Lunch

Breakfast, Lunch, Meal Ideas

Elderflower Cordial

This cordial recipe is refreshingly sweet. Perfect for a refreshing hot day thirst quencher. My children can spot an elderflower bush in full bloom – road side – anywhere between Otematata and Oamaru. They are pretty much a weed down here in the South Island. The girls have their eyes zoomed in, as they love […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

The Cheapest and Easiest Pea Salad

When you need a quick salad to take to a BBQ or family event and you have no idea what to make, or if you’re thinking do you even have enough ingredients to make something delicious – then this is what you should make! This simple to make sale will be the one your friends […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Family Beef Casserole

Do you want a hearty family friendly beef casserole? Then look no further. This is it. When I am cooking for our family I tend to leave out most vegetables from the casserole and serve them on the side. This is just simply something I do to avoid negative food discussions at meal times. I […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Instant Pot Macaroni Cheese

Magic Pot Mac and Cheese This quick and easy dinner, snack or bowl of comfort food is only eight minutes away! Make this for a quick dinner for kids. Or when friends call in unexpected. It makes a great side dish too.Make a bowl as comfort food and sit back and watch your favourite show. […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Creamy Chicken and Pea Pasta

Not all recipes need to be passed on for generations for them to feel like a taste of home.For me ‘home’ is where I feel comfortable and there is nothing more comfy than this rich creamy chicken and pea pasta.So get comfy and enjoy x Do the children eat it? They sure do! The flavours […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Making a Hearty Broth

This is the beginning of a good vegetable soup, risotto or flavour for a casserole.   I know it may seem like a lot of admin – but make this while you wash up after your roast dinner.  You don’t have to make soup now – simply pop it in the freezer for another day.  […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

A Warming Vegetable Soup

Nothing gets better than a warming, flavoursome and delicious vegetable soup. You will want a good flavoursome broth to boost your soups flavour but also add extra nutritious goodies to your soup.You can find my method for making a good stock broth here.Alternatively you can use store bought broth or simply a store bought stock. […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Pea and Ham Soup

Have you got half a ham left in the freezer from Christmas?  Were you like me, and when you had had enough, you just bundled it up in an old bread bag and threw it in the freezer to deal with another day? Then this is it! A super delicious and filling way to use […]

Lunch, Savoury Smoko

Toasted Sandwich Bag

The best lunch hack! A week of lunch and snacks ready and prepped in the freezer. All you have to do is take one out and place in a sandwich press or in a fry pan. I always have a bag of these prepped in the smoko room for staff who may come in late […]