With a sheet of puff pastry, and a jar of applesauce, this ridiculously quick & easy apple turnovers recipe makes a simple yet delicious dessert. Total Time Investment: 25 Minutes Dessert was not an everyday occurrence when I was a child. I have fond memories of golden syrup dumplings smothered in custard, and large serves of bread and butter pudding (from which I would meticulously pick the gag-inducing plump sultanas). One of my fondest memories, though, is of the apple turnovers that came in a box from the frozen food section of the supermarket.
Take a trip to North Africa with a delicious slow cooker Moroccan chicken tagine. The tagine comes together in minutes, and freezes brilliantly, so make extra and stash the leftovers in the freezer for another meal. Total Time Investment: 8 hours 10 minutes I used to make this Moroccan chicken tagine in the oven. That was before I worked out how to get the most out of my slow cooker. As this tagine comes together quite quickly, it has now become the ideal dinner for me to throw in the slow cooker at the start of a busy day.
This extremely useful basil pesto sauce can get you out of almost any dinnertime conundrum. With a packet of pasta and a jar of homemade pesto, a quick dinner is never far away. And when basil is in season, freeze your extra basil pesto for the winter months. Total Time Investment: 10 Minutes Everybody should have a good recipe for homemade basil pesto sauce up their sleeve. Pesto is infinitely useful in the kitchen, and is a handy shortcut for quick meals. I like to stock up the freezer with pesto when basil is in season, and use it throughout [Continue Reading]
This super easy tomato & white bean salad takes only 10 minutes to make, and is a great way to use up a summer tomato glut. It is delicious as a main meal salad with a loaf of crusty bread, or tucked into lunchboxes for an easy lunch. Total Time Investment: 10 Minutes The Princess has been peering into other lunchboxes at school, and has decided everybody’s lunch is far better than hers. To address this, she has abandoned her standard sandwich in favour of salad for lunch. However, those of you familiar with The Princess know that a simple [Continue Reading]
This dairy-free, gluten-free slow cooker lamb korma curry is so quick and easy to put together, and readily feeds a large, hungry family. The curry freezes well, so any leftovers can be stashed in the freezer for an emergency meal. Total Time Investment: 15 Minutes + 8 Hours Cooking Time I feel I have finally mastered my slow cooker. When I first started using the slow cooker, I found many of the meals I produced were often watery and lacking in flavour. I’ve persevered though, mostly for convenience, and recently surprised even myself with this slow cooker lamb korma curry.
Layer a few simple ingredients in a glass or jar to make this delicious blueberry lime curd breakfast parfait. Perfect for breakfast on the run. Total Time Investment: 5 Minutes I don’t remember the family member originally responsible for these breakfast parfaits. I have a feeling that it might have been Mr Grumpy’s suggestion, but I will happily take the credit for it.
Ready in less than 30 minutes, asparagus and goat cheese frittata is the perfect solution for a quick meal at the end of a busy day. Just add salad and a crusty loaf for a simple dinner. Delicious either hot or cold, it also can be turned into a simple canape for entertaining. Total Time Investment: 25 Minutes Asparagus season is in full swing. At the start of the season I cook asparagus quite simply, wanting to really enjoy the flavour. As the season progresses, I become more inventive. Asparagus begins to appear as an ingredient in a meal rather [Continue Reading]
Homemade lime curd is infinitely useful in the kitchen. Easy to make and delicious to eat. Slather it over waffles, layer it in breakfast parfaits or stir it through yoghurt for a simple yet elegant dessert. Failing that, just eat it straight from the spoon. Total Time Investment: 30 Minutes + 20 Minutes Sterilising Time I have a problem. It is lime season and a friend of mine recently gave me a large bag of limes from her tree. Although that’s not the actual problem. My absolute favourite thing to make with limes is lime curd. And to make a [Continue Reading]
A super easy melt & mix caramel date slice that is ready in just 30 minutes. Loved by the whole family, this slice is perfect for tucking into the lunchbox, and is great to whip up for afternoon tea. Total Time Investment: 30 Minutes Today I bring you yet another recipe from my Nana’s cookbook; a super easy date slice that has become a firm family favourite. I am slowly working my way through her cookbook, and uncovering the gems that the pages hold. And just in case you missed them, you will want to check out her famous scones [Continue Reading]