Bang bang chicken

Bang bang chicken not only has a great name but adults AND kids will love it. It has a beautiful crisp salad with chicken and a more-ish peanut sauce to go with it.

Classic caponata

This Sicilian staple is great served with warm flat bread and some mozzarella as an appetiser, beautiful next to all kinds of meat such as grilled lamb chops or marinated chicken and is just so easy.

Lamb samosas

These lovely bites of curried lamb mince are delicious as party food or as an alternative to sandwiches in a lunch box. Make them as mild or as spicy as you like - either way, they're yum!

Thai chicken soup

This delicious Asian-inspired soup is hearty and filling, full of veggies and chicken that are poached in a yummy broth with just enough chilli kick to it to warm your cockles. One bowl won't be enough!

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!

Prawn cocktail

These prawns are easy to prepare, simple, stylish, and great Christmas entrée. A fast, easy alternative to the traditional prawn cocktail the family will love - and the avocado dressing really kicks off its flavour.

Baby carrot soup

Using baby carrots rather than regular grown-up ones makes for a sweeter and richer-flavoured soup. This recipe uses readily available ingredients and is a great alternative for lovers of pumpkin soup.

Chicken matzo ball soup

This soup is traditionally served at the Jewish festival of Passover. The chicken broth is rich and tasty while the balls of matzo meal (a bit like cracker crumbs) make it filling enough for dinner. Find matzo meal in the international aisle of the supermarket - or use finely crushed crackers instead.

Crumbed fish

Making your own crumbed fish is really easy and a tasty way to get your kids to eat fish. Serve with chips or salad.

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup is a family favourite that is easy to make and kind to the budget. Using butternut pumpkin, nutmeg, chicken stock and a little sour cream at the end, you can have this soup on the table in an hour.

Creamy garlic prawns

These creamy garlic prawns are restaurant quality that you can make at home. Flavoured with garlic, white wine, basil and fresh cream, they make a perfect entree and are great served with rice.

Salmon, corn and rice cakes

Add leftover cooked rice to pantry staples to conjure up these tasty fish cakes that are full of sweet veggies and nutritious salmon. They don't take long to make or cook and are great for lunch or for dinner with a crisp salad and a baked potato.

Fish croquettes

These fish croquettes combine tuna or salmon with yummy mashed potato and other sneaky veggies. Lightly pan-fried, they're nice and crunchy and the kids will devour them!

Katie’s chicken soup

There are times when only chicken noodle soup will do. And when only chicken noodle soup will do, this is the recipe for you. Full of flavour, it's quick and easy to make and you'll be able to slurp up a bowl in no time at all.