Saturday, November 12, 2011

Welcome to Recipe Saturday!

Saturdays this November are dedicated to sharing our International Recipes collection with you. Thank you, supporters of International Christian Fiction Writers blog for celebrating our second blogiversary with us. Please download our recipe collection as our way of saying thanks.

This week we're celebrating Australia! Four of our Australian authors (Rita Galieh, Jo-Anne Berthelsen, Narelle Atkins, and Rita Galieh) have shared these delicious sounding (and, in some cases, looking!) recipes with us: Eggplant Bruschetta, Cranberry Salad, Aussie Beef Rissoles, Kibbeh, Gluten-Free Christmas Cake, Frangipani Pie, Grapes & Yoghurt, and Chocolate Crispy Puffed Rice Treats.

Yum! It was hard to pick just one recipe to feature on the page today, but this recipe won out because: a) I had no idea what it was and b) the contributor provided a beautiful photo!

  • 2oz (60g) cracked wheat.
  • 16oz (500g) lean minced beef or lamb
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1oz (third of cup) chopped pecans / walnuts
  • Tspn cinnamon
  • Half tspn each ground nutmeg, cloves, black pepper
  • Half tspn salt

Cover wheat with water until soaks in. Mix all with hands & press into deep pie dish. Make cut lines & bake 20/25 minutes in a moderate oven. Serve with chopped cucumber, plain yoghurt, mint, pinch of salt, half a finely chopped onion, and Hummus (chickpea paste).

This recipe is by Rita Galieh, but all the aforementioned Australian recipes are also in International Recipes. Download and enjoy!

Valerie Comer's life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary inspirational romance. Like many of her characters, Valerie and her family grow much of their own food and are active in the local foods movement as well as their church. She only hopes her creations enjoy their happily ever afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughter.

Her first work, a novella, can now be pre-ordered in the collection Rainbow's End from Barbour Books releasing in May 2012. Visit her website and blog to glimpse inside her world.


  1. Sounds like an interesting recipe. What a great idea to share recipes on Saturday. Blessings to all of you!

  2. Thanks, Deb :) I hope you've downloaded our book so you can try some of our favorites!