A list of my five top flavour families that will become your new go-to for cooking. Simply mix and match flavours with your choice of meat, vegetables or salad and you can be confidently creative.
Anyone with kids knows that there are times when you feel like you are asking all the time: What am I going to feed them?! The cycle of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner seems to roll around all too quickly leaving you either feeling like a champion or like you are failing…
Baba Ghanoush is perfect for spreading on flatbread or dipping with veggie sticks. A homemade version tastes so much better than a star bought version and it’s not full of nasties either.
This slow cooked pork belly recipe was inspired by a dish at one of our favourite Greek restaurants. It definitely fits the ‘special occasion’ category in our home and it is perfect for dinner parties. The lemony leeks perfectly offset the richness of the pork and the results are divine. The preparation is well worth it.
This delicious crunchy Paleo style muesli is a great topper for fresh fruit, smoothies, yoghurt or fantastic on its own as a quick and yummy snack on the run.
A simple side of fresh crunchy asparugus accompanied with lime, feta, almonds and olive oil. Simple, light and delicious.
This is my favourite Indonesian dish. I ordered it every day when holidaying in Bali. Fresh veggies and spicy, nutty, full of flavour satay sauce: what’s not to love!
Pad Thai was served everywhere when we visited Thailand. It’s a favourite dish for many. It’s surprisingly easy to make a great Pad Thai that everyone will love. You’ll impress yourself.
Spaghetti Bolognese is a family favourite. Everyone loves it. It’s easy to cook, freezes well, makes tasty leftovers, and the kids actually eat it- what’s not to love?!
The ultimate crowd pleaser in the warmer months. It’s fresh, full of flavour and a welcome change after winter comfort foods.
Crumbed Chicken breast can form the base to become a basic midweek meal that everyone in the family will love. Nuggets, burgers, schnitzel, or just on its own with a salad or veggies its a winner.
Easily one of my favourite Salads. Lentil and Barley Salad is a perfect accompaniment to Greek food, grilled meats or just on its own.
Slow Cooked Greek Lamb infused with all of the flavours of Greece. Perfect for dinner parties or a bulk mid-week meal suitable for the freezer.
An essential accompaniment to any Greek meal or simply as a healthy dip.
Everyone loves coconut rice! You’ll love it even more when you realise how simple it is to make. A great accompaniment to any Thai curry or Thai salad.
How do you use a meal planner?! I used to laugh at people who had one of those cute little meal planners in the kitchen.
You’ll amaze yourself with this recipe for slow cooked red wine beef cheeks. They are absolutely delicious. Cooked in a slow cooker means you can prepare in advance making it a great recipe for entertaining or as an out of this word mid week meal.
Nothing beats an apple crumble made from scratch. I’ve been known to make a quick apple crumble using tinned apples before, but once you make a crumble using fresh seasonal apples you’ll know it’s totally worth it.
This version of paleo pancakes tastes amazing, and the bonus is they’re good for you too. Paleo pancakes are light, easy to digest and quick to make.
There are many ways to tackle the packed lunch. I’m sure you are familiar with them. Whatever your approach is there is a tension of time, cost and the health factor at play.
Fresh hollandaise sauce is delicious. The addition of lime adds another level of freshness making it perfect to accompany poached eggs, blanched asparagus pan fried snapper or whatever else you fancy.
‘Waste not want not.’ ‘Waste not want not’ is a proverbial saying first recorded in 1772. Wilful waste makes woeful want is an even more alliterative version recorded earlier in 1576.
Chia pudding is a refreshing way to start the day and better yet it can be made up a few days ahead meaning you can race out the door and grab one on the way.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a fresh bowl of Bircher Muesli? The combination of oats soaked overnight mixed into freshly grated apple, yoghurt, seeds topped with fresh berries and toasted almonds. Yum!
This feta and roasted sweet potato bruschetta mix is delicious as a topping on crunchy bread or perfect as a tasty accompaniment for grilled meats.