French Onion Soup

Ooh la la! The only thing better than a simple French onion soup is when it’s made with pure organic ingredients. Suddenly your simple soup is elevated from incredible to completely out of this world! We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – nothing tastes better than organic veg. The whole premise of […]

Crunchy Potato Cakes

Perfect for a weeknight meal, lazy weekend brunch, light lunch or midnight snack, this carby, savoury treat is everything you want from a potato. Of course you can doctor them up as you please – some chilli and coriander for an Asian twist, feta and lemon for a Greek slant, peas and parsley for a […]

Pork Tonkatsu with Cabbage

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.

Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes

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 […]

Caramelised Onion and Rocket Pizza

This salty/sweet/peppery combo is hard to beat! The sweet onions contrast so well with the creamy, sharp cheese and bright, herby rocket for a pretty delicious taste sensation you could have on just about anything – but pizza works so well. Feel free to substitute the homemade pizza for your favourite wrap or flatbread, or […]

Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower

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 […]