If you like risotto but the idea of standing by a pot and ladling in hot stock every few minutes prevents you from making it, try our simple one-pot mushroom and leek version that requires limited stirring. Leeks are a handy vegetable to keep in the fridge. They last a couple of weeks and taste […]

Like overripe bananas are often destined for banana bread, potatoes usually go the way of mash or roasting. That’s OK. Routine is good. But when you feel the need to bust out of it because it’s just dawned on you that routine is ruling your life (thanks, kids!), put those potatoes to a new use. […]

This is our go-to dessert in winter as it’s a guaranteed hit with adults and kids. We use bags of frozen berries when we’re out of time because no pre-cooking is required but you can also use strawberries, cooked apples, pears, rhubarb, quince or all of the above. The quickest way to make the crumble mixture […]

Technically, this isn’t a bolognese because there’s no meat but trickery is an underrated tool when it comes to getting kids to eat, so in our families, we label it ‘bolognese’. It’s made with mainly pantry ingredients and requires very little preparation. In order to get the onion, carrot, and celery in deceptively small pieces […]

This vegetarian curry does away with roasting and grinding spices because we sit more in the cutting corners rather than the purist camp when it comes to cooking. Instead, we use a few common spices that are always in our pantry and the result is still delicious. Cauliflower is a staple in our fridge. It […]

That craving you get in the afternoon for something sweet is real. While we’ve been known to plough through a generous portion of Lindt chocolate at this tricky time, a more responsible way to deal with it is to have healthy snacks like these almond, lemon and raspberry muffins on hand. They’re easy to make and […]

We have made pumpkin soup so many times and it’s always a little different depending on what ingredients are on hand. The family declared this was the best iteration due to its creaminess and they’re a tough crowd to please, so we’re pretty confident that you’ll love it too. It’s an easy soup to prepare […]

A well-stocked pantry will always come to the rescue when your fridge contents aren’t working in your favour. Case in point are these ridiculously simple black beans, which bypass the need for fresh ingredients (onions don’t count because they last forever) but still result in a tasty and healthy meal. We usually serve them with […]

We don’t usually strive for fancy dinners midweek (or ever, if we’re being honest) but by throwing some pearl couscous into this warm vegetable salad, it did feel a little special and a much welcome departure from the norm of spaghetti bolognese and nachos. This quick and healthy salad is the perfect base for all […]

Food waste drives us nuts. Did you know Australians throw out $8 billion of edible food every year? We’ll spare you the lecture about the impact this has on climate change because we’re by no means perfect (like this unbelievable lady!) but we firmly believe bananas should never be binned. Even when they’re soft, black […]