Thursday, September 1, 2011

Recipes that I would like to eat at home!

Recipes that I would want to eat at home, because kids eat junk food almost every day so I'm going to change that using these healthy recipes.


Smoked salmon pancakes

These bite-sized morsels are the perfect finger food for entertaining when the occasion calls for something fuss-free, fresh and delicious.


Step 1 Combine sifted flour with baking soda and baking powder. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg and add milk. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in egg and milk. Stir with a whisk until smooth and thick.

Step 2 Spoon a tablespoon of mixture into a lightly greased, non-stick frying pan. Cook over a medium heat for 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn and cook for 1 minute. Repeat with remaining batter and set aside to cool completely.

Step 3 Combine sour cream, mustard and horseradish. Stir in chives and season with pepper. Spoon onto cooled pancakes and top with slices of smoked salmon. Garnish with extra chives and serve.

And for lunch.................



Using ingredients you're bound to already have in your pantry, this recipe is simple enough for the kids to have a go.


Step 1 Place mince, carrot, onion, salt and rolled oats into a bowl. Mix with clean hands and divide into 6 lots. Press each lot into a saucer to make a patty, or shape patty with your hands.

Step 2 Heat oil in a frying pan. Put patties in and fry, turning, until tcooked. Turn down the heat if they cook too fast.

Step 3 Split buns in half. Grill until golden. Spread with tomato sauce.

Step 4 To put hamburgers together, place cooked meat patty on top of sauce, then tomato slices on top, then lettuce and pineapple rings. Put lid on and serve.

And for dinner................

Cottage pie

Cottage pie

Cottage pie is a comforting classic. Serve it with a simple green veges on the side.


Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain. Return to saucepan. Add spread and milk. Mash until smooth.

Step 2 Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes, or until brown. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until thick.

Step 3 Spoon mince mixture into a 6-cup capacity ovenproof dish. Top with mashed potato. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and potato is golden brown. Serve.


  1. Hi Laita,
    Looks like I know what I am going to have for dinner tonight! Your dinner recipe is going to be very helpful to me!! Are you going to use any of these recipes? Well, I think you should! My favourite recipe is the Cottage Pie! Can't wait to see more from you!

    P.S Keep it up!!!

  2. Hi Latia,

    Great recipes there, they sure look good to eat. Are you really going to have cottage pie for your dinner. Anyway love your food, guess what I feel like eating your recipes because they all look fantastic!!!!!!!!!!


    FROM YOUR BFF MARY!!!!!!!!!


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