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A very simple, healthy and delicious recipe. Salmon Rissoles are a great way to feed more fish to your family.

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  • Vikki

    I too struggle to feed my kids fish, they think it’s very bland as well, possibly the way I cook it, I can’t seem to get it right, I usually dry it out. I’m going to give these a go, they sound great, thanks Kat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fish can be hard, you really need to keep your eye on it and only needs cooking for a short period.ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    My favourite fish based meals:

    1)Curtis Stone’s “Macadamia Crusted Barramundi” – YUMMO

    2) Coles sell Crumbed Whiting Fillets which are very quick and easy to prepare. Serve with a White Sauce, Parsley Sauce or Lemon Sauce.

    3) Tempura Battered Fish Fillets from the Frozen Foods section. Serve with chips or wedges and salad.

    4) Good Old Fish Fingers. At least the kids love them and they’re great for those weeks when the budget is tight.

    5) Family Treat – Takeaway Fish & chips by the beach. This is a nice Friday night treat.

    CheersReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yummo, I am going to be googling the Macadamia Crusted Barramundi, sounds delicious. We too love going down to the fish and chip shop along the broadwater, such a lovely evening fish and chips by the moonlight 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jane Stedman

    Try seafood marinara, a bag of frozen marinara mix from Coles, a jar of pasta sauce and fettuccine pasta
    Dinner done in 15 minutes
    Served with salad and a sour dough bread
    Not bland or boringReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that does sound really easy Jane, what seafood is in the marinara mix?ReplyCancel

    • Pat

      My seafood marinara uses a 400 gm can of tuna instead of the marinara mix as my lot don’t like it!
      Still very yummy and they gobble it down.ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        that’s a clever idea Pat!ReplyCancel

  • Have you tried wrapping salmon in parma ham? we normally stick some baby potatoes, bit of oil and some mixed herbs in the oven for 20 minutes, add salmon fillets wrapped in parma ham for another 20 and serve with veg, either samphire or asparagus and its gorgeous. The parma ham adds an extra depth of flavour to the fishReplyCancel

  • Tara

    I love salmon and tuna patties but my boys are not that fond of them so I make fish curries – I cube white fish (or use prawns) and use in curry recipes that call for white meat (without browning first). That way the fish is fall apart tender, not rubbery and has flavour from the curry.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    For many years especially when our 3 children were growing up family favourites in this house was Lattice Tuna and Tuna Rice Slice…..still make them for us and we either get 2 meals or lunch the next day….now I have retired I am trying to go back to putting the extra in the freezer for another night to save money.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I’ve not heard of Lattice Tuna, what is this Margaret. I’m also curious about the Tuna Rice Slice, does this have a curred centre… if so this is one of my favourite dinners!ReplyCancel

Homemade chicken meatballs with a hint of wasabi, double the batch to have an easy meal the next day or leftovers for lunch.

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  • Amanda

    These look yummy – thanks for sharing!
    Is it possible to have the “Pin It” (Pinterest) button on your recipes for quick convenient saving?
    Have a lovely weekend.
    ~ AmandaReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Amanda, there are usually sharing buttons at the bottom of all my posts, but I can’t seem to find the one on this one, it’s not working?? :(ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Oh YUM! Pinned! My family all love wasabi, this is going to be a favourite!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      The original recipe says to use more, but I have left it to just a little for a subtle hint, but then those that like it in our household just added some extra to the side of their plate :)ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    My girls hate spice could you exclude with wasabi or substitute with djion mustard. Also can they be from after cooking.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      yes absolutely, I love that idea!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    Trying to eat less carbs, suggestions for another binder besides breadcrumbs?ReplyCancel

    • Rachel

      Orgran have packaged crumbs that are mostly brown rice and quinoa. Still carb, but good low GI carb.ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        great tip Rachel, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Justine

    Yippee! A recipe that my whole family enjoy. Even the super fussy one loved these!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that’s so wonderful to hear Justine, yay, gotta love it when you find one of those recipes.ReplyCancel

A very quick and easy recipe to fill the a lunchbox, for the kids, hubby (your partner) or yourself. The bases are only 2 ingredients, then add your desired topping. It’s a great way to use up any left over meats or vegetables at the end of the week.

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  • Miriam

    I made a batch of Greek yogurt overnight last night, so this is perfect timing for me to make these.
    I have a question though: how long do you think they would keep for in the freezer?
    Miriam XxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      One batch only makes 8, so we have usually eaten ours within 2 weeks, however, most items in these containers last up to 3 months. Hope you enjoy them! Clever you for making greek yoghurt, this is something I haven’t attempted yet.ReplyCancel

      • Miriam

        Thanks for the reply – I know you’ve got loads of messages to reply to at the moment 😉
        I absolutely hate making lunch with a passion so i try to have sandwiches frozen so my eldest daughter (11) just needs to grab them and reheat in the oven when everyone is hungry (we homeschool so I don’t have to do “school” lunches, but they still need to be fed – haha!). And I try to only shop once a month, therefore freezing is a must.
        So I was thinking a big batch of these would be good a good addition to our freezer stash – yummy!!!

