The Spring Sunday Series: 4 easy recipes for Sunday's at home
It is a well known scientific fact that time moves faster on the weekend. After the clock turns over on Friday afternoon by the time you get your head around this relaxation game it seems to be Sunday morning.
It is time to take back Sunday's. Go slower, reset and refresh for the week ahead. What better way than to spend time cooking up new favourites with the kids or inviting friends or family over for ultra casual lunch or dinner.
Here are our tips and recipes to reclaim your spring Sunday.
There is something so heartwarming about presenting your hard work on a beautiful platter, and using the 'good' servingware. Since the Queen won't be visiting anytime soon get that gorgeous platter out of the cupboard, or pick up a new one from MyHouse or David Jones.
Image: The Wholesome Chef, platter and plates from David Jones
Our Spring Sunday recipes are pretty straightforward, the only gadgets you will need are a blender, a baking tin, a cooling rack and as always a sharp set of kitchen knives. If you need to top up the tools you have visit Robins Kitchen or JB Hi-Fi and you won't regret it, these basics you will use over and over again.
Image: The Wholesome Chef
We partnered with food writer and photographer Martyna Angell to develop four yummy spring dishes that are perfect served as the weather warms up.
And if you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids, and you’re fresh out of Playdoh and paints, why not have them join you in the kitchen? Martyna’s kid-friendly pizza pockets are a hit both in prep and in the tummy. Or put their new-found abstract painting skills to work and have them help decorate the cheesecake squares with edible florals and berries.
Find Martyna’s spring recipes below. Make sure you share your work with us by tagging @westfieldtuggerah and @wholesomecook, and use the hashtag #westfieldspringsundays
BBQ Lamb Kofta with Greek Salad and Tzatziki
Juicy, garlicky and filled with warm spices, these lamb kofta balls are best cooked on the barbecue. Add a smoker box with some mesquite wood chips for the authentic wood-fire flavour even on a gas barbecue. Serve with a Greek salad and homemade tzatziki that’s fresh and easy to make.
2 Ingredient Dough Pizza Pockets
Perfect project to tackle with the kids – these pizza pockets are great as a snack, light supper and go well in a lunchbox instead of sandwiches. You might want to make a double batch from the word go!
Baked Seafood with Coriander Chimichurri
A delicious baked seafood dinner served with a zesty, sweet and sour, slightly spicy chimichurri busrting with coriander flavours. The sauce also goes well with steak and keeps in the fridge for a couple of days.
Mixed Berry Cashew Cheesecake Squares
If you are craving a creamy berry “cheesecake” that’s vegan and packed with delicious whole food ingredients, look no further. The squares can be stored in the freezer so snacking or mid-week dessert is always sorted!