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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]