As you have probably worked out, we are crazy about cauliflower and usually have a head of the stuff in the fridge. We see it as a fast food vegetable because it can quickly be turned into a meal without needing too much on the side – it’s delicious simply roasted in the oven, blitzed […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A few things we always try and have stocked in the freezer are our bolognese sauce, chilli sin carne to put over rice or nachos, and this carrot, lentil and coconut soup. Though we love eating and talking about food, the nights we can’t be bothered cooking far outweigh the nights we can. Which is why […]

Yoghurt Sauce for Vegetables, Fish and Meat

Generally, we don’t pander to kids who want something in particular for dinner when it’s not going to suit the rest of the family. We firmly believe in pulling rank and enforcing the ‘everyone gets the same meal – if you’re hungry, you’ll eat it’ rule because life would be rather hellish if we didn’t. […]

This is as quick as a ‘cook from scratch’ dinner gets (no we don’t make our own corn tacos EVER). We eat variations of this dish once a week because the kids LOVE it and it makes a change from the two other meals they love, spaghetti bolognese and beans on toast. We also use […]