Weekly meal planner

Neil Perry's steamed lemon chicken.
Neil Perry's steamed lemon chicken.

Who needs take away when you've got Neil Perry's steamed lemon chicken. To create an Asian banquet, serve it with simple steamed greens, chilli sauce on the side and your favourite stir-fry.

Or make it a main meal. Just don't forget the rice!

Another chicken dish in this week's planner is a real family favourite: fried rice with ginger and egg from Karen Martini.  Her ragu is easier than it looks too thanks to the addition of pork and fennel sausages. And you’ll be glad you baked Caroline Velik’s home-style beans – the smell of maple syrup and smoky bacon will fill your home with wonderful cooking aromas. 

 

Recipes

Wild mushroom soup

MONDAY: Mushroom soup is a warming meat-free option

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Chicken ginger egg fried rice.

TUESDAY: Chicken fried rice is a family favourite

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Pork

WEDNESDAY: Add some tang to stir-fried pork with kimchi

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (19)
Ocean trout and buckwheat noodles

THURSDAY: A lighter option, trout, buckwheat noodles and tamari

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jeremy & Jane Strode

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Steamed lemon chicken.

FRIDAY: Steamed lemon chicken, who needs takeaway?

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Roman pork sausage ragu. Karen Martini ITALIAN MEATBALL recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Styling by Caroline Velik. Bowl from Home and Abroad, MUST CREDIT. Photographed September 4, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The SMH.

SATURDAY: Pork sausages give this rich ragu a fabulous flavour

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Pears

SATURDAY: A classic combination that looks sensational too

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Justin North

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Oat pancakes with roast strawberries.

SUNDAY: Oat pancakes with berries are a sweet way to start the morning

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Baleadas with red beans and feta. Jill Dupleix STREET FOOD recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation by Karina Duncan. Styling by Paige Anderson (stylist's surname to be confirmed). Photographed Aug 9, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

SUNDAY: Lunch inspired by the cuisine of Honduras

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (27)
Pumpkin, chickpea and farro soup.

SUNDAY: A quick pumpkin, chickpea and farro soup for dinner

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Warm apple crumble cake

SUNDAY: A sweet finish to the week, warm apple crumble cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)