Meal Plan #5

The best place to start when meal planning is in your fridge, freezer and pantry – Write a list of the ingredients you have on hand and use these as a basis for meals you can create. This delicious Mexican rice dish is made with simple pantry staples.

Southern Fried Chicken Burger

When it comes to takeaway, we all enjoy the luxury of having a night off from cooking. But I promise you this delicious buttermilk fried chicken burger is quick and easy to make and costs less than $5 per serving. Plus, you can feel good about using free-range chicken and simple, wholesome ingredients. And did I mention how fast it is? I bet you can whip this up in no time, even quicker than waiting for delivery!


Homemade Meatballs

Is there anything more comforting and delicious than homemade meatballs? Made with a combination of beef and pork mince, grated onion, panko breadcrumbs, and seasonings, these meatballs are super soft and can be plopped straight into your sauce raw – no need to sear first! The result is a hearty dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Serve with your favourite pasta and finish with a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Mexican Beef Casserole

Are you looking for a delicious and easy midweek dinner idea? Look no further than this flavorful Mexican beef casserole recipe! With fragrant and perfectly cooked rice made in one pot, this hearty casserole is the perfect meal to satisfy your craving for a delicious Mexican fiesta. With all your favourite toppings included, this recipe will surely become a family favourite!

Pad See Ew

Skip the takeaway and try my quick, easy and delicious Pad See Ew recipe with chicken. This Thai favourite features tender slices of chicken breast, thick rice noodles, and Chinese broccoli tossed together in a savoury, sweet, and slightly spicy sauce. With a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this delicious meal in no time. Top with some dried chilli flakes or sliced fresh chilli for an extra kick! 

Chicken Korma

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal on a busy weeknight, try my chicken korma recipe, which takes less than 15 minutes to make. Despite its speedy preparation, it doesn’t compromise on taste with its rich, creamy, and fragrant flavours. I like to serve this curry with yoghurt, rice, pappadums and a zingy pineapple and coriander salsa.

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.

Slow Cooked Traditional Goulash

This dish is pure nostalgia for me. I grew up eating this with Mum’s handmade potato dumplings that I would help her make. Goulash is a hearty dish originating in Hungary that every region has a different way of making. Chunky cuts of fall-apart beef or pork are slowly cooked in a fragrant sauce riddled with sweet paprika, onion and garlic. It can be served with noodles, creamy polenta, mashed potato or potato gnocchi, as I have done in this picture. A dollop of sour cream sets it off. 

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