Weekly meal planner

Lemon poppy seed cake.
Lemon poppy seed cake.

On the weekend, it's all about delicious, and wholesome, comfort food – think stuffed pasta shells, toasted muesli, cherry and apple pies and a light lemon cake with the delightful crunch of poppy seeds.

During the week, a speedy steak sanga with caramelised onions makes an easy family meal, and super quick mussels feature in a hearty stew with fennel and vermouth.

Pilaf

MONDAY: A sprightly seasonal pilaf with asparagus and salmon

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Strode: The winter winner party thats not really a winter dinner party.
Mussels, fennel and vermouth
4th June 2012.
Photo: Steven Siewert
Styling: Berni Smithies

WEDNESDAY: Fennel and vermouth is a match for mussels

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Steak Sandwich.

THURSDAY: This speedy steak sandwich is an easy pub classic

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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THURSDAY: Whip up this tasty bean salad - tomorrow's lunch sorted

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Grilled chicken with salsa verde

FRIDAY: Salsa verde adds zing to grilled chicken and green beans

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Toasted muesli.

SATURDAY: Make up a batch of warmly spiced, nutty toasted muesli

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Lemon poppy seed cake.

SATURDAY: This light lemon poppy seed cake is lovely with a cuppa

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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SATURDAY: Spicy and rich Thai red duck curry with pineapple

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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