Pastitsio

This recipe is great to make in little ramekins at the beginning of a busy week so you can pull them out of the fridge and pop them straight into the oven on one of those nights when you just can't face cooking.

Curried rice

A bowl of this simple curried rice makes a great barbecue accompaniment or a side dish if you're asked to bring a plate to a party. Fresh veggies, rice and a curried mayo dressing will leave you wanting more.

Chicken and snow pea stir-fry

This chicken and snow pea stir fry is a really easy dinner option with simple flavours that even the kids will love. The combination of soy sauce, hoisin and sweet chilli sauce is also tasty. Add some carrot or capsicum if you want to up the veggie content.

Hamburger on sourdough

Hamburgers are a tried-and-true dinner favourite with most kids. Simply load the dinner table with beef patties, fresh bread and a generous supply of salad vegetables such as avocado, tomato and beetroot, as well as cheese and sauces, and let your family build their own personalised hamburger.

Sausage salad

You are correct; this has leftovers written all over it! But a very tasty serve of leftovers it is. Cook up your favourite sausages and combine it with your leftover roast veggies and you have a very yummy warm salad for dinner.

Cauliflower risotto

Try this unusual risotto that's healthy and delicious. Parmesan really brings out the flavour of the cauliflower giving a rich and creamy dinner. You can easily make this dish vegetarian by leaving out the bacon too.

Cheesecake dip

The ingredients for this dip are a little bit naughty, but it is a great way to get that cheesecake flavour without actually having a slice of cheesecake. If you use lots of fresh fruit to dip in this I think it’s a great treat.

Little meat pies

Make your own little party pies with this recipe. Ideal for little fingers they make a great party food option. Make the filling the day before and the final baking will be done in half an hour.

Chicken cacciatore

This one-pot dinner is an Italian favourite with tender chicken pieces cooked in a tomato and wine sauce. Perfect with crusty bread to mop up the delicious juices, creamy mash or rice.

Mini Mexican meatloaf

Served with salad and guacamole these mini Mexican meatloaves will be a family favourite, with hidden vegetables and easy to pre prepare it's a winner for the busy family with vege avoiding kids.

Hearty vegetable soup

This vegetable soup has big hearty flavours that are completely satisfying. The addition of balsamic vinegar brings a surprising depth of flavour to this soup. Serve it with crusty bread for a complete meal!