This week's menu has lots of fresh flavours and a balance of comfort food and lighter meals. Chicken, pear and haloumi salads are a quick, easy dinner, while shepherd's pie is the perfect winter warmer. Finish off your week with a simple but delicious margarita pizza. The homemade bases are a cinch to make and great as a gluten-free option too.
Anyone else love a good, simple margarita pizza? Tomato, cheese, basil – you can’t go wrong! The base for these pizzas is a simple homemade flatbread. It gives a nice thin base and is pre-cooked in the frying pan so the pizzas only need a short time in the oven. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, you can replace the […]
Shepherd’s pie is the perfect winter comfort food to fill hungry tummies. This version uses kumara in the mash which goes so well with the lamb. Did you know that Shepherd’s pie uses lamb mince while cottage pie uses beef mince? I only learnt that recently, although it seems so obvious now! This recipe is one of my mum’s – […]
Haloumi and fresh pear take this simple salad from ordinary to extraordinary! Bulghur wheat adds a nice nutty flavour and texture, and helps to fill you up too. This chicken, pear and haloumi salad is delicious for both lunch and dinner. Most meats would work well in this salad – try sliced steak, sausages or even salmon as alternatives to […]
On the menu this week are some of my favourite meals! Start the week off well with Asian-style pork lettuce cups - an easy-to-make, fun family dinner. Steak with mash and creamy mushroom sauce is a nutrient-rich and delicious meal to look forward to mid-week. Finish off with an epic fish burger as a great Friday night alternative to takeaways. Yum!
You can’t beat a good burger on a Friday night! The key ingredients that make these ultimate fish burgers taste like the real deal are plenty of aioli sauce and crisp, crunchy lettuce! These burgers use a few more ‘processed’ ingredients than my usual weeknight meals (white burger buns, frozen fish portions…) but we love to have them as an […]
Steak with creamy mushroom sauce – the ultimate dinner! Tender greens and creamy mash combine with a perfectly cooked steak and melt-in-your-mouth mushroom sauce. I’m not much of a meat and three veg kind of person, but it’s hard to beat a perfectly cooked steak on a pile of mashed potato with an epic sauce! I used eye fillet (as […]
Tasty pork and veggies with noodles, roasted peanuts and a sweet chilli soy dressing, all wrapped up in a big lettuce leaf. These pork lettuce cups are a fun and delicious weeknight meal! If you wouldn’t typically go for meals like this, I encourage you to give these pork lettuce cups a try anyway! I had a few family members […]