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 don’t usually strive for fancy dinners midweek (or ever, if we’re being honest) but by throwing some pearl couscous into this warm vegetable salad, it did feel a little special and a much welcome departure from the norm of spaghetti bolognese and nachos. This quick and healthy salad is the perfect base for all […]

Food waste drives us nuts. Did you know Australians throw out $8 billion of edible food every year? We’ll spare you the lecture about the impact this has on climate change because we’re by no means perfect (like this unbelievable lady!) but we firmly believe bananas should never be binned. Even when they’re soft, black […]

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 […]

This soup made with leftover roast chicken, noodles, and vegetables has become a firm family favourite. The beauty of it, apart from the taste which seems to satisfy everyone, is that it’s super fast and easy to prepare. It’s versatile too. Given that we usually have carrot in the fridge and frozen corn kernels in […]

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 […]

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 […]

If you keep your pantry and fridge well-stocked with long-lasting items like ground spices, tinned tomatoes, onions, lentils, stock, and minced ginger and garlic, you only need to pick up a couple of easy to find fresh ingredients for this pumpkin and red lentil dhal. It’s another one-pot dish (less washing up!) and takes just 10 […]