Recipes To Bring the Family Together

Making it easy to get the family together.

Recipes

Traditional Christmas Pudding

Even in these hard and strange times, Christmas will be celebrated and traditions upheld. And for many Anglo Saxons, Christmas dinner would not be complete without a Christmas pudding – traditionally served with brandy sauce, brandy butter or custard.

A Christmas pudding should have 13 ingredients – that represent Jesus and the 12 disciples.

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LIGHT & FLUFFY JAPANESE CHEESECAKE

This only three ingrediant, light and fluffy, Japanese Cheesecake is seriously the most delicious treat to serve your family. It has the melt-in-your-mouth combination of creamy cheesecake and airy soufflé. A second (or more) serving is very likely!

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There are so many benefits!

Researchers have found that families who share meals together on a regular basis, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner reap many benefits.

Family meals provide an opportunity for family members to come together, strengthen ties and build better relationships. They build a sense of belonging which leads to better self-esteem. Family meal time gives parents a chance to be role models where they can set an example of healthy eating and engaging conversation. Most importantly, it helps build family relationships and harmony.

Research shows that people tend to eat less during family meals because they eat more slowly, and talk more thereby preventing obesity.

Research also shows that kids who eat family meals have a lower chance of engaging in high risk behaviours such as substance use and violence, and fewer psychological problems.

Tips for eating more meals together:

  • Make family meals a priority in your household. Focus on the importance of being together as a family more than on making an elaborate meal.
  • Start with small steps. Increase the number of family meals by one extra meal a week.
  • As a family, plan a menu for the week and make a grocery list.
  • Let the kids be involved. Let them help prepare food or set the table.
  • Work as a family to clean up afterwards.
  • Turn off the TV.

More family mealtime could mean large rewards for your family.

Family meals are more nutritious. A university study found that families who eat together are twice as likely to eat their five servings of fruits and vegetables as families who don’t eat together.

Kids who eat family meals tend to eat a wider variety of foods and become less picky eaters

On this page you will find a wide range of recipes that you family will love to prepare, enjoy eating and want to come back to the dinner table more often.

Traditional Christmas Pudding

Even in these hard and strange times, Christmas will be celebrated and traditions upheld. And for many Anglo Saxons, Christmas dinner would not be complete without a Christmas pudding – traditionally served with brandy sauce, brandy butter or custard.

A Christmas pudding should have 13 ingredients – that represent Jesus and the 12 disciples.

Read More »

LIGHT & FLUFFY JAPANESE CHEESECAKE

This only three ingrediant, light and fluffy, Japanese Cheesecake is seriously the most delicious treat to serve your family. It has the melt-in-your-mouth combination of creamy cheesecake and airy soufflé. A second (or more) serving is very likely!

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Cooking lamb shanks is easy!

Being a tough cut of meat that needs slow cooking to make it fall-off-the-bone tender, lamb shanks are actually very forgiving so it’s a real easy cut to cook with.

You literally cannot overcook lamb shanks. Cook for an hour too long and the meat is still succulent and juicy. The worst that will happen is that the meat falls off the bone when you go to serve.

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Rissoles with crunchy salsa

These wallet-friendly and super easy beef mince rissoles are perfect for busy weeknights. They’re freezer-friendly so you can make them ahead of time and reheat when needed. Easy to make, economical and great tasting!

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