Grown Ups: Food and Nutrition: Dinner

Quick and easy dinner ideas for your family

Asian style roast chicken becomes Chicken noodle soup the next night

Roasts are huge time savers, good for the budget, and they are dinners you can prepare and shove in the…

Bacon and pea mini meatloaves

A yummy variation on standard meatloaf … Bacon and Pea Mini Meatloaves

Bacon, Egg and Spinach Pie

After a cold day of being outdoors, I love nothing more than to enjoy a hearty pie. My Bacon, Egg…

Baked spring rolls

Delicious and much healthier than the deep-fried version, spring rolls are fast and fun to put together with children.  What…

Battered Fish and Chips recipe

Battered fish and chips. It’s about as quintessentially kiwi as gumboots and L&P. We’ve all had great fish and chips,…

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…

Carrot & zuchinni crepes

Try this free dinner recipe – Carrot & Zuchinni Crepes – meals for families on a budget. 

Cheese and pasta bake

Try this free recipe – a very simple Pasta dish to suit the kids – Pasta and Cheese Bake

Chicken and Bacon Shells

Try this free recipe – Chicken and Bacon Shells – an easy dinner for families on a budget – Chicken…

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…

Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Capsicums in Red Wine

A complete meal in a pot — this supremely succulent stew, a combination of chicken and creamy cannellini beans in…

Chicken, bacon and cheese parcels

Try this quick and easy dinner recipe for the whole family … CHICKEN, BACON & CHEESE PARCELS

Chilli with a difference

Try this simple free recipe, an introduction to Mexican style food — a Soft Tortilla meal that the kids will…

Cream of broccoli soup

Today was a cold day in Hawkes Bay and thus I felt it called for a cream of broccoli soup……

Creamy chicken casserole

This recipe has been a winner amongst the Kiwi Families team.  It is a delicious, creamy chicken dish which is…

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…

Easy roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetables are so easy, nutritious and great when you don’t have the luxury of time to fiddle around in the…

Fish and herb parcels

Following my dreams in Spring 2015, meant getting pregnant and giving birth to Faeryn Rose in October 2014. It’s important for…

Healthy dinners

Healthy dinners provides great advice on healthy food and dinners for families. In New Zealand we typically have our main…

Jambalaya

Easy, one pot cooking with delicious results keeps everyone in the family happy.  Jambalaya is one such dish, made famous…

Kumara (Sweet Potato) and Cannellini Burger Patties

There’s a number of sweet potato burger patty recipes on the internet. Some are very good, and others tend to…

Kumara Frittata recipe

Frittatas are wonderful – good hot or cold, naturally gluten free, and can be taken on picnics just like a…

Lamb Cutlets with Couscous Tabbouleh

Lamb cutlets are delicious! They also cook very quickly—this is a great meal that can be prepared from start to…

Mezze platter

Try this free recipe – Mezze Platter – a quick and easy meal for families on a budget.

Nadia Lim’s Mexican Street Corn

The Food Show Wellington kicks off for another year and the capital is sure to be buzzing from May 11…

Pea and bacon soup

This makes a LOT of soup. You’ll need a very large 10 litre soup pot to contain it all. The…

Plum and ginger chicken stir-fry

This lovely stir-fry is perfect for a quick midweek family meal.  The ginger in the dish makes it particularly wonderful…

Potato and Egg Curry Recipe

This is a richly spiced but not hot vegetable curry and is delicious on a cold evening. There are no…

Prawn and chicken coconut curry

Simply delicious! Brandy, not normally an ingredient featuring in curries, adds another dimension to this incredibly quick and easy dish.

Pumpkin, bacon and pasta

Try this pumpkin based free recipe with bacon and pasta — a tasty family dinner meal on a budget – Pumpkin,…

Quick, easy meals

Here are some great ideas on quick, easy meals from a mum, dietitian and nutritionist. These quick, easy ideas will…

Quick, easy, mid-week meal ideas

Very busy during the working week? We provide free quick & easy meal recipes for busy families via links direct…

Red noodles

Try this free recipe – Red Noodles – an easy dinner for families on a budget.

Roast dinner platter

Growing up in a family that is half Italian and half Kiwi means we ate a variety of dishes ranging…

San choy bow

The kids will love this quick & easy stir fry recipe … San Choy Bow

Slow-cooked Lamb with Moroccan Spices

Lamb is my favourite meat. Lean, light and luscious, it marries beautifully with myriad ingredients and can be cooked in…

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks recipe

These Sticky Chicken Drumsticks are very yummy, very easy to make and can be scaled up depending on how many…

Sweet and sour pork

Try this free dinner recipe – Sweet and Sour Pork – for families on a budget.

The ultimate beef burger with beetroot relish

This is not your ordinary beef burger recipe. It’s a smoky, saucy and mountainous burger that makes you feel exceptionally…

Tuna and potato rissoles

Get some fish into the kids with this quick and easy dinner recipe …TUNA & POTATO RISSOLES

Vegetables and pasta in spiced tomato sauce

This is quick, easy and tastes really good. The thinly sliced vegetables cook quicker and are easier to hide amongst…

Vegetarian Empanadas

If you’ve ever traveled through South America, then I’m sure you’ll love empanadas as much as me. Empanadas can be…

Yummy, Healthy Rice Salad

For a nice healthy lunch or a light evening meal, this is great stuff. You just can’t go past a…

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