Once-a-week-cooking plan: Budget Friendly Winter Dinners

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Super-Sized Spaghetti and Meatballs – Freezer Cooking

Serves 16 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs made this one of the recipes of recent years for kids. A classic bulk cooking recipe for you that is a favourite amongst many families. It also keeps well in the fridge for a few days or is an excellent freezer meal –  great for dinner parties […]

Once a Week Cooking Plan: Slow Cooker Meat and Veg Meals – Menu 7

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Salmon, Lemon and Feta Patties

  By Michelle Shearer These are brilliant to cook up with any leftover mashed potato and even if you don’t, still brilliant!  I made a decent batch of these on a Sunday afternoon and they kept us going all week for snacks and for evening meals. Ingredients 1 large tin of salmon Juice and zest […]

Roasted Pumpkin Falafels: big batch recipe/lunch box fare

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Homemade Pulled Pork! Bonus: Home Made BBQ Sauce recipe!

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$4 : 2 home made bread loaves, 6 bread rolls & 7 pizza bases (no machines required)

By Michelle Shearer When times are tight this is home made bread (big batch recipe!) is very handy recipe to have up your sleeve.  Bread from the supermarket just is not cheap especially if you want to buy something out of the ordinary like a light rye etc.  You do not need any kind of […]

Crispy Garlic Ginger chicken! Baked NOT Fried! Big Batch Recipe! Gluten Free!

By Alethea Mauro In the words of the husband this chicken is finger lickin good!  This big batch recipe is a definite crowd pleaser – I recently whipped up a batch for my father-in-laws birthday celebrations and all you could hear around the table was ‘mmmmmm’ as they sunk their teeth into their crunchy little […]

Vegetable Pancakes: Big Batch Recipe/Budget Heaven!

By Michelle Shearer This is the only recipe you need come the end of the week and you’re looking at some saggy old vegetables in the fridge – weird stuff like little squashes, dodgy little chillies – you name it, they go bloody brilliant in this big batch recipe. Got some odd flours floating around […]

Coconut Brown Rice! Savoury Comfort Food!

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Sweet, Spiced Nuts! Snazzy Snack Food! Big Batch!

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Chicken & Corn Soup: Big Batch! Slow Cooker Recipe

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Red Lentil & Cheese Loaves: big batch! Vegetarian. Budget!

This is an awesome budget recipe that can be eaten cold in lunch boxes the next day, as a dinner with vegetables.  You could grate in whatever leftover vegetables you might have lying around too.  I used to love this when I was a uni student when I had no money and proves pretty good […]

Chicken Korma: big batch recipe!

Recipe from the Shire MamaBakers This one apparently is quite the fave with the SutherlandShire MamaBakers.  Curries are great MamaBake swapping fare.  It can go a long way and can be bulked out, if necessary with more vegetables to go even further.    Serves 16 12 tablespoons olive oil 12 tablespoons butter 8 large onions, chopped 24 tablespoons […]

Tangy Tomato & Apple Relish: Big Batch!

Recipe by Christie Rigby Words by Michelle Shearer Enough for a jar each for 20 odd families.   This recipe is brilliant when you have some left over, over-ripe tomatoes and some wrinkly old apples hanging around.  They make a great offering for a produce swap of some description or if you are having a […]

Sausage Goulash: big batch!

Serves approximately 4 families. Kids seem to love this meal.  There is some time involved in the prep (so simple) but once’ you’ve got it all ready to go it takes 20 minutes to get on the table.  This is another wonderful comfort dish. It’s simple to prepare and is a perfect non-intimidating big batch meal […]

Pineapple & Chicken Curry! Big Batch! Delicious!

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Toasted Muesli: Big batch! Budget!

  Recipe by MamaBaker Kate Bullock Words by Michelle Shearer   Kate recently posted up her impressive haul on the Facebook page last week.  We were all mightily impressed and there were many, many calls for recipes. We begged her and she gave us her permission to share with you her big batch muesli recipe. […]

Cashew & Coconut Satay Mince. Big Batch!

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Beef Rendang: from scratch and big batch!

Recipe by Liz Henderson, MamaBake Margaret River This is a spicy and flavourful dish that tastes even better the next day or after being frozen.  This recipe can be made with chicken (with bones) also but would need less time to cook than the beef.  In total, this dish takes about two hours. Ingredients Serves approximately four […]