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 […]

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, […]

Ever wondered what to do with that big bunch of kale you bought with such lofty intentions? We seem to ponder over this question at least once a fortnight and often end up throwing it in soups or stews. This week we put kale to good use as a substitute for parsley in this quick […]

Fear not, these are not the type of bliss balls jam-packed with so-called ‘superfoods’ that command a hefty price tag. They are fad-free humble little balls that will simply up your vegetable and fibre intake, as well as satisfy your sweet tooth. We got the idea after a friend sent us a bliss ball recipe that […]