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Chow mien style pork  with cabbage, peas & hokkien noodles.
A family staple ... Karen Martini's chow mien-style pork.

Simplicity is the key to many of these mid-week meals. But that doesn't come at the expense of taste.

The zucchini frittata can be served with a side salad or some crusty bread. And there's no ham hock required for the pea and ham soup. It's a lighter, faster and greener pea soup than the traditional one using dried split peas.

Karen Martini has shared her recipe for chow mein-style pork with cabbage, peas and Hokkien noodles. It was a family staple when she was growing up, and now her girls love it too.

Perhaps it will become a regular feature on your dinner table?

Recipes

Little zucchini frittatas.

MONDAY: Little zucchini frittatas, don't forget the crusty bread

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (26)
muffihn

MONDAY: Muesli muffins for the lunchbox

Teresa Cutter

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Beef stroganoff

TUESDAY: A quick and filling beef stroganoff

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Cindy Sargon

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Pea and ham soup.

WEDNESDAY: A warming pea and ham soup

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Chow mein-style pork  with cabbage, peas and hokkien noodles.

THURSDAY: Crowd-pleasing chow mein-style pork and noodles

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Crumbed swordfish with celeriac remoulade.

FRIDAY: Pick up a bottle of white on the way home for this swordfish dish

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Veggie eggs

SATURDAY: A protein packed breakfast

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Teresa Cutter

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Warm salad of autumn vegetables

SATURDAY: A roast vegetable salad makes a simple lunch

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Neil Perry's beef tagine.

SATURDAY: This beef tagine is luxury on a plate

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Mandarin puddings

SATURDAY: Little mandarin puddings

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

STEVE MANFREDI

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Roast chicken burger.

SUNDAY: Roast a chook for this lunch burger, or buy one

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (23)
Luke Mangan's lamb shanks.

SUNDAY: Slow-cooked lamb shanks with garlic mash

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)