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Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas that Your Family Will Love

Where to find inspiration?

Our quick and easy meal plan for last week was really made up by the scruff of it’s pants! It did still come out very well but I have to say that with the weather being as odd as it has been the last few weeks, I found it quite hard to come up with inspiration. When it’s hot and sunny I would think of fresh and summery ideas. When it’s cold I would go for warm comfort food. I pushed through though and went mostly on what I had around the house already.

It was also SuperDad’s birthday and the guest of honour gets to choose whatever they want for dinner. He gave his vote to Blake, who decided on chicken leg and potatoes. Mamma played with the idea and waved my little wand (spoon) to come up with the week’s most popular recipe, which was grilled chicken and smashed potato salad. It received a big thumbs up from this adorable little boy, whose mommy sent me these gorgeous pictures of him absolutely loving his meal.

I have to add that we are all raving about his awesome Lego eating set! If you want to rush out and get yourself one, head over to Makro. I couldn’t find it online, but they can be found in store. Certain items also available at TakeAlot. The range is from Placematix and comes with cutlery as well.

Easy as Pie… so to speak

I find pie quite daunting to make, actually. In any case, my recipes must always be easy and quick to make so that’s where I start when looking for ideas. It does narrow things down.

Onwards and upwards to the yummy business!

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Fish, rice and veg is plain, simple, the easiest thing ever and you can add any vegetables of your choice. I have a few rice lovers around so plain rice with anything is always a winner. Gluten free of course and adding the chickpeas gives an extra protein boost.

Mamma’s MomentHappy People Build Their Inner World

Time seems to be absolutely spinning past us and these past weeks have gone by in a blur. I have been so super busy between business and blog (definitely not complaining) that when I find a spare moment it’s gold, it’s so precious and I wouldn’t waste it on negativity.

Yet, I see people who still manage to complain about anything and everything. Do they not see that by focusing on all the negativity, they are creating more negativity in their own lives? Try, for just one day, not to complain and instead find something positive to focus on. See how it changes your perspective and even your reality.

Stay light!

MammaChef Jozi

Honey & Mustard smoked pork neck with roast vegetables & butter beans

Our resident vegan is in the house so we have loads of veggies!


Smoked pork neck in honey mustard sauce
Butternut, sweet potato, baby potato, baby carrots, brussels sprouts oven roasted
Butter beans

Roast fish & vegetables

Fishy fishy Fursday! We have a vegan in the house so today’s dinner is all out partly vegan, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free… how fun does that sound? But it’s still yummy and you can always add cheese.


Roasted fish – lemon juice, thyme
Roasted veg – sweet potato, broccoli, mielies, baby carrots, baby spinach
Chickpeas with a teeny bit of vinegar
Olive oil, salt, black pepper on everything!

Chicken breast baked in tomato & basil cream sauce with braised green vegetables and roast baby potatoes

A happy hump day!
Dinner today is chicken breast baked in tomato, basil & cream (I use coconut cream) with roasted baby potatoes & braised green leafy stuff.
Shout if you need an actual recipe, but this is an easy one!
Whole chicken breasts, salt, pepper, olive oil.
Baby potatoes, parsley.
Sauce: onion, garlic, tomato paste, tin chopped tomatoes, paprika, handful fresh basil.
Greens: baby leeks, baby spinach, peas (pan fry until peas are cooked)
That’s that! Let me know if you have made it, any yummy changes (you can add bacon to the veg too), send a photo of the wine you opened while cooking, like, share etc!


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