Tomato and Basil Quiche

I recently bought a box of saucing tomatoes from a fruit and veg co-op, but the tomatoes were much better quality than I expected. I still filled all the empty bottles in the house with tomato and barbecue sauce (recipes coming soon…), but I had lots of perfect tomatoes leftover. Tomato and basil quiche was […]

Sweet Potato Pasta with Salami and Kale

After attending a raw foods workshop last year, I bought a vegetable spiralizer (similar to this one – affiliate link), keen to make my own zucchini noodles. The only problem is, I’m not a big fan of zucchini. So I haven’t used it very much. When Spiral Foods sent me a selection of organic pasta […]

Sundried Tomato & Feta Quiche {Recipe}

I’ve seriously got to get better at menu planning. Most days, I get to late afternoon and then scrounge around for something to cook for dinner. At least I’m building a repertoire of “pantry and fridge” recipes – meals made from items I usually on hand. So today, it’s sun-dried tomato and feta quiche. They […]

Super-Quick Couscous Salad Recipe

Last Thursday evening, I had a headache, was tired from a week of sick kids and just didn’t feel like cooking. About the time I should have been cooking, I rang my hubby to see if he was on his way home (with the hope that maybe he’d left the office on time and could […]

Chicken Fajitas Recipe

We’ve recently become a camping family – I haven’t done a lot of camping so it’s a big learning curve. Luckily, we’ve got a camper trailer, so it’s not too rough! For all three of our camping expeditions, we’ve wanted an easy meal for the first night, after setting up camp. Chicken Fajitas has become […]

Oven-Baked Chicken Nuggets

When we go out to a restaurant (rarely), our 3 year old son grabs the menu, opens it to a random page and says (while running his finger under any old menu item) “I’ll have chicken muggets (yes, he calls them muggets), chips and sauce!”. Rather than having a public battle, we concede (if it’s […]

DIY Dinner Kits

I wish I was better at menu planning, but I  haven’t found the right system for me yet. Some weeks, I’m organised and it all goes well, and other weeks, I have no idea what we’ll have for dinner each night (except Fridays – that’s pizza night!). Even when I have planned out my menus […]

Guest Me Me Me Recipe: CK (Bedtime Tales)

Our next guest for Me Me Me Month is CK from Made by Bedtime Tales. You have to check out the header on their blog (CK blogs with her sister Becka) – it’s the most fanciful header I’ve ever seen (and I don’t know where fanciful came from, it’s just what popped in my head!). […]

Potato, Red Pepper and Onions

My toddler isn’t a fan of plain, steamed vegetables (and to be honest, I’m not that crazy about them either!), so I’m always on the lookout for tasty side dishes. Here’s one we really enjoyed, that’s quick and easy (another must when you’ve got small children!) Ingredients 4 medium potatoes 1 red onion 1 red […]

Lentil and Coconut Soup

I am a long-time subscriber to Delicious magazine, but have to admit that I have a tendency to drool over the pictures, write out a list of recipes I’d like to try, and then put the magazine on the shelf – never to be touched again. However, I’m getting a little bored with my lazy […]

Roast Lamb

After my best ever roast potatoes last week, I’m sure some of you are wondering what I served them with – Roast Lamb, the great Australian tradition… Garlic and rosemary are the classic flavourings that go with lamb, and I’m lucky to have a thriving rosemary bush in the backyard. Here’s how I did it […]

Lamb racks with garlic and rosemary

We ate a lot of lamb chops and lamb leg roasts when I was a kid (it’s an Australian staple after all), but rack of lamb was a bit too fancy and expensive for our family. Cooking magazines and books always have beautiful looking racks of lamb, so I thought it was time to try […]

Red Pepper and Salami Pasta

Tuesday nights are Pasta Nights in our house (well, actually, the menu plan theme is “meals that taste good re-heated” as my husband works late on Tuesday nights. I feel bad when he gets home tired if I feed him meat and veg that doesn’t re-heat well). I’m running down meat stocks in my freezer, […]

Impossible Quiche

Here’s another simple, family-friendly meal, and another great way to get some vegies into your family’s diet in a tasty way. This is a pastry/base-free quiche, and only uses 3 eggs, so I think it’s a healthy option too. Plus, quiche is such a flexible meal – start with the base recipe and throw in […]

Marinated Chicken Tenderloins

I’ve only recently discovered Chicken Tenderloins, and they are a really quick and easy piece of chicken to cook. There’s not much to them, so you cook them fast over high heat, and you’ll get beautiful, moist chicken. You could also slice chicken breast into tenderloin-sized pieces for a similar result. It’s much more foolproof […]

Friday Night Fun Nachos

Friday night is Fun Night at dinner time in our household. This means either homemade pizza or nachos. I love this recipe as it is colourful, filled with vegetables and tasty-tasty. It’s a hearty, filling, fun vegetarian meal. Here’s the recipe: Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tin kidney beans 1 tin […]

Tuna Mornay

My Mum’s Tuna Mornay recipe is one of my comfort foods. My Dad won’t eat seafood, so this was a special treat meal, when Dad wasn’t home for dinner (very rare) or when my parents were going out. It’s a healthy dinner, with peas (which I hate!) and corn, but still one of my favourites. […]