All in Lunch

Ranch impasta salad

Simple meals don't have to be boring

I have been on a mission this year to make simple but tasty meals. The aim was to create recipes that can be prepared and cooked quickly on a busy weeknight.

We all struggle to make healthy and tasty meals while keeping on top of everything else in life.

This recipe is healthy, delicious and easy to make recipes that you can cook on a single tray in the oven. The preparation takes no more than 20 minutes, that is all of the slicing, dicing and mixing.

Each meal is portioned to feed four adults.

Broccoli Chicken Salad

Broccoli Chicken Salad – Primal, Paleo, Clean Eating and Kid friendly

Kids are making friends with salad

I don't like the kids getting older. I still think of them as the 5 and 3-year-olds I first met so many years ago. I struggle to reconcile the man-sized 13 year old, and almost man-sized 10-year old that rock around the house now. While I struggle to think of the boys getting older, I eagerly embrace the ever-expanding list of foods they will eat and are willing to try.

BLT salad in a jar

BLT salad in a jar – Primal, Paleo, Clean Eating and Kid friendly

Easy meals are what I live for, this salad one of the easiest things to make and so tasty it is ridiculous.

Bacon, lettuce and tomato in a jar with a simple dressing. I love this salad as a take to work lunch option. On the rare occasion that we have bacon leftover from breakfast this is what I use it for. Bonus points for a plastic free meal when you use a big glass jar.

Sausage and pepper salad

Some advantages to going out of town

My partner in crime has to travel around a bit as part of his job. Usually, it's a few trips a year and the odd day trip down to Hamilton thrown in to make life interesting.  I don't like it when he heads out of town, I kind of like having him around, so it sucks when he goes away. The exception to this is when he goes to Hamilton. Trips south of Auckland usually come with a pit stop at Pokeno bacon.

Quick Bread

Quick Bread – Primal, Paleo, Clean Eating, Grain-free and Kid friendly


Bread is a funny thing. It is one of the very few foods that I know does not agree with me that I still crave regularly, I try my very best to avoid it, but some meals just feel incomplete without it.  Burgers are one of those meals. I love a salad bun, but sometimes I want a burger bun.  

Green Pizza Salad

Green Pizza - Primal, Paleo, Kid Friendly and Clean Eating

What is better than a Hawaiian Pizza?

If you ask me it is a Hawaiian Pizza Salad.  Yes it is a real thing, I know it is real because I made it.  

Hawaiian pizza was always my favourite; I love the way the flavours work together. Anyone that gets to know me learns quickly that I love salad, so the idea of a salad based on my favourite pizza toppings appeals to me. 

Waldorf salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad – Primal, Paleo, Clean Eating, Nut free, Kid Friendly   

Easy make ahead salad  

It is a summer of salads!! The warm months mean lots of fresh veggies and endless possibilities for salad.  Anyone that knows me knows I could eat salad for every meal, I love them, lots.  Most of the time I stick with the simple mixture of protein, lettuce leaves, crunchy veg and a simple dressing. On occasion, I like to make something a little fancier.  

Broccoli Pesto Frittata

Broccoli Pesto Frittata - Primal, Clean Eating and Kid Friendly

Something quick and easy, please

It is hot and sticky here in Auckland, the last thing I want to be doing in spending hours over a hot stove. This week's recipe comes from the I don't want to be in a hot kitchen collection but still want a home-cooked meal. This Broccoli Pesto Frittata is a quick and easy recipe that takes minutes to prepare and can be served hot or cold.

No Crust Quiche

I was never a fan of quiche as I found it very heavy and difficult to eat, the no crust quiche was an irresistible concept for me, all the good parts of a quiche without the heavy part.