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5 Strategies for When Your Child Won’t Eat Dinner

Strategies for When Your Child Won't Eat Dinner

Many parents are stuck in an ever repeating cycle of foods that their child comfortably eats. Over time repetitive menus become boring and our child loses enthusiasm for eating altogether. Children become used to only eating favourites and this makes branching out more challenging. Here’s 5 strategies to try when your child won’t eat dinner. Continue reading »

Beef Nachos

Beef Nachos

Beef Nachos is a great last-minute dinner when you have only a few minutes and have run out of energy and inspiration. As long as you have a bag of corn chips and a tin of kidney beans in the cupboard, you’re away! Continue reading »

Caribbean Barbecue Chicken Marinade – Nadia Lim recipe

Caribbean Chicken n Salsa

If you like a fiery barbecue chicken marinade, then you need this recipe in your life! Get some Caribbean spice in your life with Nadia Lim. Continue reading »

Kid Friendly Curried Sausages

kid friendly curried sausages

Our kids just love this kid-friendly curried sausages recipe. It’s just really warming and hearty and satisfying; especially during the colder months.  Continue reading »

15 fantastic meal ideas to make for new parents

15 Fantastic Meal Ideas for New Parents

Families face many changes over the years, but one of the biggest has to be going from being a couple to becoming parents! If you know someone soon to be a parent, have a think about making them some quick and easy meals for after the baby comes. It might just be the best baby present they receive! Here’s 15 fantastic meal ideas to make for new parents.  Continue reading »

Beef bone broth recipe

Beef bone broth recipe

This month we’ve been looking at family wellness and I could look no further than my beef bone broth recipe.

Bone broths are all the trend at the moment for wellness, health, digestive aid and skin health. In fact, bone broth cafes are popping up everywhere as an alternative to the morning coffee: Continue reading »

Easy Cheesy Quiche

Easy Cheesy Quiche

Here’s an easy meal that’s great for weekends. Serve with this Easy Cheesy Quiche with a garden salad and fresh bread rolls. Substitute spinach and pumpkin with corn kernels and bacon, or leftover roasted vegetables for easy alternatives.

Leftovers can be eaten cold the next day.

This dish can be prepared during the day, stored in the fridge and popped in the oven before dinner.

Ingredients for Easy Cheesy Quiche

  • 250 g (8 oz) packet of chopped frozen spinach (defrosted in the fridge the night before)
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced100 g (31/3 oz)
  • raw pumpkin, grated
  • 5 eggs
  • 80 g (2 ½ oz) cheese, grated
  • 80 g (2 ½ oz) Danish feta cheese, crumbled roughly
  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) milk

Instructions for Easy Cheesy Quiche

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced (350°F/gas 4) and line a pie dish with baking paper.
  2. Snip the corner off the spinach bag and squeeze out excess moisture.
  3. Mix all ingredients, pour into lined pie dish and bake for approximately 1 hour or until firm and golden.
  4. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Wholesome-Food-for-Busy-Parents-Jacket-Web-ShadowFrom Wholesome Food for Busy Parents by Cassandra Fenaughty, published by New Holland, $35.00.

Slow cooker pulled pork

Slow cooker pulled pork

When I am in the kitchen creating dishes for my friends and family is when I am the happiest. I love the way the smells and aromas from cooking a beautiful meal, waft through the house and are memory causing. Slow cooked meals are the best in Autumn and Winter with the shorter days and colder nights. The following recipe is one that I feel brings the family together enjoying the flavours of Autumn.

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Chicken and Noodle Lettuce Cups with Miso-Soy dressing


New Beginnings…. this might come in the form of introducing a baby into our lives, introducing a pet into our family, a move of house or a transitional period. As a family, we try to approach these times with calm: with routine and with love. In summer we love the simplicity of tasty, fresh foods that fuel our bodies with the energy it deserves and needs. This has become a favourite in our house this summer.  I hope you and your family and friends enjoy it too. Continue reading »

Smoked chicken salad for summer

Smoked chicken salad

Coming into the summer months meals need to be simple, yet tasty. This smoked chicken salad is such a delightful dinner as a main course for 4-6 people but is also a great dish to bring dinner parties and used as a shared plate. Continue reading »

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