Throughout August in Melbourne, we're all looking for some deeply satisfying meals to get us through the winter. This recipe uses beyond-free-range pork cutlets which are incredibly juicy and tender, so you can't really go wrong. The seasoned crust turns a nutty brown from being cooked in butter and pairs perfectly with the fresh, lightly pickled fennel salad.
During winter, we're no doubt craving heart-warming comfort food, with pies definitely ticking all the boxes! This recipe is a weeknight favourite as it's all made in one cast iron pan, which results in an easy clean up. We've packed this pie full of veggies so you don't have to feel guilty about indulging mid-week and with a layer of puff pastry, you know you'll have the kids wanting more!
There's some days where we're happy to spend the entire day in the kitchen, cooking countless meals and then there's others where cooking one meal can seem too much of a chore. So with the days that you're feeling particularly energetic, it's important to cook recipes that will hold up well in the freezer so that you've always got a quick, nutritious and most importantly, tasty meal that can be ready in minutes. We've listed our favourites below.
There's something particularly meditative about sitting down and folding dumplings, which is exactly the type of past time that we're all currently looking for. The filling for these potstickers is very simple, including pork, cabbage and garlic chives. Getting the folding right can take some practise, but if you're struggling, just folding them into half moons will work well too!
Meals that you can rely on when you're short on time. Just because we have more time at home right now, doesn't mean we have the motivation for luxurious, slow-cooked meals every night and that's where these recipes come in handy. There's something for everyone in this series, with perfectly cooked steak, honey and soy chicken and comforting pasta dishes that we crave over winter.
With travel to the US feeling like a far-off fantasy, here's one way to bring some 'I NY' vibes into your life: with a homemade Reuben. This New York deli classic is a simple grilled sandwich with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing tucked between slices of rye. Serve with a handful of potato chips, a pickle and a strong black coffee.
Dinners that are cooked using one tray not only means easy cooking but it makes cleaning up a breeze too! Not only are these dinners super tasty but being baked in the oven, makes them a healthier option too! These recipes are just rough guidelines to follow for flavour combinations and ideas but you can really use whatever vegetables or cut of meat you have in your fridge and just adjust the cooking time where necessary.
A super simple weeknight dinner we cook on repeat. Our Ora King Salmon has a flavour unlike any other, which means you don't need to fuss about to make it taste delicious. This recipe can be made with whatever vegetables you have in your fridge or pantry and within an hour, you've got yourself a tasty and healthy dinner on the table.
A warming dinner with a classic pairing of pork sausages and tomato. All cooked in one pan, it creates a beautifully rich and savoury sauce. Serve on a bed of mash or with some crusty bread and a side of greens. It's a dish that the whole family will love and make use of simple ingredients that you'll probably already have at home.
Beef Rendang is a rich and complex Malaysian beef stew which is flavoured with ginger, lemongrass and chilli. This dish is best cooked over and afternoon, but trust us, the rich and multilayered flavour is well worth the wait. We've used beef chuck in this recipe but rendang can also be made with chicken, goat or lamb.
As much as some of us enjoy cooking, it can be a bit much cooking every single meal. That's why it's important to understand what recipes are better suited to reheating and make for delicious lunches for following day. Some recipes even get better with age, so they're perfect for making on a Sunday afternoon, meaning you've got lunch sorted for the week ahead.