What do you do when you have a surplus of capsicum but your children don’t like it cooked it meals? Easy. You pulverise it and make it into a delicious Sneaky Veggie Napoli sauce of course! Don’t let those nutritious vegetables go to waste in your pantry. Whip up this tasty sauce in less than […]
Want a quick and easy meal that is nutritious too? This Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry is packed with the rainbow of colours and goodness. This is a sensational meal for a busy evening. Put the rice on earlier in the rice cooker and when it’s done, throw the stir fry together. The stir fry […]
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’d heard rumours about chocolate cake or muffins which had zucchini in them and that the vegetable gave the dough a lovely texture. I decided to give it a go myself by substituting it into an easy chocolate cake recipe. I did a little bit of research first. You are advised to drain the zucchini […]
Tempura is like the Japanese version of our fish and chips but infinitely better. The batter is so much lighter. Consequently, it won’t leave you with that queasy feeling people often get after eating greasy food. It is not reserved for fish and potatoes either. The Japanese deep fry everything: from green beans, eggplant and […]
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.
This is one of our favourite family friendly meals to make with the kids, especially in Melbourne’s warmer months. It’s quick, easy & is a great way to get rid of some vegetable in the fridge in preparation for delivery day. I like to make one skewer and ask the kids to copy the pattern […]