When we were first told about Caleb’s allergies I would have 5 different pans on the stove cooking multiple meals for our family of 5.  Food very quickly became the overwhelming focus of my day and I was exhausted.  I needed to find a way to make meals safe, easy and accepted by everyone.  Here are some of those tried and true recipes. xx

Pumpkin Dahl

Pumpkin Dahl This is a super-easy slow cooker option for those days when things feel too hard to cook.   Dahl2 tbs olive oilone onionhalf a small butternut pumpkin grated1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground coriander1/2 tsp turmeric1/2 tsp ground garam masala...

Savoury Mince

Savoury Mince Not the most inspired name I know, but at the moment this is one of the kids' favourites.  We alternate between calling it 'spicy mince' (because it has spices, not because it's chilli-hot) or savoury mince.  I change the spices up a...

Roast Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato soup This is a delicious winter warmer.  It's very versatile- I adjust quantities according to how many tomatoes need using up- this recipe does a double batch so you can freeze half for another meal.I also love using this as a base for a vege...

Tuna and Cannellini Bean Fritters

Tuna and Cannellini Bean Fritters These come together very quickly from pantry staples and go down a treat.  I also use them next day in lunchboxes, so it's a cook once, eat twice kinda affair! 1 x 185g tuna400 g can butter beans drained (rinsed and mashed)1/4...

Beef Stew

Beef and vegetable stew This is a super easy slow cooker option for those days you need to set and forget. 500 grams beef diced to 1cm pieces (I use chuck steak)3 potatoes cut into eighths2 large carrots halved lengthwise and sliced1 large brown onion diced4 cloves of...

Mini Spelt dampers

  Mini Spelt Dampers These are delicious additions to any meal with gravy/sauce.  My kids love having these slightly warm with a bowl of gravy as an after-school snack as we catch up on the day. 3 cups spelt flour (+ extra for dusting)4/1/2 tsp baking...

Quinoa and potato flatbreads

  Quinoa and potato flatbreads These are a flatbread I developed for a little man with FPIES.  They are based on his tolerances, but my kids absolutely loved them, so there's no reason they can't be shared! 1/3 cup potato flour1/3 cup potato starch1/3 cup...

Spaghetti and meatballs

  Spaghetti and meatballs This is a firm favourite with all the kids- and I love it because it's nutritious, quick, easy and the leftovers go beautifully in a thermos for the next day's school lunch! Meatballs1 kg beef mince1 medium brown onion finely...

Easy-Peasy bolognese sauce

  Easy-peasy bolognese sauce I batch book bolognese regularly.  To keep it interesting, I'll mix up the veges or swap to pork mince, but this version is pretty much our staple.  If you want a vegetarian version, I tend to increase the mushroom...

Empty the fridge pasta sauce!

  Empty the fridge pasta sauce I make this most Mondays and freeze any leftovers to use on pizzas or to stretch bolognese further.  It is essentially a case of open the crisper and see what needs to be used!  Eggplant also goes really nicely, as does...