Recipes — lunch

Air fried Ravioli

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Air fried Ravioli

These air-fried ravioli were first tried when I had some leftover cooked ravioli, but they make a great snack to serve when entertaining, a fancy appetizer, a meal for a movie night or a yummy addition to the lunchbox. Using the air fryer means less oil is absorbed and there is less mess. 

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Nut Free Spinach Pesto

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Nut Free Spinach Pesto

This pesto recipe is very versatile and can be adapted by adding or removing ingredients to your desire. Use it with pasta, in hummus, with meatballs, in pinwheels, on pizza, inside a sandwich or anywhere else you want, really.    INGREDIENTS 2 cups baby spinach 1 cup (packed) basil 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan 1/2 cup seeds eg sunflower, pumpkin (may be omitted) 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil 1-2 cloves garlic minced   METHOD Place ingredients in the blender / food processor, starting with the spinach, basil and seeds. Stop to scrape down the sides in between. If...

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Two Ingredient Dough

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Two Ingredient Dough

This 2 ingredient dough, also called yoghurt dough, is the easiest dough to prepare because it doesn't need yeast and doesn't need time to rise. It can be used to make flat bread or pizza base. 

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Mini Pancake Pizza

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Mini Pancake Pizza

These mini pizzas are made using a sort of pancake batter instead of a dough. Based on a recipe by Nigella Lawson. They taste yummy even cold and are a perfect addition to packed lunches

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Easy Meatballs

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Easy Meatballs

I use meatballs in packed lunches, in the plate with veg and potatoes, on top of spaghetti and I've even halved then and put them in little buns to make mini burgers.

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