        Also, you should totally give making Greek yogurt a go (I know, with all your spare time!! Ha!). It’s nice and easy in the thermomix and if you use the Coles or Woolworths plain branded milk it works out at $1.50 a litre for the first few batches where you buy a yogurt to use as a starter, and once you’re using your own starter it’s only $1 a litre! Crazy cheap! Good luck when you eventually try it :-)
        Miriam XxReplyCancel

        • Miriam do you make your yogurt with fresh milk not UHT? This alone could make my buy a Thermomix!ReplyCancel

          • Miriam

            Hi Suzanne :-)
            I use regular milk from the fridge section in the supermarket :-)
            I love my thermomix but it’s not essential for yogurt making (or much else actually). I used to make it on the stove top all the time. For stove top making you need a thermometer though, and you need to hang around with the milk to ensure it doesn’t boil. It’s definitely less hassle in the thermomix, but I have an older thermomix so I still need to do different things at different stages. The new thermomix has a yogurt making recipe chip and it automatically does it mostly on its own 😉 I’d really like one of those!!!!! 😀
            To make the yogurt super creamy it needs to be strained once it’s set but I can never be bothered doing that. Maybe one day I’ll buy a very fine strainer with a large capacity so that it would be just a matter of dumping the yogurt in and coming back an hour later. :-)

  • Lyn

    I’m wondering, as we don’t have ‘Greek’ yoghurt, would ‘natural’ yoghurt produce the same results???
    These look sooooo easy, my nearly 4 yr old is going to love helping me make these!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    I’m going to give these a go with gluten free self raising flour, I’ll let you know how they turn out (might try with rice flour too)

    How do they go eaten cold? Do they taste good still?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I do prefer them warmer but they are still just as good cold, the kids have them in their lunchbox cold.ReplyCancel

      • Kylie

        We made these with the gluten free self raising flour and they turned out fairly good, however you need more flour to yoghurt. Not sure of the exact ratio but something like 1.5:1 to 2:1ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Thank you so much for sharing Kylie :)ReplyCancel

I love super easy dinner ideas and this Chicken and Basil Fettuccine is just that. Easily made within the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta, plus an extra 3 minutes!

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  • Rebecca

    Well Kat the Chicken basil fettuccine was an instant success to my 7 and 9 year old boys. I think it will be a regular in my arsenal. I might try it with zymil cream next timeReplyCancel

Step by step instructions on how to make these easy and delicious cheese and vegemite scrolls, a great recipe for lunchboxes.

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  • Jac

    I’ve always wanted to give these a go, will try making them today, thanks Kat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      How did they turn out Jac, so easy to make hope you all enjoyed them :)ReplyCancel

  • Anastasia

    Do you ever make your dough in the thermi?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Not for this recipe as it’s really easy to make in a bowl and mix with my hands, but I do make bacon and cheese scrolls (which I am yet to blog about) in my thermomix and also my pizza dough. :)ReplyCancel

  • Deb

    Thank you for the inspiration! How would these freeze? Bake and then freeze or freeze before baking? Wanting to do a big batch for school lunches!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I bake and then freeze them in an airtight container, I don’t wrap them as I like to keep my plastic usage to a minimum, but I find they don’t get any freezer burn if they are in the freezer in a good airtight container.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Thank you for reposting this recipe – my boys had so much fun making these with me today. So much yummier than store bought and no hassle getting them to eat their lunch when they make it!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I agree too, they are better than store ones, especially when they are fresh from the oven.ReplyCancel

  • Tabitha

    Made these for the first time today with a view to making my son’s lunchbox a bit more varied & turned out really well! Really looking forward to making with the other suggested ingredients too! Thank you for re-posting as had intended to make them a year ago!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I made some with pesto, ham and cheese on the weekend, they were nice, but the vegemite and cheese were the biggest hit!ReplyCancel

Get the kids in the kitchen to help make this very easy summer dessert.

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  • Gwenda Darling

    I make my own icecream. Beat 600 ml cream and when thick add a tin condensed milk.
    I add whatever I want according to the Occassion. Yesterday was passionfruit as they are so cheap at the moment.
    Crushed old cold mints chocolate is lovely for an adult desert.
    For this one I would ad crunchie bars or snickers.
    Thanks for the great idea about the patty cases.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I’m jealous Gwenda, passionfruits are always so expensive here. Your recipe sounds delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Sallyann

    Wow, how easy!!! Thank you, I know what my kids can make to take to the Aussie Day BBQ we are heading to.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Clever idea Sallyann, sprinkle with some crushed lamington for a twist!!ReplyCancel

  • I need this dessert ASAP! So easy to make and looks so deliciousReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they are so easy Denise, hope you enjoy.ReplyCancel

Almond butter balls are a delcious and sweet treat, bite size which make them very easy to eat.

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  • Mary

    Almond Butter Balks are very easy to make and a delicious treat if you like Butternut Biscuits?ReplyCancel

    • Mary

      Almond Butter Balls are very easy to make and a delicious treat if you like Butternut BiscuitsReplyCancel

  • Mary

    Almond Butter Balks are very easy to make and a delicious treat if you like Butternut Biscuits?ReplyCancel

3 Delicious Thermomix Christmas Recipes.

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  • wow – great to get a sneak peek into an official Thermomix cookbook like this, I love it! Have never yet made a Pavlova, but this recipe makes it look so simple and straightforward — I might just have a go. Thanks so much for taking time to share this post, in the midst of all your moving!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Moving was stressful but fun Helene, I’ve only made pavlova once, but I’m going to attempt this in the thermomix, hope yours turns out too!ReplyCancel

  • Great collection of Christmas recipes! That Berry Marshmallow slice is on my top list. It looks so yummy!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes… my eldest is looking forward to making this!!ReplyCancel