Recipes for dinner that the kids can help with, with ideas that they will enjoy.

Sausage with Veggie Mash and Onion Gravy

Sausages, mash, and gravy are a winter classic comfort food. So perfect for filling bellies and warming us up on these cooler evenings. This version is surprisingly healthy, thanks to the fact that the mash is laden with cauliflower! Steamed and pureed and disguised brilliantly within the mashed potato… perfect way to get your vegetables […] Read More

Chicken and Mushroom Pie - NZDads

Leftover roast chicken makes a great easy pie filling, which is perfect for these colder nights that we have been getting lately. A simple addition of a mushroom gravy and puff pastry turns your leftover chicken into this gluttonously satisfying meal. Ingredients (Serves 4 - 6) 400g puff pastry 2 -3 cups of leftover roasted […] Read More


I'm a big fan of aromatic foods, particularly Moroccan dishes. Technically a tagine is a curry, but more aromatic (cinnamon, cloves, ginger) than heat like you would get from an Indian curry. In saying that, this number does have a little chilli which can be increased or decreased to taste. If you don't have a […] Read More

Curried Rice Salad


Rice salad is a classic dish come summer and BBQ season, and over the years I've tried many different varieties. All of which are delicious. Often they are dressed with soy sauce, and contain nuts and dried fruit. Personally (unless it's baking), I'm not a fan of dried fruit. More so, with gluten and nut […] Read More

Pasta with Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Leek NZDads

We love pasta in this house. It's so versatile (in flavour variations and shape) and usually super fast to whip up and wolf down. This creation takes a few classic flavour combinations and combines it into a healthy, yet hearty and downright delicious flavour explosion. Even if you 'don't like brussels sprouts', I dare you […] Read More