Posts Tagged“healthy”

Making healthy and enjoyable meals for the family is a wonderful yet often undervalued skill.  You can save your family a fortune by making home made meals, not to mention the many other benefits of home cooking.  You don’t need to make a major production of cooking gourmet meals, just develop some good old fashioned skills which a couple of generations ago were common place and valued. By putting some thought into what your family will eat for the week, you can save all sorts of stress and money.  I find it good to have a quick look at my…

This chilli recipe is a great versatile family meal, it is healthy, thrifty and delicious. You can serve it with rice, use it to fill tacos along with some salad, or use it as a topping for nachos. You can adjust the amount of chilli to suit your family. To make a really kid friendly version, only use a ¼ tsp of chilli to begin with and then if you think that is too mild, you can always add more next time. You can also “hide” any number of veggies you like with this recipe. I used 4 extra large…

This delicious coleslaw was inspired by a supply of kale, radish, mint, parsley and celery I had in the garden, as well as a cook book my friend loaned me. As I looked through the cook book a coleslaw recipe caught my eye and I thought I have just the veggies to make up a coleslaw recipe! Don’t be afraid to experiment with cooking and try new things, for example if you don’t have cranberries for this recipe substitute sultanas or raisins. The basics of making coleslaw are cabbage, carrot and onion, but there are no fixed rules, I just…

Anzac biscuits are a really easy and frugal biscuit to make at home, and they are so much nicer than the store bought variety.  They make great lunch box snacks, keep well in an air tight container and freeze really well.  Whenever I make them I make a double batch in order to have plenty to freeze.  You can freeze them either as baked cookies or in raw form in a “cookie log” for future baking.  With this batch I made I baked half, then froze half the mixture in log form. The beauty of freezing cookie logs is that…