Check out our go-to lunches to fuel days filled with fun!

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...

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...

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...

Mango Smoothie

  Mango smoothie You can make this with any type of fruit- I tend to have mangos, strawberries and bananas cut up and ready to go in the freezer.  We also love to empty a passionfruit into our mango smoothies.My daughter has hers made on rice milk (her...

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...

  Sweet potato fritters These fritters came about thanks to my shocking memory!  I'd planned to make either zucchini fritters or corn fritters for Father's Day Brunch, but forgot to buy zucchini and fed the corn to the kids 2 nights before the 'main...

Slow-cooked lamb

Slow cooked Lamb This is one of our best options for feeding large groups of people- our family get-togethers will often have upwards of 20 people, so something simple but satisfying is needed!  I serve this as part of a 'buffet-style' lunch or dinner with...