This Tomato and Bacon Risotto is our family fave and it is especially convenient when the garden is overflowing with tomatoes. It works best with cherry tomatoes but you can substitute them with other varieties if they are on hand. Likewise you can use onions if leeks are unavailable. Another reason I love this risotto […]
I’ve been cooking this recipe I found one day in Taste magazine for many years now. At the time it was a combination of foods both Ben and I had never really eaten but when we did, oh my goodness! It’s now one of our favourite dinners we cook on a regular basis and is […]
This is such a fantastic idea for when you’re cooking for a crowd – the pan is cleared for your eggs and whatnot, and nothing requires monitoring or flipping – it’s just baked into a molten, golden, garlicky mess of delicious veg. It’s best to add your spinach in batches, as it does take up […]
My mother-in-law is the most amazing cook and has very generously allowed me to share this recipe with you. Even the humble home cook like me can make it. As the title suggests, it works best with apricots, which will come into season during summer. But if you can’t wait until then, it can also […]
This Green Bean Risotto is a wonderfully easy meal with the delicious hint of pesto. It is perfect for a meat-free Spring dinner with a side of fresh salad but could also be incorporated with a favourite cut of meat. The method below is for traditional cooking but it doesn’t take long to get it […]
When our lives get busy it is easy to fall back on ready made food. Luckily for me we have an amazing local cafe that makes delicious home-style pies and pastries which I often buy and freeze for crazy days. I recently bought the most delicious roast veg and egg pie there as a lunch option for myself and saw that they also sold them in a family size. It was simple to heat up in the oven at the end of a work day and serve with some steamed veg from The Organic Place.
It got me thinking I should try and replicate my own pie to freeze. Whilst there is a lot of cooking time, unless you’re using leftover roast veggies, it was very easy to make. This dish is great for Meat Free Monday or to be portioned out for lunches or even breakfast!
Are you looking to do something a little different with your vegetables? Do you want to entice your children to think more lovingly about cauliflower and broccoli? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then this Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower recipe is for you. If you have a Thermomix and can whip up […]
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!
What could be more fitting for the Easter holiday weekend than eggs in a meal? No, not the chocolate kind, (I’m sure you’ve had enough of those already!), but the wholesome ones, that might balance out all the chocolate eating you’ve been doing. This is one of my favourite ways to have eggs.