One Pot Dinners : Herbed chicken

One pot dinners are quick as everything goes together in one pot and put in oven for 20-minutes until chicken is cooked through at 180*c  preheated oven. I decided to do sweet potato chips and 1/2 tin drained baby beets with 1tb balsamic and 1tsp oil. See recipe below.









Added straight cut chips to hubbys. 

Balsamic beets with olive oil baked in oven with chicken















Serves 2:

Mix 1tsp of each garlic salt, onion flakes, Tarragon, Thyme, Marjoram  then spread on chicken with 1Tb extra Virgin olive oil and 2x 150g chicken breast fillets.

Place beans in casserole dish then the herbed chicken and broccoli.

Bake in hot oven 180*c for 20minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Place a sliced small sweet potato thinly cut with mandolin cutter into discs on a lined baking tray for 10minutes to make sweet potato chips. *Keep eye on them so they don’t burn. turn cook for further 10minutes if not done.


Baked veg #1

One pot meals are easy to prepare just toss it all in together. But I have decided to do meat in separate dish.  I will be making more of these meals in coming weeks.

Serves 2 : 1tsp of each Tarragon, thyme, rosemary with 1 lemon juiced, 1Tb olive oil extra Virgin and 1Tb apple cider vinegar in a baking tray with cherry tomatoes, red onion, carrot, red capsicum, cauliflower, mushrooms.

Serve with cleavers lamb mint chipolatas baked in oven at same time as the vegetables 180*c for 20minutes. The juices from vegetable pan make the sauce for this one.

Steam some green beans 4min in microwave bowl

Photo prep before cooking stage.

Portuguese chicken

Pan fried Portuguese chicken, microwave chips

Dinner for one. Using up ingredients in freezer & fridge before starting new eating plan and grocery day. This Portuguese marinade was very spicy hot as it was leftover from a previous meal a couple of months back (Chili gets hotter in cold fridge)but expiry date hadn’t come yet. So it was still good to use.





Serves 1

I marinated chicken in Portuguese sauce overnight then pan fried it in olive oil. Cut into chunks and serve in rice bowl

I put frozen straight cut chips in microwave bowl and cooked in microwave for 2min 30 seconds


Make side salad of mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes and cucumber with lemon squeezed over top.

Bolognaise Sauce

Great Easy one pot meals for cold days/nights. Simple Bolognaise sauce. If you want it can also be all put into slow cooker and cooked for 2hrs on high or 4hrs on low.

Bolognaise sauce with parmesan










Bolognaise sauce








Ingredients serves 6

500g Grass fed organic Mince

1 onion

1tb of each:

Garlic powder


Celery salt


1 handful Fresh basil from vegepod

400g Organic crushed tomatoes

1/2 jar Dolmioes pasta sauce salt reduced

1Beef stock cube salt reduced


Cook all together in one pot until.mince is cooked


Using up what is leftover this week as I don’t have to cook much as I still have some Pete Evans Ready Made Meals and his simmer sauce range left for dinners. So breakfast and lunches will be whatever is in fridge, pantry, freezer (see also box meals). My New Find last week was a kaleslaw kit from Coles which came complete with dressing and nuts/seeds and the slaw. Healthy low in salt meal kit. Add meat fish/seafood or poultry to it with 4 generous serves.


Cleaver honey beef Chipolatas with Coles Kaleslaw (Breakfast)


Bolognaise sauce

Hearty soup w chicken bone broth, fresh herbs

Portuguese chicken

Vietnamese rolls :

I love Bahn mi Vietnamese rolls and Coles sell the rolls without filling. So here are my creations. Split the rolls from the middle at the top but not through to the bottom of the roll. ( Do not slice them lengthways as a burger.) You get more filling. Spread top with mayo or pâté then top with lettuce and remaining ingredients. 

Prawns,  Bahn Mi Roll with cos, kewpie mayo, green shallot, celery, pickled ginger, carrot, prawn, homegrown green chilii from my chili tree

Bahn Mi Roll, Kewpie, Italian cheese, cos, green shallot, chicken deli, pickled ginger

Prawn, Italian Cheese, Cos, Celery, Kewpie Mayo, Green Shallot, Cuke, Carrot, Green Chili & Bahn Mi Roll

Stuffed meatballs with bocconcini

I was looking for sauces to go with rissoles that we’re not gravy and realised i had a jar of romesco sauce i made the other day and some bocconcini balls left so this dish came together by using up leftovers. Adding to it is steamed broccoli and sweet potato chips with sweet corn.

Picture 1 is prep stage done by splitting bought rissoles in half and then cut bocconcini into half. Place a half of bocconcini in middle of half rissole then shape rissole around it then roll rissole back into a ball. Place romesco sauce on bottom of baking dish then put the rissoles in on top.

Bake preheated oven 180*c cook for 20minutes.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into chip strips and mix with 1tb olive oil then place on foil lined baking tray and bake with rissoles for 30 min tun at half way

Steam vegetables in microwave bowl.

Serve on warm plates with the sauce