Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm Nicole, the creator behind Simple Home Edit. I live in Sydney with my husband and two young children. You will quickly find that I do not take myself too seriously. I make some interesting choices when it comes to my footwear, bed linen and artwork (I don’t think anyone loves bird prints quite as much as I do). Spiders terrify me which my husband loves (it actually drives him crazy) and I find folding laundry oddly therapeutic. I love all foods (but I draw the line at liquorice) and I thrive off systems which allow me get the most from my day. Most of all, I love sitting down to a beautiful meal at the end of a long busy day with my family... without spending endless hours in the kitchen! My favourite meals are those that are fast, realistic and achievable, made with simple, inexpensive ingredients and that require very minimal prep… those that I can eat in my pyjamas and enjoy with a glass of wine get extra points!
I’ve always loved food and used to be an expert at dreaming up amazing meals in the middle of the supermarket aisle for my family. I would impulsively add ingredients to my shopping cart only to get home and find myself throwing out wilted vegetables in the back of the fridge that I had full intention of using, but just didn’t have time to get to that week. I'd find myself ordering takeaway more often than what I would like, because I was over the never ending cycle of planning meals, cooking and washing-up. It felt never ending. I was spending money I didn't have and found myself unprepared, constantly battling with what to make for dinner!
I worked hard to apply systems in my kitchen that saved me money, saved me time and saved my sanity, but above all have allowed me to do it in a way that is stress free and, dare I say, enjoyable! It is absolutely possible to eat delicious, restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of your own home that are a fraction of the price, that are better quality and fresher, all while spending as little time in the kitchen as possible… with less washing up! Because no one (myself included!), wants to be slogging it out in the kitchen every day of the week, no matter how delicious the recipe!
This website is filled with meals that your whole family will love to eat and more importantly that you will love making! I’ve filled it with tips to help make your life easy, including recipes suitable for batch-cooking and freezing (ready for when you need it). There are plenty of tips on meal prepping and food storage (yes to making meals ahead of time!) to help you get dinner on the table effortlessly and fast on those busy nights where time isn’t your friend but you still want to be sitting down to something delicious at the end of your day. Recipes include tips on what to do with leftovers (and trust me when I say, you’re going to want lots of them!).
You’ll find comforting classics like Slow Cooked Beef Ragu and Cottage Pie, one pan wonders like my viral One Pot Lasagna, Lemon Gnocchi Chicken and One Pot Greek Chicken and Rice. As well as super speedy dishes that you can whip up in 20 minutes flat, like my Chicken Tzatziki Wraps or Beef Chow Mein.
I passionately wanted this to be a website that you can use every day of the week with a variety of fuss-free, easy recipes, filled with familiar, family-friendly flavours and accessible ingredients that can be used across a wide range of meals. Amazing homemade food doesn’t need to be complicated (or expensive!) and the recipes on Simple Home Edit will help to answer the inevitable daily question “what’s for dinner?”, all while doing it in a way that is affordable, helping you spend less time in the kitchen and giving you more time to enjoy with your family.
Thank you so much for being here and I can't wait to see what you whip up in the kitchen!
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