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How to cook more with less

empty pots and crumbs on the table

How to cook more with less

Having fewer ingredients will force some Australians to get more creative with their cooking.

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Pumpkin and Walnut Cupcakes

Pumpkin and Walnut Cupcakes

Pumpkin and Walnut Cupcakes

These are moist and delicious cupcakes, and the pumpkin flavour is very subtle.

Super-fast Sicilian Beef Ragu

Super-fast Sicilian Beef Ragu

Super-fast Sicilian Beef Ragu

This delicious ragu is much fresher and healthier than any store-bought variety!

Seeded Cauliflower Loaf

Seeded Cauliflower Loaf

Seeded Cauliflower Loaf

A bread that is nut free, low carb and packed with the goodness of vegetables ...

Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

This creamy and delicious pasta is the easiest comfort food you’ll ever make.

Pistachio and Cranberry Cookies

Pistachio and Cranberry Cookies

Pistachio and Cranberry Cookies

These cookies are super quick to make and packed with delicious flavours.

Christmas leftovers: tasty tips for excess food

Leftover Christmas food used to make crispy turkey nuggets

Christmas leftovers: tasty tips for excess food

See what you can rustle up with the traditional Christmas leftovers.

Macaroni and Mince Bake

Macaroni and Mince Bake

Macaroni and Mince Bake

Who doesn’t love macaroni? Why not make it for lunch?

Stuffed Sweet Potato

Stuffed Sweet Potato

Stuffed Sweet Potato

If you’re in the mood for a tasty dish, these stuffed sweet potatoes are a ...

Cakes & Baking

Pumpkin and Walnut Cupcakes

These are moist and delicious cupcakes, and the pumpkin flavour is very subtle.

Simple treats

No-Sugar Nutty Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe for No-Sugar Nutty Cookies.

No refined sugar

Chicken Curry Muffins

Minimum effort and maximum flavour will put these delicious parcels in your favourites folder.

Spiced for life

Chicken

Chicken Curry Muffins

Minimum effort and maximum flavour will put these delicious parcels in your favourites folder.

Spiced for life

Chicken and Pine Nut Rissoles

Today’s Chicken and Pine Nut Rissoles put a gourmet spin on an Aussie classic.

Fancy meatballs

Easy Chicken Fried Rice

Our Easy Chicken Fried Rice has only a few ingredients and is quick to make.

Chinese tucker

Desserts

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Chocolate Cake in a Mug: the easiest dessert for one

Instant chocolate dessert

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Slice

Our easy Chocolate and Peanut Butter Slice recipe is perfect for making a last minute dessert.

Choc-Peanut slice

Apple and Berry Crumble Cups

A special way to serve a classic dessert.

Classic twist

Party Food

Chocolate Christmas Fudge

Perfect for a last-minute gift or make it as a special treat for you.

Always a winner

Fancy Chicken Sandwiches

Today’s Fancy Chicken Sandwiches are a cinch to make and perfect for afternoon tea.

Fancy finger food

Baby Baked Eggs in Potatoes

These are best eaten warm, so prepare them in advance and, when ready to serve, crack in your quail eggs and pop them in the oven.

Posh eggs

Salads

Smashing Pumpkin and Spinach Salad

Roasted pumpkin and spinach are a perfect match in this stunning salad.

Smashing pumpkins

Beeeautiful Beetroot Salad

In-season beetroot shines in this simple salad which is packed with flavour

Can’t beat the beet

Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

Whip up this tasty dish in minutes

Simple summer salad

Pastas

Savvy solutions for single cooks

No more waste or multiple repeats of the same meal.

Single cooking solutions

Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

This creamy and delicious pasta is the easiest comfort food you’ll ever make.

Creamy perfection!

Tastebud Tingling Spring Pasta

Pasta is a great dinnertime standby, but sometimes it can become a little boring. Try this delicious spicy chorizo version to get your tastebuds tingling.

Taste the season

Healthy Recipes

Popcorn Cauliflower and Broccoli

A fun and healthy way to cook cauliflower and broccoli

Crunch and flavour

Spaghetti Frittata

A simple and delicious frittata to serve hot or cold for lunch.

Quick and easy

Crispy Spuds and Capsicum

Delicious crispy potatoes, with capsicum and olives, make for a delicious dish.

Perfect potatoes

Dinner

Cheesy Vegetable Gratin

Our Cheesy Vegetable Gratin is comfort on a plate.

Comfort on a plate

Mini Vegie Pies

Try these Mini Vegie Pies from Luke Hines’ new book, The Fast Low-carb Kickstart Plan.

