Where do the ugly fruit and vegetables go?

Organic gardening

I’m making it part of my weekly routine. On the weekend, I head out to the garden and harvest for the week and then do my weekly meal plan using the vegetables as inspiration. The garden is changing the way I think about food and I love that. With the above (amazing) harvest, this is what I […]

Slow Cooker: Sweet Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker - Sweet pulled pork recipe

This was a hit meal with my friend Bernie’s teen kids. The leftovers make for yummy lunches too.   Ingredients 1.5kg shoulder pork (The shoulder is best for slow cooking as it shreds best. It is also a sweet cut of meat) 500g bbq sauce 300ml Coke or Cola (use caffeine free varieties if desired) […]

Cheese & Ham Macaroni Bake

Ham & Cheese Macaroni Bake

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing an easy family meal that has been a hit with many people, especially children. If you don’t like creamy pastas, then perhaps you would prefer this as a side dish to accompany a chicken dinner. It is also perfect to make ahead and have in the fridge until dinner […]

Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters Recipe

Ingredients 1 ½ cups of sweet corn kernels (fresh corn is so yummy – need about 2 ears, but I often use frozen corn in this recipe) 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped ¼ cup plain flour Salt & pepper, to taste 1 egg, beaten* Vegetable/canola oil, for frying * Note: If I’m making these for the […]

Wholemeal Pizza Base (2 ingredients)

Wholemeal Pizza Bases

Hi again! Last week I posted a recipe for a vegemite & cheese pull apart and wanted to show you how versatile that dough recipe can be. I have used the same dough but instead used wholemeal flour and turned a pull-apart loaf into mini pizzas. They are great for a snack or lunch box […]

Beef Stroganoff Recipe (you’ll never buy packet mix again!)

Beef Stroganoff Recipe - EASY

You can thank Amanda from Simple home cook for another brilliant recipe to help you with the dinner time madness this week. Here is it. Beef stroganoff is a family favourite recipe that many people make using a recipe base from a packet.  Well… you don’t have to do that anymore with this simple and absolutely delicious recipe.  You […]

Pasta with Avocado Sauce

Pasta with avocado sauce

I’m trying to make more effort with the lunches I make for myself. I want to share one of my favourites at the moment. So, so good! I usually make this when I want to use up left over pasta. Ingredients Cooked pasta (I think spaghetti works best) Half avocado 1 tablespoon cream cheese Salt & […]

Crumbed Chicken with Bacon, Cheese & Macadamia Stuffing

Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Recipe

Crumbed chicken dishes are among my favourite and this one tops the list. They are simple to prepare and is a fantastic make ahead meal to pop into the fridge to bake at dinner time.  It not only is a great weeknight meal, it also doubles as a special meal for a dinner party. Don’t […]

Meatloaf Recipe (with rich glaze)

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This is the meatloaf I’ve been making for many, many years.  It’s the glaze that makes it so delicious! I made it again the other night (I haven’t made it in a while) and my husband was absolutely thrilled. Ha!  This recipe makes enough to feed 8 people. It can be frozen and leftovers work […]

Easy Stir Fry

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry is one of my favourites.  It’s packed full of delicious rainbow vegetables and it’s quick and easy to whip up.  This is how I make it. Ingredients  500 grams of beef, chicken or pork (sliced in thin strips) – Tip for beef: I tried the regular stir fry beef you can buy but […]

Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Here’s another great recipe from Amanda.  Her recipes are designed family friendly to help take the edge off the evening strain.  _______________ ONE OF THE BEST PASTA BAKES YOU WILL EVER MAKE!!  It is not the healthiest but the flavours are a match made in heaven and I can’t wait for you to try this.  […]

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew - Easy

This lamb stew is a huge winner with the entire family.  Plus it’s uber easy to make in the slow cooker. Ingredients 1 kilogram diced boneless lamb (I have it diced by my butcher in about 3 cm pieces) 1/2 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon […]

Grandma’s Chicken Stew

Chicken Stew Recipe - Easy

Grandma’s Chicken Stew I am always on the lookout for recipes that are simple to make, affordable, delicious and most importantly – my family will eat.  This one ticks all the boxes and is one that I make regularly.  It is a favourite recipe of my 81 year old grandma that has stood the test […]

Chicken & Ham Pastie

Chicken and Ham Pastie

We met, a friendship formed, and then we both moved.  We never had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with each other before our life circumstances changed but she was the sort of friend that came around to hang at my place for the afternoon, brought ingredients for dinner and made it in […]