usual Salmon Monday, I went with Maccas Monday after flying back from Sydney.

Two Big Macs Gary Lum routine
Two Big Macs

Please do me a favour

I think I’ve managed to work out how to use e-mail lists for sending post notifications and newsletters. I’d love it if you would sign up using the ‘form’ in the side bar (if you’re using a laptop or desktop) or at the bottom of the post (if you’re using a mobile device).

By subscribing you’ll receive a personalised e-mail from me and from time to time, apart from the blog post I’ll share something new, like my ideas for a cook book sometime this year.

Tuesday dinner out turned into dinner in

I was meant to go out to dinner on Tuesday night with friends from work (hospital) but I ended up having to do something work related.

I ended up buying a roast chicken from Coles and making a roast chicken sandwich.

Roast chicken roll with aioli and spring onion cream cheese Gary Lum routine
Roast chicken roll with aioli and spring onion cream cheese

Wednesday Senate estimates

Three times a year public servants appear before senators to answer questions about their program areas. In days gone by I’d eat a steak at the Hellenic Club, however, lately, my boss has been taking a few of us out to dinner which has been a very pleasant change.

I have no photographs of dinner, just the large coffee I had in the morning.

Happy #humpday I need a large one for today. Thanks Urban Bean Gary Lum routine
Happy #humpday I need a large one for today. Thanks Urban Bean

I also have a shot of an abandoned building near where I work.

Canberra, our national capital. Home of fine public art with #abandoned buildings left for years surrounded by fencing suggesting activity but #noactivity Gary Lum routine
Canberra, our national capital. Home of fine public art with #abandoned buildings left for years surrounded by fencing suggesting activity but #noactivity

Thursday saw some normality

Lunch was crispy squid from Urban Bean Espresso Bar.

Crispy squid salad from Urban Bean Gary Lum routine
Crispy squid salad from Urban Bean

Dinner was leftover chicken on a piece of bread that was smothered in oil and heated in the oven to give it a fried bread effect. I laid the skin over the top to help stop the stringy breast meat from drying out too much. I’m not a fan of breasts, I much prefer thighs.

Leftover roast chicken on a fried cream cheese bread roll with peas and corn Gary Lum routine
Leftover roast chicken on a fried cream cheese bread roll with peas and corn

The best thing about Thursday was that even though it wasn’t pay day, it was the start of the NRL season and the Brisbane Broncos defeated the Cronulla Sharks.

The 2017 #NRL season kicks off tonight. Let's GO Brisbane Broncos. Coffee with Urban Bean almond and white chocolate muffin. Gary Lum routine
The 2017 #NRL season kicks off tonight. Let’s GO Brisbane Broncos.
Coffee with Urban Bean almond and white chocolate muffin.

Friday means a day at the hospital, and…

Lunch in the staff tuck shop. I went with roast vegetables. They were very salty.

Meat-free Friday roast vegetables Gary Lum routine
Meat-free Friday roast vegetables

Dinner was a concoction that included a Chicken Maryland, two mushrooms, lots of Coon cheese, peas, corn and a piece of bread.

Cheesy Chicken Maryland on oven fried Colby cheesy bread with mushrooms, peas and corn Gary Lum routine
Cheesy Chicken Maryland on oven fried Colby cheesy bread with mushrooms, peas and corn
Triple chocolate ice cream Gary Lum routine
Triple chocolate ice cream

How did I cope?

I really prefer routine.

Final thoughts

I hope you had a good week. Did you eat well?

Can you do me another favour please

I’m sort of transitioning my blogging to balance between food blogging and light hearted ‘medical’ podcasting. Please check out the podcast at drgarylum.com/blog

You can also subscribe via iTunes and Stitcher

What happened to my routine?

A topsy-turvy week means no routine and no salmon

So, last week I posted about how I had finished February in my usual eating routine. This week has been a little unusual. A day in Sydney, a dinner out I didn’t end up getting to, and senate estimates put my week out of whack.

Monday Maccas

Rather than the usual Salmon Monday, I went with Maccas Monday after flying back from Sydney.

Two Big Macs Gary Lum routine
Two Big Macs

Please do me a favour

I think I’ve managed to work out how to use e-mail lists for sending post notifications and newsletters. I’d love it if you would sign up using the ‘form’ in the side bar (if you’re using a laptop or desktop) or at the bottom of the post (if you’re using a mobile device).

By subscribing you’ll receive a personalised e-mail from me and from time to time, apart from the blog post I’ll share something new, like my ideas for a cook book sometime this year.

Tuesday dinner out turned into dinner in

I was meant to go out to dinner on Tuesday night with friends from work (hospital) but I ended up having to do something work related.

I ended up buying a roast chicken from Coles and making a roast chicken sandwich.

Roast chicken roll with aioli and spring onion cream cheese Gary Lum routine
Roast chicken roll with aioli and spring onion cream cheese

Wednesday Senate estimates

Three times a year public servants appear before senators to answer questions about their program areas. In days gone by I’d eat a steak at the Hellenic Club, however, lately, my boss has been taking a few of us out to dinner which has been a very pleasant change.

I have no photographs of dinner, just the large coffee I had in the morning.

Happy #humpday I need a large one for today. Thanks Urban Bean Gary Lum routine
Happy #humpday I need a large one for today. Thanks Urban Bean

I also have a shot of an abandoned building near where I work.

Canberra, our national capital. Home of fine public art with #abandoned buildings left for years surrounded by fencing suggesting activity but #noactivity Gary Lum routine
Canberra, our national capital. Home of fine public art with #abandoned buildings left for years surrounded by fencing suggesting activity but #noactivity

Thursday saw some normality

Lunch was crispy squid from Urban Bean Espresso Bar.

Crispy squid salad from Urban Bean Gary Lum routine
Crispy squid salad from Urban Bean

Dinner was leftover chicken on a piece of bread that was smothered in oil and heated in the oven to give it a fried bread effect. I laid the skin over the top to help stop the stringy breast meat from drying out too much. I’m not a fan of breasts, I much prefer thighs.

Leftover roast chicken on a fried cream cheese bread roll with peas and corn Gary Lum routine
Leftover roast chicken on a fried cream cheese bread roll with peas and corn

The best thing about Thursday was that even though it wasn’t pay day, it was the start of the NRL season and the Brisbane Broncos defeated the Cronulla Sharks.

The 2017 #NRL season kicks off tonight. Let's GO Brisbane Broncos. Coffee with Urban Bean almond and white chocolate muffin. Gary Lum routine
The 2017 #NRL season kicks off tonight. Let’s GO Brisbane Broncos.
Coffee with Urban Bean almond and white chocolate muffin.

Friday means a day at the hospital, and…

Lunch in the staff tuck shop. I went with roast vegetables. They were very salty.

Meat-free Friday roast vegetables Gary Lum routine
Meat-free Friday roast vegetables

Dinner was a concoction that included a Chicken Maryland, two mushrooms, lots of Coon cheese, peas, corn and a piece of bread.

Cheesy Chicken Maryland on oven fried Colby cheesy bread with mushrooms, peas and corn Gary Lum routine
Cheesy Chicken Maryland on oven fried Colby cheesy bread with mushrooms, peas and corn
Triple chocolate ice cream Gary Lum routine
Triple chocolate ice cream

How did I cope?

I really prefer routine.

Final thoughts

I hope you had a good week. Did you eat well?

Can you do me another favour please

I’m sort of transitioning my blogging to balance between food blogging and light hearted ‘medical’ podcasting. Please check out the podcast at drgarylum.com/blog

You can also subscribe via iTunes and Stitcher