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26 10, 2014

Fajitas with Paprika Garlic Wraps

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:17+00:00 October 26th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|3 Comments

    My boys love anything in a wrap. Its a great way  to get them to eat more salad. These are my very easy fajitas. I'm not a big red meat eater so don't eat these but the family love these including the 13 month old who likes to eat the strips on their own.  I lost count of how many my 6 year old ate the first time I made them. This isn't spicy but you can certainly add [...]

25 10, 2014

Cheese Filled Meatballs with Steamed Vegetables

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:17+00:00 October 25th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|3 Comments

    Many years ago I worked with two amazing friends who lived together (Hello Jami and Tash if you see this!). I'm not exactly sure how this started but each Wednesday I would cook dinner and deliver it to them. I loved it as it meant I was cooking new things all the time. This was one of their favourites meals. I have served it with steam vegetables for the photo but can be served with pasta, zoodles or rice. [...]

6 10, 2014

Chunky Style Bolognese

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:18+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|6 Comments

   I am always asked for a chunkier style bolognese. I posted last year about using the rice basket for cooking mince for a chunkier result  but I thought I would write up an actual recipe which may be more helpful. This is a chunky style bolognese packed full of vegetables. Whilst the mince in nice and chunky the vegetables are quite fine so great for all those vegetable detectives in the house. I use my homemade Passata in this [...]

2 10, 2014

Amatriciana Sauce

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:23+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Condiments, Bastes and Marinades, Lunch and Dinner|5 Comments

  Who wants dinner on the table in under 20 minutes and costs less than $10 to serve 4-6? This is the recipe for you. This is one of my favourite pasta sauces served through large pasta shapes (so teh baby can devour them - he loves this!) or through zucchini noodles.  It is so versatile and makes a great pizza base sauce too. This is enough sauce for 500-600g of pasta (even more if like a less "saucy" pasta). [...]

29 09, 2014

20 Minute Beef Stroganoff

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:23+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|12 Comments

   One thing that we will still buy in packet form is Beef Stroganoff. My partner loves it. I have been trying to find a Stroganoff recipe he would like to replace it so I could stop purchasing it but had no luck. I had given up. I can thank my dearest friend Candice for this recipe. I remembered having this years ago and loving it so decided to experiment a bit and do it tmx style. Mine does vary [...]

27 09, 2014

Honey Soy Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:23+00:00 September 27th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|7 Comments

  Meatballs are always a hit in our house as they are easy to make, kid friendly and only require a little bit of salad on the side. These are often my "Eek! I haven't started dinner yet" meal. My kiddies love getting in and involved with cooking. Because I oven bake these, the kiddies help with the rolling and placing on the oven dish. Whilst the meatballs are cooking I just chop up some salad and cheese cubes. The [...]

26 09, 2014

Lamb and Zucchini Mince with Cous Cous

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:23+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|5 Comments

  This Lamb and Zucchini Mince with Cous Cous is a dish our cook at work used to make all the time and I loved it (I don't eat much red meat but when I was pregnant I couldn't get enough of it!). I don't recall how to make it exactly so this is my take on it. You can certainly add more vegetables to this dish if desired. You can serve this on cous cous, pasta, rice or even [...]

24 09, 2014

Chicken and Carrot Sausage Rolls

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:24+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|5 Comments

    We love sausage rolls in our house. They are my last minute dinner recipe and a great way to use up lots of vegetables as the base mix is so versatile. These are great as they are full of carroty goodness. You can substitute it for sweet potato or pumpkin if desired. I make batches of these and keep them in the freezer for a quick reheatable dinner. My boys love them in their lunchboxes as well. My other [...]

23 09, 2014

Sausage and Bean Casserole with Mash

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:24+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|2 Comments

   My boys love sausages. This Sausage and Bean Casserole with Mash is always a winner. My Sausage and Red Lentil Casserole is delicious and normally my go to sausage dinner but I thought we would try something a bit different. The boys love it because they think it has baked beans in it (I’ll just let them keep thinking that!). This is a good all in one meal served with mash but you can serve it with rice or [...]

21 09, 2014

Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:24+00:00 September 21st, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|1 Comment

   Need dinner on the table in under 20 minutes? This is the meal for you. What is great about  this Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta is there isn't anything fancy in it so it's budget friendly and it makes a lot. This is enough sauce for 400g of pasta but you can certainly double this sauce though if you need to feed more. I serve this with steamed veggies on the side but there is no reason why you couldn't [...]

