Oma Mary’s Hearty Beef Stew

We are now well and truly into winter which makes me crave comfort food. There’s nothing like a warming dinner at the end of a frosty day. This recipe is my mum’s beef stew, (she is known as Oma to my kids). There are too many variations to include but this is probably my favourite, and the most palatable to my children.
You can cook this in an hour or two on the stovetop but the best way is to chuck it all in a slow cooker in the morning. Go about your business and bask in the delish smells as they take over your house. Rest in the knowledge that all you have to do in the evening is throw some rice in the rice cooker, throw some pasta into the slow cooker half an hour before you want to eat, or if you’re really feeling energetic, you could whip up some mashed potato.

Jacqueline’s Miso Stir Fry

Jacqueline’s Miso Stir Fry

If you are a fan of Japanese flavours, this is a simple way to incorporate them into a healthy dish. Better still, you can tailor the amount of miso and soy sauce you use to suit your family’s tastes. This recipe works best with a wok, and using sushi rice adds to the flavour of the dish.

San Choy Bow with Cabbage

San Choy Bow with cabbage

As a mum I am constantly trying to find ways to get my children to eat a wide range of vegetables. My last couple of attempts with cabbage didn’t go over so well. Firstly, I tried the lovely gluten free goodness of cabbage noodles (literally cabbage chopped into ribbons and softened in a pan) with our usual beef stroganoff recipe. Needless to say my husband nor children wanted to partake in eating the tasty spaghetti alternative. My last attempt of coleslaw atop of baked potatoes didn’t go over well with anyone else either and I had a surplus of coleslaw salad lunches for myself for days while my family members digested their unhealthy bacon and cheese topping instead.

When I read that cabbage would be a new addition to the Organic Place mixed bag this week, these past experiences immediately came to mind and I resolved that I would once again try to sneak cabbage into my family’s diet. However, this time I decided I may have to be a little bit James Bond about it all, and disguise it carefully within an exciting hands-on and delectable experience.

Organic Roast Lamb

With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we thought we would share with all the kids, husbands and partners out there a super simple Roast Lamb recipe that Ben loves to cook for us on a Sunday evening.   Print Recipe Organic Roast Lamb With Mother’s Day only a day away, we thought we […]

Organic Cherry Tomato Pasta

organic cherry tomato pasta

I have my handful of favourite chefs and Pete Evens just happens to be one of them. No matter what stage of his food journey he is at, this man can cook! This recipe comes from “Cook with Love,” by Pete Evans. It’s the best $15 I’ve ever spent on a cookbook and the best Organic Cherry Tomato Pasta I’ve ever had. Not only is it perfect for Meat-free Monday is also perfect for those nights when your in a hurry and need a healthy dish on the table that everyone will enjoy.

One Pot Chicken with Rice and Veg

One Pot Chicken with Rice and Veg

On the weekends my husband loves to cook up something different in the kitchen and not long ago he stumbled across a one pot chicken recipe on Taste. It was a relatively quick, easy recipe that involved grilled vegetables from a jar and a certain pre-spiced chicken from a a major supermarket. When everyone inevitably wanted that delicious dish again, and it was my turn to make it, I was lacking the exact ingredients and winged my own whole food, butcher and market version. Okay, and I also threw some extra vegetables in because that is my prerogative as a mother. Side note: it’s still an easy and scrumptious dish that everyone will love, and it’s even better for your insides!

Vegetarian Lasagna

I had planned to buy mince to make my lasagna the other week but mummy brain conquered and I forgot to grab some. With a cranky toddler who didn’t want to leave the house I decided I would roll with it, and instead make my usual lasagna but packed with more vegetables than usual. After pureeing the veggie ‘bolognese’ and layering it in the lasagna, my children were none the wiser that it was meatless – and it turned out tasty too, so it was a win all round.