Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: Meat and Veg Family Dinners

MENU Monday:  Lamb CurryTuesday:  Gluten Free LasagneWednesday:  Satay Chicken SkewersThursday:  Lentil and Chickpea DahlFriday: Pumpkin and Bacon SoupSaturday: Sausage GoulashSunday: Miso Soup with Tofu   Meat & Fish Fruit and Veg Dairy and Frozen 700 grams of lamb shoulder, sliced into 2cm pieces 500 grams gluten free beef mince 500 grams chicken breast, cut into […]

Batch Cooking Recipe: Chunky Red Wine Beef Pasta

This is kind of a cross between a yummy beef stew and a ragu-y s type dish.  Toss the beef sauce through the cooked pasta for meals ready to be stashed for another night. Ingredients  • 1 kilo beef, cut into 1cm pieces • 1 litre beef stock • 1 cup red wine • 3 […]

Batch Cooking Recipe: Maple and Bacon Baked Beans

You will need a wide but deep saucepan for this dish. This recipe is delicious and always a win with the kids.  Have these baked beans on toast, on top of a jacket potato with cheeseor for breakfast with an egg or two.  Perfect for a quick (cheap!) and satisfying family dinner. Ingredients 4 x […]

Big Batch Recipe: Apple Cider Pulled Chicken

You will need a slow cooker for this recipe.  This is a super versatile meal to have in the fridge and the freezer.  Add to rolls and coleslaw, jacket potatoes, quinoa or rice and add some yummy steamed veg to turn this into a delicious family dinner. Ingredients 8 pink lady apples, (or similar), sliced […]

Big Batch Recipe: Split Pea Soup

For this big batch recipe, you will need 1 really deep stock soup saucepan or two saucepans and a stick blender. Ingredients 4 litres chicken stock 2 cups of dry, green, split peas, rinsed 500 grams of ham, shredded into tiny pieces ¼ cup butter 2 red onions, finely diced 4 large carrots, diced 4 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Big Batch Recipe: Sri Lankan Fish Curry in the Slow Cooker

Ingredients 3 large red onions, diced 3 long green chilis, seeds removed and finely chopped 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 cm piece of fresh ginger, grated 2 cm piece of turmeric, finely grated ½ cup oil 8 large tomatoes, chopped into segments and then halved 1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked off 4 teaspoons […]

Big Batch Recipe: Homemade Amaretto & Pecan Nut Ice Cream

A special treat for us adults after the kids have (finally!) gone to bed. Ingredients • 2 x 500ml containers of thickened cream • 1 x 395 ml can of condensed milk • ½ cup Amaretto liquer • 1 cup of maraschino cherries, halved • 1 cup pecans, lightly smashed into uneven pieces • ¼ […]

Big Batch Recipe/Freezer Meal Recipe: Baked Mexican Chicken

Ingredients 2 kilos boneless chicken pieces 1 red onion, peeled and chopped 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 x 375 ml jars of mild salsa 4 large tomatoes, chopped 2 large red capsicums, diced 1 cup black olives, sliced 1 cup sweet corn kernels 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon chili Method […]

Big Batch Recipe: Homemade Mango and Peach Ice Cream

Ingredients 2 x 500 ml containers of cream 1 x 395ml can of condensed milk 1 x 825gram tin of sliced peaches, drained 8 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced into thick pieces 2 teaspoons vanilla paste Method Prepare a freezer safe container ready for the ice-cream. It will need to be able to hold at […]

Big Batch Recipe: Paleo Coconut and Rose Water Ice Cream

Ingredients 4 x 375 ml cans of coconut milk 1 cup raw honey or maple syrup for vegan paleo 4 teaspoons vanilla 4 teaspoons of tapioca flour, whisked with a little water to make into a slight watery paste 4 tablespoons rosewater. Method Pop cans of coconut cream in the fridge overnight Scoop out chilled […]

Big Batch Recipe: Paleo Lasagne

Ingredients 2 big, deep lasagne baking dishes 2kg ground beef mice 4 medium red onions, finely chopped 8 tablespoons garlic paste 2 cups tomato paste 2kg sweet potato, boiled and mashed and combined with ½ cup of almond milk 1 tablespoon Italian dried mixed herbs ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, shredded 2 x 700 ml […]

Once a week cooking meal plan – Vegan Family Dinners

Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: Indian Feast of Family Dinners

MENU M Double Bean Curry T Shahi Dahl W Chicken Korma T Slow Cooked Indian Beef Curry F Baingan ka bharta S Tika Chicken S Aloo Matar Gobi SHOPPING LIST `MEAT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES DAIRY, FRIDGE & FROZEN GOODS DRY AND CANNED GOODS CONDIMENTS PANTRY ESSENTIALS   1 kilo of chicken thighs 1 kilo gravy […]

Big Batch Recipe: Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Big Batch Recipe: Baked Chocolate & Beetroot Fudge Pudding

Big batch recipe: chicken & ham lasagne

Big batch recipe: butterscotch pudding with banana

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