I think I’m in love with dried legumes (lentils, beans and peas). This Winter is the first time I’ve ever experimented with them. They were never a staple of our diet or pantry but cooking with dried legumes gave me a new appreciation for them. They’re now a permanent addition to the pantry and eaten at least twice a month. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I need a quick fix of peas, beans and lentils so canned produce will always be found in my pantry. Trying new ingredients goes hand in hand with new recipe inspiration which is where these falafels come in to play. Continue reading
Dinner on the table in under 35 minutes!
If you’ve had chicken with vegetables at your local Chinese restaurant or at the shopping centre food court, then I’ll show you just how easy it is to make this at home yourself. This stir fry is a lot healthier and nowhere near as oily as what you would if you ordered take-out.
Where did July go!? We’re into the eighth month of the year already! I get excited about August as not only is it my birthday but we only have 27 more days until Spring begins! Spring is a lovely time of year as it brings slightly warmer days, baby animals running around the farms and a change of menu – no more slow cooking or stew recipes but more poaching, grilling and salad recipes.
I was blown away with the response I received for the Banana bread bake off! Thank you for coming to the party – I was a little worried I’d sent out the invite and no one would show up!
“The best thing about this recipe is it’s a one-pot wonder – throw everything in one pot and allow the magic to happen. Dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes”
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been receiving a few emails from some of you, especially busy mums, asking for quick and easy meals that can be prepared either in one saucepan or frypan or cooked in the slow cooker while they’re at work. Well the good news is I have been doing quite a bit of recipe testing recently, trying out a few meals that could be made easier for those mid-week dinners. This is one of them.