Tomato and olive lamb casserole

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons plain flour 8 (1kg) lamb neck chops 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, halved, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup chicken stock 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves ½ cup pitted kalamata…

Vegetable and barley soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled, halved lengthways, chopped 4 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, chopped (Optional) 2 celery stalks, leaves reserved, stalks chopped 400g can whole peeled tomatoes 1 large zucchini(baby marrows), halved lengthways, chopped 1 tablespoon chicken stock powder ½ cup pearl barley, rinsed…

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