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Chorizo and Vegetable Frittata

A super easy weeknight meal Chorizo and Vegetable Frittata   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Egg, Easy Meals Serves: 5 Ingredients 750g macaroni pasta 4 eggs 1 chorizo sausage, halved and sliced 1 zucchini, grated 125g frozen corn kernels ½ red capsicum, […]

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  • Kristie

    Looks delicious, will have to give it a go :)ReplyCancel

  • Can you confirm that 750 grams of pasta is correct? Seems like a lot!

    And do you think it would cook okay in the oven? My grill is not really big enough for putting dishes under.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Tara, yes 750g does sound a lot but it is correct. Just because the macaroni is a lot smaller than normal size pasta. I can’t see why you can’t put it in the oven.ReplyCancel

  • Maybe I’m using the wrong size macaroni? Is that the cooked or uncooked weight. I made it with 250ish grams of uncooked pasta – and it barely fit in my quiche dish, and it didn’t bind at all, tasted great, but was more a pasta dish than a frittata. Not complaining just checking with you this is how it should be. :)ReplyCancel

    • I just checked the pasta packet, I used more like 350 – 400gram raw pasta…ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Hi Tara, Yes its the dry weight. Maybe try using a bigger quiche dish? Let me know how it turns out.:)ReplyCancel

        • Ha ha, this is turning into quite the conversation :) Did yours bind, or was the egg more like a coating for the pasta?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    LOL yes it is Tara! It all bind together, like a quiche.ReplyCancel

Banana Nutella Puffs

Don’t you hate it when the fruit flies start flying over the old banana’s.  I usually put them in the freezer at this time for muffins or smoothies, but I had an ample amount already in there so I made an impromptu afternoon snack to use up the old bananas. Quick and easy, as simple […]

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Banana and Date Muffins

I have had this odd craving (no I am not pregnant) for dates lately, I have been making date cookies, energy balls and my latest favourite is this Banana & Date muffin recipe.  I have made quite a few variations of banana muffins over the years, with weetbix or chocolate chips, but have to say […]

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  • Chocolate banana is SUCH an underated flavour. I made a Chocolate banana protein smoothie this morning and it was the bomb!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I’m so excited to try this recipe today because my kids have allergies and this is dairy and egg free! Also, I have lots of overripe bananas ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    Made these tonight into 2 loaves rather than muffins. Added an extra banana, used gf flour, rice milk, chia seeds and pistachio nuts instead of pumpkin seeds ( didnt have any) tasted amazing!!! Also I used canola oil as I find EXtra Virgin olive oil has too much flavour for baking. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Ooh sound yummy, great variation!ReplyCancel

Baked Fish Fingers

A fantastic recipe to get the kids to eat fish, they will love the crunch of the Panko crumbs.  Plus this is an easy weeknight meal.  I used Hoki fish, however you can use whatever white fish fillet is on special when purchasing. Baked Fish Fingers   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 […]

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BBQ Flavoured Shredded Chicken

Earlier this year I learnt how to easily shred chicken, read more here.  The kids have been really enjoying it on their sandwiches for school, but I thought I would add a bit of flavour as my Mr 11 loves BBQ sauce!  This recipe takes at least an hour on the stove, but it is […]

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Apricot, Almond and Coconut Slice

I am not a huge fan of apricots, really don’t like the taste very much…. but this slice is ooh so good one that I am certain I will make on a regular basis.  It has a delicious oat and apricot base, topped with a not too sweet mix of white chocolate and coconut oil.  This […]

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  • Tiffany

    Would love the non Thermomix recipe! Looks yummy, for school lunches. ????ReplyCancel

  • Bel

    Me Too!!! Looking for different school lunch ideas, this sounds deliciousReplyCancel

  • ann berry

    Looking forward to the non Thermomix recipe
    s!ReplyCancel

Healthy Coconut Lemon Balls

Sometimes it’s hard to find something different to add to the kids lunch boxes, they have their usual sandwich, a piece of fruit, vegetables sticks and some baking, but there are days where they want something a little more and I am loving the ‘balls‘ that I have been making lately.  Not only are they […]

