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Salmon and leek quiche recipe by Lunch Lady Lou

Salmon and Leek Quiche

Salmon and Leek Quiche   Hello and welcome to your favourite new brunch: Salmon and Leek Quiche. The perfect recipe for brunch dates, breakfas...

Apple Tart with Bone Broth

Apple Tart with Bone Broth This apple tart is nutritionally supercharged with bone broth to sneakily support your health while having a delicious f...
A family photo of Lou, Pete and BJ at Christmas time a few years ago

My Christmas Menu 2021

My Christmas Menu 2021 It’s the Friday before Christmas and I’m coming at you with my Christmas menu for 2021. Over the next week we ha...

breakfast recipes

Salmon and leek quiche recipe by Lunch Lady Lou

Salmon and Leek Quiche

Salmon and Leek Quiche   Hello and welcome to your favourite new brunch: Salmon and Leek Quiche. The perfect recipe for brunch dates, breakfas...

Caramelised Banana

    As if bananas needed to get any better. This caramelised banana takes it to a whole new level and is a great way to use up those old ...

Steamed Pears

    This quick steamed pears recipe is wonderful served on it’s own for breakfast or a simple winter dessert. I’ve always been in love wi...

Basic Porridge

    This basic porridge recipe is my simple go-to breakfast in winter. It’s quick, wholesome and warming on a chilly winters morning. By ...

Stewed Rhubarb

    Stewed rhubarb is a healthy winter favourite in our house. It takes about 10 minutes to make and will last the week in your fridge fo...

Lunch & dinner recipes

Salmon fritters

     These homemade salmon fritters have been making my life easier these past few months. We’re getting a dose of Omega 3’s and DHA...

One pan pasta bake

     This one pan pasta bake has taken over our house as No.1 dish of the month/quarter/year. Not only is it foolproof. You only nee...

Couscous with Preserved Lemon Salad

    Couscous with Preserved Lemon Salad Everybody has a pack of couscous in their cupboard, right? I’ll assume that’s a yes. I have 2 pac...

6 quick soup recipe tips

    So it’s a cold day and you want a warming bowl of soup but you don’t want to get out the blender for a creamy blended style soup. You...

salad recipes

Couscous with Preserved Lemon Salad

    Couscous with Preserved Lemon Salad Everybody has a pack of couscous in their cupboard, right? I’ll assume that’s a yes. I have 2 pac...

Roasted Eggplant Dip

    Roasted Eggplant Dip If you have roasted veggies, you can make this. If you’re not yet on the bandwagon of roasting up trays of veg t...

Spiced chickpeas

    One of my favourite kitchen rituals is cooking up a big pot of chickpeas. I love that I can flavour them however I like, onion, garli...
Soup Recipes

6 quick soup recipe tips

    So it’s a cold day and you want a warming bowl of soup but you don’t want to get out the blender for a creamy blended style soup. You...

Slow Cooker Beef Pho

    My favourite Slow Cooker Beef Pho recipe is a winner in my house. This information is from my new program The Kitchen Reset. The Kitc...

6 auto-pilot meals

    I boobytrap my pantry, so even when I’m tired, I know there’s something there for me to eat that’s better than the ...

Slow Cooker 101

    Slow Cooker 101 In this guide I’ll take you through the best ways to get the most out of your slow cooker, so it works for you while ...
Snack Recipes

Apple Tart with Bone Broth

Apple Tart with Bone Broth This apple tart is nutritionally supercharged with bone broth to sneakily support your health while having a delicious f...

A simple healthy green smoothie recipe

A simple healthy green smoothie recipe I’ve been making this simple healthy green smoothie recipe all week for BJ. He’s teething and not that keen ...

Carrot and coconut bread

Your afternoon tea is sorted. This carrot and coconut bread is simple and quick to make, contains sneaky veggies, isn’t too sweet and freezable. Th...
Dips & Salad Dressing Recipes

Roasted Eggplant Dip

    Roasted Eggplant Dip If you have roasted veggies, you can make this. If you’re not yet on the bandwagon of roasting up trays of veg t...

Roasted Red Capsicum Dip

  Roasted Red Capsicum Dip Your time in the kitchen can be easier and more enjoyable. Promise. It begins with filling your fridge with your fa...

Pesto!

    Pesto! Hello. My name is Lou and I love pesto. You too? Oh yeah, we all do. Did you know your pesto can be as whacky or crazy as you ...
Dessert Recipes

Choc Banana ‘mess’

   Choc Banana ‘mess’ This healthy dessert is really simple, actually there’s nothing to this and that’s why I LOVE IT. We’re combi...
Drinks Recipes

Berry Nectarine Smoothie Bowl

     So I bought 3kg of white nectarines by accident. I was sad at my errors for a few days, until they ripened up and filled my apa...

Healthy Hot Chocolate

    Healthy Hot Chocolate Ingredients 2 cups boiling water 2 tablespoons cacao powder A handful of nuts/coconut 1-2 dates (pitted) A good...

Mango Melon Cooler

    Hooly dooly. It’s a scorcher and it’s only 11.11am. As someone with an active job, I know what it’s like to need hy...
Foundational Recipes

How to make flatbread

    Newsflash, this flatbread recipe has the same ingredients as my pizza dough recipe. In cooking ‘purist’ terms, it’s not technically a...

Homemade Coconut Yoghurt

    Homemade Coconut Yoghurt At Casa De Lou we’re doing Plastic Free July! This means, for the month of July we’re trying to use as littl...

Slow Cooker 101

    Slow Cooker 101 In this guide I’ll take you through the best ways to get the most out of your slow cooker, so it works for you while ...

Soup Making 101

    My favourite soup making tips Onions are always a good idea, sautee them in some oil with a pinch of salt for 10 minutes until they&#...
  PRESERVING AND FERMENTING RECIPES 

How to sterilise your jars and lids

    Learning how to sterilise your jars and lids is really simple and requires little effort, except for a pot of boiling water and an ov...

Apricot Jam

    Apricot Jam I made jam! I love making jam. I grew up amongst the fruit trees and have many memories of my mum making apricot and plum...

Homemade Coconut Yoghurt

    Homemade Coconut Yoghurt At Casa De Lou we’re doing Plastic Free July! This means, for the month of July we’re trying to use as littl...

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

    These slow cooker baked beans are a simple twist on the tinned classic we know and love. They’re rich, creamy and a cinch to make whe...

Simple Meal Prep Dhal

    Simple Meal Prep Dhal I’m pregnant and prepping some meals before I pop. It’s a funny thing because as I’m cooking, I’m mourning the ...

Healthy Cooking Habits

Cooking 101

Spiced chickpeas

    One of my favourite kitchen rituals is cooking up a big pot of chickpeas. I love that I can flavour them however I like, onion, garli...

Program previews

INTRODUCING: Shut Up and Cook!

    Introducing: Shut Up and Cook! Your guide to getting back to basics in the kitchen, a beginners guide to cooking and beginning your j...