+ Healthy meal recipes

Smoked Salmon, Pea and Broccoli Pasta

We tend not to eat a heap of pasta, but it does make for a really fast meal occasionally. So it’s handy to have a few easy, delicious flavour combos like this lemony, smoked salmon, pea and broccoli recipe to call on. This recipe came about after I bought some hot smoked salmon from our Read More

Chicken, Bacon and Vegetable Meatloaf

This Chicken, Bacon and Vegetable Meatloaf came about when I was was looking to make a tasty no fuss meal that I could bake ahead and reheat later for dinner. I was planning meatballs, but wasn’t in the mood for rolling them, so decided to make meatloaf. This was the delicious result, hope you like Read More

Indian Vegetable Curry

So this is a very basic, mild Indian vegetable curry sauce that I often whip up for a quick meal that is guaranteed to please my family. It is very versatile so even though my main recipe is vegetarian, feel free to add in meat or legumes (see recipe variations). You can also freeze batches Read More

Pumpkin Lasagne (with lots of twists)

My kids really don’t like pumpkin by itself (baked or steamed) – but they love it in soups (my favourite four recipes here) or in a lasagne or bake.  So today I thought I’d share my veggie packed, creamy Pumpkin Lasagne. I have lots of variations to suit your dietary requirements and tastes. This is a really Read More

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

This time of year in Australia, tomatoes are abundant. Whether you grow your own or shop for them at your local fruit and vegetable market, tomatoes are in their prime in the summertime making this the best time to make the most of their sweet flavour. It just so happens that basil is also in its prime Read More

Moroccan Lamb Burgers with a Mint Feta Dressing

With Australia Day approaching, I thought I’d share a recipe that’s easy enough for the kids to get involved and make, and one the whole family will love. These Moroccan Lamb Burgers can be pre-made and are great cooked on the BBQ. You can also use this mince mix to make little meatballs to include in the Read More

Half Shell Scallops

So with Christmas Day fast approaching, I thought I’d share one of my favourite ‘celebration’ starters.  These Half Shell Scallops are such a simple, yet impressive start to a Christmas Day feast or other special occasions.  Better still, they are SO simple and fast to make – prep to plate in less than 10 minutes Read More

Healthy Satay Sauce (sans peanuts)

I love recipes that are versatile and I think this healthy Satay Sauce is just that.  Like all my recipes it is very simple to make and I really love the delicate balance of Asian flavours which are perfect for both a light summer-time meal and a warming winter meal. Why is it healthy? I like to Read More

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

These Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms are a delicious, gluten and grain-free, vegetarian meal and a real family favourite.  Friends have touted this a ‘restaurant quality’ meal, but they couldn’t be simpler to make. Why are they healthy? Mushrooms are a very nutritious vegetable and one of the few sources of vitamin D.  The garlic and red Read More

Sticky Drumsticks (with a simple Tahini yoghurt dipping sauce)

Today, I have for you, a delicious sticky drumsticks recipe – perfect for picnics, a meal, and leftovers are great for school lunches too. They’re budget friendly (even organic drumsticks are quite affordable), super quick to make and something I’m sure the whole family will love. Why are they healthy? Most stores bought marinades are Read More

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