Veggies/Side Dishes

Brighten up any meal with a yummy side dish. Find a range of veggies and side dishes for your family dinner.

Delicious Mash Balls

mash-balls-recipe Perfect as an accompaniment to dinner, a fulfilling afternoon snack for children and finger food for toddlers; these mash balls are delicious and will be enjoyed by everyone.   Ingredients 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 rashers of bacon, diced 60g butter (3 Tablespoons) ½ cup -1 cup milk Salt Pepper ½ cup tasty cheese, ½ cup parmesan cheese Breadcrumbs   Method: Place the potatoes into a pot of wat...

Chinese fried rice

Chinese-fried-rice If you’re after something simple yet full of flavour, this Chinese fried rice recipe will be a weekly favourite. Mix it up and serve with prawns, chicken or pork and choose your choice of spice level.   Serves: 4,  Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 ½ cups white long-grain rice 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 eggs, lightly beaten 400g small cooked school prawns, peel and devein 150g cooked chicken, sli...

Easy Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake

cauliflower-broccoli-bake This Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake is easy to make, delicious and I find that the children tend to be happier to eat these veggies when served this way.   Ingredients:  1 Half Cauliflower broken into small florets 1 Head of Broccoli broken into small florets 1 Tbsp. Butter 1 Tbsp. Plain Flour 1 cup Milk 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 cup breadcrumbs   Method: Steam the Cauliflower and Broccoli florets for 1...

Fried Rice

Fried-rice-recipe Our fried rice recipe is great for lunch or dinner. Ingredients:  2 Rashers Bacon, diced I onion chopped 1 stick celery diced I red capsicum diced I cup frozen peas 3 eggs 2 cups of cooked brown rice Splash of soy sauce Method:  Add a splash of oil to a wok, heat and remaining ingredients. Cook together for 6-7 minutes. Break up the egg as you stir the ingredients each minute they are cooking. Get the kids to try eating the fried ric...

Crispy Rosemary Roast Potatoes

Roast Potatoes are a great side dish and a perfect accompaniment to most meals. Ingredients: -6 Medium Potatoes -Spray Olive Oil -1 tsp Dried Rosemary   Method: 1. Preheat oven to 200°C, and grease a tray. 2. Peel potatoes. Prick them all over with a fork, place all potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 10 minutes. 3. Halve hot potatoes, and place on the tray flat side up. Spray potatoes with spray olive oil and sprinkle rosemary (or a...

Best Ever Garlic Bread!

Garlic Bread is such a crowd pleaser! Perfect as a dinner accompaniment, an afternoon snack or to tide over hungry children until dinner time. Ingredients: -Turkish Bread Loaf -2 Tbs Olive Oil -1 tsp Minced Garlic -1/4 tsp Dried Parsley -1/4 tsp Dried Rosemary -1/4 tsp Dried Thyme Method: 1. Slice Turkish bread into 8 slices around 2cm thick. 2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Brush mixture over one side of the Turkish bread. 3. Place slices be...

Sweet potato chippies

Trade in regular potato chips with the sweet potato variety. These root vegetables are a great source of beta-carotene which is essential for maintaining eye health and vision. Go on, swap it like it’s hot. INGREDIENTS: 2 large sweet potatoes 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil METHOD: Wash and cut sweet potatoes into thin slices, drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 35-40 minutes until crisp and golden. Leave to sit for a couple of minutes t...

Carrot stick with hummus dip

Carrots are the ultimate triple threat – boosting immunity, promoting digestion and preventing constipation. If kept in an air-tight container in the fridge, carrot sticks will stay fresh for up to a week. Serve the vitamin A-rich root vegetable with a homemade hummus for a lunchbox or after school snack. INGREDIENTS: 400g no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ cup water ¼ cup tahini 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil Carrot sticks to se...

Sweet Potato Chips

These sweet potato chips are my favourite side to any dish, or light lunch!! They're such a healthy option too, and the kids just love them! Try different dipping sauces such as guacamole or sweet chilli. I urge you to give them a go: they're absolutely delish and so fast to make!! :) Ingredients: 2 Sweet Potatoes, washed Spray Cooking Oil Sea Salt Cumin Seeds/ Rosemary (try a variety of herbs, I adapt the herbs to suit the meal they're accompanying) Method:...

Quick, Easy Tabouli

tabouli-recipe We love Tabouli in our house and while the traditional recipes call for Burghul, we always have Cous Cous on hand so I find it easier to use that ingredient. Ingredients  2 bunches parsley A Handful of Mint leaves 1 red onion, diced ½ cup Cous Cous Lemon Juice 1-2 tomatoes chopped Method: Into a food processor, add parsley,mint and the onion. Put into the salad bowl Put the couscous into a separate bowl (ideally flat). C...