Mini wonders

Slow-Roasted Potatoes and Garlic

The secret to this dish is good quality potatoes and olive oil.

Potato Perfect

Soups

One-pot Spring Chicken

This light and tasty One-pot Spring Chicken packs a serious flavour punch.

Healthy and tasty

The Famous Flu Fighter Soup

This one-pot wonder of a soup is an absolute powerhouse for preventing colds and flu.

Give colds the boot

Easy Pea and Ham Soup

Warm up with our quick and easy pea and ham soup.

Soul-warming soup

Vegetarian

Mixed Bean Casserole

Beans are versatile and high in protein and vitamins, making them the perfect base for this one pot meal that can be adapted to suit what’s in your pantry. The most cost effective way to make this mixed bean casserole is to soak dried beans overnight. ...

Budget beans

Popcorn Cauliflower and Broccoli

A fun and healthy way to cook cauliflower and broccoli

Crunch and flavour

Seeded Cauliflower Loaf

A bread that is nut free, low carb and packed with the goodness of vegetables takes the term ‘bread’ to a whole new level.

Baked goodness

Drinks

Refreshing Lemon Summer Cooler

Enjoy a refreshing and electrolyte-boosting summer drink.

Summer pick-me-up

Five cracking Christmas cocktails

Why not greet your guests with one of these delicious cocktails?

Festive cheer

Tipsy Festive Eggnog

You can, of course, buy shop-bought eggnog but where's the fun in that?

Make your Christmas very merry

Breakfast

Savoury Vegie Pancakes

Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring. These zucchini pancakes are healthy and delicious.

Beat breakfast boredom

Top 20 high-energy budget breakfasts

Start your day the right way with one of our top 20 energy-boosting breakfasts.

Energy boosts

Mushroom and Feta Omelette

A quick, low-fuss dinner, this delicious omelette is full of mushrooms, feta and mixed herbs.

Get cracking

Fish

Light Salmon Quiche

Looking for a healthy meal to serve as a light lunch or whip up for a quick dinner?

Light ‘n’ tasty

Fabulous Fish Curry

Our Fish Curry has a touch of spice to warm you up on a cold night.

Fish Curry

Mini Frittatas

These Mini Frittatas are oh so easy to make.

Pack a picnic

Slow Cooker

Saucy Slow-Cooked Beef

Well worth the wait, our Saucy Slow-Cooked Beef will melt in your mouth.

Full of flavour

Irish Beef Stew

Slow cooked and rich in flavour - nothing beats a tasty Irish stew on a cool winter day. Serve with a glass of full bodied red wine and enjoy. Ingredients 1150g Shin beef trimmed and cut in 1 inch cubes (can be substituted ...

Find out more

Slow-cooked Chilli

This chilli recipe may take a while to make, but the taste will be difficult to beat

Slow-cooked chilli that’s worth the wait

Beef

Beef and Kumara Curry

If you are a lover of the flavour of curry, but can't cope with the heat, then this mild recipe is the one for you!

Cook a mild curry

Meatballs with Beans and Rice

A hearty meatball dish for dinner that can be made in one pot

Read the recipe

Beef and Butternut Pumpkin Tagine

Tagine is the Moroccan word that refers to both the conical shaped slow cooking pot and the food prepared in it.

Tagine of dreams

Seafood

Roberta's Warm Asian Squid Salad

Spring into spring with this simple but delicious squid salad.

Snap to it

Fish and Chips

Our fresh, oven baked fish'n'chips are low fat and tasty, so why not treat yourself?

Low fat, high in taste!

Whole Roasted Trout

For many, Friday night is fish’n’chips night. Why not make it healthier with our Roast Trout?

Fish’n’chips tonight

Lamb

Cherry glazed ham

The perfect, foolproof Cherry-glazed Christmas ham.

Christmas ham

Lamb Noodle Stir-fry

This Asian-inspired Lamb Noodle Stir Fry is one of our favourites to whip up!

A quick and tasty lamb dish

Spice-Rubbed Lamb Backstrap

Spice up your life with this simple flavour-packed lamb marinade.

Perfect with couscous

Pork

Asian Pork Balls

It only takes minutes to prepare and cook our Asian Pork Balls.

Asian Pork

One-Pan Pork and Vegetables

Super tasty pork dish has the added bonus of keeping your kitchen clean.

Making life easy

Bacon and Egg Pie

The pie that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Pie-eyed over this dish

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