Honey and Soy Marinade

This is my go-to recipe for a simple marinade without the questionable ingredients (hello flavour enhancers) you might find in pre-marinated meat or in a bottled marinade in the supermarket.

It is super versatile and can be used on chicken, beef, pork or fish (especially salmon). Whether you’re having a poolside barbecue in the height of summer or craving slow-cooked comfort food in the depths of winter, this marinade has you covered. It even works as a stir fry sauce for a speedy mid-week dinner.

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The Easiest Slow Cooker Beef Recipe Ever

This really is the easiest of recipes. So simple it barely warrants a recipe. In return for 3 ingredients and about 1 minute of prep time to get this in the slow cooker, you will be rewarded with a house that smells amazing, and a dinner even the kids will love. I have made it on so many occasions and my family absolutely devour it every time. It’s perfect to serve as is with roasted veggies or mash and greens, on rolls or in wraps with slaw or in pastry as pies. And the added bonus? If you use a large piece of beef, you’ll end up with leftovers to pop in the freezer for an even easier meal another night. Can’t beat that!

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Pot roast finished

Beef and Red Wine Pot Roast

This is the most perfect winter comfort food. It’s just made for cozy weekends at home, where you can pop this in the oven and let it cook away for the afternoon, tantalising you with delicious aromas until dinner time. When you finally lift the lid, you will find meat that is fall-apart tender, and vegetables that have collapsed to make the most amazing sauce (which you can blend up to a smooth consistency if you have veggie-phobes in your house!)

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Curried Sausages – Without the Packet Mix!

The journey towards a better diet for my family has been a long one. And this dish represents a lot of the small steps I have taken on that journey.

Curried Sausages is a firm family favourite in a lot of Australian households. And in a lot of those households, some kind of packaged meal “helper” in a sachet or box is part of the preparation of that family favourite. It always was for me. My mum had always cooked curried sausages using a Continental Hot Pot box that you mixed with water to rehydrate the powder and dried veggies to make the sauce. So that was the way I had always made my curried sausages, too. It was familiar and it was easy.

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Too Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Who doesn’t love pulled pork? And who doesn’t love coming home to the mouth-watering smell of dinner already cooked and waiting for you? Heaven.

This pulled pork is so easy. Make up the marinade paste the night before, quickly rub it onto the pork in the morning and whack it in the slow cooker for the day – job done! All you need to do is make a simple slaw and grab some buns or wraps and you’ve got a guaranteed crowd pleaser for dinner.

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