My Family Meals

Ginger and Honey Glazed Carrots


Sometimes I think I overdo the mountains of carrot and cucumber sticks I feed my children at dinner time – it’s just so easy and I know they like it. This Ginger and Honey Glazed Carrots recipe, a slightly different take on the humble carrot is a good change in our household. Once the chopping is done, the rest is fast and easy and can be gently cooking away in the background while you prepare the rest of your family meal. Continue reading

Easy White Sauce


I use White Sauce (otherwise known as Béchamel Sauce) in my cooking quite frequently. It’s a key ingredient in my Lasagne, Tuna Mornay, Cauliflower Cheese and Chicken pasta bake recipes to name just a few. The beauty about this version of White Sauce is that it is lump free every single time. Continue reading

Tuna Mornay Pasta Bake


You’d be hard pressed to find a child who doesn’t like this Tuna Mornay Pasta Bake. The dish is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the corn, the saltiness of the tuna and the creamy cheesy pasta sauce. It is a match made in kiddie heaven. Continue reading

Healthy Snack Balls


I always have a batch of these Healthy Snack Balls on hand. They are great “go to” snack for the whole family. My children love them as an after school treat (they can’t take them to school as they contain nuts). These balls are very rich so one is usually enough. I love to eat one about an hour before a workout for an energy boost or with a cup of tea at night for a healthy sweet fix. Continue reading

Leftover Roast Lamb Bubble & Squeak


We are always left with lots of leftover roast lamb. As cold meat sandwiches just don’t cut it with my boys, the meat usually sits in the fridge getting nibbled on my moi over the next few days (fine by me – yum!). That is, until I made my own version of Bubble & Squeak and stumbled across a winning formula…. Continue reading

Coconut, Pumpkin and Carrot Soup


This smooth and creamy Coconut, Pumpkin & Carrot soup is a great one to make and keep in the fridge to use for weekend lunches, or as an after school snack or a prelude to dinner. It’s chock a block full of carrot and pumpkin so it’s a good way to get some vegetables into the kids. Continue reading

Fried Cabbage


My oldest son (8) helped with the grocery shopping last week and I asked him to choose any vegetable he hasn’t eaten in a while. (I thought I could get some buy in with trying a vegetable the kids do not eat very often – and to mix it up a bit from our usual vegetables staples of carrot, broccoli, cucumber, potato etc.) You guessed it, he chose a cabbage. Continue reading

Best-ever Spaghetti Bolognese


There’s Spaghetti Bolognese and there’s Spaghetti Bolognese. There’s the store bought variety (really – what is even in it?), the takeaway variety (tasty but usually minimal veg). There’s the Thermomix version (super-fast but super-bland), there’s my mums spag bol which … Continue reading

Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Chicken nuggets

What child doesn’t love to eat Chicken Nuggets? I like the fact that you know exactly what goes into this chicken nuggets recipe (as opposed to processed, store bought and fast food nuggets). These nuggets are pan-fried so they are much healthier than the deep fried variety.
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Chicken Pasta Bake


Nothing beats a good pasta bake. And this Chicken Pasta bake is a taste sensation. The golden crust, bubbling sauce and delicious combination of ingredients is to die for. Click here for the recipe.

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