Recipes

Smoked salmon roulade canape

Another addition that often comes out at Christmas time in our house. Ingredients 60g plain flour 1 egg, lightly beaten 175ml milk 30g melted butter, plus extra for cooking 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill, plus extra sprigs for garnishing 150g cream cheese 300g smoked salmon slices Method Make the crepes. Sift the flour and […]

Caprese salad canapes

This is a favourite in our house. It takes seconds to assemble, but is delicious. Plus the whole family love it, and its super healthy too! Its also a lovely Christmas coloured canapé for this time of year! Ingredients 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes (choose yummy tasting ones!) Handful of basil laves 1 tub baby bocconcini […]

Greek Pita bread

Ingredients 1 cup hot water, but not boiling 2 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast 2 1/2 – 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra for frying) Method Mix the water and yeast together in the bowl of a stand mixer (a large bowl will also work if you do […]

Teriyaki Salmon

Ingredients 60 ml mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine) 50 grams soft light brown sugar 60 ml soy sauce 2-4 pieces of salmon 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 spring onions sliced Stir fried greens 2 pak coy, base chopped off 2 bunches of kai laan 1tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tbsp. ketchup manis […]

Super easy homemade hamburgers!

This recipes is so quick and easy to make, it is a great family, weeknight recipe. And can be adapted to suit whatever flavours you like! Ingredients 500g lean lamb mince 2 sausages (I used honey, lamb, rosemary – as they are my favourite!!) – SKIN removed Salt and pepper 6 Brioche rolls (homemade if […]

Super quick chicken teriyaki

We love this recipe, it is so quick to make. The rice actually takes longer than the rest of the cooking! I have recently discovered Lorraine Pascal, and this is based on one of her yummy recipes. Ingredients 50g lightbrown sugar 80ml mirin 65g soy sauce 1/2 tbsp. Olive oil 600g chicken thighs, cut in […]

Pea and Ham soup

Another winter warming soup, an easy recipes that cooks itself! Ingredients 1 brown onion, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped 2 bay leaves 1.5kg ham hocks 2.5L of water 2 cups of green split peas Method 1. Add everything EXCEPT the green peas to a large saucepan, brig to the boil. 2. Reduce the heat to a […]

French Onion soup

We have always loved French Onion Soup. However it has a special place in our hearts, as we enjoy the most amazing bowl of this soup when we were last in Paris. It always brings back those memories! French Onion Soup (from Donna Hay: Modern Classics Book 1) 8 large onions, sliced 2 tbsp butter 1 […]

Mini Quiche Lorraines

I made these for Abi’s birthday this year, we had a family picnic in the Botanic gardens. They are really simple to make, and are lovely warm/room temperature which makes them a great option to make ahead of time!       Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 6 rashers of short cut bacon (fat trimmed), […]

Family friendly Fried Rice

Ingredients 2 cup long grain white rice 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 bacon rashers, chopped 200g canned sweetcord 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1 stick of celery, diced 2 shallots, trimmed, finely sliced 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed 1 tbsp soy sauce, plus extra to serve 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce Methods Cook […]

Lentil Moussaka

Serves 6 Ingredients 200g red lentils 500g water 120g parmesan cheese – cut into pieces 2 aubergines (400g) 50g olive oil 1 large onion – cut into quarters (200g) 3 garlic cloves 1 pepper (red or green) – cut into pieces (150g) 400g peeled tomatoes – canned, including liquid 120g red wine (optional – I […]

Sausages with onion gravy

This is a great recipe to make pork chipolatas or plain sausages a hearty, yummy meals. We (George and I) enjoy this gravy, whilst the girls simply have the sausages cut up with vegetables. A great meal to adapt to your family! Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 6-8 sausages OR 12 good quality chipolatas 2 large […]

Date and Orange Muffins

Another recipe from our fantastic trainer Vicky, this is definitely a recipe that can be shared with the little ones! Ingredients 1 ½ cups almond meal/flour 12 medjool dates – seeds removes, finely chopped zest of one orange juice of one orange 3 eggs 40g melted butter or coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp bicarb […]

Zucchini, Carrot & Egg loaf

An addition to the recipe collection from Vicky this month. I can’t wait to try this loaf, its looks easy and yum! Ingredients 6 eggs (whisked) ½ cup grated cheese 1 small zucchini – grated 1 small carrot – grated 1 garlic clove 4 slices bacon – chopped (or some ham) ¼ red onion – […]

Baby’s first chicken casserole

Another yummy meal that can be made with almost any vegetable you have on hand. The following recipe features vegetables we regularly have in our house. Again this recipe freezes well, so I make it in large batches (as you can see by the quantity below) and freeze it into ice-cube trays. Abi also likes […]

Cheesy Pasta

This was one of Abi’s favourite meals, and is now Milly’s. It is simple to make, and freezes really well. Milly has been enjoying this since she was about 8 months old. And she still loves it at 10 months! Plus the sauce works well over macaroni or larger pasta, so that Abi can still […]

Homemade Guacamole

Another favourite, so easy and yummy. The kids will love this too! Ingredients 1 ripe avocado, mashed 3 tbsp. sour cream 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tbsp. sweet chilli sauce salt and pepper Method 1. Combine mashed avocado, sour cream, lemon juice, sweet chilli and salt and pepper. Sally Muir – Dietitian & Personal trainer

Healthy apple, oat and sultana muffins

Makes 12.  These muffins are a great mid-morning or afternoon snack full of fibre. Ingredients 3 small apples washed and grated (2-3 secs in thermomix) 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup of natural sultanas without oil 1 ½ cups of SR flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ cup of rapadura sugar, coconut or raw sugar […]

Shepherd’s pie

This is a favourite of lots of mums, its such a quick versatile meal. Plus it can be enjoyed by little ones, and pureed up for babies too. We add lots of vegies to ours too, so its very colourful! Always a sign of a great meal! Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 onions chopped […]