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Deconstructed Satay Chicken Salad

Deconstructed Satay Chicken Salad

This salad is a favourite of mine for Summer. You can use any vegetables you like and I always say “It doesn’t matter how you cut the vegetables, as long as they are on the plate”  

Healthy mince nachos with tortilla “chips”

Healthy mince nachos with tortilla “chips”

This recipe is our “go to” Nacho recipe. The beans and lentils help to bulk out the mince – sometimes leaving leftovers for lunch the next day.  A good quality premium mince can be a bit more expensive but I think its worth it for […]

Super vegetable, falafel and bacon salad

Super vegetable, falafel and bacon salad

Falafel has to be one of my top foods. I am not a huge meat eater and can occasionally get away with sneaking them into to my husband’s dinner as another option. Even Ezra quite likes them and dipped into hummus makes the perfect kids […]

Creamy Avocado, garlic and lemon dressing

Creamy Avocado, garlic and lemon dressing

Avocados in the Bay of Plenty are slowly coming back into season and getting a bit cheaper, so I decided to make a fresh falafel salad and this dressing to go along with it . Yum. Avocados are full of healthy fats, perfect for the […]

Cauliflower, leek, bacon and cheddar soup

Cauliflower, leek, bacon and cheddar soup

A cold winters night calls for a hot family soup… I knew that I would make soup this week but the vegetable combo normally changes from week to week.   A few notes related to the recipe below … *** If you want to add […]

No fail New Zealand roast lamb

No fail New Zealand roast lamb

This is a winter “go to” for our family and one my husbands favourites.  

Leftover vegetable fritters

Leftover vegetable fritters

  Hi all , another recipe to share today. Vegetable fritters! I will take a photo of these eventually but , I was trying to give Ezra dinner while coming up with the recipe and quickly cooking to check quantities so the picture I took […]

Chickpeas galore and two of my favourite foods.

Chickpeas galore and two of my favourite foods.

This is the little guys lunch today and I just wanted to mention two very underused kiddie foods !! Falafel is number one . Made from a base of legumes (chickpeas and beans ) with herbs , garlic and lemon , then lightly fried,  this […]

Mince, Mince , Mince .Moroccan Meatballs for the win!

Mince, Mince , Mince .Moroccan Meatballs for the win!

This is todays creation … Meatballs. It is actually for our dinner but Ezra will eat too. I am wanting to get into a family dinner at 6 thing but at the moment Ezra eats at 5 so we will be slowly pushing out dinner […]

Macaroni and Cheese day

Macaroni and Cheese day

Macaroni and cheese day ….and I can say that this stuff is delish !! I had it for lunch. I added some baby spinach too but you could add any vegetables. Frozen peas and corn or grated courgette would taste great.