Weekly meal planner

A flavour-packed Friday night dinner of pesto pasta.
A flavour-packed Friday night dinner of pesto pasta.

It's a big week! There's the Australia Day public holiday on Tuesday. And in some states the kids go back to school not long after.

Keep dinners quick and tasty with the likes of Luke Mangan's pesto pasta and roasted lamb parcels with tomatoes, capers and olives.

If you're looking for a crowd-pleaser it's hard to go past Dan Lepard's chocolate-y twist on the lamington. Or go a classic route with a pavlova and enter our #GFpavlovachallenge competition. Put your spin on the classic pavlova and be in the running to win a KitchenAid stand mixer.  Details: here. Entries close Wednesday January 27.

Recipes

Baked portabello mushrooms topped with quinoa and feta.

MONDAY: Baked mushrooms with quinoa and feta for a light dinner

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Prawn rolls with hot celery salt.

TUESDAY: Adam Liaw puts his spin on prawn rolls

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Dan Lepard's double choc lamingtons.

TUESDAY: Double-chocolate lamingtons for Australia Day

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (49)
Apricot and molasses muesli slice.

WEDNESDAY: Apricot and molasses muesli bars for the school lunchbox

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Neil Perry's salmon nuoc cham salad.

THURSDAY: A spicy salmon and nuoc cham salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (28)
Pesto tagliatelle with green beans.

FRIDAY: A flavour-packed pasta dish with pesto and green beans

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (19)
Green Goddess dressing

SATURDAY: In season tomatoes with green goddess

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Chia seeds

SUNDAY: Breakfast on this mix of fruit, chia and coconut yoghurt

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (34)
Murdoch Recipe Thumbnail

SUNDAY: Use this whole stuffed fish as a lunch centrepiece

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Greek spinach rice with tomatoes and feta

SUNDAY: A simple dinner of Greek spinach rice with tomatoes and feta

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (57)