We are big fans of meals where everything is plonked on the table for people to serve themselves. Not only does it keep things simple and give off good communal vibes, kids are keen to join in because they don’t like to miss out on things, particularly if it looks like a sibling may be […]

Lentils and WHAT? Yes, bananas. In pancakes? We know, it doesn’t sound like a tasty pairing of ingredients but the kids loved them and kids really are the harshest, most pedantic critics. Even after the great reveal that they were eating lentils, they didn’t care and continued to hoover them up (too focused on the […]

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. […]

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 get that a vegetable-based dinner can be a hard sell to other members of the family. “No meat? No fish? No pasta? I’ll still be hungry!” Enter mushrooms with their meaty texture and flavour. Paired with whatever greens you have on hand, a few cupboard staples and fresh lime, these fast spicy mushrooms are […]

Fear not, these are not the type of bliss balls jam-packed with so-called ‘superfoods’ that command a hefty price tag. They are fad-free humble little balls that will simply up your vegetable and fibre intake, as well as satisfy your sweet tooth. We got the idea after a friend sent us a bliss ball recipe that […]

Bowl of fennel, chickpea and orange salad with haloumi

Fennel is one of our favourite vegetables. It’s sensational roasted but equally as good raw simply tossed with olive oil, lemon juice and cracked pepper. This salad takes it up a notch with the addition of chickpeas, orange and spinach. It’s so easy to prepare and the haloumi gives it a lovely saltiness. Grilled chicken […]