Pregnancy Dinner Ideas

I’ve recently been gifted the HelloFresh food boxes and really enjoyed the variety it provided. It however takes me longer to make one of these meals, and estimated 40-50 minutes, compared to when I cook my own meals, only 30 minutes. I’ve decided not to continue using the food boxes but to rather make my own little weekly menu of things that I like and that I can make.

SInce I am pregnant I do crave a lot of things, sometimes unhealthy foods like the donuts or chocolate I have once or more a week. These meals are just things that I either know how to make or that I’ve discovered online….today 🙂

Let me know what you think of my selection

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Frittata

Obviously I’ll change the blue cheese for Edam cheese, since that’s what I have at home


Recipe from 

Strip Steak with Lemon Mashed Potato

The idea of these mashed potatoes with lemon makes my mouth water


Recipe from

Thai Pork Stir-Fry

Doesn’t it look yummy


Recipe From Kraft Canada

Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad

I first tried this at the first house I stayed at in New Zealand. The lady I lived with use to make it all the time and I loved it. I also didn’t know what Chorizo was, I just know its something that Coco’s dad choked on in the movie COCO 😛


Recipe from A Saucy Kitchen

Shepherds pie


Recipe from The Wholesome Dish


South African Style Braai

We’re planning to have a South African style Braai on the weekend with either potato salad or garlic bread but if it rains then we’ll just have sausage rolls


Image from Adelaide’s Outdoor Kitchen

What are your dinner plans for this week?

End of month dilemma

Its one week before pay day. I don’t want to spend any more money this month, so food wise I have to  make do with what I’ve got.

  • 2 Kg baby potatoes
  • 3 kg chicken breasts and a small packet of salmon.
  • 1 packet of mushrooms
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 packet of penne pasta
  • Baby tomatoes.
  • Wheat flour, chicken stock, eggs and various spices, oils and butter .

Meal 1

Chicken pie (serves 2)20160405_132820

I cooked the 2 chicken breasts and 5 small potatoes. Sautéed the mushrooms and onion in some garlic. Added half a block of chicken stock and mixed it into the mushroom mix

I then Peeled the potatoes, cut up the chicken and potatoes into smaller pieces and added everything together. I added some thyme and black pepper

I then made the crust with flour, butter, salt, eggs and water. I poured it on top of the Chicken mixture and baked it in the oven until the crust was golden brown.

Meal 2

I was a little lazy, I was planning on making potato quiche but I ate the eggs for breakfast

I made baked potato, fried mushrooms (sautéed with garlic) and salmon.

Meal 3

Pasta (serves 2)20160407_124925

I made half a packet of pasta the usual way but added some chicken stock to the water. I then fried half an onion and the yellow pepper. I made a white sauce and added everything together. I then topped it off with some fresh tomatoes because it looked kind of dull.