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Meal Plan #11

If you are craving zero-fuss, easy, one-pot dinners for the midweek rush, this baked Chicken Risotto is the perfect place to start. Start your meal plan on a day that works for you. Saturdays work for me, as my groceries arrive on a Friday, and I can take into account any weekend activities when planning.

Baked Chicken Risotto Recipe

Baked Chicken Risotto

This is chicken risotto made easy and fast. Traditionally risotto is a dish cooked by adding broth to rice until it reaches a creamy consistency. But this quick, no-fuss, oven-baked method produces perfectly fluffy, garlic infused rice. Stir through spinach leaves and parmesan at the end for a simple, one pot dinner or use any of the vegetable alternatives listed below.

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Recipe

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken

Looking for a delicious and hassle-free meal that the whole family will love? Try my one-pot creamy lemon chicken recipe! It’s quick and easy to put together, and the flavorful golden sauce is sure to impress. Keep in mind that the sauce is thin and based on the stock rather than cream. You can easily transform this into a one-pot dinner by adding a cup of risoni or jasmine rice to the sauce before baking. 


Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

It’s time to elevate the humble pumpkin soup! With its deep, toasty flavour, this roasted pumpkin soup is a must-try. Best of all, the recipe requires minimal chopping and preparation. It only takes ten minutes to prepare this delicious, warm and comforting meal. Then leave the oven to work its magic. I like to top it with a dollop of sour cream, finely chopped chives, chilli flakes and crusty sourdough bread on the side. 

Pork with Garlic Rice Recipe

Pork with Garlic Rice

Pork with Garlic Rice is one of my family’s favourite meals. It is so simple to throw together and super quick to cook. Day-old rice is transformed into fragrant garlic rice, and the pork mince is caramelised in a dark, sticky sauce. It finished with a fried egg with a gooey centre and crunchy, fresh vegetables. This is the ultimate midweek meal. Customise with your choice of vegetables, fresh herbs and chilli.

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff Pot Pies Recipe

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Indulge in the comforting flavours of slow cooked beef stroganoff with this easy-to-make recipe, perfect for those cosy nights in. Tender and juicy beef that falls apart in your mouth is slow-cooked to perfection in a creamy sauce with mushrooms. A classic family favourite, this dish is versatile and can be frozen for later or cooked on the stove for a faster meal. Serve with your choice of pasta, rice or mashed potato.

Baked Miso Salmon Recipe

Baked Miso Salmon

Miso is the ultimate umami flavour sensation and is so easy to cook with at home. Miso paste is available at most major supermarkets and mixed with a few simple ingredients like tamari, sugar and vinegar, it makes the most incredible marinade. This is Baked Miso Salmon with maximum flavour and minimal effort. I regularly make this meal midweek because it’s as simple as mixing a few pantry staples together and popping the tray in the oven.

Beans with Fried Rice and Dumplings Recipe

Beans with Fried Rice and Dumplings

An absolute family favourite. Beans and pork mince caramelised in a sticky, sweet sauce served with fried rice and dumplings – how can it be anything other than delicious? Many components of this dish can be made in advance. Both the dumplings and fried rice are fantastic freezer staples. It’s the final flourish of chilli oil that does it for me!

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