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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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How I organise all my favourite recipes

I LOVE to cook and bake for my family, there isn’t a week that goes by that I haven’t baked something delicious for afternoon tea or for their school lunchboxes.  I LOVE cookbooks, I honestly don’t need anymore than what I have, but a new one is always a welcome gift! However, I am trying […]

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  • Angela Woodall

    I also have a binder for all my recipes I come across or have been handed down to me. It’s bursting at the seams so this is a great idea to split between two as I’ve been wondering how to go about resorting them. I do find, however, that the 4 ring binders work better as the sleeves just don’t seem to stand nicely in a 2 ring binder. I also did one for mum several years ago as a gift, retyping all her old recipes and adding in some of mine she liked. I made up some cool dividers and designed a front cover to slip in the plastic. She also has her old handwritten book back to keep for prosperity as there are a lot of old recipes handed down to her in it too.ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Watt

    now when are you publishing that cook bookReplyCancel

  • Jo

    Hi Kat – Love this idea and particularly how pretty it is! I have a hodge-podge of handwritten, magazine and printed recipes but would love to get them all organised and reprinted… which sparks a random question – your stuff is always colourful and you obviously make and print your own labels and a million other things – do you have a recommendation for a good printer for home? We don’t have one at present and when we did I was horrified at how much ink cost and how often I had to order new ink (which I could only do online and then wait ages for it to arrive). Any suggestions on economical ways to set up a home printer situation? Do you find your kids print homework related stuff on it as well or do they do that at school? Just interested to know what works for you.
    Thanks, and thanks for the site. With a 21 month old boy and another (over)due any day this site helps me keep pottering away at a calm and ordered home life.
    JoReplyCancel

  • Chloe

    Hi Kat I purchased this download a week ago and finally got the binders. I can’t wait to start filling it up. Do you have a special way of getting the spine in? I managed to slip it in, in one folder but can’t seem to get it in the other. It’s driving me insane! Haha.ReplyCancel

{RECIPE} Bacon, leek and corn risotto

Bacon, leek and corn risotto   Print Author: Katrina Recipe type: Rice and Pasta Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, diced 1 cup arborio rice 3 cups chicken stock ½ cup corn kernels, frozen parmesan cheese, to serve Instructions Heat oil […]

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  • Sarah Dohl

    I’ve never made risotto in a rice cooker, could I use the microwave version?ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Just to confirm- do you use a whole leek or half a leek for this recipe?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Hi Rachel, Yes i use half a leek thinly sliced.:)ReplyCancel

  • Show musht go on

    Impressive! I always cook it in Redmond 4502 multicooker – it is fantastic! All my friends love food from multicooker, because it is very fast and tasty, and this recipe too, try it in multicooker, you will be pretty surprised.ReplyCancel

Choc Rice Bubble Bars

I have recently added the Vegie Smugglers range of cookbook/eBook (instant downloads) into my shop and have been trying out some of the recipes.  Vegie Smugglers have a great range of cookbooks that help you to add more vegies to the kids/family meal.   I just love how these recipes hide vegetables amongst a regular meal and it’s still delicious. I […]

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  • Sonya

    Sounds delish, however please be aware these CONTAIN NUTS (Nutella ) , so wouldn’t be recommended for school lunchboxesReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Am I missing something? Where are the smuggled vegetables in this recipe?ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    My daughter is nut free with very serious allergies. This recipe looks great but would suggest replacing the Nutella with a product called Smudge made by Freedom Foods. It is nut, gluten and dairy free and obviously you are going to lose the smuggled goodness of nuts, but at least they will be lunchbox friendly.ReplyCancel

    • That’s a great suggestions Lisa, I will look into Smudge!
      Katrina Springer
      The Organised Housewife

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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

  • […] our main meals.  However, I am trying to add more variety into our meals and after enjoying the lamb & sesame rissoles I’ve been searching for more great lamb recipes.  I found this Lamb & Feta meatball […]ReplyCancel