Recipes To Bring the Family Together

Making it easy to get the family together.

Recipes

Pot-roasted chicken with strawberries

A simple meal of a whole chicken well-seasoned and roasted to golden, juicy perfection is truly hard to beat. The flavour is rich and earthy, and wonderfully succulent!

The aroma of this dish as it roasts away in the oven is utterly divine and typically your family will want very little alongside of it apart from some rustic roasted vegetables or salad, and crusty bread.

So for a cosy and comforting roasted chicken dinner, take inspiration from traditional beef pot roast and prepared this chicken pot roast with a whole tender roasted chicken, in a pot with lots of scrumptious juices to dip warm bread into. What a perfectly warming meal!

The chicken pot roast is a classic “peasant-style” dish, one where a few very simple ingredients are cooked together in one vessel, their delectable flavours mingling together until all is cooked to rustic perfection.

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Make Beef Lasagne like an Italian

Beef lasagna is a well-loved family meal all over the world and my version with a trio of cheeses, béchamel and homemade tomato passata in a word is: SUBLIME. Between each moist layer of fresh egg pasta sheets is a mixture of veal and pork mince, smothered in sweet tomato sauce. There are two key things to make yours as good as mine – you need patience and quality ingredients, no shredded mozzarella or cheap passata here. No need to thank me, just make it, eat it and share it.

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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.

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No Fail Lamb Roast

This no-fail roasted leg of lamb recipe, with a special Mediterranean seasoning, will give you the BEST lamb roast every single time. Follow these simple tips for how to cook lamb leg, so that it is tender and packed with loads of flavour. This lamb recipe comes with meltingly delicious potatoes for the perfect meal in one pan

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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.