2018

Processed with VSCO with  presetWell I’m back in the land of the living (i.e. have gone back to work so therefore am getting shit done) and rearing to go for 2018. I asked for your feedback and love that it has been along the lines of what I have been thinking and what I love to cook. I have done some planning and testing and am looking forward to sharing some new recipes and old faves with you!

 

Judging by your comments, we are a bunch of “quick and easy” cooks but also want it to be healthy and not so fancy that the kids won’t eat it. Amm-I right? I will throw in some options along the way for mums with allergy kids too so look out for the tags on my pics and recipes.

 

We seem to have working mummas out there too because you are looking for easy, healthy lunches that you can whip up ahead of time. I am loving the meal prep Sunday trends I see on Instagram but I don’t know about you but with kids, I don’t have a whole Sunday to prep my lunches. I get about 30 seconds! I’m going to translate some meal prep ideas into easy lunches for us who are time poor and don’t have hours on a Sunday.

 

I will also be featuring some seasonal recipes as we go along, think Summer salads, Winter soups and whatever the hell I eat in between. There may also be some personal posts in there too, because I love to ramble.

 

I can tell you what you WON’T see on here in 2018:

  • Food shaming – all foods are welcome.
  • Posh language and meticulous directions – sorry guys but it’s pretty slap dash around here so if I say chuck something in a bowl, I mean chuck it in a bowl. If I say get your hands in there, then don’t be fancy about it, get those hands dirty!
  • Too-hard recipes with too many ingredients. Let’s keep it simple hey?
  • Imbalance – I’m not guaranteeing every recipe is going to be healthy because who wants to only eat healthy foods all the time? And what is healthy anyway?? I will be presenting balance, food from all the groups, foods that some people would call “junk” and foods that would keep the most particular of calorie counters happy. Because it is all good in my books. Say it with me…..balance.

 

Looking forward to the year ahead guys, I hope you will follow along for the ride!

 

Heidi

DUMPLINGS

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I really don’t know if there is much I need to say about dumplings. Everyone loves them, right?? They are SUCH a good recipe to have in your “bank” because you can make a big batch and freeze them in bags. Then at any time the craving hits, they are ready to go in less than 15 mins. Now that’s the sort of food that makes me happy!!

The recipe is below, click the pic or the pdf link and enjoy my friends….

Dumpling recipe

Tag me in your pics or comment below, I love to hear!

Big love,

 

Heidi

CHICKEN SALAD 101

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Tandoori Chicken Salad

Well you asked for it, and you got it. It may be approximately 2 years since I said I would do this but hey, it’s here. Some recipes!

Given that salad season is here, and y’all are going to be seeing a heck-load of salad pics in my feed, I thought we would start the ball rolling with my chicken salad 101. It is set out to show you how with a base recipe, you can have at least 3 variations on a good ol’ chicken salad classic. Hopefully, it will also give you the basis to make multiple variations of this delicious summer staple.

If your kids are like mine (and by that I mean, apparently “don’t like salad” – but will eat it if it isn’t in “salad form”) set aside their salad elements and plate them separately rather than on top of each other. Because god-forbid it looks like a salad – how dare you!

I’m not going to bang on about it, but just get on with it. Here it is, click on the pdf link or the pic.

Chicken Salad 101

Comment below if you have questions or comments and if you post pics of your creations, tag me or hashtag with #homethejaksmade

 

Big hugs,

 

Heidi