Those little jars of artichokes are so handy to keep in the fridge. We love them in salads, on their own, or in a thrown together lunch plate of boiled eggs with whatever dip, crackers/toast, vegetables, and pickles are on hand. This one-pan recipe uses not just the artichokes but their marinade too. It’s a […]

A spin-off from our vegetarian curry in a hurry, this recipe was created to use up the sweet potato and mushrooms leftovers in the fridge. Feel free to use up whatever you have available. The sweet potato can be swapped out for pumpkin or plain old potato, brassicas can take the place of the mushrooms. […]

Pasta is fairly easy to get kids to eat but when something different to their regular tomato-based version comes along, they get judgy and suspicious. Here’s how talk about this spaghetti is likely to go down: Child: I don’t want to eat the green stuff You: OK Child: But there’s green stuff all through it […]

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 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 […]

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 […]