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. […]

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 […]

School is back next week so it’s time to stock up on healthy snacks you can throw in the lunchbox quickly to minimise the morning madness. These delicious carrot, date and apple muffins are simple to make, nut free and freeze well so can double as an ice brick in the warmer months. They are […]

While we don’t mind some store-bought mueslis (Sunsol is a fave and a key ingredient in our On-The-Go Breakfast), we find most of them fall into one of the following categories: (1) Heavy on the dried fruit – we prefer no dried fruit and the fresh stuff on top when serving (2) Too sweet from either (1) […]

Banana and Blueberry Loaf

We hate food wastage, which is why we get that panicky feeling about what food is left in the house before hitting the road for a weekend away. Blueberries and bananas are not known for keeping well so it was a matter of using them or losing them. Yes, we could have chucked them in […]

Frittatas are a quick, healthy and easy way to use up vegetables and herbs you have lying around. They also make excellent leftovers for breakfast, lunch or mid-morning snacks – this one travelled well to the beach the next day. If you don’t have a leek, a large brown onion is fine and goats cheese […]