Echidna Balls

This recipe epitomizes family-friendly, easy, cheap, healthy and delicious meals!  It’s from the 4 Ingredients Kids book and will definitely be made again in my house! Ingredients (serves 4)400g beef mince1 egg, beaten1/2 cup cooked white rice400g can condensed tomato soup MethodPreheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.  In a bowl, combine the beef, eggs, rice… 

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Potato & Leek Soup

Here’s a warming winter soup that’s simple but so delicious! Ingredients (serves 4)olive oil spray1 large leek, white part only, sliced1 brown onion, chopped1 clove garlic, crushed500g potatoes, peeled and chopped2 cups vegetable stock1 cup water1 cup low-fat milk1 large kranski sausage, cookedherbs, to garnish MethodHeat a large saucepan over medium heat.  Spray with olive… 

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Roast Vegetable & Bacon Soup

I’m so excited that it’s soup weather again!  Soups are healthy, easy, cheap and so tasty – a firm favourite in our household.  This one (adapted from www.taste.com.au) is not so quick, as the veges roast for a while – but as far as preparation time goes, it’s not much at all.  The flavour of the… 

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Real Food for Real Families: Week 2

Real Food for Real Families continues with another meal plan, shopping list and cost breakdown.  I’d love to hear your feedback, ideas or recipes – so please get in touch!  Again, the cost breakdown is approximate – some things will give you leftovers, some things I just averaged the price for the amount you’ll use…. 

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Real Food for Real Families: Week 1

I’ve been teasing you for a week about some changes I’m making in my family and consequently, on the blog.  A few weeks back I really started thinking about the food we’re eating and was coming across various articles and information about things like “raw”, “real” and “whole” foods. I’m also training for a marathon… 

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Cauilflower and Blue Cheese Soup

The weather’s getting cooler and soup season is nearly upon us!  Today we have a very special guest post from my friend and workmate, Liam Renton.  He’s a great cook and wanted to share this favourite with you! Thanks Liam 🙂  And don’t forget to get your fruit & vegetables delivered fresh from Charlies! “It’s… 

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