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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We aim to always have a stash of hard boiled eggs in the fridge. They make a nutritious snack on their own or can be thrown into other dishes, like this midweek-friendly kedgeree. Look, we’re not claiming it’s traditional (Jamie Oliver learned the hard way) but the basics are there – rice, smoked fish, spices, […]

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. […]

The key to cooking stress-free healthy food that tastes good is to keep your kitchen well stocked with versatile ingredients that have a decent shelf life. That way, your regular weekly shopping list only needs to include fresh stuff like fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and milk. Below are a few of our favourite ingredients that […]

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) […]