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Back to school and work! For many of us, February signals a return to school or work after hopefully having a bit of a break in January. For families with kids, the school/sport/homework/social whirlwind kicks in and it’s time to think about healthy lunch boxes.

It’s also a time to have some simple and tasty recipes up our sleeves for those days when there just isn’t too much time (or energy!) to cook. It can also be a time for budget consciousness after the holiday season. Fresh produce is cheap and in abundance after a good growing season, so this month I am going to be looking at how to make the most of this bounty, while saving time, energy and money!

February | vegetables & herbs

  • Basil
  • Capsicum
  • Celery
  • Chillies
  • Coriander
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Leek
  • Lemongrass
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Peas
  • Potato
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Sage
  • Shallots (green/springonions)
  • Snow peas
  • Squash
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Zucchini

February | fruit

  • Banana
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Fig
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Nectarine
  • Passionfruit
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Raspberries
  • Rockmelon
  • Starfruit
  • Strawberry
  • Tamarillo
  • Watermelon
Massaman Beef BeefRecipes
February 26, 2018

Massaman Beef

Massaman Beef Serves 4 Prep + Cooking time = 2.5 hours Massaman Beef | This is quite a spicy version of this soft, rich curry. For a milder version reduce the curry paste.…
Burning noodles with prawns Fish & SeafoodRecipes
February 25, 2018

Burning noodles with prawns

Burning noodles with prawns Serves 4 Prep time = 15 mins Cooking time = 15 mins Burning noodles with prawns | this recipe includes a garnish of crispy fried garlic which is generally available…
Sri Lankan chicken curry ChickenRecipes
February 25, 2018

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry Serves 4-6 Prep time = 20 minutes Cooking time = 45 minutes Sri Lankan chicken curry | the flavour in this easy-to-make curry is provided by a mixture…
Veal scallopine alla funghi BeefRecipes
February 25, 2018

Veal Scallopine

Veal scallopine alla funghi Serves 4 Prep + Cook time = 20 mins Veal scallopine alla funghi | the rich, creamy mushroom sauce for the veal can also be used as a…
Beef Stroganoff BeefRecipes
December 31, 2017

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Serves 4 Prep time = 15 mins Cooking time = 15 mins Beef Stroganoff | with this recipe it is critical that the beef is sliced very thinly. To make this easier, place…
seafood stew Fish & SeafoodRecipes
October 29, 2017

Seafood Stew

Serves 4 Prep time | 30 minutes Cooking time | 30 minutes • Seafood stew | Serve in bowls drizzled with a little olive oil, and scattered with parsley and lemon wedges. (more…)