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Chicken & Coconut Curry Meatballs

 Through my childhood I was always served meat and 3 veg.  And I must admit sausages or chicken schnitzel, mash and vegetables would have to be one of my favourite weeknight meals.  However, sometimes I like to fancy it up and this Chicken & Coconut Curry Meatballs is exactly that. Chicken Curry Meatballs   Print […]

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  • Diane Medley

    Nut allergy here…. What could I substitute for coconut?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I would leave out the coconut all together then Diane although you could add in some finely diced capsicum insteadReplyCancel

  • Helen Broadbridge

    I would like to say a big thankyou to you Julie, who posts such encouraging posts each day. I also work and have a gorgeous granddaughter I care for, but still find the time to click onto your page every two days and get my inspiration. Thankyou
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  • Megan Hall

    Coconut is a palm and not a nut. The coconut itself is a seed. ReplyCancel

  • Megan Hall

    Definitely best to avoid then. I would just leave it out.ReplyCancel

  • Jessi Jones

    Could I just use chicken mince instead?ReplyCancel

  • […] are easy to make and they’re a great dish to cook in bulk and freeze in serves for nights like this. Jennifer […]ReplyCancel

Vege Packed Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is my kids favourite dinner, they would happily eat it each week if I planned it.  I usually double this recipe and either freeze it or plan to have it in a different meal later that week (left overs). Vege Packed Bolognese   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 45 mins Total […]

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  • Kate

    The instructions don’t mention the zucchini? But I assume you put it in with the carrot etc.
    I use a virtually identical recipe but I also add finely diced red capsicum. I use a whole zucchini and I grate rather than dice the carrot – it adds a lovely sweetness and is undetectable in the sauce!
    So much healthier this way, and stacks cheaper as you’re using less meat. Winner! :) ReplyCancel

Sesame Lamb Rissoles

This is a delicious rissole recipe that is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  This recipe only makes 10 rissoles, my family wanted more so next time I am going to double it and any left overs can be put on a bread roll for school lunches the next day. Sesame Lamb Rissoles   Print […]

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  • Mr and Mrs Romance

    Yum! Love a good rissole! I like putting smoky paprika in my burgers and rissoles – but that might just be a phase! I’ve been adding it to lots of things recently. Poor Mrs Romance.ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    I also like to add finely chopped parsley and rosemary….but then again I’d most likely add in diced capsicum and shredded carrot as well…any way I can sneak in extra vegies!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    I also like to add grated vegies including carrot, zucchini, capsicum… Worcestershire sauce is also good and my secret ingredient is a large dollop of ricotta.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Jupp

    Sound great but serves 5??? We are a family of four and when we have rissoles I have to use 1 kilo.ReplyCancel

Fast Midweek Meal – Spaghetti and Meatballs

 This recipe is for those nights that you want to have dinner cooked and served fast.  I enjoy making my own meatballs, for occasions like this it’s handy having some in the freezer (defrost through the day) or you can purchase them prepared for you in the meat section at the supermarket. Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs […]

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  • Sue Nicholls

    Would love your recipe for the actual meatballs – it’d be great to have a few batches in the freezer (I need gluten free so the supermarket ones are no good for me).ReplyCancel

    • Sue I cheated on this recipe and purchased them from the supermarket.ReplyCancel

      • Sue Nicholls

        I ended up mixing up a big batch of meatballs yesterday, as I had just bought mince and wanted to have some ready in the freezer. I’m using 1/3 in your recipe tonight so if they pass the test I’ll post my recipe. I was low on breadcrumbs so they may end up falling apart but we’ll see.ReplyCancel

Cheeseburger Pasta Bake

Pasta Bakes are a meal that I can easily make through the day, pop in the fridge, head out to sports in the evening and when I get home I put it in the oven.  The kids will shower and by the time they are finished dinner is ready.  I have been making very healthy […]

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  • Mary

    Ooh wow, my kids would love this, just the name sounds really cool. Thanks Kat for sharing all these great recipes that my family enjoysReplyCancel

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  • kellie

    Made this last night. The whole family loved it! Thanks KatReplyCancel

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Using Mince is a Sinch

This is a guest post by Briohny, from Plan Eat Play After a brief discussion with a few friends, I quickly discovered that everyone has their own special way of making a bolognaise sauce and the perfect ‘Spag Bol’ is very personal and hotly contested topic. With this in mind I’m here to share with […]

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  • Marita Beard

    Oh yum those mince puff pastry squares look fabulous.ReplyCancel

    • they do don’t they Marita, I made some scrolls the other day with left over mince and puff pastry, so yummyReplyCancel

Honey, Soy and Garlic Chicken Sausage Rolls

Honey, Soy and Garlic Chicken Sausage Rolls   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 55 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Lunchbox Chicken Serves: 50 Ingredients 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 Maggi Stir Fry Creations Honey Soy & Garlic 500g chicken mince 1 egg 1 zucchini 1 carrot ½ onion […]

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Quick Shepherd’s Pie

As winter approaches we are start to enjoy the casseroles and pies.  My hubby cooked this Shepherd’s Pie for us, something quick and easy for him to prepare.  I would say he put too much cheese on top, but I’m not complaining!!!! Quick Weeknights Shepherd’s Pie   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 […]

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  • Can never have too much cheese :) Shepherd’s pie is also one of my family favourites. My husband also cooks this one on the nights I’m working late. Quick and easy!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    Thankyou for this recipe!! My husband is very fussy so I am always a bit nervous trying new things out on him.. I got a call from him yesterday telling me he had just finished the leftovers and I “had better of saved the recipe”!!! It was a winner with all of us and I think it will become a regular meal..!ReplyCancel

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Hubby made a double batch of these delicious homemade sausage rolls, a double batched was enough to serve 5 for dinner with salad, then enough left over for school lunch boxes Homemade Sausage Rolls   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 12 Ingredients 250g […]

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Lamb Rissoles

Lamb Rissoles   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Kat Recipe type: Main Meal Serves: 5 Ingredients 500g lamb mince 1 brown onion, finely diced 1 egg 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce ¾ cup dried breadcrumbs salt and pepper to taste Instructions Place all ingredients in a […]

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