Pumpkin fritters

A great way to use up left over pumpkin from a Sunday roast, these sweet and savoury pumpkin fritters are a great afternoon tea treat. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for a taste that's hard to beat!

How to cook quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) is a natural super food that is high in protein and fibre while being low in fat. It is gluten-free and great to use in any dishes in place of rice, burghul or couscous. Quinoa can be found in many varieties but the most common are white (ivory colour) and red quinoa.

Parmesan toasts

My kids love these toasts in their lunch box. They go particularly well with a little container of hummus. I love to add rocket and prosciutto to mine and it becomes a sudden lunch or great with a wine

Homestyle chips

These big chunky chips are soft and fluffy on the inside and crisp and crunchy on the outside. Make them to go with beer batter fish or a nice big juicy steak!

Low-fat potato bake

Love a potato bake but don't love the idea of eating all that fattening cream and cheese? Now you can enjoy the delights of a potato bake knowing that it's low-fat but just as tasty as its full-fat cousin.

Polenta chips with tomato sauce

I love chips in all forms; fried, baked, potato, beetroot, you name it. But I’ve only recently discovered the joy of the polenta chip – golden, cheesy, crunchy and not at all dripping in fat. I’ve been making regular batches of this recipe for my family and we are all hooked.

Zucchini chips

These quinoa and rice cake crusted zucchini chips will have the kids coming back for more. They are sprinkled with parmesan cheese and baked until golden and delicious.

Sweet potato cakes

A delicious variation on the traditional potato cake this recipe uses sweet potato instead. With gentle spices and a crunchy coating they will make the perfect side for your next dinner.

Silverbeet surprise

The surprise in silverbeet surprise is that it tastes delicious. Nothing like the soggy silverbeet you remember as a child! Cooked with onion, garlic, currants and pistachios this tastes great on its own or alongside your favourite cut of steak.

Potato pancakes

Potato pancakes are a great comfort food packed with crunch and flavour. These are an easy and inexpensive way to feed the family, and we've even added sweet potato to this recipe, just for fun!

Stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make a great side dish with dinner or can be a meal on their own. This easy stuffed mushroom recipe is a great combination of the tender mushrooms, crunchy top and soft feta cheese stuffing.


This is a delicious Irish recipe which is a mixture of cabbage, potato and bacon all of our favourite things together, quick to make and delicious to eat.

Roasted ratatouille

This roasted ratatouille is packed full of flavour. Somehow when you bake, rather than cook it in a saucepan, the flavours become more intense and the whole thing much more exciting. This version has some added fill-factor thanks to the chickpeas.

Veggie fritters

Great if you want to use up veggies in the fridge, these wholesome fritters are wonderful with a rasher of crispy bacon and a poached egg. Use whatever combo takes your fancy for a light lunch or breakfast side.

Veggie noodles

Dinner for your toddler doesn't get much simpler than this easy recipe using two-minute noodles, frozen veggies and cheese. The best thing is it's cheap, easy and they will love it!