Lunch and Dinner

Beef and Butternut Stew

I have realised that if nothing else, this blog is a shocking testimony to my sweet tooth. Looking over the ratio of sweet to savoury recipes I don’t think I’d be able to convince anyone that I’d choose… um… I don’t know … say steak over cake. Though I might, if I was in the…

Feed Four for NZ$20 – Creamy Garlic and Mushroom Chicken (Gluten Free)

I have been inspired/challenged by rising food costs and concurrent meal plans from major supermarkets that rely on cheap glutenous products for their ‘affordable meal suggestions’ to come up with some tasty, healthy(ish!), affordable meals that are also gluten free, for those of us who don’t have the option of reducing costs with cheap gluten.…

Easy Chicken

This blog post comes with massive apologies for the distinct lack of blogging that has been going on around here. I have yet to master looking after a baby and staying on top of the washing, washing up and keeping the house in a reasonable state, so there is little current hope of managing to…

Gluten Free Fried Fish

We live in rural New Zealand. Our nearest small town has a few takeaway places but the only one that I know is coeliac-safe is the local curry restaurant. Although the fish and chip shop offers gluten free options, they cook them in the same fryer as their gluten food and so those options are…

Gluten Free Meatballs

A while ago, a gluten-eating friend of mine told me that she always uses grated potato instead of breadcrumbs in her meatballs, whether or not she is cooking gluten-free. These meatballs piggy back off that idea, but I blitz the potato with the onions and garlic as that is less work than grating potatoes and…

Lemon and Olive Chicken

This recipe is a true “some, some and some” recipe – I’m afraid I don’t have exact quantities and usually just judge it according to what feels like the right amount at the time. This dish is very easy (you just do the basic prep and then leave the oven to do its thing) and…

Mince in Potato Skins

These potato skins are a great way to use up leftover mince. You can either use leftover baked potatoes and scale quantities according to the number of potatoes you have, or you can pop extra potatoes in the oven when you’re baking whole potatoes for a different meal and save them for this. This makes…

Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup

Although the days are gloriously spring-like at the moment, there are still evenings when I find a bit of winter comfort food, well, comforting. Warm soups, stews and casseroles are still very much on my menu, although occasionally I adorn them with a side salad as a nod to spring. I tend to be quite…

Slow Cooker Bacon and Butternut Risotto

I really like risotto. But, until recently, I have largely avoided making it as I found it too tedious and difficult to stand over the stove stirring risotto while hungry children want to see what I am doing. And then, I decided to experiment with making risotto in the slow cooker – it was wonderfully…

Feed 4 for NZ$20 – Spinach and Tomato Pasta Bake (Gluten Free)

Many conversations with friends lately have confirmed my own experience – food is getting more and more expensive. And following a gluten free diet, which is a medical necessity for those with coeliac disease, was expensive enough before prices seemed to start climbing so high so quickly! And so I have set myself a challenge…

Stuffed Buns (Gluten Free)

If you’re looking for gluten free lunchbox inspiration, hopefully I have something for you in this recipe! These airy buns can be stuffed with whatever you like, although I highly recommend lots of cheese is included with any other ingredients! Although these taste best served warm from the oven, they can be wrapped once cool…