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A Simple healthy Green smoothie recipe by Lunch Lady Lou

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 ...
Image of toddler reaching for a slice of coconut and carrot bread. Recipe by Lunch Lady Lou

Coconut and carrot bread

Coconut and carrot bread   Your afternoon tea is sorted. This coconut and carrot bread is simple and quick to make, contains sneaky veggies, i...

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...

breakfast recipes

Magical Mandarin Porridge

    Magical Mandarin Porridge We were in Blackheath, with a kilo of mandarins, a tub of yoghurt and Pierre sporting the ‘chang...

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...

Lunch & dinner recipes

Crispy Cauliflower Bites

    These crispy cauliflower bites are the perfect way to use a whole cauliflower in one meal. They’re crispy, crunchy, easy to make and ...

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 ...

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...

salad recipes

The Gammo’s Yellow Rice

    The Gammo’s Yellow Rice Every now and then you’re given a recipe that changes the way you cook in the kitchen. This is it ladies and ...
Soup Recipes

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&#...

How to make Chicken Broth

Out of all the meals my mum cooked for us. Hands down her soup was the best. She’d usually start it on a Saturday morning. By the time I̵...
Snack Recipes

Mum’s Crackers

    Mum’s Crackers Making your own crackers is one of those things that seems like a lot of effort, until you do it and you wonder what y...

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...
Dips & Salad Dressing Recipes

Holy Guacamole

    OK OK OK. Just sayin… this recipe has been certified D E L I C I O U S by a born Mexican herself.  She told me to tell you...

The Besto Pesto Recipe

The Besto Pesto Recipe What do you get when you mix  spring (the season), a blender, a Russian kale harvest from your balcony and some leftove...

Beetroot dip – 2 ways

 My favourite dip growing up was corn relish. I can remember asking one day how it was made. “Oh it’s just a jar of corn relish wi...

Hummus

Hummus is a middle eastern creation and gee wiz they’ve done it well. It’s a combo of chickpeas blended with lemon, garlic, tahini, cumin and ...
Dessert Recipes

Apple Crumble

    This apple crumble recipe is getting a makeover. It’ll be back shortly. How to make an apple crumble Apple crumbles just scream ̵...

Matcha Crunch Slice

     I’ve never been into the whole Matcha craze. I actually only tried it a month or 2 ago for the first time ever. I did not...

Chocolate Chunk Bliss Bites

    Chocolate Chunk Bliss Bites What do you get when you cross some leftover bliss ball mixture with leftover melted chocolate? Chocolate...
Drinks Recipes

Sleepy Tea

I know you’re hearing me when I say life can get a bit ‘cray cray’ sometimes. But what if I told you I found the answer in making...

Chocolate Chai

Chai is one of those things where it’s got to be made with love, otherwise it will taste like weak milky water. Or watery milk, whichever you...

Pina Colada Smoothie

Like a lot of my recipes, this smoothie was accidental. A trip to the markets ended up with an enthusiastic purchase of a few pineapples, followed ...
Foundational Recipes

Freezer 101

    Your freezer can do a lot more than keep your ice cream cold and your fruit frozen. Although they’re very important items to be froze...

How to Cook Couscous

    How to Cook Couscous What I love most about cooking couscous is that it’s ready in 5 minutes. Does it get any easier? Follow this gui...

How to Cook Quinoa Perfectly

    How to Cook Quinoa Perfectly Cooking quinoa perfectly is super easy to do, once you know these steps. I’ll admit, it can be easy to m...

How to Make Nut Milk

There’s something so crazy about blending nuts to create milk. There’s a myriad of reasons why people do it from a dairy intolerance, t...
  PRESERVING AND FERMENTING RECIPES 

How to make homemade Kimchi

I have always loved Asian food. The way the flavours dance together. They way they explode in your mouth, bounce off your tongue and pinch your che...

Pregnancy & Postpartum

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...

Healthy Cooking Habits

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...

4 simple flavour tips

 4 simple flavour tips     4 simple flavour tips to make memorable meals 1. Build a Flavour Town compartment in your fridge Think of this...

10 reasons your meals suck

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me some negative thing about cooking which they believed related to their life only. I’d be a gazilli...

Cooking 101

How to make ghee at home

How to make ghee at home How to make ghee at home on your stovetop with only 1 ingredient. Butter.   Yeah, I know. Who has the time to make th...

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