Cooking For Busy Mums & A Great Soup Recipe

Cooking, working and managing a family can often be a tough job. So when Amanda Voisey started sharing her quick and easy recipes for busy Mums via her successful blog and Facebook page we listened. 

Naturally, a cookbook followed and here it is:

With over 150 easy recipes which are super quick and easy to prepare and they taste great too.

" This is a resource that will allow you to cook your family real food that is made from everyday ingredients" says Amanda.

The cookbook also has some great information on kids nutrition, great school lunch ideas, how to save money when shopping for food and how to cope with fussy eaters.

The talented and lovely Amanda Voisey

I recently asked Amanda what her number one go to meal was for fussy eaters and she said her Hidden Veg Spaghetti Bolognese was her choice because it gets eaten every time.

I personally love this recipe, its packed with a variety of vegetables and I make double each time and freeze it in a number of glass containers. It is a great standby to help us ease into the working week knowing we can come home and dinner is already made.


Thanks Amanda.

I also love a good soup and this one hits the spot. Its full of carrot goodness (Vitamin A and C - which I try and increase during the Winter months. ) and has turmeric in it which we can't get enough of at the moment. It's another great one to make and freeze or use for work lunches.


Image Source: Cooking for Busy Mums - Murdoch Books
These three ingredients, when combined, create the most perfect winter soup that is budget-friendly, tasty and, most importantly, good for you.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) carrots, cut into 2 cm (¾ inch) chunks
1 onion, sliced
400 ml (14 fl oz) light coconut cream
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
400 ml (14 fl oz) vegetable stock
Let's put it all together
1. Put the olive oil, carrot and onion into a large saucepan over high heat and cook for a minute or two.
2. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer, cooking with the lid on for 20 minutes or until the carrot is tender.

3. Using a stick blender, blitz until smooth. If it is too thick, add a little water.

‘This is an edited extract from Cooking for Busy Mums by Amanda Voisey, published by Allen and Unwin, available now.’ RRP $ 24.99


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