18 09, 2014

Mini Meat Pies

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:24+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|4 Comments

   Who doesn’t love mini meat pies? They are so quick and easy to make at home. I use puff pastry for both the base and lids to these, however you can use shortcrust for the bases and puff pastry for the lids. I use store bought pastry but your EDC has great recipes for these. I don’t add vegetables to this mixture as I serve these with a side of salad or steamed vegetables. Peas would be a lovely [...]

17 09, 2014

Beef Sliders

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:28+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|0 Comments

   Who doesn't love Beef Sliders? Little bite size burgers are always a winner. They are great for parties, for a fun dinner served with homemade chips or in the lunchbox. I am on limited internet time this week so I will keep this blurb short for now and get straight to the recipe.   A food processor can be used to make the mince mixture. You can use your hands to knead the dough. Simply bring all the ingredients [...]

16 09, 2014

Vegetable Risoni Bake

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:28+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Categories: Baby, Lunch and Dinner|1 Comment

   This Vegetable Risoni Bake is something that is so quick and easy to whip and provided you have a packet of risoni the rest of the ingredients are generally found in most fridges and pantries. It's very adaptable so you can use any vegetables you like in this. Change up the flavours I have tried this a two different ways a few times in an attempt to see what version is better. I have done this as an all [...]

11 09, 2014

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Strips

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:29+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|3 Comments

   My Krispy Fried Chicken is very popular here but I thought I would try something just a little different recently. These Parmesan Garlic Chicken Strips are a crunchy and delicious alternative. These are a great way to use up those last handful of crumbs in the bottom of the cornflake boxes at the back of the pantry. You can vary the flavours however. If you want to add herbs by all means add them or different seasonings. If you [...]

8 09, 2014

Creamy Ham and Spinach Pasta

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:29+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|8 Comments

  Today I posted two new kiddy friendly recipes, 4 Can Savoury Muffins and Lunchbox Biccies,  so why not add a kiddie friendly dinner too! This is a "use the scraps from the fridge" kind of dinner. The boys love this and often eat two big bowls full each. Not bad for a dinner made of bits and bobs. Ive put down that it tales 25 minutes but it really is quicker than that. Perfect for a last minute meal. [...]

28 08, 2014

Pasta Dough

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:33+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Categories: Basics, Lunch and Dinner|0 Comments

  This is probably my most favourite thing to make at  the moment. So much so I make it on week nights. Once you get the hang of rolling and cutting the dough it becomes very quick to cook. If I am in a rush I'll roll my dough in my pasta maker and then cut into big tagliatelle type strips with a sharp knife. Cook and top with your favourite sauce.   Mix and knead your dough the traditional [...]

27 08, 2014

Mini Calzones

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:33+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|3 Comments

  Anything with a bread dough and filling is delicious right? The other night the boys wanted pizza pops but I thought we would do something a little different. Mini calzones are so easy and great for little hands to hold for lunch. My boys take them in their lunchbox for lunch and eat cold.  Simply roll out 20 small rounds of pizza dough of choice. Roll thinly. I use the below recipe of mine. This is plenty for 20 [...]

22 08, 2014

Tarragon Chicken

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:33+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|2 Comments

  I spent some time up in QLD at my lovely in laws place over Easter. It was the best time AND the food was delicious! (its the most important thing right?! haha). I love seeing what others cook. This was a meal that my mother in law cooked and I knew my boys would love it so had to try it at some stage.  This is my version of the meal and is a little different based on what [...]

21 08, 2014

Savoury Mince and Red Lentils

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:33+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|0 Comments

  Feed a family of 4-6 on 250g mince? Easy done with my Savoury Mince and Red Lentils. We love red lentils and they are budget friendly and really bulk out the meal. This has become my favourite last minute weeknight dinner. It is so quick, uses basic ingredients and tastes so good.  Its perfect for kiddies. There is enough flavour without it being too rich like some tomato based meals can be. The mince mixture could be served over [...]

16 08, 2014

Curried Pumpkin and Red Lentil Soup

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:34+00:00 August 16th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|0 Comments

  I LOVE this Curried Pumpkin and Red Lentil Soup and it is so easy to make in your Thermomix or similar machine. There is nothing like soup and fresh homemade bread in these cold months. Pumpkin soup is a huge hit here (remind me to post my basic but delicious pumpkin soup recipe soon too). Actually that is a lie. It's a huge hit here... with me. No one else seems to like it so it tends to be [...]