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March 7, 2019

RICE PILAF WITH LAMB SAUSAGES

Rice pilaf with lamb sausages is a simple family meal with subtle flavours. The toasted nuts and seeds add a really nice crunch to the rice pilaf, and the dried fruit provides a hint of sweetness. Adding the fruit to the rice while it cooks makes it nice and juicy rather than chewy. Eat the remaining half orange for dessert, […]
November 22, 2018
Mediterranean noodles are a simple, tasty and fast weeknight meal. If frankfurters don’t appeal to you, these can easily be swapped for diced chicken thighs.

MEDITERRANEAN NOODLES

Mediterranean noodles are a simple, tasty and fast weeknight meal. If frankfurters don’t appeal to you, these can easily be swapped for diced chicken thighs. Using pre-cooked Singapore noodles in this meal is a quick alternative to spaghetti (and means you save on dishes too!). This recipe makes plenty of sauce – more than what you see in the photograph […]
November 1, 2018
This is a classic Kiwi dinner, jazzed up just a little bit. Bacon wrapped sausages add extra yum-factor, and the potato and egg salad includes kumara, extra veggies and a lightened up yoghurt-based dressing.

BACON WRAPPED SAUSAGES

This is a classic Kiwi dinner, jazzed up just a little bit. Bacon wrapped sausages add extra yum-factor, and the potato and egg salad includes kumara, extra veggies and a lightened up yoghurt-based dressing. Cooking the sausages on a rack set over a roasting dish is a good way to get rid of the excess fat – it can be […]
October 11, 2018
This lamb and orzo salad is a great summery meal. It’s full of fresh herbs and lots of interesting textures. Delicious eaten warm or cold, and perfect for taking on a picnic!

LAMB AND ORZO SALAD

This lamb and orzo salad is a great summery meal. It’s full of fresh herbs and lots of interesting textures. Delicious eaten warm or cold, and perfect for taking on a picnic! If you’re not keen to use sausages, most other meats would work well. Try lamb leg steaks or diced chicken thighs (and cook in a frying pan rather […]
October 4, 2018
The works fettuccine - an easy pasta that’s a loaded-up version of fettuccine carbonara. It’s a complete one-bowl meal packed full of delicious ingredients.

THE WORKS FETTUCCINE

The works fettuccine – an easy pasta that’s a loaded-up version of fettuccine carbonara. It’s a complete one-bowl meal packed full of delicious ingredients. This recipe is pretty flexible – you can substitute the meat and veggies for what you have on hand. If you’re after a lower calorie option, you can replace some of the pasta with zoodles. Just […]
September 20, 2018
Curried sausages are a classic, warming family meal. 
You can adjust the amount of curry powder to suit your tastes.

CURRIED SAUSAGES

Curried sausages are classic comfort food that’s simple to make, tasty and inexpensive – perfect for feeding the family. Curry powder can vary in spice level so you may want to adjust according to your tastes. I use the full amount and still find it fairly mild. As per usual, I’ve added some extra veggies to make this meal a […]
September 13, 2018
The flavour of this easy Chinese fried rice is similar to what you get from a takeaway shop.
 I’ve added some extra veggies and brown rice for better nutrition, and frankfurters for their yummy taste!

CHINESE FRIED RICE

The flavour of this easy Chinese fried rice is similar to what you get from a takeaway shop. I’ve added some extra veggies and brown rice for better nutrition, and frankfurters for their yummy taste! This is a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for throwing together after a long day. Fill up a bowl then collapse on the couch […]
July 26, 2018
Toad in the hole is the perfect winter warming meal. Step it up a notch with caramelised onion gravy and steamed veggies topped with feta and pinenuts.

TOAD IN THE HOLE

Toad in the hole is the perfect winter warming meal. Step it up a notch with caramelised onion gravy and steamed veggies topped with feta and pinenuts. My favourite part about a roast beef meal has definitely always been the Yorkshire puddings. When I was younger we sometimes managed to bribe mum into making them to go with other roast meals […]
July 19, 2018
Stuffed baked potatoes take a little while to prepare but the wait is definitely worth it! 
Microwaving the potatoes first helps to speed up the cooking time.

STUFFED BAKED POTATOES

Stuffed baked potatoes take a little while to prepare but the wait is definitely worth it!  Microwaving the potatoes first helps to speed up the cooking time. I’m not a huge fan of regular baked potatoes, but stuffed baked potatoes I can definitely get on board with! Crammed with chorizo, corn, sautéed red cabbage and cheese, with a big dollop […]
May 31, 2018
This sausage stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner. 
Easy, quick and tasty, it also reheats well the next day.

SAUSAGE STIR FRY

This sausage stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner. Easy, quick and tasty, it also reheats well the next day. I usually make my own stir fry sauces rather than using packet sauces as I find they taste better and you know exactly what’s going in there. It may seem like a lot of different ingredients, but you can use […]