Pip’s Risotto (pressure cooker recipe)

We had a chat recently over on the MamaBake Facebook page about the InstaPot and pressure cooker appliances – what different people thought of them etc. Interesting read! One of the MamaBaker’s, Pip Tuipulotu, said she had a great risotto recipe that she makes in her pressure cooker with great results. She so very kindly […]

What to take to a new mum

What to take to a new mum? It’s a question we asked our beautiful community of MamaBakers recently and we were pretty blown away by the loving, kind and considerate responses. It obviously completely depends on the mama, your relationship to her, whether she has other kids, if she has family close by. In case, […]

Christa’s Welcome to the World Cookies

Recently on MamaBake, we asked what would mums take new mums? We had some amazing responses and one MamaBaker, Christa D’Orr, said she would always take new mums her Welcome to the World cookies. We asked her to share and so she did. Ingredients 1/2 cup softened butter2 eggs1 tsp vanilla3/4 cup plain flour1 cup […]

Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: Perfect Family Dinners

Step-by-step Prep Instructions Lightly sauté the garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes. (Turkey Meatballs with tomato sauce and zoodles.) In a deep bowl combine turkey mince, breadcrumbs, egg, mustard, parsley, onion and garlic. Use your hands to combine well. (Turkey Meatballs with tomato sauce and zoodles.) Shape tablespoons sized amounts with your hands into meatballs. […]

Big batch recipe: Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf Best made in multiple loaf tins. Ingredients 2 kilos of lean Turkey mince ½ cup Worcestershire sauce ¼ cup olive oil 4 eggs 1 cup tomato sauce 2 cups breadcrumbs 8 sprigs of fresh rosemary 2 red onions, diced very finely 4 teaspoons of marjoram 1 cup of brazil nuts, smashed Method Grease […]

Big Batch Recipe: Leek and Broccoli Macaroni Cheese

BIG Batch April Ingredients 6 cups cheddar cheese, grated 6 cups milk 3 tablespoon flour 3 tablespoon wholegrain mustard 6 tablespoon garlic paste 1 cup butter 3 teaspoons smoked paprika ¾ teaspoon nutmeg ¾ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 4 long leeks, remove the base and top 4 cm, chop the rest into thin circles […]

Big Batch Recipe: Lamb Kofta Balls (GF)

Ingredients 2 red onions, diced 4 tablespoons garlic paste 3 teaspoons ground cumin 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 3 eggs 3 lemons, zest of and juice of 1 cup fresh parsley, very finely chopped 3 kilos of lamb mince Olive oil Method Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add the onion. […]

Big Batch Recipe: Chili Non Carne (meat-free)

Ingredients 3 red onions, diced 3 large red capsicums, diced 3 red chilis, seeds removed, chopped 3 green capsicum, diced 3 cans of red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 3 cans of chopped tomatoes 2 cans of sweet corn kernels 3 cups vegetarian stock 3 tablespoons garlic paste 3 teaspoon cumin 3 teaspoons smoked paprika […]

Best batch cooking family recipes

As you would well know, MamaBake was founded on the magic of batch cooking and how it saved us time and when done with friends, connected us in this experience of motherhood in the early years of toddlers and small children. Batch cooking means cooking up one big batch family meal at once – enough, […]

Big batch recipe (free): Crustless Ham and Cheese Pies

If you’re head of a busy family, batch cooking is a brilliant way of getting family dinners ahead of time so you have time off during the week of having to think about and cook dinner. Okay, so let’s get down to business! Batch cooking can make things easier provided the recipe is straight-forward. We’re […]

10 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

If you’re needing to make some serious savings on your groceries, consider some of these options. Here are our top 10 tips to save money on your weekly grocery bill.  If we’ve missed anything, we would love to hear from you in the comments below. Meal plan – seriously, even though this can be such […]

10-minute family dinners

If you’ve forgotten about the whole dinner thing (bloody hell, it comes aound quick every day doesn’t it?), here are some ideas to get you across the line for another day. Boiled eggs and soldiers Toasted sandwiches Toast and cut-up veg Sandwiches or wraps Cheese on toast with tomatoes and basil Bowl of steamed vegetables […]

15-Minute Zoodle Dinners

There are nights when you’re looking around feeling like something’s missing and there it is: BAM!  Dinner! gadDAMMIT! If you’re sick of serving up pasta and want to try something with more vegetables, or you’re already across the zoodle thang and just want some super-quick dinner ideas.  We’ve got you. Here are our tried-and-tested zoodle […]

Big Batch Recipe: Raw Cherry & Goji Slice

These are a lovely healthy snack to have handy in the freezer. Simply pull out when you need them – afternoon tea for you, starving kids etc. Ingredients 4 cups frozen cherries 2 cups medjool dates 4 cups macadamias, unsalted and blitzed into crumbs 4 tablespoons coconut oil 4 cups desiccated coconut 4 tablespoons cocoa […]

Big Batch Recipe: No-Sugar Raspberry Muffins

Make in 2 or 4 batches. Ingredients 1 cup butter 8 eggs 1 cup natural yoghurt 4 teaspoons vanilla paste 1 cup milk 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 punnets fresh raspberries Method Preheat the oven to 180C Grease and line 4 x 12-hole baking trays  In a large bowl whip half […]

Big Batch Recipe: Herbed Curry Egg Mayonnaise

This is awesome to have in the fridge.  Use in sandwiches for school lunches.  Also, fantastic for jacket potatoes one evening – scrub large potatoes (1 for each person), bake at 180C for approximately 1 hour or until soft when poked with a fork.  Slice potato open, slather the inside with butter then stuff full […]

Big Batch Recipe: Bone Broth

Always a handy recipe to have a small stock pile of in the freezer! Bone broth is a game changer great base to many recipes and soups.  We have included bone broth in this months Once-A-Week Cooking plan. You will need: Some jars and/or freezer safe containers Slow cooker Ingredients 2 kg beef bones (a […]

Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: Clean Soups and Slow Cooked Family Meals

M: Homemade Chicken Broth with ACV T: Lamb Curry W: Apricot Roast Chicken Slow Cooker Style T: Chicken and Vegetable Broth Based Soup F: BBQ Pulled Pork S: Pork Sliders S: Pumpkin Soup with Bone Broth Meat Dairy, Eggs, Frozen, Chilled Condiments Dry Ingredients Fruit and Vegetables Pantry Staples 2 chicken carcases or 1 whole […]

Big batch recipe: Lemon and Vanilla Cake Mix

  This is so handy to have in the pantry!  What you will need: 4 large, clean jars that seal really well. Label or paper that you can attach Ingredients 10 cups of plain flour 1 cup castor sugar 8 free range eggs 4 lemons 4 cups raw sugar 4 tablespoons baking powder On your […]

No-Cook Week: 5 meal planning hacks

*Photo by William on Unsplash Here at MamaBake we’re ALL about creating free time for women.  To think outside the box and find ways to spend LESS time in the kitchen, but still manage to put dinner on the table 7 nights a week. I don’t know about you, but the ‘idea’ of meal planning, […]