On our recent trip overseas we visited Malta because my husband has family there and our children wanted to see a piece of their history. We were also very eager to try an authentic pastizzi. In Malta they traditionally have either spinach and ricotta or mushy peas as a filling. Both are equally delicious. In […]
Pork Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish. It is traditionally served with shredded cabbage, pickled vegetables, rice and miso soup as a set. I recently visited Japan for the first time in ten years and fell in love with Tonkatsu again. I never fully appreciated cabbage until I experienced it in Japan. It is a side for many dishes there and demonstrates that something as simple as shredded cabbage with a sauce can be a delicious accompaniment. It can be a welcome alternative to green salad.
The Tonkatsu set was also very popular with our children in our travels, mostly because of the deep fried crunchy meat, and the sticky rice. It is a good meal to practise using chopsticks for that reason. Whilst Tonkatsu usually uses pork fillets, it is also just as nice with chicken.
Strawberries are back in season and it is such a popular fruit with kids as well as adults. It’s unfortunate that our Aussie farmers are suffering after recent strawberry tampering. We’ve all seen the recent media coverage of growers having to dump ridiculous amounts of strawberries. How about we support our farmers, still buy strawberries, and […]
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!
A vegetarian take on a traditional fish pie, this is going to be your new favourite dinner. Summery veg and herbs are simmered in a rich sauce with a hint of cheese, and the whole thing is topped with a savoury buttery mash before making friends in a hot oven. It’s an irresistible combination and […]
It’s pretty hard to beat a savoury stew, but when it’s topped with hot mashed potatoes its nothing but glorious. In fact, the only thing that could make it better is to top the stew with Irish champ mashed potatoes, a cheesy, oniony, potatoey conglomeration of deliciousness. This shepherd’s pie is super easy to make […]
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 […]
This is a fantastic way to kick up your regular mashed potatoes – sometimes even a meal in itself! Print Recipe Irish Champ Mashed Potatoes Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Meal Plan: Select Course to Add: BreakfastLunchSnackDinnerDessert This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan Add to Shopping List […]
Even the most fickle of fish eaters can succumb to delicious crumbed fish and I’m yet to meet a child who doesn’t like hot chips. Whilst the shop version can leave you feeling sluggish, this homemade fish and chips is both a healthier alternative and highly scrumptious! We source our fish from the butcher on […]