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Lamb chops with Spanish-style potato salad.

Roll up, roll up for simple summer suppers and seasonal fruit desserts.

Cook | | Fri Jan 30 15:07:56 EST 2015

Four ways to make a vegie burger

Use tempeh, miso and spices to interpret the flavours of chorizo for this patty.

From black beans to lentils, Sue Quinn shares some recipes for burger patties from her new cookbook Easy Vegan.

Cook | | Fri Jan 30 12:31:22 EST 2015

Top tips: fruit hacks for summer

This isn't the only way to get the flesh from a mango.

Here are six summer fruit hacks that may just change your life - or at least your fruit salad.

Cook | Ruby Lohman | Thu Jan 29 10:30:00 EST 2015

Bryan Martin's wild blackberry puddings and a side of bugs


What do you do with a "weed of national significance" before bulldozing them? Eat their fruit, writes Bryan Martin, who whips up a wild blackberry dessert, and a plate of "beer bugs'' on the side.

Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Jan 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Bryan Martin's pulled pork and coleslaw recipe

This slow cooked pulled pork with chipotle rub is perfect with crisp, creamy coleslaw in a soft white roll with dill pickles.

Cook | Bryan Martin | Tue Jan 27 17:55:13 EST 2015

Huevos rancheros

Heuvos rancheros

This Mexican classic makes a really cracking breakfast for a weekend treat. Serve the eggs with soft tortillas.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 27 13:48:27 EST 2015

Baby back ribs with barbecue sauce

Fire up the barbecue for these tender smoky ribs. The recipe uses ancho chilli, a milder-style chilli used in Mexican cooking.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 27 12:21:51 EST 2015

Saffron and coriander rice

Saffron and coriander rice

Saffron's unmistakable colour and subtle fragrance transform this simple rice dish into something special.

Cook | Shane Delia | Tue Jan 27 11:51:54 EST 2015

Maltese pork sausage meatballs, tomato, raisin, cumin and eggs


If you're lucky enough to know someone who makes Maltese sausage you can skip the first part of the recipe and just use bought ones with the skins removed.

Cook | Shane Delia | Tue Jan 27 11:26:32 EST 2015

Pearl cous cous, watercress, mint and harissa mayonnaise

Pearl cous cous, watercress, mint, harissa mayonnaise.

Mayonnaise and harissa paste give this herby cous cous salad plenty of bite. It goes particularly well with seafood dishes.

Cook | Shane Delia | Tue Jan 27 11:11:42 EST 2015

Baked snapper fillets with preserved lemon butter, green peas, fennel, almonds

Baked snapper fillets

Don't be afraid of cooking fish. It is one of the most simple and satisfying proteins to cook, and this recipe is one of the most foolproof ways to cook it.

Cook | Shane Delia | Tue Jan 27 10:33:34 EST 2015

Vietnamese-style steak tartare

Given the French influence on Vietnamese cuisine, it makes perfect sense to give a classic steak tartare a South-East Asian makeover.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 27 10:19:09 EST 2015

Savoury granola

Savoury granola

You know breakfast granola, right? Well, this is it's lunch and dinner cousin; rubbly little clusters of grains, nuts and seeds with the same instant, feel-good crunch.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Jan 27 09:59:06 EST 2015

Jar smoothies

Very cold, icy smoothies last until lunchtime but I tend to make these jar smoothies as an after school treat if we're heading off in the car to an activity.

Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015

Health food: Savoury granola

Savoury granola

This savoury cousin of breakfast granola adds crunch and fibre to everything in sight, from superfood salads to soups, hummus, eggs and grilled flatbreads.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015


Eat the alphabet: Un-sandwiches.

This is a basic bread recipe so feel free to add seeds or use wholemeal flour, as preferred.

Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015

Back to school lunchbox ideas

Rolled omelettes.

Forgo foods with squish potential and focus on sturdy, nutritious offerings that will keep young brains humming.

Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015

Granola bars

Eat the alphabet: Un-sandwiches.

This easy wheat-free slice is super tasty and full of good things. Don't send it all to school with the kids.

Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015

Lunchbox advice from the front line

School children share their tips for packing a great lunch.

Cook | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 26 15:05:54 EST 2015

Sushi shapes


When I first saw rice shapes like this (but much fancier), it was on an aspirational Pinterest board that should have been called something like "I'm a better parent than you so nerr".

Cook | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 26 15:03:51 EST 2015