We love a meal that goes from zero to the table in less than 30 minutes. Here are our top picks for fast food from your own kitchen without too many dishes or gadgets required. Great for busy nights or holidays when you can’t put that book down until just before dinner. [Read more…] about Quick meals in 30 minutes or less
Marinades are a great way to save time in the kitchen. We recommend doubling all marinated meals and freeze half. Marinate the meat when you get home from the supermarket, keep half for use this week in the refrigerator and freeze the other half for a few weeks down the track. Remember to take the frozen meat out of the freezer the night before you want to cook it, and let it defrost in the refrigerator. Here we profile six great marinades from the PlanBuyCook app. [Read more…] about Marvellous marinades
We’ve put together a collection of great Easter-inspired recipes. Starting with hot cross buns and finishing with a lovely hazelnut meringue torte, you can get your fill of chocolate and sweetness, with a few Good Friday fish recipes in the middle. We tried making our own Easter eggs in the spirit of cooking from scratch, but only ended up with a good photo and nothing we could share. The store-bought ones were a bargain based on our experience. Happy Easter from Jen and Gaby, and enjoy some great special-occasion food.
Every new year’s day brings a new round of resolutions that are often abandoned within weeks of the new year. Usually they relate to things we will give up or a diet plan to make a radical change in our lives: giving up sugar, giving up alcohol, radical reductions in calorie intakes But how about instead you think about making one small change that will make a difference to your diet and lifestyle without any radical form of abstinence? Here it is: meal planning. [Read more…] about Bring it on: achieving your food resolutions
A seafood platter is a great way to bring seafood into a buffet without requiring any cooking on the day. All the items are cured or can be made in advance, so you don’t need to race to the shops at the last minute. It is great to serve this as an entree while you prepare the main meal or organise the salads. Done. [Read more…] about Simple seafood platter
A cheese platter is great for entertaining – whether it is for a dinner party, people popping in, book club or a buffet. Here’s our guide to making a cheese platter that rocks. [Read more…] about Cheese platters that rock